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Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
Many exotic insect pests, not established in Western Australia (WA), are expert stowaways!
The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.
Five-day foot bathing is a treatment option that can be used as a disease reduction measure in winter, spring, or at the start of summer to treat clinically mild forms of footrot in sheep.
Managing farm biosecurity following a fire, flood or dry season is a balance of caring for livestock and paddocks while limiting the introduction of new pests, diseases or weeds onto the property.
Pigeon rotavirus was first detected in Western Australia as a result of investigation of a disease outbreak in racing pigeons in May and June 2016.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.
Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania.
A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.