Zinc sulphate on wheat


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) H Forster
Year(s) 1939
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) University of Adelaide , SA
Zinc sulphate on wheat locations

To establish importance of zinc fertiliser to crop production.

Key messages
  • Comprehensive fertiliser trial at >20 sites across the Wimmera and elsewhere in Victoria in 1938 .
  • Results showed that Wimmera soils were responsive to zinc but not other areas of the State.
  • Under low rainfall conditions 5-10 lbs/acre were as effective as higher application rates of zinc sulphate.
  • Increased yields are to be expected when superphosphate and zinc are applied together on most black soils in the Wimmera.
  • Effects on oats, clover and peas were greater than for wheat.
  • Red and loamy soils responded variably the zinc application
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


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

University of Adelaide 1939

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

Zinc sulphate

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