‘Fit not fat’ key

Countryman - - NEWS - Melissa Wil­liams

Look­ing ahead to sea­son 2019, the Grain In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of WA held a Seed­ing for Suc­cess agro­nomic fo­rum last week.

More than 75 ad­vis­ers and in­dus­try ex­perts at­tended and said a key learn­ing from sea­son 2018 was that it was bet­ter to grow “fit crops, not fat crops”, with two-thirds of ni­tro­gen ap­plied early and one-third later in the sea­son — around ce­real crop growth stage Z32.

GIWA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Larissa Tay­lor said other ad­vice was to ap­ply ni­tro­gen ear­lier if the sea­son broke later and to use all avail­able crop pro­duc­tion data to help man­age risks.

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