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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.

Raised beds are a long-term option for preventing waterlogging and increasing crop yield on target areas.

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.

Selecting the right rootstock for your orchard is one of the most important decisions you will have to make.

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

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Animal Pathology, Western Australia (formerly DAFWA Animal Health Laboratories) provides a vari

Liver fluke is a parasite of ruminants and is not present in Western Australia.

Surveillance and diagnosis for pests and diseases in the Western Australian grape industry is a transformational project aiming to boost the early detection of exotic pests and disease incursions a

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections in humans and animals caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses.

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are kno

 ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and

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