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 plants identified here have the potential to cause significant damage to Western Australia's pastoral industry and to the unique biodiversity of the rangelands.

  • Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports initiatives that align with our vision, purpose and priorities as outlined in our Strategic plan 2014–17.

  • While local native plants can survive in unimproved soil, most ornamental plants, fruit trees and vegetables will have poor growth unless the soil is improved.

  • Soil renovation by one-off soil inversion using a mouldboard plough is being implemented by growers for weed control and ameliorating soil constraints.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • DAFWA supports the growth of WA’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • DAFWA supports the growth of WA’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • DAFWA supports the growth of WA’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

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