Regional and Seasonal content

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Sclerotinia shoot rot is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

Black spot, or anthracnose disease of grapevines is caused by the fungus Elsinoe ampelina.

Downy mildew, caused by Plasmopara viticola, is a major disease of grapevines that originates from North America.

Downy mildew of grapevines can cause serious crop loss if weather conditions are favourable.

Soil moisture probes can assist in making better decisions around nitrogen management, risk mitigation, marketing and crop potential. 

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PestFax is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt

In Australia it is illegal to feed animal matter to cattle, sheep, goats, deer, alpacas and other ruminant animals. These restrictions are a key part of Australia's ruminant feed ban.

Phytophthora cinnamomi is the scientific name of the causal organism of phytophthora root rot, sometimes only called root rot.

Delayed seeding or emergence will shorten the growing season for wheat, reducing yield potentials.

Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually.

Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for May to July 2019 and May to October 2019 is indicating less than 40% chance...

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.

The full biomass mapping data is available in more detail on the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Interface (AREMI) – see the links below the dashboard. The AREMI map also allows you to overlay

Shallow relief drains are effective at removing surface water from flooded land. Removing flood water reduces waterlogging and groundwater recharge and improves productivity of the soil.

Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.

Powdery mildew is a fungal leaf disease that reduces yield and grain quality in susceptible wheat varieties.

Plant available soil water graphs show the amount of soil water accumulated from the start of summer (1 November) through the grain growing season and can be used as a tool in the seasonal decision

The extreme weather events tool uses data from DPIRD's extensive weather station network to map extreme temperatures, either below or above a specified threshold.

The potential yield tool uses seasonal rainfall and decile finishes, calculated from historical data, to calculate the maximum wheat yield possible in the absence of any other constraints.

  

Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 5:05am