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A physiological condition associated with the presence of a rust resistance gene in some wheat varieties. Yield impact unknown.
For many years the import of fresh table grapes into Western Australia was banned due to the possibility of introducing certain important pests and diseases.
Some promising early results are emerging from the More Dollars per Drop apple demonstration site at the Lysters' orchard at Manjimup.
A single seed of the declared weed three-horned bedstraw has been detected in a canola sample from a property in the Upper Great Southern.
Mid-West producers are reminded to keep watch for the summer weed, crownbeard, which is toxic to sheep.
Residents in Perth and regional Western Australia are reminded to take part in surveillance for pest threat, the European wasp.
Seeding direction can help crops outcompete winter weeds, according to research by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Wheatbelt farm business managers are urged to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out on participating in the popular Planning for Profit workshops.
The crusader bug (Mictis profana) is an insect commonly found in citrus, with a wide distribution within Australia, Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific.
The failure of citrus trees to produce a satisfactory crop of fruit even though blossom has been abundant, and the initial set of fruit is apparently normal,