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RESPIRATORY diseases are the greatest mortality risk for export cattle on long sea voyages according to PhD research by a local veterinary scientist.
TO GET a basic idea of the richness of Western Australia’s soils, Andy Whiteley says you only need to stomp your foot in the ground and then look at the imprint.
WESTERN Australia’s history of dryland salinity may help the deserts of ancient Mesopotamia bloom, as local scientists take part in an international effort to manage Iraq’s salinity problem.
CONTROLLED traffic farming is becoming a growing trend among farmers in Western Australia as they look for ways to use land more efficiently and improve crops.
A RECENT forum has questioned whether science can inform and improve animal welfare in research and production.
IDEAL conditions for producing perennial legumes – that could be used to relieve the shortage of forage during dry periods – have been identified by agricultural researchers.
RESEARCHERS say an increasing amount of land in Western Australia is being managed for environmental conservation, however mining companies are the single largest lease holder of what was previously pastoral land.
A NEW study has shown reducing rates of herbicide use on annual ryegrass may lead to increases in herbicide resistance affecting Australian crops.
WA has a new hope for drought-tolerant fodder during the dry months after researchers announce the plant tedera holds promise as a new pasture species for sheep and cattle.
THE Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia (POAMA) for seasonal forecasting may give farmers more certainty about seasonal outcomes by helping them make important farm-based decisions.