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Applications are now open for the Potato Industry Assistance Grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
DPIRD transition on trackBetter bee biosecurityDepartment supports indigenous communitiesRangelands Report Card now availableWA Open for Business rebrandedPlan to...
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the horticulture sector.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.
Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.
Correct nutrition of citrus trees is essential if they are to crop and perform to their maximum potential.
Apple scab or black spot is caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for summer,...
In the December 2017 issue of the Wine Industry Newsletter read about alternative varieties judging, Winemakers' trial forums, sensitive sites, the 2017 winner of the Gladstones Trophy and more...
Selecting the right rootstock for your orchard is one of the most important decisions you will have to make.
A Quarantine Area is in place to direct the movement and treatment of host plants to contain and control the Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) in Western Australia.
The demand for high value agricultural produce continues to increase and provides great opportunities to Australian agriculture.
Frost risk occurs virtually every year across southern and eastern agricultural regions. Actual occurrence of frost is determined by location and landscape factors as well as climate.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) plays a major role in addressing the impact of frost on WA growers through a combination of on-farm research and development ac
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 National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock.
Cyclones, storms and floods can result in loss of harvest or livestock, increased susceptibility of livestock to disease, contamination of water bodies, land degradation through wind and water eros
Western Australia has a reputation for producing healthy livestock free from diseases and residues that could harm human health or damage our ability to sell livestock within Australia or overseas.
Confined feeding of sheep in commercial feedlots could benefit Western Australian (WA) producers and processors.The WA lamb supply is seasonal, with a strong supply of lambs finished on green feed