Improving the profitability & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers

This is another joint project between SEPWA and the DAFWA and it focused on the decline in protein levels in the Esperance Port Zone which had serious implications for the saleability of our wheat.

Several reasons have been advanced for the protein decline including the reduced quality of legume pastures, higher frequency of non-legumes in rotations and increasing wheat yields without parallel increases in nitrogen applications.

The project focused on practical, on farm research involving tests with growers of Nitrogen (N) management strategies which can lead to a better understanding of N dynamics and better management of grain protein, thus improving marketability and profit.

  • Duration - July 2002 - June 2006
  • Funder - Grains Research and Development Corporation
  • Contact -
Jeremy Lemon - Senior Development Officer, DAFWA Albany
Ph: (08) 9892 8413
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