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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  • Cotton bush (Ptilotus obovatus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands. This page provides a summary of the plant's value for pastoralism.

  • The whole farm nutrient mapping procedure described here applies to pastures in the greater than 600mm rainfall zone of south-west Western Australia.

  • Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.

  • The full biomass mapping data is available in more detail on the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Interface (AREMI) – see the links below the dashboard. The AREMI map also allows you to overlay

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is planning for the future of irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara

  • This pasture condition guide can be used from the web pages or by downloading the attached documents.

  • This information and the key to pasture types is for pastoralists, resource managers, government staff and others with an interest in the productivity and maintenance of

  • Rangeland surveys provide land managers, advisers and administrators with a baseline inventory of the existence and condition of the area’s resources to assist with planning and implementing land m

  • The previous Western Austalian Department of Agriculture and the Department of Lands and Surveys surveyed erosion and rangeland condition in the West Kimberley region in 1972.

  • Since the 1940s, different organisations have surveyed the landscapes, soils and vegetation of the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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