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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  • Cyclones, storms and floods can result in contamination of water bodies, loss of harvest or livestock, increased susceptibility of livestock to disease, and destruction of irrigation systems and ot

  • We provide this information on buffel grass pastures in the Kimberley to be used as a reference for assessing pasture condition, and as a guide for pastoral station staff and others interested in t

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

  • As part of the National Frost Initiative (NFI), in 2014 and 2015 the Advancing profitable farming systems - frost risk management project investigated the impact of farming practices and products o

  • The national project, Determining yield under frost – one degree at a time, aims to determine the relationship between the level of floret sterility (FS) and yield loss in wheat.

  • The Screening of frost tolerance in cereals project screens wheat and barley varieties in frost prone areas across Australia with the aim to provide a ranking value for growers and advisors to iden

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this p

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