Great Southern

Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

In partnership with Regional Development Australia Great Southern, DPIRD invites you to an industry forum, supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage businesses.

Ovine Observer Issue #83

This edition includes articles on grazing cereal crops during a tough break to the season, Southern WA reproductive rates based on pregnancy scanning, ​the minimal palatability difference from grain versus grass fed lambs and oxygen levels needed to keep meat red in modified...

Seasonal rainfall update 20 June 2018

The seasonal rainfall update newsletter is produced during the growing season to provide the latest and most relevant rainfall maps for Western Australia with a focus on the agricultural areas. Maps include rainfall for the past week in millimetres and as a percentage of the mean; DPIRD weather...

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.

Select articles of interest to you or return to the main AgMemo newsletter by using the links on the right hand menu of this page. 

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - May 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides surveillance evidence to our markets that we are free of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - May 2018

Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they...

The term 'residual' applies to a number of herbicides that have a long lasting activity in the soil. These herbicides are often applied directly to the soil prior to planting crops, pre-emergent. Residual herbicides rely on moisture and microbial activity to break down.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 3 August 2018 - 3:45pm

In partnership with the Beverley Women in Farming Enterprises Group, DPIRD is pleased to offer the suite of Plan, Prepare and Prosper workshops.  These are a free workshops designed to assist businesses involved in farming, fishing and food processing to plan for and manage variability in the seasons, global markets and other challenges they may face.

Invertebrate pests can cause extensive damage to truffles.

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating less than a 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for winter, June to August, and June to October 2018.

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