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A highly productive sub-tropical grass–serradella pasture is achievable – but there are a number of prerequisites for success.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating less than a 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for winter,...
Western Australia is free of many diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia.
WA horticulture industries are well positioned to capture the growing demand and opportunities in the overseas market.
If you run livestock, whether on a small scale or commercially, you need a biosecurity plan.
Sheep farmers can save money and time eradicating new lice infestations by taking simple biosecurity measures that become part of normal management programs.
SheepMAP is a market assurance program designed to provide producers with a source of sheep which are at low risk of having ovine Johne's disease (OJD). The program is a voluntary scheme.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has created the following guide to assist vets to collect appropriate samples during livestock disease investigations.
The following procedure is designed to aid veterinarians when taking histopathology samples for livestock post-mortems.
The Potato Industry Assistance Grants Program has now closed.
The health and nutrition of the pregnant ewe largely determines how successful lambing is in any given year.
The liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica, is a serious parasite of ruminants, which can cause severe damage to the liver and consequently disease, production loss and even death.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Globodera rostochiensis, golden or potato cyst nematode (PCN) and G.
Plants require trace elements in smaller quantities than macro nutrients but deficiency or toxicity can cause similar losses in yield and quality.
A fertiliser program for potatoes growing in sandy soils must balance environmental risk with maximising returns.
White Star is an improved potato variety which was selected in Western Australia for its ability to produce high yields of large tubers under winter and spring growing conditions.