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The $580,000 WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program (Program) is focused on demonstrating agricultural digital technology (ag-tech) solutions to WA growers and school students in the

A key component of live animal exports is the health certification that demonstrates to the importing country that the livestock meet market requirements.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) assists pastoralists in the rangelands of Western Australia by providing seasonally relevant information on conditions and mana

Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that occurs when a brown dog tick infected with the bacteria, Ehrlichia canis, bites a dog.

The Animal Biosecurity and Welfare program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages evidence-based systems to maintain and verify our high animal health,

Registration of owners and identification of livestock in Western Australia is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) R

Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.

Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.

In Australia it is illegal to feed animal matter to cattle, sheep, goats, deer, alpacas and other ruminant animals. These restrictions are a key part of Australia's ruminant feed ban.

The Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) is suitable for growing bananas.

Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.

Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.

For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.

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.

Banana spotting bugs are an impediment to the commercial production of most fruit trees including mangoes. The bugs are difficult to detect on the tree and can cause major and frequent damage.

The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was initiated in 1994 between four state, territory and federal agricultural organisations.

Johne’s disease (JD) is an incurable infectious disease of ruminants including cattle, sheep, goats, alpaca and deer. It causes chronic diarrhoea and wasting, which eventually leads to death.

The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia were implemented by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) on

C-strain of Johne's disease (JD) in cattle is not known to be present in Western Australia.

The State Government has made a $5 million investment in further Doppler technology as part of the $75 million Agricultural Infrastructure Investment Fund to provide complete Doppler radar coverage

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