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 November 2016

    Organic matter makes up just 2-10% of the soils mass but has a critical role in the physical, chemical and biological function of agricultural soils.

  • 20 September 2016

    Large amounts of potassium can be lost each year through leaching and removal of potassium in hay or silage.

  • 23 December 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 23 December 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 23 August 2016

    DAFWA supports the growth of WA’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 23 December 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 23 August 2016

    DAFWA supports the growth of WA’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 11 August 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) surveyed the Murchison River Catchment and surrounds between 1985 and 1988.

  • 19 December 2016

    Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.

  • 18 January 2017

    DAFWA provides data and information on current season through its network of automatic weather stations and seasonal climate forecasts through the Statistical Climate Information system.

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