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Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious plant and
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development strives to support growers and agribusiness with relevant and timely information, tools and services to make better business decisions.
A Quarantine Area Notice is in place that applies restrictions to the movement of host plants produced in the Quarantine Area to other areas in the state where tomato-potato psyllid is not known to
The 2019-20 European wasp season closed with 118 nests detected and destroyed in 34 suburbs and 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
The Government of Western Australia supports sustainable development in agribusiness and food with grants, infrastructure, sponsorships, events, partnerships and investment opportunities to ensure
The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.
This page hosts the 2018 frost trial information, handy project resources and the frost severity maps (from August).
Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].
Up to date autumn/winter and winter/spring insecticide spray guides are provided by the department every year to help growers and consultants manage insect pests in canola, lupin and cereal crops.
Western Australia is free of some diseases that are endemic to other areas in Australia.