Fertiliser giant "unafraid" of Senate inquiry

31 Mar, 2009 11:57 AM

Incitec Pivot staff should not be afraid about the results of the senate's fertilizer inquiry due to be publicised mid-2009, says the new general manager of the company's fertilizer division, Gary Brinkworth.

Mr Brinkworth told industry observers on Friday he also "had nothing to fear" and conceded the company made "mistakes" last year.

At a NSW Farm Writers gathering in Sydney, Mr Brinkworth foreshadowed a sharp peak in fertilizer demand this winter, probably during May, which would strain the transport chain taking fertilizer to farms.

"There are only so many trucks," Mr Brinkworth warned.

Winter demand usually looked like a "camel's double hump" when graphed but there was no spike during the months of February to March this year, prompting concern about a rush for crop boosters.


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