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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.
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.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Photosensitisation is inflammation of the skin, and occasionally the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye.
Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) causes a disease of potatoes worldwide and occurs in Western Australia.
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
While summer can bring fun and festivities, it is also a time to get serious about the threat of bushfire.
Dried fruit and milled cereal products have been subject to insect attack ever since humans began to store food.
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is a seed- and aphid-borne virus that infects narrow-leafed lupins. It can also infect many other broad-leafed plant species.
Two control timings were investigated to control weeds in fencelines, once early in the year with a good residual and a knockdown, followed by another one later in the season (after the seeding and
The ORIA is free of major banana diseases found in the Northern Territory and Queensland, such as Panama disease and black sigatoka.
Bananas in the Ord River Irrigation Area face two major insect pests (banana weevil borer and sugarcane bud moth) and two mites (russet and two-spotted).
Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a serious horticultural pest in Western Australia. It attacks a range of cultivated fruits and some fruiting vegetables.
Small producers can often feel a little out of their depth when it comes to supplying and marketing their produce to large-scale buyers.
Most marketing professionals would tell you that having a website is essential in order to market your business effectively.
Whiteflies or snow flies (Aleyrodidae) are tiny, sap-sucking insects often found on the underside of leaves.
SheepMAP is a market assurance program designed to provide producers with a source of sheep which are at low risk of having ovine Johne's disease (OJD). The program is a voluntary scheme.
Do you run, or intend to run, a small agrifood business? Have you taken a step back lately and really considered how your business is performing?