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CAROB kibble, derived from locust bean, is being touted as a potential new nutritional superfood and one whose production is well-suited to WA’s climate.
AS TINY as a pinhead, red-legged earth mites (Halotydeus destructor) might be small, but they are costing Australian farmers up to $200 million in lost production every year.
ALMONDS appear to be the fare of choice for many Australian birds with recent research finding a variety of bird species frequent almond orchards over other agricultural crops.
FARMERS are better equipped to decide what sequences of crops to grow to best manage weeds, diseases and nitrogen levels thanks to a four-year research project.
THE Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) has used airborne electromagnetic surveying to improve the strike rate of finding quality water supplies in the Gascoyne.
COOLING stored wheat grain in silos with aeration fans reduces insect propagation and preserves grain quality, according to recent research.
THE first glyphosate-resistant wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.) populations have been identified by researchers from the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.
A LOCAL bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.
DAIRY farmers are being urged to diversify their farms to protect profit margins amid declining rainfall and fluctuating production costs.
A STRATEGY that applies herbicides to crops at two different times has been found to effectively combat weeds including wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) in northern Wheatbelt crops.