Dry season resources

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Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious plant and livestock stress, and business disruption are reasonably common.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides these resources for agricultural businesses, consultants, grower groups, farming organisations and regional communities to help reduce the impact of dry seasons.

Quick links

Climate and weather resources

The department has several climate and weather tools to assist short- and long-term decision making:

Land and water resources

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Cropping resources



Establishment and early season


Harvesting and stubble management

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Livestock resources


Nutrition - sheep


Pastures and feed sources

Livestock health and animal welfare

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Financial and wellbeing resources

Services are available to assist people through difficult periods:

Contact information

David Ferris
+61 (0)8 9690 2117
Danny Roberts
+61 (0)8 9892 8535
Brendan Nicholas
+61 (0)8 9083 1110