For a number of years the Australian grain industry has produced grain protein results below desired levels in a significant proportion of the wheat crop. This can have a negative impact on grower’s financial returns and in the longer term damage Australia’s position in premium, milling-quality export markets.
Over the last couple of months I have become involved in a discussion about the nitrogen response of the wheat variety EGA Gregory in relation to its yield and grain protein when compared to other similar varieties.
In a business if the staff are up to date and know what they are talking about the efficiency and sales improve dramatically. It is often thought that the sales person is the agronomist in the field but often a sale is closed or initiated by a member of the staff in the branch office.
The relative merits of different phosphorus fertilizers for crops can be easily misunderstood. Most confusion surrounds monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and diammonium phosphate (DAP), especially when technical information is used to promote one of these fertilizers over the other.