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.

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.

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 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will be taking part in a showcase in Singapore, including a range of local Western Australian businesses. It will be hosted at Raffles City, Singapore from 2 to 9 September 2022.

Following the fatal shark attack near Cull Island in Esperance, the Department initiated work to identify popular surf beaches that would benefit from enhanced mobile coverage which would assist first responders in their search operations and for the benefit of the local community generally.

Here is a quick rundown on the workings of the new Extrata platform.

Privacy is a concern for all of us in this ‘age of technology’. 


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