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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. 

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - May 2019

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets: Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - May 2019

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 occur provides...

The State Government has invested $28 million in Doppler Radar technology.

Funding of $23 million was provided to install three new Doppler radars across the WA Wheatbelt located at Newdegate, South Doodlakine and Watheroo.

Feral cats are the same species as domestic cats, but survive in the wild without human reliance or contact. They are a declared species under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act).

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August 2019 and June to October 2019 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the grainbelt. Most (80%) of...

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