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On-farm biosecurity, or hygiene, is about minimising the risk of unwanted plant, animal and microbiological organisms entering your property and causing problems.
Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.
Plant available soil water graphs show the amount of soil water accumulated from the start of summer (1 November) through the grain growing season and can be used as a tool in the seasonal decision
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this information to support managers and others suffering from the effects of fire on the farm.
Options for control of winter broad leaved weeds, in pastures, is a common inquiry. A fairly reliable method is spray grazing.
Pasture manipulation is the application of herbicides for grass control early in the growing season (autumn or early winter).
It is often the preferred option for grass control.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) are leading research into breeding flavonoid-rich apples – healthier apples for c
The following resources have been produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to assist veterinarians in selecting and preparing samples and conducting livesto
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, has produced a visual guide to assist in carrying out a thorough ruminant animal post-mortem.
Soil moisture sensors aid good irrigation management. Good irrigation management gives better crops, uses fewer inputs, and increases profitability.