Listed here are books and book chapters written or contributed to by our staff. These works can be monographs in any format, printed works, ebooks or ibooks.
Report card on sustainable natural resource use in the rangelands: status and trend in the pastoral rangelands of Western Australia
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
This report card provides a regional overview of the status and trend of the natural resource base of the pastoral rangelands in Western Australia (WA). It covers the pastoral lease areas of the 2.2 million square kilometres of rangelands in WA (87% of the state). ... Read more
Minimum air temperatures less than 15°C had biggest impact on varietal performance. Cold damage during the months of June and July warrants selection of varieties with cold tolerance for this environment, especially for the aerobic rice system. Ponded water has 4-8°C advantage over the air ... Read more
Department of Agriculture and Food, WA staff member authored "Water Balance of Flooded Rice in the Tropics" in the publication Irrigation and Drainage - Sustainable Strategies and Systems’, edited by Muhammad Salik Javaid, published by INTECH, May 2015
Chapter Summary: Excess groundwater recharge rates under ... Read more
Report card on sustainable natural resource use in agriculture : status and trend in the agricultural areas of the south-west of Western Australia
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
This report card summarises our current knowledge of the status and trend in the natural resource base in the agricultural areas of the south-west of Western Australia (WA) and provides a discussion of the implications for agricultural industries.
The condition of our natural resources is ... Read more
E N. Fitzpatrick
The department was not always such a significant organisation; it came from very small beginnings. However, it has been a major component of the engine which has produced an agricultural industry in a Mediterranean climate zone which is superior to all others operating in this ... Read more
Supply chain performance of the Australian beef industry: Comparing the industry structure, Inter-firm relationships and knowledge systems of Western Australia and Queensland
Mohammad Nasir Uddin,; Nazrul Islam; and Mohammed Quaddus
The meat and livestock industry in Australia accounts for more than 45 per cent of Australia’s total value of agricultural production, within which beef is the largest industry in value terms (Nossal, Sheng and Zhao 2008). But the industry is experiencing a long-term decline in ... Read more
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
DAFWAs popular publication about vegetable growing for home gardeners.
Mandy (Catherine Amanda) Curnow and Lifetimewool (Australia)
Food on Offer, or FOO, is the amount of pasture available for sheep to eat. It is measured as dry matter per hectare, and then used to budget feed available and stocking rates for a given period.
FOO includes all green material above the ground ... Read more
Rachelle Johnstone, Fucheng Shan, and Alec McCarthy
Department of Agriculture and Food, WA staff member authored "Chinese jubjube - a developing industry in Australia" in the publication Chinese Dates: A Traditional Functional Food’, edited by Dongheng Liu, Xingqian Ye, Yueming Jiang, published by CRC Press, 2006
Chapter summary: Chinese jujube is regarded ... Read more
Geoff Allan Moore, Paul Sanford, and Tim Wiley
The aim of this project was to identify potential new perennial legumes and grasses to complement lucerne in phase farming and to identify the role and potential for perennial grasses in Western Australia.
W M. McArthur, Australian Society of Soil Science W.A. Branch., and Department of Agriculture and Food
First printed 1991, Reprinted 2004
E G. Barrett-Lennard, A D. Bathgate, and C V. Malcolm
Farmer choices for saltland pastures, Salinity and options for saltland in Australia - Factors affecting plant growth in saltland - Establishing saltland pastures - Grazing value of saltland pastures - Productivity of saltland pastures - Assessing the economic value of saltland pastures - Common names ... Read more
Gael Bell, Bruce Radys, John Goodlad, and Joy Kilian
This book is designed to be used in conjunction with the manual 'Salinity in the classroom'.
Published with the assistance of Greening Australia Western Australia, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Department of Education Western Australia.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia; Department of Education, Western Australia; and State Salinity Council, Western Australia
A Western Australian educational resource for teachers and students of the early, middle and early adolescent phases of learning.
Work is sponsored by Alcoa, Shell, State Salinity Council, Department of Agriculture, Water Rivers Commission.
Contributing authors from the Department of Agriculture are: Gale Bell, David ... Read more
Geoff Allan Moore
This handbook integrates the current knowledge of soils in south-western Australia in a user-friendly form. It describes how to assess which soil properties influence production and land degradation in the agricultural area and summarises management options to remedy or minimise soil limitations. The potential for ... Read more
Laurie E. Twigg, Tim J. Lowe, Gary R. Martin, and Garry S. Gray
A review of the use of pindone for rabbit control in Western Australia is timely due to increased public concern over the use of this toxin, and because non-target deaths of some native Australian animals have been known to occur following its use. Pindone is ... Read more
John Parkes, Robert Henzell, Greg Pickles, Bureau of Resource Sciences, and Australian Nature Conservation Agency
A A. Mitchell, D G. Wilcox, and Ernie Laidlaw
The arid shrublands of Western Australia - The aim of rangeland management - Managing rangeland resources: The plants, Soil - Setting range management objectives: Setting the stocking rate, Pasture decisions - Rehabilitation Techniques: Mine site rehabilitation in the arid shrublands, Arid land rehabilitation - Plants ... Read more
M A. Frahmand and R A. Nulsen
The greenhouse effect is now an established scientific fact. Evidence published in the US and Australia in 1987 leaves little room for doubt. Carbon dioxide sent into the air whenever fossil fuels are burnt traps reflected heat from the Earth's surface - just as a ... Read more
A Kubicki and J. Beer
The aims of the survey were to -
(a) define the extent and actual location of country suitable for the production of non-indigenous pastures; in particular to classify the land for its suitability for Townsville stylo (Styioaanthes hurniiia).
(b) map the areas so defined on ... Read more
D J. Carder, G W. Spencer, and Soil Consevation Service
Soil Conservation means, basically sound land management. With good management the Ste's resources of productive land can be bot only maintained but actually improved. It is a question of deciding the best use for each soil type and situation. Profitable Production must be kept up ... Read more
Bureau of Agriculture, Western Australia
Descriptive Notes on the Agricultural Areas and Crown Lands open for Selection. An enumeration of the productive possibilities of the Golden West.
The publication of this handbook is mentioned in the Bureau's annual report for year ending 30th June 1897. The book is published in ... Read more