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This page provides seasonally relevant information on conditions and management options for July, August and September 2019 in the agricultural areas of Western Australia (WA).
Every year, at the end of July/beginning of August, volunteer farmers, agronomists and some Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) staff commence weekly pheromone trappin
Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious crop stres
The Pastures from Space service generates maps to estimate pasture feed on offer (FOO) as kilograms of dry matter per hectare, and plant (pasture and crop) growth rates (PGR) as kilograms of dry ma
Tammin is a more persistent early flowering variety for cropping rotations in low-medium rainfall (300-450 mm annual average rainfall) areas with the novel traits of seedling resistance to redlegge
To make sound decisions on managing saline sites, you need to know the source of salt, how salinisation is occurring, the landscape context, and most importantly, the actual salt concentration of t
Grain overload is also known as acidosis or grain poisoning.
This Boosting Biosecurity Defences project has partnered with grains industry stakeholders and the wider community to improve Western Australian grains industry pest and disease surveillance, diagn
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.
Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.
Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response is part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences pr
The National Livestock Identification System (Sheep and Goats) is Australia's system for the identification and tracing of animals for food safety, disease control and market access purposes.
Western Australia has a relatively disease-free status compared with the rest of the world.
The climate of the south-west of Western Australia and the Western Australian Wheatbelt (termed together as the South West Land Division) is influenced by many global and local climate drivers.
Saline lands in Western Australia (WA) often suffer winter waterlogging, with the levels of salinity and depth to watertable varying markedly both spatially and between seasons.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is focusing resources on supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage b
Submissions have now ended for the report A new direction for salinity management in Western Australia: a consultative review.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to supporting the Western Australian agriculture and food sector to grow and develop, in order to capitalise on gr
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2019 is indicating neutral to wetter conditions for the...