Dry season resources

Page last updated: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - 2:45pm

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.

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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

General

Planning

Establishment and early season

Nutrition

Harvesting and stubble management

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Livestock resources

Planning

Nutrition - sheep

Cattle

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