Autumn

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - veterinarian edition - August/September 2017

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - August September 2017

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...

With so many new wheat varieties out there, you may be scratching your head over which variety to choose for next season. The 2018 Wheat variety sowing guide for Western Australia is here to make that decision easier.

Protecting WA Crops Issue 5 September 2017

Sclerotinia stem rot
What is it?
Life cycle of sclerotinia and how to assess disease risk
Diagnosing sclerotinia stem rot in canola
Sclerote germination experiments
Management options in canola
Seasonal variability
Pathogenic diversity of WA sclerotinia field...

A pest risk assessment of pests with reported occurrences in Australia but which have not established in Western Australia (WA) found 45 pests that were considered priority pest threats to the viticulture industry in WA.

Confined feeding of sheep in commercial feedlots could benefit Western Australian (WA) producers and processors.The WA lamb supply is seasonal, with a strong supply of lambs finished on green feed during spring.

A new study commissioned by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has identified areas suitable for intensifying agriculture in the proposed Peel Food Zone. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is leading the high level planning of the Peel Food Zone.

Protecting WA Crops Issue 4 July 2017

Oats more competitive than wheat and barley
It is now legal to use Trifluralin in oats
Are oats susceptible to root lesion nematodes?
Oats are susceptible to a number of leaf diseases
Crown rot and oats
Contacts
References

Up to date autumn/winter and winter/spring insecticide spray guides are provided by the department every year to help growers and consultants manage insect pests in canola, lupin and cereal crops.

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