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Landholders who have paddocks with low levels of ground cover have been encouraged to take action sooner rather than later to minimise the impact of wind erosion.

 

28 June 2017

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

 

Sheep producers have been urged to monitor the condition score of their sheep and review supplementary feed needs in line with seasonal conditions.

28 June 2017

Wind erosion can affect any land that is exposed to strong wind and has detached soil.

28 June 2017

Research into how climate change affects dryland cropping in Western Australia (WA) has focused on wheat as the major state crop, in area sown and value.

28 June 2017

The Western Australian Beef Commentary is a biannual publication detailing market insights and the status of Western Australia's (WA) beef industry, including production and export statistics. The...

27 June 2017

To assist the recovery of communities whose social, financial and economic well-being has been severely affected by a natural disaster, the State Government has established the Western Australia Na

27 June 2017

2017 is likely to be a challenging growing season for many agricultural businesses across the grainbelt.

27 June 2017

Frost occurs on clear nights in early spring when the air temperature drops to two Celcius (°C) or less.

27 June 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia assesses pastoral condition in order to provide advice on planning and managing grazing pressure on leases, and to report to the Pastoral L

27 June 2017

Frost risk occurs virtually every year across southern and eastern agricultural regions. Actual occurrence of frost is determined by location and landscape factors as well as climate.

27 June 2017

Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.

27 June 2017

The Blackspot Manager Model is an effective tool to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from blackspot.

27 June 2017

As part of the National Frost Initiative (NFI), in 2014 and 2015 the Advancing profitable farming systems - frost risk management project investigated the impact of farming practices and products o

27 June 2017

The national project, Determining yield under frost – one degree at a time, aims to determine the relationship between the level of floret induced sterility (FIS) and yield loss in wheat.

Young pods abort or are poorly filled
27 June 2017

Canola is most susceptible to frost damage from flowering to the clear watery stage (approximately 60% moisture). Plants frequently recover from frost at early flowering by producing more flowers.

Mottled pods
27 June 2017

Of the pulses, field peas are more vunlerable to frost due to thin pod walls and exposure of flowers to frost. 

27 June 2017

The establishment of sub-tropical grasses has improved dramatically in the past few years.

27 June 2017

This pasture condition guide for the Kimberley rangelands in Western Australia describes the region's 17 most common pasture types — by soil group and dominant plants — with a description of pastor

27 June 2017

There are many different pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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