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Key achievements

Key achievements

In 2019, the department carried out over 400 trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.

Six new subterranean clover varieties have been developed from a national five-year joint venture between the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and pasture seed comp

Rosabrook is a late flowering, disease resistant subterranean clover with increased resistance to redlegged earth mites (RLEM) and high early season biomass production.

Narrikup is a very vigorous midseason flowering variety of the “black-seeded” subterraneum subspecies of sub clover.

DDLS Seed Testing and Certification offers a wide range of tests to assess the quality of your seed.

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].

Pigeon rotavirus was first detected in Western Australia as a result of investigation of a disease outbreak in racing pigeons in May and June 2016.

Western Australia is an ideal location to grow vegetables as it has sophisticated production systems and an excellent environment for high quality produce.

All livestock entering Western Australia are legally required to comply with the state's conditions of entry. Some stock are required undergo post-entry treatments, testing or inspections.

There are multiple possible causes of both infertility and abortion in ewes, but making a definitive diagnosis is often difficult. Some diseases which are exotic to Australia can cause abortions.

Western Australia is free from many diseases that financially impact livestock producers, including horse owners, in eastern Australia.

Vaccines can prevent a wide range of diseases that cause reduced production, fertility or death in cattle and economic losses to Western Australian producers.

All livestock producers should take steps to prevent ruminant livestock accessing meat or animal products.

A roaded catchment is a water-harvesting structure designed to increase the amount of run-off from the catchment above a receiving farm dam.

Excavated tanks (farm dams) provide effective water storage wherever surface water run-off can be harvested for livestock, crop spraying, irrigation and domestic use on rural properties.

At times such as during drought, sheep and cattle are subject to dramatic loss in body condition due to reduced feed intake.

Silt washed into farm dams reduces dam storage volume, increases the chance of algal blooms and increases the proportion of water lost to evaporation.

Fifteen projects will share in $582,800 in funding through the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.


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