Dry season resources

Page last updated: Friday, 13 July 2018 - 9:04am

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

We provide the resources on this page for agricultural businesses, consultants, grower groups, farming organisations and regional communities to help reduce the impact of dry seasons.

During dry seasons, we will have a dedicated page with regional and seasonal support.

For the current season

See Season 2018: seasonal and management information for farmers

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

Planning

Establishment and early season

Nutrition

Harvesting and stubble management

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Livestock resources

Planning

Nutrition

Pastures

Livestock health and 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