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Identification of livestock is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) Regulations].

The regulations also require the use of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).

Leaf eating ladybirds are a relatively minor pest of potatoes in Indonesia and Western Australia, but should be monitored.

Powdery mildew is the most persistent fungal problem of grapes in WA and one of the most widespread fungal diseases of grapevines in the world.

Heat and water stress reduce the quality of potatoes in summer in Western Australia. Crop water use increases with higher temperature, resulting in rapid reduction of soil moisture, which in turn leads to increased soil temperature.

Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page provides an overview of the crop, growing requirements and orchard management, with links to other relevant information.

Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands. Rangeland fires affect more than just pastoralists and the businesses they run: these fires affect community safety and health, regional economies, societal and cultural values of landscape, biodiversity and tourism.

SheepMAP is the Australian ovine Johne’s disease (OJD) market assurance program for sheep. It is a voluntary national program to identify and help protect flocks which are at low risk of being infected with OJD.

During dry times and drought there are a wide range of alternative feedstuffs that can be used to maintain and grow stock. Some of these feeds can have health risks associated with them, or should not be used as the sole food source as they may lack sufficient energy and protein.

Pig owners play a vital role in maintaining Western Australia's high animal health status and reputation as a producer of quality livestock and livestock products.

Australia is free of many infectious horse diseases, saving owners costly disease control. The occurrence of an emergency horse disease could severely restrict horse movements, racing and other competitions and cost millions of dollars in lost business and disease control.

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