Regional and Seasonal content

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

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.

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.

Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.

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 Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

The poultry biosecurity checklist summarises the actions needed to protect your poultry and the Western Australian poultry industry from the devastating effects of emergency diseases such as avian

Snails cause damage to citrus orchards by feeding on fruit and leaves. Snail management is a multi-step process that involves both cultural and chemical control.

This article provides the guiding principles to efficient irrigation of avocados.

Many new varieties of mandarins and tangors have become available in Western Australia with desirable traits for consumers such as few or no seeds and loose skin (easy peel).

This page provides a brief overview of the avocado industry in Western Australia, with links to other relevant information.

  

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