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A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the horticulture sector.

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the livestock sector.

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the grains sector.

Select articles of interest to you from the right hand menu of this page or view the main AgMemo newsletter by searching 'AgMemo'.

Seasonal Climate Outlook February 2018

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating a neutral (40-60%) chance of exceeding median rainfall for February to April 2018 for the majority of the grainbelt.

Are you looking for more information on the research and findings from the Tactical wheat agronomy project? Each year, project staff present in depth information on the previous year's research findings.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - January 2018

Why DPIRD carries out surveillance for livestock disease: Australia’s access to markets for livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of reportable and trade-sensitive livestock diseases.

To gather this proof of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - January 2018

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia as well as diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we...

AgMemo February 2018

New leadership for state biosecurity
Growing the regional economy
Grants available to provide connectivity to WA farming businesses
Play a part in the biosecurity of WA’s agricultural industries
Focus on R&D to help growers manage Tomato potato psyllid
Funding...

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestimun) is a subtropical perennial grass with spring to autumn growth. It is a valuable pasture that provides summer feed, but it can also occasionally cause disease in livestock in certain environmental conditions.

Lupins should be harvested as soon as they are mature to minimise significant yield loss.

Yield loss of lupin was 6% from delaying harvest by two weeks after maturity and 15% by delaying by six weeks.

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