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This information is a resource for pastoral lessees, station managers and others to help identify plants and assess pasture condition and trend in the Kimberley, Pilbara and the shrublands of Weste
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi
Under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) regulations], it is mandatory to provide appropriate documentation
Wind erosion in Western Australian agriculture is common, especially in years of late and dry growing seasons.
An evaporation basin is a natural salt lake or engineered earth structure designed to store and evaporate saline water.
For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.
Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.
Bananas need a lot of water to grow well. To irrigate the crop efficiently you need to measure soil water content.
Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.