Resource assessment

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development assesses resource use for sustainable agriculture by carrying out surveillance and project level monitoring; evaluation of resource condition and trends; setting resource assessment standards, systems and procedures; and reporting this information to resource managers. The intent of this work is to establish baselines and targets for resource condition, to assist managers to choose production technologies and systems that maintain or improve resource condition.

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  • We conducted land and groundwater resource availability and risk investigations to determine the potential for developing irrigated agriculture on 30 000 hectares of Cockatoo Sands on the Bonaparte

  • The Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative (GFBI) was established in 2012 to increase horticultural production in the area, matched with borefield development.

  • This information is a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and others to help identify plants and assess pasture condition and trend in the Pilbara rangelands of Western Australia.

  • Land capability assessment is used to identify the potential for agricultural and non-agricultural land uses. It considers specific requirements of the land use and also identifies potenti

  • This interactive map – produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) – allows you to explore south-west Western Australian regional groundwater trends, local gro

  • We investigated groundwater processes leading to reduced water quality and identified suitable land to support the expansion of the Myalup irrigation area, as part of the Myalup–Wellington Water Fo

  • Irrigation and changing land use and management in the Pilbara may provide land managers with more opportunities to participate in the carbon economy.

  • Estimating or measuring soil texture provides valuable information about soil properties affecting crop and pasture growth. Soil texture affects the movement and availability of air, nutrients and

  • We use land-use planning to ensure that land and water resources are available for agriculture and food businesses to expand and grow.

  • Pastoralists, horticulture businesses and traditional owners worked closely with the La Grange project team to develop a regional vision for agriculture development within the La Grange area.

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