Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

 ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and

Hay that contains annual ryegrass may cause annual ryegrass toxicity (ARGT). Hay can be tested for ARGT risk. The test provides a risk rating for toxicity.

Blue-green algae are a group of algae including Nodularia spumigena, Microcystis aeruginosa and Anabaena circinalis.

Hendra virus is an emergency animal disease transmitted to horses by flying foxes (fruit bats).

Soil organic carbon is a measureable component of soil organic matter.

Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development operates a sensitive sites service to identify the locations of sensitive commercial production systems across Western Australia's agri

A national best practice control manual has been developed for invasive opuntioid cacti in Australia.

Lupin yielded 3.0t/ha and canola 2.0t/ha from late May emergence.

Lupin gross margins were competitive with canola, and lupin gave the highest return on investment.

40% lower germination was measured from seed of plants exposed to wetting and drying at maturity.

Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.

Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.

Yield was highest from earlier sown plants; mid-May sown plants yielded only 18% of those sown in mid-April.

Lupins should be harvested as soon as they are mature to minimise significant yield loss.

The following procedure is designed to aid veterinarians when taking histopathology samples for livestock post-mortems.

The European wasp is considered one of the worst wasps in the world - harmful to people, our outdoor lifestyles and to our horticultural and agricultural industries.

The PestFax Reporter app lets you quickly and easily report observations, and request diagnoses, of pests and diseases in your crop and pasture paddocks to the PestFacts WA service.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has created the following guide to assist vets to collect appropriate samples during livestock disease investigations.

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