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Perth residents are being urged to assist the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) by reporting any sightings of Indian palm squirrels in the metropolitan area.

Sheep industry representatives are reminded the primary research and extension event of the year, the Sheep Updates, will be held next week in Perth. 

Quinoa is a plant that has become popular and fashionable because of its high protein but gluten-free status. It is not a grain but can be used in similar ways to rice and couscous.

Producers are reminded to keep stock away from any painted equipment or objects on farm that could contain lead, like lead batteries.

Department of Agriculture and Food quarantine officers are continuing their efforts across Western Australia to stop the entry of animal and plant pests and diseases which could put the State’s $6

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Managing the delivery of quality avocado fruit from farm to plate.

Avocados Australia is presenting a series of seminars, delivering presentations tailored to each production region....

Jul 2014
14 July 2014

Avocados Australia is presenting a series of Qualicado workshops to improve the delivery of quality avocados from farm to plate.

The Perth Qualicado workshop is aimed at wholesalers,...

The public are doing their part to keep Western Australia pest and disease free by reporting any suspicious plants, insect pests or animals to the Department of Agriculture and Food.

The opportunity to grow higher yielding, better quality oats in low rainfall areas has been given a boost with the commencement of a new oats agronomy research project.

Leading sheep producers will be recognised with membership to the prestigious 100%+ Club for growing business productivity and contributing to the rebuilding of the Western Australian flock.

Release of about 75,000 apple trees to growers in coming weeks is the culmination of more than 20 years of meticulous work by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA).

Grower groups across Western Australia are reaping the benefits of a new funding arrangement with the State Government.


Local winemakers have recently lent their tasting expertise to research by the Department of Agriculture and Food.

The treatment of vegetable seeds prior to planting can help control seed-borne diseases. Control of these diseases is necessary to prevent reduction in the crop yield.

Livestock producers have until 15 August to register their interest in taking part in a Department of Agriculture and Food nutrient mapping program.

The Department of Agriculture and Food is encouraging fruit and vegetable growers in Carnarvon to register for free on-farm assessments of their irrigation systems.

A new firm and juicy WA-developed apple is one step closer to shop shelves after 20 years of breeding and testing by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA).

Department of Agriculture and Food virologist Brenda Coutts has been named the national vegetable industry’s researcher of the year for her recent work on Australia’s favourite vegetable, the potat

Western Australian apple growers attending a recent Future Orchards® event in Manjimup have benefited from the key findings of two years of Focus Orchards research.

The Department of Agriculture and Food’s online tool to help assess and manage frost risk, Flower Power, was a discussion point for northern grain growers at a recent field walk.


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