South West

This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers. For a printable version and for a J-BAS flowchart, see the Documents link.

Thursday, 29 June 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Bookings are essential. Book via the following link:
Cost: $33.00 including GST (includes morning tea and lunch)

For more information please contact:
Pip Heaford, Membership and Events Manager
Margaret River Wine Association 
Ph:  (08) 9757 9330

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Bookings are essential.
Cost: $25.00 (includes morning tea and lunch)

To book and for more information, please contact:
Monica Radomiljac, Secretary
Wine Industry Southern Forests Inc.
Mobile: 0427 761 373

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Bookings are essential. 
Cost: $50.00 including GST (includes morning tea and lunch)

To book and for more information, please contact:
John Gates, Executive Officer
Great Southern Wine Producers Association
Mobile: 0407 987 889

Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania. It is a common summer weed species, and like most summer weeds it depletes soil moisture and nutrients, reducing the yield potential of the subsequent crop.

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating below median rainfall for the majority of the South-West Land Division (which includes the wheatbelt) for June to July and June to October 2017.The month of May is not...

Thursday, 18 May 2017 (All day) to Friday, 19 May 2017 (All day)

The role of science and technology in agriculture and agribusiness in the South West will be explored at an upcoming conference.

Organised by the South West Science Council and WA Division of the Ag Institute of Australia, the event will take place in Manjimup over May 18 and 19.

It will be opened by the chief scientist for WA, Peter Klinken, and feature a keynote address on 'Pathways to Competitiveness', a report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA.


Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is an exotic plant pest which feeds on tomato, potato, capsicum, chilli, goji berry, tamarillo, eggplant as well as sweet potato, leading to loss of plant vigor and yield.

A Quarantine Area Notice (QAN) is in place to direct the movement and treatment of specified commercially-produced fruit, vegetables and seedlings to contain and control the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). The QAN can be downloaded from this page.

AgMemo South West Agricultural Region May 2017

In this issue:
Response to exotic plant pest continues
Protecting Western Australia livestock markets - know the threat, call a vet
South West community takes lead on managing pests
Look out for European wasps in the South West
Be on the lookout for livestock diseases...


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