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

  • 21 November 2016

    Needle bush (Hakea preissii) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 11 August 2016

    Black speargrass (Heteropogon contortus) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 December 2016

    Growing an orchard can give immense satisfaction — especially when consuming the ripened end product.

  • 26 May 2016

    White grass (Sehima nervosum) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 15 September 2016

    Plume sorghum (Sorghum plumosum) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 12 January 2017

    Annual sorghum (Sorghum stipoideum) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

  • 21 December 2016

    There are many different grazing methods used to improve productivity, maintain desirable pasture species and reduce land degradation.

  • 21 November 2014

    Nitrates from nitrogen fertiliser are readily leached from all soils, but leaching is particularly rapid on sands.

  • 31 August 2016

    Since the 1940s, different organisations have surveyed the landscapes, soils and vegetation of the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

  • 5 February 2016

    Water is essential for life and every drop counts.

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