A review of copper deficiency of wheat in the Inglewood Shire


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Trial details

Researcher(s) G Harris
Year(s) 1989
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Toowoomba, QLD
A review of copper deficiency of wheat in the Inglewood Shire locations

A review of copper deficiency in the region and procedures for correcting it in wheat.

Key messages
  • Copper deficiency of wheat on the Western Downs is found on grey or grey-brown (brigalow-belah) clays.
  • EDTA-NH4HCO3 extractant provides the most suitable soil test for assessing copper levels in soils.
  • Using this method soils with <0.3 ppm copper would be responsive to copper fertiliser.
  • Yield and profit on responsive soils is maximised by 2 foliar sprays of a 1% copper sulphate solution at 1 kg/ha.
  • No soil samples from of 53 sites sampled in the region between 1983 and 1986 indicated copper deficiency.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Queensland Department of Primary Industries
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


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

Toowoomba 1989

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

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