Winter

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.

Avocado fruits are affected by two diseases: stem end rots and body rots.

Seasonal Climate Outlook May 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) outlook for May to July 2020 is indicating less than 40% probability of above median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD). For May to October, the SSF is indicating less than...

Traditionally ANZAC day marked the date on which growers in Western Australia would start dry seeding. However, now growers in Western Australia’s Northern Agricultural Region are routinely sowing canola in mid-April.

No treatment in this trial effectively repelled small conical snails.

No treatment caused significant mortality of conical snails over 21 days when compared to the nil treatment.

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

Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2020

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for April to May 2020 is indicating less than 40% chance of exceeding median rainfall for the South West Land Division (SWLD).

A Yield Loss to Disease Model is being developed that will assist grain growers and consultants to select the best wheat variety and management strategies to optimise yield potential and profitability.

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