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 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) 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. DAFWA is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the State’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

Articles

  • 4 August 2016

    Development of commercial wheat and barley with less sensitivity to frost during flowering is the long term goal of current national research to assist growers.

  • 21 November 2016

    Poverty bush (Acacia stellaticeps*) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 November 2016

    Curara (Acacia tetragonophylla) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 November 2016

    Bardie bush (Acacia victoriae) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Feathertop wiregrass (Aristida latifolia) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Bladder saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Ribbon grass (Chrysopogon fallax) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Limestone grass (Enneapogon polyphyllus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 6 January 2017

    The bush fly is a native insect that has affected the lives of Western Australians since before European settlement.

  • 12 January 2017

    Broad leaf wanderrie grass (Monachather paradoxus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

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