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

  • 18 February 2015

    One-off deep tillage can reduce the severity of soil water repellence.

  • 8 April 2016

    An important component of climate change is the increased uncertainty of forecasting seasonal weather.

  • 25 February 2016

    The National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI) involved a series of farm demonstration sites across eastern, southern and western Australia, engaging farmer groups and research providers

  • 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.

  • 17 December 2015

    A dispersive soil is structurally unstable. In dispersive soils the soil aggregates – small clods – collapse when the soil gets wet because the individual clay particles disperse into solution.

  • 8 April 2016

    Flower Power is an online tool to predict wheat flowering times of up to three different varieties at the same time and the risk of frost or heat stress in your location.

  • 26 May 2016

    These pages are a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and other interested parties to use for identifying plants and assessing monitoring sites on land in the Kimberley, Pilbara and the

  • 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.

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