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Ovine Observer Issue number # 93 September 2021

In this issue:

1. Inheritance of breech strike, neck wrinkles, dags and breech cover over the lifetime of crutched Merino ewes in a Mediterranean environment

2. Tools to reduce the risk of flystrike in sheep on your farm

3. Southern WA sheep reproductive rates based on...

Tickets are on sale now for the Western Australian Horticulture Update (WAHU), held at Optus Stadium, Perth and hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) Euwallacea fornicatus is a beetle native to Southeast Asia. The beetle attacks a wide range of plants by tunnelling into trunks, stems and branches.

The Pantry Blitz 2021 was such a success that registrations are now being taken in preparation for next year’s general surveillance biosecurity program!

The Primary Industries Development Research Highlights 2021 showcases the breadth and depth of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s research and development activities over the past several years.

Many exotic insect pests, not established in Western Australia (WA), are expert stowaways!

These destructive pests love to hide and ride and can cross our borders undetected in shipping containers and freight, as well as anything imported.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Research Scientists Bindi Isbister (Geraldton) and Jennifer Clausen (Northam) will share their findings on benchmarking the effect of soil improvements on crop yield using data from three grower case studies with a history of soil amelioration.

Seasonal Climate Outlook, August 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for August to October 2021 is indicating more than 60% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD).

American serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza trifolii) is a tiny fly whose larvae damages plants by tunnelling (mining) through leaf tissue. 

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2021

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September 2021 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division (SWLD). SSF longer outlook for July to...

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