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 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi

  • Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have been sought under the State Government's new Grainbelt Digital Enhancement Project.

  • Applications have been sought for the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

  • A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.

  • Registrations are now open for the upcoming agricultural-technology Hackathon (AgHack), which will be held between Friday 27 and Sunday 29 July.

  • The release of the nation’s first Digital Infrastructure Atlas will provide WA enterprises with increased opportunities to improve their telecommunications services.

  • As part of the successful Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum at Technology Park, Bentley, four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees.

  • The aim of the eConnected Grainbelt Project is to make a real difference to growers’ businesses and the grains industry.

  • This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).

  • Most unplanned fires have a drastic effect on a pasture. Fire changes the plant composition and reduces growth and carrying capacity in the following season.

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