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Big wet yields low proteins for CQ wheat crop

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Central Queensland wheat growers have seen low protein levels in this season's crop with the likely causes stemming from the long wet season of 2010-11... These include: low starting soil nitrogen as a consequence of low organic carbon (less mineralised nitrogen) and denitrification; applied bag nitrogen still being close to the surface and not located in moisture where the wheat plant roots could easily access it; crops growing poorly and unable to exploit all the available soil nitrogen; leaching; and soil erosion losses... Log in or register to leave a comment...