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The State Focus program is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in conjunction with TOPCROP to provide grower groups with a new learning concept. The concept was developed in Victoria and has been adopted by South Australia and Western Australia.
Wheat protein was selected as the Western Australian State Focus in response to a wide-ranging consultation of grower groups, researchers and the TOPCROP West management group. As crop yield potential increases through matching varieties to growing season length, weed and disease control, and timely sowing systems, the crop’s demand for nitrogen increases. Unless the demand is matched with increased nitrogen applications, yields will not reach their potential and grain protein content will decline. The continuing decline of wheat protein is worrying for wheat growers aiming to optimise their returns.
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Nitrogen Fertilisers, Wheat, Cereal Crops, Wheat protein, Western Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Plant Biology
Slade, A, and Lemon, J. (2004), Topcrop W.A. state focus 2002-2003 wheat protein. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4637.