South West

A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.

Presentations were recently given in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Tasmania updating industry on the latest to come out of the Pests and diseases of truffles and their host trees project. For those unable to attend a pdf version of the presentation is available on this webpage.

Food Industry Innovation│July 2018 │volume 5

Read the following articles: Networking invaluable on food and beverage business study tour; New Facebook group fosters industry connection; Forum provides a feast for top minds; Expert support program to help food businesses reach potential; Honest business relationships the key to export...

Seasonal rainfall update, 11 July 2018

The seasonal rainfall update newsletter is produced during the growing season to provide the latest and most relevant rainfall maps for Western Australia with a focus on the agricultural areas. Maps include rainfall for the past week in millimetres and as a percentage of the mean; DPIRD weather...

These maps are generated from remote sensing data to estimate pasture feed on offer (FOO) as kilograms of dry matter per hectare, and plant (pasture and crop) growth rates as kilograms of dry matter per hectare per day, for the south-west of Western Australia.

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating less than a 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for July to September and July to October 2018.

Seasonal rainfall update, 4 July 2018

The seasonal rainfall update newsletter is produced during the growing season to provide the latest and most relevant rainfall maps for Western Australia with a focus on the agricultural areas. Maps include rainfall for the past week in millimetres and as a percentage of the mean; DPIRD weather...

Seasonal rainfall update, 27 June 2018

The seasonal rainfall update newsletter is produced during the growing season to provide the latest and most relevant rainfall maps for Western Australia with a focus on the agricultural areas. Maps include rainfall for the past week in millimetres and as a percentage of the mean; DPIRD weather...

Registrations are now open for the upcoming agricultural-technology Hackathon (AgHack), which will be held between Friday 27 and Sunday 29 July.

Ovine Observer Issue #83

This edition includes articles on grazing cereal crops during a tough break to the season, Southern WA reproductive rates based on pregnancy scanning, ​the minimal palatability difference from grain versus grass fed lambs and oxygen levels needed to keep meat red in modified...

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