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.

Articles

  • Climate change will affect horticultural production in Western Australia (WA) in a number of ways, and the effects will depend on location, soil type, crop type and management.

  • All agricultural industries in Western Australia will need to deal with some level of climate change in the coming decades. The effects of climate change will vary regionally and by enterprise, wit

  • Irrigation is the most important input for Irrigated agriculture affecting performance, yield and quality of crops.  Irrigation design determines the delivery operation and power use efficiency and

  • IrrigateWA is an irrigation app that will assist with the implementation of correct irrigation scheduling for a variety of crops, regions and soil types in Western Australia.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has been supporting the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2, now known as the Goomig Farmlands, in Western Australia’s Kimberley

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is planning for the future of irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara, recently completing a three-year investigation into irr

  • The Carnarvon Research Facility is strategically situated between Geraldton and Karratha to provide regional assistance to the agricultural industry in the Mid West of Western Australi an area of a

  • Tropical agriculture on the Ord River in Western Australia's Kimberley region began in 1941.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has played a vital role in the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2 in the Goomig Farmlands in Western Australia’s Kimberley regi

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has played a vital role in the Ord River Irrigation Expansion projects in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.