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Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding.
The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.
A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
The term 'residual' applies to a number of herbicides that have a long lasting activity in the soil. These herbicides are often applied directly to the soil prior to planting crops, pre-emergent.
Much of the Western Australia's wheatbelt has experienced a very dry 2018–2019 summer leaving very little stored moisture at present (DPIRD, May seasonal report 2019). Yield potential varies signif
In 2021 the Department is conducting over 300 research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
'Regional Research Agronomy' is the abbreviated working title for the 'Building crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development capacity in regional Western Australia' project
Taking experimental measurements can be labour intensive and time consuming, in addition the methods chosen must be repeatable (regardless of operator) with small degrees of error.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
The department is a key partner in the Grains Research and Development Corporations' (GRDC) National Frost Initiative (NFI) which aims to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted resear