Winter wheat crops full of vitality – DOMOGRAN® ammonium sulphate fertiliser
The combination of 21% ammonium nitrogen and 24% sulphur sulphate makes DOMOGRAN® an effective fertiliser for your wheat crop. By spreading the coarse crystalline fertiliser, you are ensuring plenty of ammonium nutrition for your wheat. DOMOGRAN® also provides sulphur in sulphate form, which helps to bring a high yield and improved baking properties for the flour it produces. Furthermore, a dosage of ammonium sulphate improves your crop’s protein content and photosynthetic performance. DOMOGRAN® continually supports the development of plants from tillering to length growth. This provides you with vital crops with higher nitrogen efficiency and being more resistant to pathogens and long dry spells. DOMOGRAN® helps you to achieve better results in yield and quality.
Benefits and effects of DOMOGRAN® for winter wheat
Wheat fertiliser: More vitality for a higher yield
The pure ammonium sulphate fertiliser DOMOGRAN® prevents unregulated nitrogen surpluses in the soil. This enables the wheat to grow larger roots, thicker internodes and longer, wider flag leaves. The wider surface area that this produces increases assimilation.
This has a positive effect on the development of the yield. Furthermore, stable internodes make the wheat stand strong and reduce the risk of damage during storage.
Sulphur deficiency slows wheat down in spring
A common problem in wheat production is ensuring the plants have enough sulphur. The sulphur sulphate present in DOMOGRAN® is available to wheat immediately after spreading, particularly when they start to grow. Sulphur plays a key role in many of the plants’ internal processes. If there is a sulphur deficiency, parts of the plant that are crucial for productivity do not develop sufficiently. Sulphur sulphate promotes the absorption of nitrogen with a 1:15 ratio, which has a positive effect on the number of grains per ear. During hot weather, crops in calcium-rich soil can quickly become sulphur-deficient if they have a limited dosage of sulphur.
More ammonium sulphate means more manganese
Thanks to its punctual acidic effects, DOMOGRAN® makes micronutrients in the soil more available to plants. Applying the fertiliser therefore indirectly prevents manganese deficiency. Digesting manganese prevents chlorosis, which results from this deficiency. Chlorosis restricts photosynthetic performance and stunts growth as a result. Sufficient availability of manganese also has a positive effect on hardiness and sturdiness through winter.
High yield and improved baking properties for the flour
Practical tips and application of DOMOGRAN®
Warm and mild winters
For crops that have been able to develop well due to a warm winter and early seeding, add DOMOGRAN® to your first dosage of fertiliser. A dosage of 300 kg/hectare is recommended.
Cold and harsh winters
Poorly developed wheat crops that were seeded late and have been subjected to a harsh winter should be spread with a nitrate fertiliser as soon as possible. In this case, an following dose of 300 kg/hectare of DOMOGRAN® is recommended.
Did you know? Wheat as a global commodity
Spreading globally, starting in the East
Along with Barley, wheat is the oldest cultivated cereal. Early varieties such as emmer and spelt originated in the Middle East and are the basis of the varieties that exist today. Archaeological findings from Mesopotamia, where wheat fields were nestled between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, date the usage of emmer wheat back to the 8th millennium BC. Over time, cultivation of this sweet grass spread practically throughout the whole world. Constant advancements in cultivation have always led to new varieties being developed. Wheat is now one of the most important sources of food on the planet alongside corn, and is produced and traded throughout the world. In the year 2016-17, around 750 million tonnes of wheat were harvested worldwide. This equates to 100 kg of wheat for every Earth-dwelling citizen in 2017.
The prestigious Grain Race events
Nowadays, sailing competitions are almost always pure sporting activities. From 1921 to 1949 (war years excluded) however, an annual race called the ‘Grain Race’ took place, which united trade, logistics and transport with the sporting mindset of striving for glory and honour. The event was originally the brainchild of various shipowners, to compete for victory in the fastest return journey of a ship loaded with wheat from Australia to England via Cape Horn. The race turned into the legendary ‘Grain Race’, which not only awarded the winning sailor's crew with a pile of cash, but the glory and honour that befitted their victory. The Pamir and Parma sail ships recorded the fastest journeys. They each sailed from Port Victoria to Falmouth in only 83 days. With the onset of motorised sailing, this unique competition disappeared.