Micronutrient field evaluations

2011

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2011
Contributor International Plant Nutrition Institute
Trial location(s) Site 1, Horsham, VIC
Site 1, Nhill, VIC
Micronutrient field evaluations locations
Aims

The objective of this experiment, conducted at two sites in 2011 was to assess the response of wheat to zinc and/or copper in a standard cropping system.

Key messages

On these two sites, the addition of copper or zinc supplements to MAP had no effect on grain yield or grain Cu or Zn content. Based on the soil test, the Horsham site could have been considered marginal for Cu, but Zn levels were not considered limiting. Soil tests for micronutrients are unreliable and diagnosis of paddocks where crops can benefit from micronutrient supplements is also unpredictable.

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

Method

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

Horsham 2011

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

Treatments:

- MAP

- MAP with 3kg/ha Copper

- MAP with 3kg/ha Zinc

- MAP with 3kg/ha Copper + 3kg/ha Zinc

Nhill 2011

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

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Trial results Horsham results

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Grain boron (mg/kg) Grain manganese (mg/kg) Grain phosphorus (mg/kg) Grain copper (mg/kg) Grain zinc (mg/kg)
1 MAP 4.22 29 1.2 43 2350 5.1
2 MAP + Cu 4.31 27 1.1 41 2250 5
3 MAP + Zn 4.2 28 1.1 38 2200 4.9
4 MAP + Cu + Zn 4.25 25 1.1 43 2200 5
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Grain yield t/ha


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Grain boron mg/kg


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Grain copper mg/kg


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Grain manganese mg/kg


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Grain phosphorus mg/kg


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Grain zinc mg/kg


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Trial results Nhill results

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Grain boron (mg/kg) Grain manganese (mg/kg) Grain phosphorus (mg/kg) Grain copper (mg/kg) Grain zinc (mg/kg)
1 MAP 4.22 29 1.2 43 2350 5.1
2 MAP + Cu 4.31 27 1.1 41 2250 5
3 MAP + Zn 4.2 28 1.1 38 2200 4.9
4 MAP + Cu + Zn 4.25 25 1.1 43 2200 5
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Grain yield t/ha


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Grain boron mg/kg


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Grain copper mg/kg


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Grain manganese mg/kg


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Grain phosphorus mg/kg


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Grain zinc mg/kg


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 1, Horsham, VIC 8.20 44.00 1.30
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Horsham, VIC Clay loam
Site 1, Nhill, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Horsham, VIC Vertosol
Site 1, Nhill, VIC Sodosol
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 Site 1, Horsham VIC Site 1, Nhill VIC
2011 265.9mm569.4mm
2010 280.9mm580.5mm
2009 263.0mm543.2mm
2008 224.5mm552.1mm
2007 252.5mm609.8mm
2006 267.9mm601.8mm
2005 320.3mm579.6mm
2004 320.5mm538.4mm
2003 414.3mm612.5mm
2002 447.0mm578.9mm
2001 522.9mm587.0mm
2000 628.5mm630.6mm
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

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Climate

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, Horsham VIC

Site 1, Nhill VIC

Site 1, Horsham VIC

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Site 1, Nhill VIC

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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: 11-12-2019 09:19am AEST