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Potato leafroll virus (PLRV) causes a disease of potatoes worldwide and occurs in Western Australia.
Surveillance and eradication activities are undertaken in conjunction with community, local government and industry to prevent the establishment of this pest in Western Australia.
This web article describes the most common diseases of vegetables in home gardens.
Well-designed and constructed fences are essential infrastructure on any property. Without quality fencing, maintaining livestock can be a real headache.
Most marketing professionals would tell you that having a website is essential in order to market your business effectively.
Monitoring water quality and quantity is vital to sustain stock condition during summer and to prevent illness and possible death from toxic pollutants.
Blue-green algae blooms thrive in warm, calm, shallow bodies of water where the water is hard, alkaline and rich in nitrogen, phosphates, carbonates, and organic matter.
Bluetongue virus can infect all ruminants but it usually only causes serious disease in sheep. Cattle may be infected with the virus but rarely show disease.
Harvesting bananas involves a lot of lifting. This increases the risk of injury.
The Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) is suitable for growing bananas.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is normally produced by bacteria in the rumen of cattle and sheep on well-balanced roughage diets.
Using tillage to incorporate lime improves the rates of reaction and increases subsurface pH sooner than spreading lime on the surface alone.
Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.
Bananas need a lot of water to grow well. To irrigate the crop efficiently you need to measure soil water content.
Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.
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).
For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) in cattle is a complex disease caused by bovine pestivirus.
Arthritis means inflammation in one or more joints. In sheep, it is usually the result of bacterial infection.