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The Potato Industry Assistance Grants Program has now closed.

Western Australia has a well-deserved reputation for producing healthy livestock that are free of diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our markets.

Livestock owners should consider water quality when planning and reviewing the water supplies for their livestock.

The productivity of sheep is largely governed by the amount of pasture they eat and this is influenced by the quantity of the pasture on offer and its quality.

The health and nutrition of the pregnant ewe largely determines how successful lambing is in any given year.

The liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, is a serious parasite of ruminants, which can cause severe damage to the liver and consequently disease, production loss and even death.

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Visitor's to the department's stand at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show will learn about Western Australia's quarantine rules, reporting pests using the MyPestGuideTM Reporter app,...

Anthrax is a bacterial disease of animals, most commonly seen in cattle, sheep and goats.

Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.

If you run livestock, whether on a small scale or commercially, you need a biosecurity plan.

Producing chickens or eggs on land treated or contaminated with organochlorines (OC) is not recommended for domestic consumption or commercial purposes.

This edition includes articles on whether to shear or not shear in winter, the rise in popularity of ASBVs, an overview of the Merino lifetime productivity project and whether 'aunts' interfere in...

Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.

Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.

The underlying principle of organic crop production is "healthy plants grow from healthy soil". It is a whole system approach and as far as practical a closed system.

Mangoes have been identified as a promising crop for organic production. They are suitable because of a low nitrogen requirement and relatively low incidence of pests and diseases.

One method of weed control is to remove weed seeds in the fallow, stubble and pre-sowing phase.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating 60-80% chance of exceeding median rainfall for autumn, March to May...

Dry pastures in Western Australia provide good early feed after senescence but rapidly become unable to maintain stock.

The eConnected Grainbelt Project is pleased to announce formal approval has been granted to extend the project by 12 months, with a new end date of 30 June, 2019.



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