Autumn

This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers. For a printable version and for a J-BAS flowchart, see the Documents link.

AgMemo Southern Agricultural Region May 2017

In this issue

Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania. It is a common summer weed species, and like most summer weeds it depletes soil moisture and nutrients, reducing the yield potential of the subsequent crop.

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating below median rainfall for the majority of the South-West Land Division (which includes the wheatbelt) for June to July and June to October 2017.The month of May is not...

Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is an exotic plant pest which feeds on tomato, potato, capsicum, chilli, goji berry, tamarillo, eggplant as well as sweet potato, leading to loss of plant vigor and yield.

A Quarantine Area Notice (QAN) is in place to direct the movement and treatment of specified commercially-produced fruit, vegetables and seedlings to contain and control the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). The QAN can be downloaded from this page.

Protecting WA Crops Issue 2 May 2017

Inside this edition :Wheat powdery mildew - How high is the risk this season?

Each month the Protecting WA Crops eNewsletter will focus on a single topic to provide you with comprehensive information that will help you to protect WA grain crops from these threats.

AgMemo South West Agricultural Region May 2017

In this issue:
Response to exotic plant pest continues
Protecting Western Australia livestock markets - know the threat, call a vet
South West community takes lead on managing pests
Look out for European wasps in the South West
Be on the lookout for livestock diseases...

Commercial horticulture producers, particularly in regional areas, should continue to check for signs of the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). Report any suspect signs of the psyllid immediately to DAFWA through the MyPestGuide Reporter app and do not undertake any treatment or control.

If you grow potato, tomato, capsicum, eggplant, chilli, tamarillo, goji berry or sweet potato plants in your garden you can help by checking your plants for the tomato potato psyllid.

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