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

  • 24 July 2017

    Dispersive soils are common in the south-west agricultural area of Western Australia where they occur mainly as duplex or gradational profiles.

  • 7 August 2017

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

  • 11 July 2017

    The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Idustries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supports pastoral industries in Western Australia by supporting market development, providi

  • 27 June 2017

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

  • 22 June 2017

    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

  • 21 June 2017

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

  • 17 May 2017

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

  • 11 April 2017

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

  • 13 June 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) held its first State Horticulture Update for Western Australian horticulture businesses on April 6, 2017.

  • 27 June 2017

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

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