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If azalea foliage or flowers are being spoiled by lace bug or petal blight, preventative action – taken at the right time of year – can ease the problem.

Cockroaches are primitive and highly successful animals and their general body form has changed little in the past 300 million years.

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 Southern Indigenous Landholder Service (SAILS) covers Noongar country, from Moore River 150km north of Perth, across to Esperance on the south coast, and all the agricultural areas south of tha

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.

Almost all of WA citrus fruit is sold in the local market. Fruit has been sent to export markets since 2015 and is increasing.

Are you a small landholder who owns cattle, sheep, horses, goats, buffalo, deer, pigs, alpacas or llamas?

Do you only own one of these animals that you regard as a pet?

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.

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