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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.

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

Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) is a common quality constraint of wheat that can result in downgrading of grain quality upon receival.

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

This page provides seasonally relevant information on conditions and management options for September–November 2020 in the agricultural areas of Western Australia.

Anyone wanting to undertake a carbon farming project to sell carbon offsets has to use an approved methodology to account for the carbon sequestered.

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

Managing manure to reduce emissions can be economically viable for larger enterprises or cooperative facilities that use the captured methane to generate heat and electricity.

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.

The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is focusing resources on supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage b

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.

All livestock in Western Australia must be correctly identified according to species.

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.

Soil organic carbon is a measureable component of soil organic matter.

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

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