Regional and Seasonal content

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind

Grade banks are used to intercept and divert surface water run-off into storage or waterways, to limit soil erosion.

Fifteen projects have shared in $582 800 in funding through the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

The WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg grant program awarded $580 000 to eight grower groups and five agricultural schools or colleges to demonstrate real-time remote farm monitoring.  Monitori

The Grants for Asian Market Export program is a major component of the department’s Asian Market Success project, made possible by State Government investment. 

Improved grazing and feeding management of sheep can reduce methane emissions per unit of product (feed efficiency) or emissions per unit of feed intake (methane yield).

Natural or constructed grassed waterways can be used to safely move surface water across the natural landscape, and handle water flow into and out of dams, the end of grade banks and other surface

Three-quarters of high rainfall (more than 600mm annual rainfall) clover pastures in Western Australia do not need additional phosphorus for optimal plant growth.

Spreading clay on light, sandy soils helps to increase soil water holding capacity, retain nutrients and overcome water repellence.

Salinity risk mapping provides managers with information to assess tree planting proposals for carbon sequestration.

Nitrous oxide, a highly active greenhouse gas, is released from pastures and crops using nitrogen fertilisers.

Managing manure to reduce emissions can be economically viable for larger enterprises or cooperative facilities that use the captured methane to generate heat and electricity.

Raised beds are a long-term option for waterlogged sites and increasing crop yield on target areas.

The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.

Soil organic matter influences nutrient supply and water-holding capacity in soil.

Siphons are a way of passively moving water from areas of higher hydraulic head to areas of lower hydraulic head, through a pipe.

The most commonly used nitrogen and phosphorus fertilisers in the high rainfall south-west of Western Australia can be leached into the groundwater and washed into waterways, resulting in serious e

Submissions on the report A new direction for salinity management in Western Australia: a consultative review have been received from approximately 50 groups or individuals.

Carbon farming is the agricultural practices or land use to increase carbon stored in the soil and vegetation (sequestration) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, soil or vegetati

The Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide 2020-21 provides information on chemical products, both registered and those as minor use permits, to control insect, mite and mollusc pests, diseases


Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 5:05am