The tropical wet season

The following import conditions for entry of cattle into Western Australia will apply from 1 July 2021.

Banana spotting bugs are an impediment to the commercial production of most fruit trees including mangoes. The bugs are difficult to detect on the tree and can cause major and frequent damage.

Following detection of ehrlichiosis in dogs in the Kimberley in May 2020, surveillance by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has shown the disease is established in the Kimberley.

Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs that occurs when a brown dog tick infected with the bacteria, Ehrlichia canis, bites a dog.

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that occurs in dogs, caused by either the bacteria Anaplasma platys or A. phagocytophila.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - February/March 2020

The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Calling a vet to investigate diseases when they occur provides surveillance evidence to our markets that we are free of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - February/March 2020

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 – for vets ...

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has created a sampling and post-mortem guide to assist veterinarians investigating pig disease. 

AgMemo March 2020

Updates on Season 2020, WA's Doppler radar coverage now best in the country, and Australia's largest ag-tech conference is coming to Perth.

Monday, 24 February 2020 (All day) to Friday, 3 April 2020 (All day)

Between 24 February and 3 April, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is encouraging Western Australians to help look for invasive ants across the state.

We want the public to send in as many ant samples and photos as possible! This will boost the department's ongoing ant surveillance programs. 

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