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Vol 140 September

In the third edition of the Wine Industry Newsletter for 2021, West Australian specific topics include a review of Pinot Noir clones, free trunk disease testing for producers, a new snail research project, summary of recent biosecurity workshops held across WA viticulture regions, updates on...

The Pantry Blitz 2021 was such a success that registrations are now being taken in preparation for next year’s general surveillance biosecurity program!

The Primary Industries Development Research Highlights 2021 showcases the breadth and depth of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s research and development activities over the past several years.

Many exotic insect pests, not established in Western Australia (WA), are expert stowaways!

These destructive pests love to hide and ride and can cross our borders undetected in shipping containers and freight, as well as anything imported.

Seasonal Climate Outlook, August 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for August to October 2021 is indicating more than 60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

American serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza trifolii) is a tiny fly whose larvae damages plants by tunnelling (mining) through leaf tissue. 

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2021 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD). SSF longer outlook for July to...

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August 2021 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD). The SSF longer outlook for...

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for May to July 2021 is indicating 30-60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD). The SSF longer outlook for May to October is...

Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development testing of damaged rose samples from the Perth metropolitan area determined chilli thrips were responsible.

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