Regional and Seasonal content

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.

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.

Biochar is a stable, carbon-rich form of charcoal that can be added to soil to increase water and nutrient retention.

There is a general perception that pre-fermentative cold maceration or ‘cold soak’ improves colour, enhances fruit characters and provides complexity to red wines.

The project team is continuing to enhance its agricultural-technology (ag-tech) tools and share them with local growers, showing them first-hand how these specifically-designed tools can assist the

Acid soils cause significant losses in production and biomass, which restricts the ability to sequester carbon.

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

It is important to rip to below your compacted layer. In this trial ripping to 60cm reduced soil strength, and this effect continued into the second year after ripping.

Green or brown manuring is the practice of returning plant material to a soil to increase soil organic matter, improve soil fertility and reduce weeds.

In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm business managers in their response

In September 2018, eight growers from Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement group (MADFIG) embarked on a four day ‘Tools and Technology’ study tour interstate.

Western Australia has a low prevalence of citrus pests and diseases compared to most other countries.

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to...

The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent significant disease investigations by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) vets and private vets...

Western Australia's State Barrier Fence plays an important role in preventing animal pests such as wild dogs from moving into the State's agricultural areas from pastoral areas in the east.

‘Calf scours’ is when young calves develop diarrhoea and become dehydrated. The scour can be white, yellow, grey or blood-stained, and is often foul-smelling.

As part of the successful Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum at Technology Park, Bentley, held in 2017, four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees.

The aim of the eConnected Grainbelt Project is to make a real difference to growers’ businesses and the grains industry.

The State Government has invested $28 million in Doppler Radar technology.

Summer weeds can rob subsequent crops of soil nitrogen and stored soil water. They can also reduce crop emergence by causing physical and/or chemical interfence at seeding time.

  

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