Spring

Limiting erosion and stabilising your paddocks will be a priority after a fire.

If planning to crop a burnt paddock, cereals are recommended because they have better tolerance to sandblasting than lupins, canola and peas.

The four regions of Western Australia's south-west land division contribute over $6 billion to the gross value of agriculture production. 

DPIRD is investigating the detection of the exotic pest red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) discovered on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha.

Ovine Observer Issue number # 94 December 2021

In this issue:

1. Proximity sensors provide an effective, accurate and cheap alternative for measuring dam pedigree of lambs in Australian sheep flocks

2. DXA calibration at WAMMCO, Katanning

3. WA NLIS Sheep and Goat advisory group established

4. Optional sheep...

Maintaining feed-on-offer at around 2 t DM/ha for four weeks around the Timerite® date in spring can effectively control RLEM in the following growing season.

The crop sowing guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

Seasonal Climate Outlook November 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for November 2021 to January 2022 is indicating less than 40 per cent (%) chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

WA Livestock Disease Outlook for vets - November 2021

Livestock disease investigations protect our markets

Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA Livestock Disease Outlook summarises recent significant disease...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers November 2021

Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of particular livestock diseases. The WA livestock disease outlook – for producers summarises recent significant disease investigations by Department of Primary...

Seasonal Climate Outlook October 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for October to December 2021 is indicating neutral chances (40-60%) of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

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