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.


  • Waterlogging is widespread in winter in the agricultural areas of Western Australia and is a major factor reducing crop yields, especially in wet years.

  • This glossary explains some of the terms used on this Western Australian website and in publications about climate, and land and water resources.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports pastoral industries in Western Australia by supporting market development, providing information, and assessing change

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines recommendations for irrigating jujubes in WA.

  • 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

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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

  • The Western Australian Horticulture Update, 2018 took place on Thursday August 16 and Friday August 17, 2018 at the Crown Convention Centre, Perth.

  • Gully erosion is a severe form of land degradation affecting infrastructure, paddock management and property access.

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