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This page contains a summary of genetic modification, the Australian genetically modified organism-related legislation and introduces the Department of Agricluture and Food, Western Australia's New
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service works hard to prevent the introduction of exotic pests, diseases and weeds found in other states and territ
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service is here to support individuals and businesses as they pursue their activities, while ensuring our borders a
Growing an orchard can give immense satisfaction — especially when consuming the ripened end product.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has amended the registration of 2,4-D High Volatile Ester (HVE) herbicides.
If you’re moving or want to export goods to another state or territory, the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's Quarantine WA service can help you with information and certifica
There are many different grazing methods used to improve productivity, maintain desirable pasture species and reduce land degradation.
Clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverﬁsh can be destructive household pests. This information will help you recognise what they look like and understand their habits and where they live.
Mites of the Tetranychidae family (commonly known as spider mites) include some important pests of economic concern to agriculture and forestry.
Nearly all biofuel systems (mainly biodiesel and bioethanol) produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels (diesel and petrol derived from fossil oil).
Domesticated livestock produce significant amounts of methane as part of their normal digestive processes.
Pastures that reduce methane emissions can be categorised into high quality grasses and legumes, and plants containing secondary metabolites such as tannins.
Selective breeding is an option for decreasing methane emissions. Through selection, methane production is lowered per unit of feed intake.
Feed intake and methane emissions are influenced by the digestibility of the pasture and the concentration of plant secondary compounds such as tannins.
About 80% of the variation in methane production is explained by feed intake. Reducing the stocking rate of sheep on the farm reduces the pasture consumption and methane production per hectare.
Improved grazing and feeding practices can reduce methane emissions per unit of product (feed efficiency) or emissions per unit of feed intake (methane yield).
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.
The quality of any new pasture will be a reflection of the time and preparation you devote to establishment.
The Animal Health Laboratories (AHL) provides a variety of services including testing for disease surveillance and control, export certification, developmen
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia's (DAFWA) Quarantine WA service operates border checkpoints as a first line of defence against incursions of unwanted pests, weeds and dise