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Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreleti) belong to a group of animals called Myriapoda (meaning many-legged), which also includes several native Australian millipedes and centipedes.
Carbon farming refers to the land-based activities that store carbon in vegetation and soil (sequestration), or minimise the release of greenhouse gases from livestock, soil or vegetation (avoidanc
Wind erosion in Western Australian agriculture is common, especially in years of late and dry growing seasons.
Wind erosion can affect any land that is exposed to strong wind and has detached soil.
Australia is free of many infectious horse diseases, saving owners costly disease control. The occurrence of an emergency horse disease could severely restrict horse movements, racing and other com
Wild dogs (including dingoes, feral domestic dogs and their hybrids) are a major pest impacting on grazing industies in Western Australia.
Many landholders use compost and animal manure to improve their soil’s structure, texture, aeration, fertility and water-holding capacity.
The most commonly used nitrogen and phosphorus fertilisers in the high rainfall south-west of Western Australia can be leached into the groundwater and washed into waterways, resulting in serious e
Micronutrient deficiencies can result from removal of agricultural products over many years, changes in soil acidity, or from large increases in plant biomass as a result of added nitrogen fertilis
Three-quarters of high rainfall (more than 600mm annual rainfall) clover pastures in Western Australia do not need additional phosphorus for optimal plant growth.