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The jujube may still be a novelty for many Western Australians but after three years work by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) the fruit is gaining more prominence.

Three leading researchers are in Western Australia this week to meet with industry, government and community groups about a coordinated approach to control of declared pests.

Grain growers should seek credible, localised data on new fertiliser products before they pull out their chequebook, according to a recognised soil scientist who recently completed a revealing fiel

The largest expenditure item for most Western Australian grain growers is not chemical, not fertiliser – it is export supply chain costs.

Results of large-scale field research in the Wheatbelt to quantify the impact of stubble on frost severity will be delivered this month at several Regional Crop Updates locations.

A glimpse into the 2014 season will be revealed at the Dalwallinu Regional Crop Update tomorrow (5 March).

New commercial supplies of 1080 oat baits and strychnine for the control of wild dogs, foxes and rabbits are scheduled to reach the market in April this year.

Young professionals in agriculture to be showcased at forum

The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is busy preparing for this year’s Warren District Agricultural Show on 8 March.

An emergency drilling program to ease water shortages in the Gascoyne has proven successful, with three new recently commissioned production bores capable of delivering approximately four megalitre

A group of scientists from South East Asia will be learning more about Western Australian agriculture this week in an effort to improve the industry in their own countries.

Department of Agriculture and Food researcher Ben Biddulph has been honoured for his industry contribution with the 2014 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) western region Seed of Li

Visitors to Wagin Woolorama with a pest insect in the vegetable patch or an unfamiliar weed in the paddock can stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food shed.

Four Western Australian women with a passion for agriculture and regional development are finalists in the prestigious Rural Women’s Awards.

A review of soil acidity research over two decades has delivered the most comprehensive picture yet of long-term production benefits from liming in Western Australia.

Canola growers will be budgeting to defend their crops against sclerotinia stem rot this year after experiencing the worst season on record for the fungal disease.

Work to maintain Western Australia’s freedom from bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) is continuing, with the latest round of test results delivered.

Department of Agriculture and Food research has revealed the optimum canola plant density for economic returns varies for different cultivars. 

WA grain growers are reminded to check stored grain for pest infestations especially if the grain is contracted to market.

Visitors to Wagin Woolorama are reminded to stop by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) shed to access the latest information about livestock, grains and agribusiness. 


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