Have you ever had to wade through hardcopy text and websites to find some information about plant tissue nutrient test critical ranges? The PTI suite of Plant Tissue Interpreters has been developed to save time and make diagnosis of likely nutrient insufficiency easier and more accurate.
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.
After decades of stagnating investment in its agricultural R&D program the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT ) has seen its budget nearly double in the past three years as food security concerns escalate worldwide.
Take Home Message There are numerous factors both manageable and uncontrolled that significantly influence the grain yield and protein outcome of crops. To be able to increase the probability of reaching a grain yield and protein target it is important to have and understanding of processes important to the final outcome. This may provide the ability to respond appropriately to those factors that are manageable and minimise the risk of the uncontrolled having significant influence.