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White spot is a highly contagious viral infection that affects all crustaceans.
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
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
Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.
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.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has launched an intensive Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) control program across several of Perth's western suburbs.
It is important to rip to below your compacted layer. In this trial ripping to 60cm reduced soil strength, and this effect continued into the second year after ripping.
In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm business managers in their response
Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious plant and
In September 2018, eight growers from Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement group (MADFIG) embarked on a four day ‘Tools and Technology’ study tour interstate.
The 2020 Oat Disease Review has been led by DPIRD pathologist Dr Kylie Chambers, who is a member of the National Hay Agronomy project team.
The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to...
The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent significant disease investigations by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) vets and private vets...
The Northern Australia Biosecurity Surveillance (NABS) project is a coordinated surveillance program to enhance the early detection of exotic disease incursions and to provide sufficient surveillan
Following detection of ehrlichiosis in dogs in the Kimberley in May 2020, surveillance by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has shown the disease is established in the K
As part of the successful Getting Value from Farm Data Networks grower group forum at Technology Park, Bentley, held in 2017, four high quality speakers presented to about 70 attendees.
The aim of the eConnected Grainbelt Project is to make a real difference to growers’ businesses and the grains industry.