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Historical rainfall decile maps for the South West Land Division (SWLD) using baseline period of 1975-2019.

Western Australian producers can access a variety of subsidies for disease investigations in livestock that will minimise the cost of calling a vet and maximise the benefits. These subsidies are designed to support Western Australia's market access and food safety.

Registration of owners and identification of livestock in Western Australia is required by law under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013 [BAM (IMSA) regulations].

Seasonal Climate Outlook August 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for August to October 2019 is indicating 20-60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West land Division (SWLD).

Avocado trees are very vigorous and can rapidly overgrow their permitted space in the orchard. Additionally their excessive vegetativeness at the expense of generativeness is believed to be responsible for limiting fruit set and yield.

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2019 is indicating neutral to wetter conditions for the South West land Division (SWLD). The outlook for July to October 2019 is mixed.

Commercial production of truffles in Western Australia is a complex business, requiring specialist skills and knowledge. Much of this knowledge may need to be sourced from others.

The production of host trees inoculated with Tuber species for the production of truffles is a highly specialised activity. Setting up a truffle orchard is reasonably costly and the period between planting and first harvest can be six or more years.

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2019

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August 2019 and June to October 2019 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the grainbelt. Most (80%) of...

Pastures from Space estimates green feed on offer (FOO) and the pasture growth rate (PGR). FOO is the above-ground green pasture biomass expressed as kg/ha and PGR is the current rate of pasture growth in kg/ha per day. The information comes from the MODIS satellite.

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