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Grain growers can no-till furrow sow smarter by investing in wings on points or boots, a banded wetter or sowing close to the previous row on dry, non-wetting soil.
Preliminary trial data has shed light on the most suitable wheat varieties to choose when chasing sub soil moisture when sowing.
Regular quarantine inspections by the Department of Agriculture and Food have recently detected exotic insect pests on fruit, vegetables and flowers brought into Western Australia.
The Sheep Updates in 2014 will be held on the 30 July at the University Club (UWA) in Crawley.
The theme for the conference will be "Sheep genetics - getting the most benefit from your...
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is working in conjunction with WA College of Agriculture Denmark to provide students with broadacre farming experience.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is working with AGWEST Plant Laboratories to offer a rapid and inexpensive screening service to distinguish between the barley varieties Sc
The 2013 AgLinkEd Scholarship winner, Stephanie Boyce, has taken the next step in pursuing her career in agriculture, after being appointed to the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Geraldton off
Worm farms are good for the environment as the worms recycle organic waste by converting it into liquid and solid fertilisers. These farms are popular with householders as they are easy to look aft
The jujube may still be a novelty for many Western Australians but after three years work by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) the fruit is gaining more prominence.
Three leading researchers are in Western Australia this week to meet with industry, government and community groups about a coordinated approach to control of declared pests.
Grain growers should seek credible, localised data on new fertiliser products before they pull out their chequebook, according to a recognised soil scientist who recently completed a revealing fiel
The largest expenditure item for most Western Australian grain growers is not chemical, not fertiliser – it is export supply chain costs.
Results of large-scale field research in the Wheatbelt to quantify the impact of stubble on frost severity will be delivered this month at several Regional Crop Updates locations.
A glimpse into the 2014 season will be revealed at the Dalwallinu Regional Crop Update tomorrow (5 March).
New commercial supplies of 1080 oat baits and strychnine for the control of wild dogs, foxes and rabbits are scheduled to reach the market in April this year.
Young professionals in agriculture to be showcased at forum
The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is busy preparing for this year’s Warren District Agricultural Show on 8 March.
An emergency drilling program to ease water shortages in the Gascoyne has proven successful, with three new recently commissioned production bores capable of delivering approximately four megalitre
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