Police in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt are investigating the theft of 36,000 liters of liquid fertilizer from a rural property near Toodyay.

Last week, a landowner at Wattening tried to fill up a machine, only to discover that more than half of their 60,000-liter Flexi-N tank was missing.

Police have called witnesses to any unusual behavior in the Wattening area since October last year when the tank was filled.

Toodyay Senior Constable Kevan French said he was unsure how the theft took place, but said it was unusual and with premeditated advice.

“A two-year nationwide search has found just one other incident in Moora [about 100km north-west of Wattening]where 40 000 liters of liquid fertilizer were taken in April last year, ”he said.

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Fertilizer prices have risen to record highs over the past 12 months due to limited supply from China and global uncertainty due to the conflict in Ukraine.

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