8.21.18 Entitled “Same Falling Number Discount, But Different Animal”, episode 87 of Wheat All About It! explores the mechanisms of Late Maturity Alpha Amylase called LMA and Pre-harvest sprout, and why one is not as troublesome in end use products as the other. Nevertheless, farmers are being discounted as if they are the same. J.P. Ral, a French researcher working for an Australian agency, delves into the secrets of LMA which is caused by a cold temperature shock rather than rain at harvest. Ral was recently at Washington State University bringing researchers up to speed on the phenomenon which is considered the No. 1 issue for Australian wheat breeders. Subscribe on iTunes or other podcast apps or go to wagrains.org to access Wheat All About It. Connect your smart phone by Wi-Fi or a four bar cellular link for quick downloads which can be listened to later in the tractor, truck, combine or easy chair.