Regional and Seasonal content

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Determining the size of the crop on citrus trees is an important tool which allows growers to make appropriate management decisions for the upcoming season.

Mastitis is the term for a bacterial infection of the udder. It is most common in ewes raising multiple lambs or with high milk production.

Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response is part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences pr

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Data from these...

Selecting the right rootstock for your orchard is one of the most important decisions you will have to make.

Many new navel and Valencia orange varieties have become available in recent years and are currently being evaluated under West Australian conditions.

In Western Australia, all owners of livestock are legally required to register with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, (DPIRD) Brands Office.

Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.

Hay that contains annual ryegrass may cause annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT). Hay can be tested for ARGT risk. The test provides a risk rating for toxicity.

Silt washed into farm dams reduces dam storage volume, increases the chance of algal blooms and increases the proportion of water lost to evaporation.

Siphons are a way of passively moving water from areas of higher hydraulic head to areas of lower hydraulic head, through a pipe.

Carbon farming activities can achieve multiple economic and environmental co-benefits in addition to, in some cases, emissions avoidance offset income.

Reforesting previously cleared farming land with permanent environmental plantings can potentially earn carbon credits for the carbon stored in the trees and litter.

Feed intake and methane emissions are influenced by the digestibility of the pasture and the concentration of plant secondary compounds such as tannins.

Selective breeding of sheep is an option for decreasing methane emissions. Through selection, methane production can be lowered per unit of feed intake.

There is potential to reduce methane greenhouse gas emissions from cattle by selecting for higher feed conversion efficiency, or by using bulls with low methane emissions.

Feed additives or supplements offer one approach to reduce methane emissions from ruminant livestock.

Acid soils cause significant losses in production and biomass, which restricts the ability to sequester carbon.

Nitrous oxide, a highly active greenhouse gas, is released from pastures and crops using nitrogen fertilisers.

Biochar is a stable, carbon-rich form of charcoal that can be added to soil to increase water and nutrient retention.

  

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