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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
When revegetating your property it is important to plan, prepare and monitor your site to ensure you get the most out of it.
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
The social media revolution started in 2004 with the introduction of social platforms to share thoughts, ideas and images.
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
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.
Well-designed and constructed fences are essential infrastructure on any property. Without quality fencing, maintaining livestock can be a real headache.
Acidic soils cause significant losses in production, restricting crop and pasture choice. Acidic soil, particularly in the subsurface, will restrict root access to water and nutrients.
If you run livestock, whether on a small scale or commercially, you need a biosecurity plan.
Clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverﬁsh can be destructive household pests. This information will help you recognise what they look like and understand their habits and where they live.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
Arthritis means inflammation in one or more joints. In sheep, it is usually the result of bacterial infection.
The Australian Government's Rural Financial Counselling Service Program provides grants to state and regional organisations to provide free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers
Photosensitisation is inflammation of the skin, and occasionally the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Nitrogen (N) deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in wheat.
Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) causes a disease of potatoes worldwide and occurs in Western Australia.
Dried fruit and milled cereal products have been subject to insect attack ever since humans began to store food.