Nutritional status of wheat on acid and limed soils in southern NSW


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) LJC Castleman, BJ Scott, W Slattery and MK Conyers
Year(s) 1998
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Young, NSW
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Nutritional status of wheat on acid and limed soils in southern NSW locations

To report on the nutritional status of wheat at three sites where lime was applied at a range of rates in either 1982 or 1983 and again in 1996.

Key messages
  • Zn status in wheat may need to be monitored where lime is used, as the addition of high lime rates depressed Zn concentrations.
  • However, lime application increased K and had no effect on Mg concentrations.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Department of Agriculture NSW
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition

The project was supported by NSW Agriculture, Agriculture Victoria and GRDC.

Other trial partners Agriculture Victoria


Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration: Application
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Young 1998

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Soil amelioration

Sites were limed once in either1982 (Henty and Ryan) or 1983 (Young) at a range of lime rates. All sites were relimed in 1996 to give factorial combinations of rates of "old" and "new" lime treatments. Lime was incorporated by rotary hoe to a nominal 10cm depth. Additional treatments included high lime rates with a lime mixed with magnesium carbonate mixture (3:1, respectively, by weight), equivalent in neutralizing capacity to the maximum lime rate applied at the site.

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