The border controls outlined below for Johne’s disease (JD) susceptible stock entering Western Australia will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) on behalf of the WA Cattle Ind
WA horticulture industries are well positioned to capture the growing demand and opportunities in the overseas market. However knowing the strength and weakness of each industry and addressing the issues is important in capitalising on this opportunity.
This web page provides a summary of the key points about how the Johne's Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) applies to Western Australian cattle producers. For a printable version, see the Documents link.
Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania. It is a common summer weed species, and like most summer weeds it depletes soil moisture and nutrients, reducing the yield potential of the subsequent crop.
The Department of Agriculture and Food received a report via the MyPestGuide Reporter app in April 2017 of an insect which has been identified as Sycamore lace bug Corythucha ciliata. This is the first time it has been detected in Western Australia.
Tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is an exotic plant pest which feeds on tomato, potato, capsicum, chilli, goji berry, tamarillo, eggplant as well as sweet potato, leading to loss of plant vigor and yield.
A Quarantine Area Notice (QAN) is in place to direct the movement and treatment of specified commercially-produced fruit, vegetables and seedlings to contain and control the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). The QAN can be downloaded from this page.
Commercial horticulture producers, particularly in regional areas, should continue to check for signs of the tomato potato psyllid (TPP). Report any suspect signs of the psyllid immediately to DAFWA through the MyPestGuide Reporter app and do not undertake any treatment or control.
If you grow potato, tomato, capsicum, eggplant, chilli, tamarillo, goji berry or sweet potato plants in your garden you can help by checking your plants for the tomato potato psyllid.
The 2017 Wheat variety fact sheets are here to provide you with up to date infomation on 21 wheat varieties, commonly grown in Western Australia.