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A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.
Blue-green algae are a group of algae including Nodularia spumigena, Microcystis aeruginosa and Anabaena circinalis.
The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind
All agricultural industries in Western Australia will need to deal with some level of climate change in the coming decades. The effects of climate change will vary regionally and by enterprise, wit
Managing soil and water resources in a productive and sustainable way is vital.
Climate projections for Western Australia (WA) are that average annual temperature will increase by 1.1–2.7°C in a medium-emission scenario, and 2.6–5.1°C in a high-emission scenario by the end of
Western Australia is free from many diseases that financially impact livestock producers, including horse owners, in eastern Australia.
WA horticulture industries are well positioned to capture the growing demand and opportunities in the overseas market.
Farm fires will often lead to contaminated surface-water supplies: ash and soil from burnt paddocks and bushland can be blown or washed into farm dams and provide nutrients for bacteria and algae.
Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).