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Businesses and residents, particularly in the Fremantle area, are asked to keep an eye out for Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys).

On 11 October 2017, amendments to the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (the Act) were introduced to State Parliament via the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill). On 20 November 2018, the

As of September 2018, there are 14 Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs) in Western Australia. See below for a summary of each group and their current declared pest priorities.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act), provides for the establishment of Recognised Biosecurity Groups (RBGs).

Applications have been sought for the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

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European wasps are declared pests in Western Australia and must be reported. Learn about European wasp distinguishing features and behaviours.

Several species of paper wasps are found in Australia, however only the yellow paper wasp, Polistes dominulus, and the common paper wasp, Polistes humilis, are widespread in south

Regulations for the aerial application of agricultural chemical products are necessary to maximise crop production while managing the risks associated with chemical application.

Bananas need a lot of water to grow well. To irrigate the crop efficiently you need to measure soil water content.

Globally competitive production systems, multiple trade routes, rising prices and growing demand for lamb from emerging markets bodes well for WA’s sheep industry.

Joining is the time when the potential lambing of your flock is set, so make the most of it.

Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting. This increases the risk of injury.

The Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) is suitable for growing bananas.

Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.

Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.

For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.

Bananas are grown in Western Australia in the Ord River irrigation Area (arid monsoonal tropics) and Carnarvon (semi-arid subtropics).

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has welcomed the support of South West residents in joining the search for a new invasive weed.

Applications to the Sheep and Goat Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) Wild Dog Eradication Grant Program are now open.

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