Climate, land & water

Western Australia’s agriculture sector needs access to productive soil and water resources for growth and profit. However, the sector must compete with increasing resource demands from all sectors of the community, and the pressures of a changing climate. The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports agriculture by providing long-term management solutions, practical risk management strategies and tools to maintain and improve resource conditions, to meet the needs of industry and stakeholders. Agriculture and Food is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the state’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

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  • The extreme weather events tool uses data from DPIRD's extensive weather station network to map extreme temperatures, either below or above a specified threshold.

  • Composting offers an environmentally superior alternative to using organic material for landfill because composting reduces methane production (a major source of greenhouse gas), and provides a ser

  • Four years of research by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has laid the foundation for growth of new irrigated industries and development in the La Grange area, sou

  • The final harvest at the netted demonstration resulted in the best crop of the three year project.

  • The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to supp

  • The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm

  • The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm

  • The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to supp

  • The Australian Government's Drought Concessional Loans Scheme (DCLS) application period closed on 30 June 2017.

  • Climate change will affect each pastoral region in different ways.

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