Report card on sustainable natural resource use in agriculture:Status and trend in the agricultural areas of the south-west of Western Australia
- Year: 2013
- Editors: Noel Shoknecht, David Bicknell, John Ruprecht, Frank Smith, Angela Massenbauer
- Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
- Country: Australia
- State/Region: Western Australia
This report card summarises our current knowledge of the status and trend in the natural resource base in the agricultural areas of south-west of Western Australia and provides a discussion of the implications for agricultural industries.
The condition of our natural resources is a complex interaction of numerous processes. In simple terms however, the performance of the land is driven by three primary factors: climate, land characteristics and land management. The first two factors are largely out of the control of land managers, and in a drying and variable climate, land management practices need to be able to respond quickly to changing conditions.