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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides up-to-date information about the coming season and its potential impacts on cropping and agriculture.

The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care.

Downy mildew of grapevines can cause serious crop loss if weather conditions are favourable.

Bunch rots of grapes are widespread in Western Australia and reduce yield and quality. Weather conditions and control strategies influence the severity of losses which can vary between vineyards.

Sclerotinia shoot rot is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

Downy mildew, caused by Plasmopara viticola, is a major disease of grapevines that originates from North America.

Eutypa dieback is caused by the fungus Eutypa lata which is a prohibited organism in Western Australia. It is a major trunk disease of grapevines that reduces yields and kills the vine.

Phomopsis cane and leaf spot is caused by the fungus Phomopsis viticola which is a prohibited organism in Western Australia.

Powdery mildew is the most persistent fungal problem of grapes in WA and one of the most widespread fungal diseases of grapevines in the world.

The Lamb Survival Initiative was a program run through the former Sheep Business Innovation Project, which allowed sheep producers to explore the reproductive opportunities and limits within the ew

Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM(IMSA)] Regulations.

Wind erosion in Western Australian agriculture is common, especially in years of late and dry growing seasons.

Buffel and birdwood grasses (Cenchrus ciliaris and C. setiger) are introduced species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

Pearl bluebush (Maireana sedifolia) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

Bladder saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) is one of many plant species found in the Western Australian rangelands.

Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.

Phytophthora cinnamomi is the scientific name of the causal organism of phytophthora root rot, sometimes only called root rot.

Chinee apple, Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana) is a declared pest in Western Australia (WA).

As part of the public consultation process on the draft Standards and Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs in WA, stakeholders were invited to submit individual written submissions.

Pig owners play a vital role in maintaining Western Australia's high animal health status and reputation as a producer of quality livestock and livestock products.

  

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