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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.

Sheep Updates, the premier event for the State’s sheep meat and wool industries, will provide participants with the latest research and extension tools and address current production and industry i

Kabuli chickpeas are a high value industry in the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA). A large-seeded, high quality grain is grown for domestic and export markets.

Wheat growers who have completed seeding now have the opportunity to assess crop establishment and reflect on the effectiveness of their sowing strategy.

Residents in Perth and regional Western Australia are reminded to take part in surveillance for pest threat, the European wasp.

Examining methods of lime incorporation to best suit the farm business has been the focus of recent Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) field walks in the northern Wheatbelt.

Flowering stalk collapse causes withering and death of the flowering head

Calcium deficiency ('wither top' or 'tipple topple') is occasionally seen in canola at stem extension.

Jul 2014
19 June 2014

Learn how to prune effectively with agronomist Marcel Veens.

Jun 2014
19 June 2014

Learn effective orchard pruning techniques with agronomist Marcel Veens.

Sniffer dogs have been used to successfully identify breech strike resistant sheep, as part of research to reduce flystrike.

Sheep industry representatives in Western Australia are encouraged to register now for the 2014 Sheep Updates.

Augusta residents are urged to be on the lookout for unusual birds after the confirmed sighting of a Barbary dove in the Augusta town site.

This web article has been written to help home gardeners solve nutrient deficiency symptoms in their garden plants.

A drier than normal outlook has been issued for central and southern parts of the wheatbelt over the next three months, while a wetter than normal winter is more likely for the Northern Agricultura

Dryland salinity is an increasing problem across the Australian landscape and salt can also be a problem in gardens.

Wheat growers in Western Australia are encouraged to monitor crops throughout the season for signs of leaf rust following testing which has confirmed an increased risk of rust in popular wheat vari

Grain growers have the opportunity to build their understanding of soils through integrated workshops offered by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA).


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