Micronutrient field evaluations - Longerenong


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2012
Contributor International Plant Nutrition Institute
Trial location(s) 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 yield (t/ha) Grain boron (mg/kg)
1 Nil 3.6 17.7 3.21 1.2
2 Cu 3.7 19 3.75 1.2
3 Zn 3.8 19.7 3.27 1.2
4 B 3.7 17 3.46 1.2
5 Cu + Zn 3.6 17.3 3.09 1.1
6 Cu + B 3.6 17 3.98 1
7 Zn + B 3.7 18.7 3.77 1.1
8 Cu + Zn + B 3.6 18.7 3.46 1

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
Longerenong, VIC 8.10 39.00 1.35
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Longerenong, VIC Clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Longerenong, VIC Vertosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Longerenong VIC
2012 203.3mm
2011 239.4mm
2010 257.4mm
2009 263.7mm
2008 242.5mm
2007 278.7mm
2006 294.7mm
2005 349.3mm
2004 361.7mm
2003 453.7mm
2002 467.0mm
2001 530.8mm
2000 608.5mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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.

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