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
2017 is likely to be a challenging growing season for many agricultural businesses across the grainbelt.
Widespread summer rainfall, which provided good stored moisture levels, has been followed by patchy autumn rainfall, particularly in the north east of the region.
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.
If you have bare paddocks or patches, you may be considering reseeding your canola. In open pollinated crops that have less than 10-15 plants/m2, but otherwise a high potential yield, tickling in extra seed may be worthwhile.
Yield potential of crops emerging in June can still be reasonable depending on location and seasonal conditions.
Delayed sowing (especially into June) can have a significant impact on yield potential compared to crops sown into moist soil in May.