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Providing industry with effective, rapid and efficient on-farm management strategies to minimise losses from pests, weeds and diseases.
Generating new technologies for the early identification of pests, weeds and diseases while including reduced chemical input.
Soil Science and Crop Nutrition:
Identifying new soil management techniques to improve the efficiency of water and nutrient use by crops through better physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil.
Crop Science and Grain Production:
Providing industry with the information and tools to optimise management of major crop types and varieties for yield and quality in the context of seasonal and farm business conditions.
Evaluating and developing new breeding lines and genetic traits under harsh WA environmental conditions and providing this to crop breeding companies, including InterGrain, for the development of better crop varieties.
Farming Systems Innovation
The Farming Systems directorate was established to help identify and assess the scientific, technical and social innovations that will underpin the continued productivity and sustainability of WA farm businesses in the face of climate change, changing consumer preferences and more competitive markets.
Field Research Services:
Delivering timely and efficient technical services, infrastructure and equipment to allow client research programs to fulfil their research goals in the West Australian grainbelt.
In 2023, the department conducted more than 300 research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
Grain Industry stewardship to facilitate and enhance across supply chain adaption, growth and profitability.
Analyses of the macro and micro environmental factors in which the WA grains industry operates including; seasonal conditions, production levels, markets, value chain opportunities and risks for grains produced in WA.