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The field establishment of grain crops is the percentage of the sown seed that goes on to produce established plants. At sowing, management and environment are the key issues.

There are many aspects to consider when seeding grain crops at the break of the season.

Grain overload is also known as acidosis or grain poisoning.

Piloting new techniques to control and eradicate Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in Carnarvon was part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences program led by the Department of Primary Industries and

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

The Boosting Biosecurity Defences program is a collection of projects and activities that aim to increase Western Australia's capability to prepare for and respond to biosecurity issues affecting W

DPIRD offers an exciting and challenging Graduate Development Program with a focus on promoting personal learning career development and a chance to make a difference to Western Australia.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.

During autumn and spring, yellow, grey or brown masses of slimy, frothy, or powdery material may suddenly appear on lawns, mulch, and low-growing plants.

There are several benefits to both the ewe and its progeny by weaning 12 to 16 weeks after the start of lambing, according to research by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Developme

Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.

Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is considered the most devastating disease of potatoes worldwide and caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s.

Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) is a serious disease of potatoes that can cause crop losses of more than 90%. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a very damaging virus disease of tomato crops in tropical and warm temperate regions of the world, causing losses of up to 100%.

Potato virus Y tuber necrosis strain (PVYNTN) causes a serious disease of potatoes called potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease which results in dark unsightly rings on tubers.

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

The flowchart and table below outline who is responsible for recording sheep movements on the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database.

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.

Ovine Observer is a quarterly newsletter on issues relating to sheep production and research. It features articles written by DAFWA researchers and industry leaders.  Ovine Observer is edited by ...


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