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Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

The Department is collaborating with HempGro and iHempWA to hold a hemp industry information day focussing on varieties, varietal protection, seed quality and trade of seed.

Animal welfare regulation - July 2019

The Animal welfare regulation newsletter provides information on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s role in ensuring that all livestock receive appropriate standards of care, and on the latest developments in animal welfare policies and standards.

Soil testing and plant analysis are valuable tools to diagnose constraints to crop and pasture production. Fertiliser recommendations for agriculture require supporting soil and plant chemical analyses and interpretation.

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2019 is indicating neutral to wetter conditions for the South West land Division (SWLD). The outlook for July to October 2019 is mixed.

Commercial production of truffles in Western Australia is a complex business, requiring specialist skills and knowledge. Much of this knowledge may need to be sourced from others.

The production of host trees inoculated with Tuber species for the production of truffles is a highly specialised activity. Setting up a truffle orchard is reasonably costly and the period between planting and first harvest can be six or more years.

The truffle industry in Western Australia, to date, has been developed around the black truffle produced by Tuber melanosporum, also known internationally as French black truffle or Perigord truffle. The first commercial plantings of T.

WIN vol 131

In the WIN June 2019 edition, featured articles include the health of the State's germplasm collection, new activities for Regional Program, summary of recent trunk disease workshops, virus project update, six-spotted mite, tax reforms, Collie funding opportunity and upcoming industry events....

In May 2019, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the independent panel that would oversee a public review of the operation and effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act).

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

This forum will offer invaluable information and the tools required to drive genetic gain in commercial and stud breeding programs. 

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