Mid West

Northern Ag Region AgMemo June 2017

1. Bigger department benefits agriculture
2. Department helps agricultural businesses to navigate 2017 season
3. Managing wind erosion risk on sandy soils in a dry season
4. Condition score sheep flock crucial for 2017 season
5. New development officers to build capacity in...

The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) on behalf of the WA Cattle Ind

Monday, 24 July 2017 (All day) to Thursday, 27 July 2017 (All day)

Growers and consultants are invited to come on tour with Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia soils experts to look at options to manage soil constraints.

WA horticulture industries are well positioned to capture the growing demand and opportunities in the overseas market. However knowing the strength and weakness of each industry and addressing the issues is important in capitalising on this opportunity.

Protecting WA Crops Issue 3 June 2017

Inside this edition: Aphids, WA's insect problem children

Each month the Protecting WA Crops eNewsletter will focus on a single topic to provide you with comprehensive information that will help you to protect WA grain crops from these threats.

Carefully consider the crop's yield potential before committing resources to late sown or emerging crops.

If your expected yield is greater than your variable cost breakeven yield, you will be covering your variable costs and contributing to fixed or overhead costs.

Keen, progressive and innovative sheep producers are encouraged to apply to attend the Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) 2017 Victorian study tour

Thursday, 15 June 2017 -
10:30am to 2:30pm

Find out if you should maintain your score, how to do that and whether you should have an on-farm Biosecurity Plan in place by 30 June 2017.  

Frequently asked questions, including the Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project, benefits of increasing sheep numbers, and business innovation.


If you have bare paddocks or patches, you may be considering reseeding your canola. In open pollinated crops that have less than 10-15 plants/m2, but otherwise a high potential yield, tickling in extra seed may be worthwhile.


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