Efficacy of zinc oxide as fertilisers


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) T McBeath and M McLaughlin
Year(s) 2012
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) University of Adelaide glasshouse, SA
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Efficacy of zinc oxide as fertilisers locations

To report on strategies for improving zinc nutrition with zinc oxide fertilisers.

Key messages
  • Zinc oxide fertilisers had lower solubility and dissolution than zinc sulphates.
  • Zinc oxide was as effective as zinc sulphate if it was mixed with the soil but not when banded near the seed.
  • Zinc sulphate would be preferable to zinc oxide in no-till systems where fertiliser is banded.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation University of Adelaide
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


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

University of Adelaide glasshouse 2012

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

Zinc oxide, zinc sulphate

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Trial last modified: 21-10-2019 09:02am AEST