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Bamboos are variable plants which can be shrubs, ground covers or grow to 30m tall.

Many exotic plants from overseas and elsewhere in Australia, escape from properties and invade natural habitats in Western Australia.

The concept of Permaculture (short for permanent agriculture) was developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1974 and has since found recognition and applications worldwide.

Cypress canker or conifer die-back is a serious disease of exotic conifers that is common in Perth.

Keeping olive trees well-fed and adequately watered is the best initial defence against pests and diseases, since vigorous trees are better able to withstand attack and less likely to suffer long-t

Like all ornamentals, Australian native plants, need a little care and attention.

Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.

Garden tools are often neglected but it is important to maintain and clean them so they work well and halt the spread of plant diseases.

The harvesting of grass trees for landscaping is popular as these striking specimens compliment both formal and informal gardens.

Dryland salinity is an increasing problem across the Australian landscape and salt can also be a problem in gardens.

Downy mildew is caused by a fungus which has been affecting impatiens in Western Australia since 2007 after being found in Victoria the previous year.

There are many hundreds of species of spiders in Australia which play a beneficial role in our environment by eating insect pests.

Inspection of the intestines and associated lymph nodes of adult sheep is one of the most sensitive and cost-effective ways of detecting early ovine Johne's disease (OJD) infection on a property.

Little cherry disease [Ampelovirus Little cherry virus 2 (LChV-2)] is a serious pest of cherries that can affect fruit development and quality.

You’ve probably seen adults stamp their big feet in frustration when they realise bugs have munched through the vegie patch and mould has spoiled their flowers.

Following diagnosis or strong suspicion of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), state and territory governments will implement a livestock standstill across Australia, including in unaffected regions.

Various insects and mites can damage vegetables in home gardens at all stages of growth.

Weather damage in barley is a common problem worldwide including the south coast of Western Australia (WA) where it is associated with the late spring/early summer rains.

Strangles is an infectious, bacterial disease of horses, which may affect any horse not previously exposed to the disease.

Aquaculture is one of Australia’s fastest growing primary industries.

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