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Irrigating with water of higher salinity than a crop can tolerate results in yield loss and decreased quality.
Climate change will affect horticultural production in Western Australia (WA) in a number of ways, and the effects will depend on location, soil type, crop type and management.
Sodic soils are common in the south-west agricultural area of Western Australia, where they occur mainly as duplex or gradational profiles.
A new department publication presents the latest research finding for canola research in WA.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for February to April 2019 is indicating generally neutral chances (40-60%) of...
Chlorination effectively reduces problems with water colour, taste and odour, and treats bacterial contamination.
Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.
Dispersive soils are common in the agricultural area of Western Australia, where they occur mainly as duplex or gradational profiles.
DPIRD staff have completed the planning and background work, with construction about to begin on upgrading the State's coastal radar network to make Western Australia's weather monitoring service t
The performance of alternative variety wine grapes is continuing to be evaluated with a new trial block established near Wokalup within the Geographe wine region.
The Grants for Asian Market Export program is a major component of the department’s Asian Market Success project, made possible by State Government investment.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi
Measurements of water quality and quantity are required for effective planning and monitoring of water supplies for livestock.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this information to support managers and others suffering from the effects of fire on the farm.
Owning livestock on a small property can be for production, pets, lawnmowers or just for lifestyle.
Are you a small landholder who owns cattle, sheep, horses, goats, buffalo, deer, pigs, alpacas or llamas?
Do you only own one of these animals that you regard as a pet?
Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) plays a major role in addressing the impact of frost on WA growers through a combination of on-farm research and development ac
Frost is difficult to manage. It has a significant economic and emotional impact on the whole community.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) was a partner in the Midlands Groundwater and Land Assessment Water For Food project that investigated areas suitable for new i