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Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for February to April 2019 is indicating generally neutral chances (40-60%) of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

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 the best in Australia.

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.

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 assist growers and regional communities make more-informed decisions.

There are multiple causes of infertility, abortion and stillbirths in cows. These include some diseases that are exotic to Western Australia and some zoonotic diseases.

Presentations on recent activities of the national project, Pests and diseases of truffles and their host trees in Australia, were given at the Australian Truffle Grower Association (ATGA) annual conference in Medlow Bath, NSW in September 2018.

The State Government is committed to improving mobile connectivity in regional Western Australia.

In 2017 a grower scale demonstration in the eastern wheatbelt was set up to investigate the economic return of spraying fungicide for spot type net blotch (STNB) in a low rainfall environment.

Key findings were:

Fungicide spray significantly reduced the severity of STNB.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 (All day)

Join us for the 2018 tedera field day and new variety release. Hear the latest research information on agronomy, nutrition, animal production and visit trial sites and seed crops sown in 2015, 2017 and 2018. 

What is Lanza?

Lanza is a herbaceous drought tolerant perennial pasture legume that is ideal for Mediterranean environments.

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