Micronutrient field evaluations - Longerenong


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2012
Contributor International Plant Nutrition Institute
Trial location(s) Site 1, Longerenong, VIC
Micronutrient field evaluations - Longerenong locations

The objective of this experiment, conducted at one site in 2012 was to assess the response of wheat to zinc and/or copper and/or boron micronutrient supplement mixtures in a standard cropping system.

Key messages

The applied micronutrients had no effect on grain yield or nutrient concentration.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Longerenong 2012

Sow rate or Target density 80
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Treatments on 28/8/12:

- 160 g/ha Zinc (as Zinc Sulphate)

- 67 g/ha Copper (as Copper Sulphate)

- 80 g/ha Boron (as Boric Acid)

(different combinations of the above treatments applied)

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain copper (mg/kg) Grain zinc (mg/kg) Grain boron (mg/kg) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Nil 3.6 17.7 1.2 3.21
2 Cu 3.7 19 1.2 3.75
3 Zn 3.8 19.7 1.2 3.27
4 B 3.7 17 1.2 3.46
5 Cu + Zn 3.6 17.3 1.1 3.09
6 Cu + B 3.6 17 1 3.98
7 Zn + B 3.7 18.7 1.1 3.77
8 Cu + Zn + B 3.6 18.7 1 3.46

Grain yield t/ha


Grain boron mg/kg


Grain copper mg/kg


Grain zinc mg/kg

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 1, Longerenong, VIC 8.10 39.00 1.35
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Longerenong, VIC Clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Longerenong, VIC Vertosol
National soil grid Source
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 1, Longerenong VIC


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial last modified: 09-07-2019 15:39pm AEST