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It is important for all small landholders to do a water budget when making a decision on the number of animals to run on your property.
Pink disease (Erythricium salmonicolor) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect entire limbs and/or kill trees. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.
Pink disease (Erythricium salmonicolor) is an exotic pest to Western Australia. It is a serious disease of citrus than can result in yield losses due to limb and tree death.
As a landholder it is important to plan ahead for the coming season.
Emu Rock and Corack were lower yielding than Cobra, Mace, Magenta and Wyalkatchem when sown dry and emerging in second week of May. Varieties sown in late May into moist soil were higher yielding.
The use of spray technology to control weeds, pests and diseases is widespread and is often heralded as the easiest option.
Beekeeping can be a rewarding hobby, but there are many things you need to consider if you are planning on establishing and managing beehives.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
The swarming process is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bee colonies.
Bees are becoming more of a problem because of the extension of residential areas into native bushland and the increase in the number of swimming pools, which attract bees, particularly in hot weat
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Any tree that can sprout suckers from its roots at a considerable distance from the parent plant may cause problems, both where it grows and in adjacent properties
Dry rot (Eremothecium coryli) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect fruit palatability and citrus rootstock seed production. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.
Dry rot (Eremothecium coryli) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.
If you run livestock, whether on a small scale or commercially, you need a biosecurity plan.
The genetic potential of pigs can have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of a pig enterprise.
Pigs encounter humans in varying degrees on farm and at the abattoir. The consequence of pigs being handled negatively before slaughter is a reduction in pork quality.
Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.
When revegetating your property it is important to plan, prepare and monitor your site to ensure you get the most out of it.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.