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Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
The health and nutrition of the pregnant ewe largely determines how successful lambing is in any given year.
Silverbeet is grown throughout the year in the Perth Metropolitan Area. It has dark green leaves and stems that can be white, pink, orange, red or yellow.
Rhubarb is grown commercially in small quantities in Western Australia for the domestic market. It grows best in cool to warm conditions, with reduced vigour during the cold winter months.
Since 1998 the Department of Agriculture and Food in conjunction with the Western Australian Vine Improvement Association has imported more than 60 new varieties and clones of wine grape material.
Jarrahdale, Japanese and butternut pumpkins are grown in Kununurra, Carnarvon and the south-west of Western Australia to supply the local market and eastern Australia.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia (DPIRD) is responsible for the administration of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM A
Bruising of ware potatoes causes economic loss but good management at harvest and processing can significantly reduce losses.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Heat and water stress reduce the quality of potatoes in summer in Western Australia.