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Frost is difficult to manage. It has a significant economic and emotional impact on the whole community.

Frost occurs on clear nights in early spring when the air temperature drops to 2°C or less.

Spring frosts occasionally cause drastic reductions in crop yields in localised parts of the Western Australian wheatbelt.

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.

The department is a key partner in the Grains Research and Development Corporations' (GRDC) National Frost Initiative (NFI) which aims to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted resear

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for October to December is generally less than 40% chance of exceeding median...

Saperavi wines have outstanding colour and performed well with both judges and consumers in evaluations in Western Australia.

Although originating in Burgundy, the Gamay wine grape variety is best known from the Beaujolais region in France.

Pumping of groundwater and disposal of saline effluent (brine) from desalination is covered by regulations requiring owners or occupiers to notify the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation bef

The way the sheep enterprise is managed, including infrastructure and the pasture system, will influence the profitability of the enterprise and be reflected in the cost of production and the labou

Sheep pregnancy scanning occurs at around 90 days after joining and is performed by a skilled operator using an ultrasound scanner.

PestFax is an interactive reporting service delivered by DPIRD, providing risk alerts, current information and advice on pests and diseases threatening crops and pastures throughout the grain belt

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

White spot is a highly contagious viral infection that affects all crustaceans.

Claying involves adding and incorporating clay-rich subsoil into water repellent topsoil to overcome the repellence.

Lagrein originates from Italy and is known for its production of medium-bodied table wines that show intense colour, good body with rich berry characters.

A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostics and Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a

Snail monitoring using time-lapse cameras show snails move on nights when relative humidity (RH) is above 70% though are most active when RH is above 80%.

The averaged annual direct cost of water erosion to dryland farming in Western Australia is estimated to be $10 million, but the costs are much higher in years of severe summer storms.

  

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