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Growing global demand for Australian beef products, driven primarily by Asian countries, presents opportunities to expand livestock production and value add in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of
Wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) is highly competitive in crops and can cause a yield loss of 10-90%.
PestFax is an interactive reporting service, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt of Western Australi
The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have commenced and are referred to as the DRFAWA in Western Australia.
Waterlogging causes soil structure collapse in sodic soils, because the clay particles holding soil particles together disperse.
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.
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
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 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.
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 occurs on clear nights in early spring when the air temperature drops to 2°C or less.
To produce potatoes with high specific gravity follow good agronomic practices. Use high quality seed of the correct variety. Plant the variety at the right spacing and time of year.
The olive lace bug, Froggattia olivinia, is native to eastern Australia. It has become established in the olive growing regions of Western Australia.
Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.
Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].
Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.
Western Australia (WA) has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.