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A group of scientists from South East Asia will be learning more about Western Australian agriculture this week in an effort to improve the industry in their own countries.

Department of Agriculture and Food researcher Ben Biddulph has been honoured for his industry contribution with the 2014 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Seed of Li

Visitors to Wagin Woolorama with a pest insect in the vegetable patch or an unfamiliar weed in the paddock can stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food shed.

Four Western Australian women with a passion for agriculture and regional development are finalists in the prestigious Rural Women’s Awards.

A review of soil acidity research over two decades has delivered the most comprehensive picture yet of long-term production benefits from liming in Western Australia.

Canola growers will be budgeting to defend their crops against sclerotinia stem rot this year after experiencing the worst season on record for the fungal disease.

Work to maintain Western Australia’s freedom from bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) is continuing, with the latest round of test results delivered.

Department of Agriculture and Food research has revealed the optimum canola plant density for economic returns varies for different cultivars. 

WA grain growers are reminded to check stored grain for pest infestations especially if the grain is contracted to market.

Visitors to Wagin Woolorama are reminded to stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) shed to access the latest information about livestock, grains and agribusiness. 

A single seed of the declared weed three-horned bedstraw has been detected in a canola sample from a property in the Upper Great Southern.

Mid-West producers are reminded to keep watch for the summer weed, crownbeard, which is toxic to sheep.

Seeding direction can help crops outcompete winter weeds, according to research by the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Wheatbelt farm business managers are urged to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out on participating in the popular Planning for Profit workshops.

Feb 2014
12 February 2014

Agricultural Resource Risk Management Seminar Series. Presenter: Mike Grundy, CSIRO

Training workshops focused on managing employees and boosting office skills are now available to Western Australian grain growers.

Livestock owners are reminded of measures they can take to reduce the impact of stable fly during summer when fly numbers increase, particularly during heatwave conditions.

Growers with stored grain are reminded to undertake regular pest monitoring during summer and autumn. 

Western Australian sheep producers achieving outstanding lambing rates are reminded they can take part in the 100%+ Club initiative.

Producers are advised that anaemia in cattle due to a blood parasite has recently been confirmed on two South Coastal properties.


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