Winter

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has launched an intensive Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) control program across several of Perth's western suburbs.

The 2020 Oat Disease Review has been led by DPIRD pathologist Dr Kylie Chambers, who is a member of the National Hay Agronomy project team.

Snail monitoring using time-lapse cameras show snails move on nights when relative humidity (RH) is above 70% though are most active when RH is above 80%.

It is important to rip to below your compacted layer. In this trial ripping to 60cm reduced soil strength, and this effect continued into the second year after ripping.

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets - July/August 2020

The WA livestock disease outlook – for vets summarises recent significant disease investigations by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) vets and private vets. These disease investigations provide surveillance evidence to our markets that we are free of...

WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for producers - July/Aug 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...

Seasonal Climate Outlook August 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for August to October is generally neutral (40-60%) chance of exceeding median rainfall for the majority of the South West Land Division, with areas of less than 40% and higher...

Seasonal Climate Outlook July 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for July to September is neutral (40-60%) chance of exceeding median rainfall, with higher (70-80%) odds in the south and parts of the north and eastern grainbelt. The July to...

Seasonal Climate Outlook June 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for winter, June to August and June to October 2020 is indicating less than a 40% probability of above median rainfall for the Central West, Central Wheatbelt, South East Coastal...

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.

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