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A major breakthrough in frost research has been achieved, with the discovery that a type of bacteria found on some stubbles could elevate the risk of damage to cereal crops – particularly after rai
An interactive map showing the location of field and laboratory grains research being undertaken by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is now available online.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) seeks expressions of interest for the bulk up and commercialisation of a new variety of quinoa.
Five Western Australian grower groups have banded together as part of a research project to better control the emerging weed, barley grass.
The behaviour of weeds has changed significantly in Western Australia over the past three decades, which has resulted in the increased emergence of minor weeds.
A new grains research alliance will strengthen the development of new lupin and oat varieties bred specifically for Western Australian conditions.
A collection of management packages are being developed to control four weeds in Western Australia that are emerging as major threats to agricultural production.
Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding.
Broadacre farmers who received recent rainfall are encouraged to join the leprechauns and check their paddocks for pests and diseases on the ‘green bridge’ around Saint Patrick’s Day on 17 March.
Red legged earth mite (RLEM) insecticide resistance continues to challenge Western Australian landholders, prompting a greater focus on integrated pest management to optimise crop yields.