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Accurate soil tests allow small landholders to maximise the health of their soils and make sound decisions about fertiliser management to ensure crops and pastures are as productive as possible.
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.
Information on the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods and the labelling of GM food in Australia.
Soil erosion looks unsightly and greatly compromises the sustainability and profitability of your farm. Managing soil to minimise erosion is essential.
Looking to buy a small rural property? Have you thought about the time, money and effort needed to manage it?
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
The use of spray technology to control weeds, pests and diseases is widespread and is often heralded as the easiest option.
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
Botulism is a rapid onset, usually fatal disease caused by the botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Pigs suffering from salt poisoning or water deprivation can be severely affected and in some cases it can become fatal.
Western Australia is free of most of the significant diseases that affect animals in other parts of the world.
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?
Coastal brown ants (Pheidole megacephala), also called big-headed ants, are a major nuisance ant species in Western Australia. They are an urban pest and are often seen in lawns and in bri
Selling direct to consumers is an opportunity perfect for small producers as it increases the possibility of receiving a higher return.
Chickens can be a great asset to any small landholding. They provide eggs, produce fertiliser, control insects and weeds, eat kitchen scraps and loosen soil while scratching.
Gross margin analysis provides a guide to the relative profitability of different improvement options.
While summer can bring fun and festivities, it is also a time to get serious about the threat of bushfire.
Sometimes it can be difficult to start thinking about how to go about achieving a goal or solving a problem. Brainstorming is a quick way to generate lots of ideas and possibilities.