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All in favour of Alpacas (WA)

Alpaca breeding is becoming a serious business among small landholders in Western Australia and they are set to celebrate during National Alpaca Week on 12 -20 May.

Creating Routes to Retail Success (WA)

Co-operatives have a lot of potential for modern farmers wanting to build relationships with consumers and attract premium prices. This will be the message from a seminar on 3 May in South Perth run by the Department of Agriculture and Food and Fruit West.

Making cent$ of carbon and emissions on-farm

A new booklet is now available which focuses on practical actions that farm businesses can take now to improve their emissions performance. In many cases, actions to reduce emissions or increase carbon on farms have multiple benefits for farm businesses, such as increasing farm health and profitability.

Jujube season now in full swing (WA)

The Western Australian annual crop of jujubes, one of the most popular fruits in China, is now in season and should be available in specialist shops until the end of April.

Pets and chocolate don't mix

Pet owners are reminded of the dangers chocolate poses to pets, especially dogs, with Easter fast approaching.

Producer fined for not using National Livestock Identification System (WA)

A Manjimup producer has been fined for failing to enter details of cattle he purchased into the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database.

Online advice for spraying farm chemicals effectively

DPI has released two new videos developed to help chemical users manage risks associated with spraying agricultural chemicals. Two new videos developed to help chemical users manage risks associated with spraying agricultural chemicals will be available online from today.

Grapes, phenoxy herbicides and unsuitable spray conditions don’t mix

Grape growers and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are urging broadacre farmers using phenoxy herbicide products containing 2,4-D and MCPA, to be vigilant in managing the risk of spray drift.

Knowing your water supply options a summer must

Water plays a key role on rural lifestyle properties so it is essential landholders understand what supply options are available to them.

Take action after rain to maintain stock nutrition (WA)

Livestock producers in the agricultural region are reminded that summer rainfall, including recent falls from ex-Tropical Cyclone Iggy, is likely to cause stock nutrition and toxicity issues unless preventative action is taken.

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