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MyPestGuide brings people together to create a collaborative network of people to report and learn about local pests.
The field establishment of grain crops is the percentage of the sown seed that goes on to produce established plants. At sowing, management and environment are the key issues.
Many new navel and Valencia orange varieties have become available in recent years and are currently being evaluated under West Australian conditions.
Severe skin itching in humans can be caused by bites from species of straw itch mite.
Applying nitrogen fertiliser to pasture in winter can increase dry matter production of grasses and broadleaf weeds and help reduce feed shortages in winter.
Nasal bots are the maggots or larvae of the sheep nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis.
Pulpy kidney (enterotoxaemia) is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle.
Western Australia has a mandatory livestock ownership, identification and movement system.
Bleached ornamental plant material provides a striking contrast when arranged with dried or dyed flowers. Bleaching also allows the use of subtle pastel dyes.
If azalea foliage or flowers are being spoiled by lace bug or petal blight, preventative action – taken at the right time of year – can ease the problem.