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Smoke exposure of grapevines and the development of smoke-related characteristics in the resulting wines is an increasing issue for the wine industry.
When grapevines are exposed to smoke during sensitive growth stages, the resulting wine may contain smoke-related aromas and flavours.
Wind erosion can affect any land that is exposed to strong wind and has detached soil.
While summer can bring fun and festivities, it is also a time to get serious about the threat of bushfire.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has resources available to support you in managing affected livestock and stock feed, as well as pasture and land recovery, in the
Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.
Protecting your most vital water supply from contamination should be your first priority after a fire.
Following a fire, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased on bare paddocks.
Strong fires will cause significant damage to bush on farms and may devastate revegetation areas.
Farmers have asked the questions below after serious fires in the agricultural areas of south-west Western Australia.