A benchmarking study was conducted in 2016 on fertiliser and irrigation practices of 10 tomato growers in Carnarvon. In 2022 a follow up study was conducted on current fertiliser practices and to assess for changes in shelf life and quality of the tomatoes produced since the 2016 study.

Kimberley flood primary industries response

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is assisting Western Australian primary industries affected by flooding in the Fitzroy River catchment, as part of a whole-of-government response to the severe weather event.

The Agribusiness, Food & Trade newsletter provides updates, invitations and articles of interest for the WA industry relating to projects within this section of the department.

This page features the latest digital resources to identify, report and manage risks associated with the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease (LSD).

Applications for the Producer Innovation Fast Track Grants program are now open.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 15 February 2023.

The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Food Industry Innovation program, has signed a four-year agreement to bring a world-first manufacturing initiative to Western Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is using a risk-based framework for monitoring and assessing pastoral stations, to help achieve sustainable pastoral management.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) Frank Wise Institute of Tropical Agriculture was established in 1945 on the grounds of the Carlton Reach Research Station, which had been set up in 1941 by Kimberley Michael Durack and his brother William.

The Industrial Hemp Development in Northern Western Australia (WA) project is a 3 year project, funded by Department for Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and AgriFutures, which aims to develop a thriving Industrial Hemp (IH) industry, through research and industry development.


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