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The role of women at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is being celebrated as part of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the detection of carpet sea squirt (Didemnum vexillum) on wharf infrastructure at Garden Island and a Henderso

2019 has been a difficult season for many throughout Western Australia with variable rainfall impacting on production and profitability.

A breakthrough in grains genetic plant research has unlocked the door to overcoming multiple constraints associated with sodic soils, paving the way to more resilient, high yielding wheat varieties

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has released a snapshot of the contribution horticulture makes to the Western Australian economy.

Blue sky research that used soil reengineering to remove multiple soil constraints and lift productivity by up to 80 per cent will help unearth strategies that could lead to the next big leap in yi

Landholders planning earthworks to manage salinity are reminded to lodge a Notice of Intent to Drain or Pump Water with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation before proceeding.

Western Australian plant geneticists have played an integral role in identifying a new semidwarf gene to breed barley crops that can better withstand climate change.

The four regions of Western Australia's south-west land division contribute over $6 billion to the gross value of agriculture production. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for February to April 2023, is indicating greater than 60% probability of above...

The Western Australian Government has made a total of $1.5million available for eligible commercial Western Australian horticultural businesses to provide rebates for a suite of water use efficienc

The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business opened Round 4 of the Agrifood and Beverage Voucher Program on 3 February 2023.

Managing subsurface water can help to lower watertables and alleviate problems with waterlogging, rising salinity, and infrastructure damage.

Plant tolerance of salinity in the tables below are a guide only. The references here estimate salt and waterlogging tolerance in different ways, and this makes comparisons of tolerance difficult.

Open groundwater drains are excavated channels with sloping floors and sides, designed to intercept and drain surface (usually fresh) and groundwater (usually saline in Western Australia) from agri

Isolated cases of photosensitisation have occurred in sheep grazing both Casbah and Mauro biserrula throughout the wheatbelt.

Western Australian honey is among the best in the world.

Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreleti) belong to a group of animals called Myriapoda (meaning many-legged), which also includes several native Australian millipedes and centipedes.

This page provides up-to-date information on the production, consumption and trade (domestic and international) of sheep meat and wool in Western Australia. 


Page last updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 5:05am