The use of a zinc-efficient wheat cultivar as an adaptation to calcareous subsoil: a glasshouse study

2010

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) RE Holloway, RD Graham, T McBeath and D Brace
Year(s) 2010
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 2, Adelaide, SA
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The use of a zinc-efficient wheat cultivar as an adaptation to calcareous subsoil: a glasshouse study locations
Aims

To examine the effective Zn concentration required for different wheat genotypes.

Key messages
  • Zinc-efficient (Excalibur) and inefficient (Gatcher) wheat cultivars grown in calcareous subsoil with low micronutrient levels, high pH and B.
  • Treatments were +/- basal nutrients (exc Zn) and +/-Zn.
  • Gatcher produced 47% more DM tops and double the root length density of Excalibur by maturity Excalibur was far more efficient in Zn uptake and seven times more efficient than Gatcher in partitioning zinc to grain.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified

Method

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

Adelaide 2010

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



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