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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.
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.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.
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).
Maintaining the general health of a lawn and the soil beneath it is by far the best way to prevent common problems.
Growing an orchard can give immense satisfaction — especially when consuming the ripened end product.
Most marketing professionals would tell you that having a website is essential in order to market your business effectively.
There are many infectious emergency diseases of pigs that do not occur in Australia.
Scabby mouth is a viral disease of sheep and goats that causes scabs and pustules, usually around the mouth and face of affected animals.
Various diseases can damage native plants at all stages of growth. A description of some of the more important diseases is given here, together with general methods for control.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Seed Testing and Certification provides a variety of services including seed testing, crop and
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
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?
Gross margin analysis provides a guide to the relative profitability of different improvement options.
Summer sowing (February) proved to be a successful technique for introducing hard-seeded annual legumes into established perennial grass pastures, however, the herbicide options and benefits of per
Lupin seeding rates may need to be higher for pasture crops to achieve the same target density as standard crops, as lupin establishment density where crops were sown into perennial grasses was 8-3
Biomass production was greater and distribution of green feed over time wider for the pasture-crop compared to crop only or permanent pasture systems.