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

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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.

An opportunistic weed time of removal trial was implemented in Jerramungup following 66mm in February 2017. Trial results were not significant, however there was a relationship between earlier time of weed removal and higher yield.

Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.

Seed weight of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 86% of the unsprayed control.

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.

Applications are now open for the Potato Industry Assistance Grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 8:15am to 3:30pm

eConnected Grainbelt project is running a grower group forum on developments in farm data and technology.


The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) describes Australia’s system for the identification and tracing of livestock. NLIS has been operational for cattle, sheep and goats for some years and, from 1 February 2018, will also apply to pigs.

 ‘One Health’ is an internationally supported approach that recognises that the health and well-being of animals, people and the environment are closely linked and that international, national and local cooperation are needed to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development invites you to attend an information session on the results of the Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative.

The  Gascoyne Food Bowl initiative was established in 2012 to increase horticultural production in the Carnarvon area through the provision of new land and water resources for irrigation expansion.


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