Agriculture & Food

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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COOLING stored wheat grain in silos with aeration fans reduces insect propagation and preserves grain quality, according to recent research.

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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.

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A LOCAL bio energy company are refining their prototype for turning farming waste products into high value biochar and electricity generation.

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DAIRY farmers are being urged to diversify their farms to protect profit margins amid declining rainfall and fluctuating production costs.

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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.

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