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Genetic modification (GM) is the use of modern biotechnology techniques to change the genes of an organism, such as a plant or animal. Their use is highly regulated in Australia.
Aluminium toxicity in the subsurface is the major problem associated with soil acidity in Western Australia.
This page describes symptoms and management of the major fungal and viral diseases affecting lupin foliage, stems and pods.
This article outlines the conditions for growing truffles in the South-West of Western Australia.
Selenium (Se) is now recognised as an essential trace element for ruminants.
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.
Harvesting oats is usually done by direct heading of standing grain as soon as the crop is ripe which will help reduce grain shedding.
Herbicides can be applied by a variety of means including boom sprayers, aerial spraying, misters, blanket wipers, rope wick applicators, weed seekers and back-pack sprayers.
All ruminants (including sheep, cattle and goats) require cobalt in their diet for the synthesis of vitamin B12.
Keeping olive trees well-fed and adequately watered is the best initial defence against pests and diseases, since vigorous trees are better able to withstand attack and less likely to suffer long-t