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Identifying nutrient management opportunities and threats in the WA Grains Industry

Wen, C., Porter, W. and Bell, R.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-7756-3755 (2006) Identifying nutrient management opportunities and threats in the WA Grains Industry. In: "Groundbreaking Stuff". Edited by Neil Turner and Tina Acuna. Proceedings of the 13th Australian Agronomy Conference, 10 - 14 September, Perth, Western Australia

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A 4-step consultation process involving face-to-face discussion, informal phone conversations, focus group discussion and survey assessment was used to (i) assemble a long-list of crop nutrient management issues, (ii) identify nutrient management issues that are significant to the grains industry and (iii) rate these issues in terms of impact and influence on the industry.

The results suggest that ‘Farm decision making’ about nutrients are particularly important to the industry. Continuously identifying and managing emerging nutrient deficiencies and more effective use of advanced technologies and fertilizer products in crop nutrient management are also critical to sustain the grains industry. More detailed analysis is now underway on the nutrient management issues with high impact/influence on the grains industry, and the findings are briefly discussed in the paper.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
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