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Sclerotinia disease in progress in WA
Cutworm
Diamondback moth caterpillars are being found early
Turnip yellows virus and green peach aphid detected in yellow sticky traps and...

The Animal Biosecurity and Welfare program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages evidence-based systems to maintain and verify our high animal health,

Western Australian Agrifood Export eNews is a weekly e-newsletter from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development which provides up-to-date news related to agrifood and fisheries

The Minister for Small Business, Jackie Jarvis, opened Round 6 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program on 12 July 2024. 

PestFacts WA (formerly known as PestFax) is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pa

Up to date autumn/winter and winter/spring insecticide spray guides are provided by the department every year to help growers and consultants manage insect pests in canola, lupin and cereal crops.

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Use the new PestFacts WA Reporter app to make quick reports, or request identifications, of insects and plant diseases from broadacre crop and pasture paddocks anywhere in the WA grainbelt.

DPIRD is responding to the detection of the exotic pest red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) discovered on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha.

FEED365 is a four-year project (2021–2025) under the SheepLinks program that engages sheep producers and allied industries to re-design livestock forage systems for grazing

Western Australian farmers produce over 10 million tonnes of waste biomass every year, much of which is not utilised commercially.  Emerging technologies provide new opportunities for farmers to ge

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Agribusiness, Food, Trade and Investment team offers a number of funding initiatives to support Western Australian agribusinesses.

Leaf rust, powdery mildew, yellow spot/nodorum blotch and flag smut are appearing in wheat
Early spot form and net form net blotches are emerging in barley
Bacterial blight and Septoria...

The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in WA.

Bioenergy in simple terms is the conversion of biomass to energy, however the broad range of potential biomass inputs, conversion technologies and energy product outputs makes biomass to bioenergy

Expressions of interest (EOI) to be appointed as a Committee Member of the Industry Funding Scheme (IFS) Management Committees will open at 8:00am, 25 June 2024 and close at 8:00pm, 31 July 2024.

Which foliar fungicide active ingredients are registered for which cereal diseases in WA?

The information provided on this page details products with full registration or with permits for use in pulse crops and provides further details on application rates, withholding periods and other

Which foliar fungicide active ingredients are registered for which canola diseases in Western Australia?

Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.

Russian wheat aphids being found in cereal crops
Lucerne flea update
Register to attend DPIRD’s 2024 crop disease and insect identification workshop

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