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The Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) aims to unlock significant and impactful regional Aboriginal economic

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) maintains animal health surveillance and disease control programs to support Western Australia's high animal health status.

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) has been grown in WA for many years and is gaining interest due to recent changes in food standards allowing human consumption of hemp seed in Australia.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease. 

Onion smut (Urocystis cepulae) is a disease of onions. This disease is absent from Western Australia.

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that occurs in dogs, caused by either the bacteria Anaplasma platys or A. phagocytophila.

The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.

Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits.

Traditionally, agriculture in the Western Australian rangelands has predominantly relied on grazing stock on native vegetation, with some irrigation precincts around Carnarvon and on the Ord River

Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that occurs when a brown dog tick infected with the bacteria, Ehrlichia canis, bites a dog. Dogs do not directly transmit the disease to each other.

Across Australia, $100 million will be invested annually in projects to strengthen drought resilience. These projects will:

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

DPIRD delivers a series of free Soil Systems Master Classes to help farming businesses become more resilient, profitable and sustainable, while capturing carbon opportunities.

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC convened a forum at the Muresk Institute to discuss priorities for the Agriculture Climate Resilience Fund.

Mango shoot looper is an invasive pest of mango and lychee (or litchi) trees. Rambutan, longan, cashew and pistachio trees can also be affected by this plant pest.

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