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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for autumn March to May 2021 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding...

Wind erosion can affect any land that is exposed to strong wind and has detached soil.

Silt washed into farm dams reduces dam storage volume, increases the chance of algal blooms and increases the proportion of water lost to evaporation.

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

Following a fire that removes paddock ground cover, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased.

Excavated tanks (farm dams) provide effective water storage wherever surface water run-off can be harvested for livestock, crop spraying, irrigation and domestic use on rural properties.

Carbon farming is the agricultural practices or land use to increase carbon stored in the soil and vegetation (sequestration) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, soil or vegetati

More than 1 million hectares of previously productive land in South West Western Australia (SW WA) is now severely affected by dryland salinity.

The WaterSmart Farms project will support adoption of on-farm desalinisation plants in agricultural regions, to process brackish groundwater into a suitable resource for livestock, crop agronomy an

Members of the public can lodge a complaint about observed land management with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation in Western Australia, and the Commissioner will then investigate the c

This interactive map – produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) – allows you to explore south-west Western Australian regional groundwater trends, local gro

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

Sheep managers can use electronic identification (EID) technology and automatic readers to manage individual sheep in a flock.

Strict border controls remain in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 into Western Australia (WA). The WA Police Force (WAPOL) is responsible for enforcing and managing these restrictions.

Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.

Many practices are transferable from a conventional system to an organic system of growing mangoes.

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.

Transition to a system of organic mango production will vary according to your situation and current management system.

During 2013–2016 a network of 31 soil moisture probes was installed across the grain growing region in WA across several projects managed by DPIRD to enhance the decision-making capacity of grain g

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for February to April 2021 is indicating greater than 40% chance of exceeding...

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