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Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting. This increases the risk of injury.
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.
Bananas are grown in Western Australia in the Ord River irrigation Area (arid monsoonal tropics) and Carnarvon (semi-arid subtropics).
Establishing a healthy, productive orchard requires planning and preparation.
The poultry biosecurity checklist summarises the actions needed to protect your poultry and the Western Australian poultry industry from the devastating effects of emergency diseases such as avian
The Plan, Prepare and Prosper workshop is a free workshop program designed to assist rural businesses that are involved in farming, fishing and food processing to plan for and manage through variab
Western Australia has laws that control chemical use on livestock. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm, and maintain access to overseas markets.
Western Australia's (WA) climate has changed over the last century, particularly over the last 50 years. Average temperature has risen about 1°C.
This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers.
In Western Australia, all owners of livestock are legally required to register with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, (DPIRD) Brands Office.
Longans (Dimocarpus longan) is a member of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes lychee and rambutan.
Australia is free of many infectious horse diseases, sparing horse owners from costly disease control. The occurrence of an emergency horse disease could severely restrict horse movements, racing a
The WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Data from these...
Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to...
Early recognition of disease is one of the most important factors influencing the control of disease and the reduction of its impact on industry and the community.
Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections in humans and animals caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses.
All livestock in Western Australia must be correctly identified according to species.