Assessment of the Zn status of chickpea by plant analysis


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) HR Khan, GK McDonald and Z Rengel
Year(s) 1998
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) University of Adelaide , SA
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Assessment of the Zn status of chickpea by plant analysis locations

To determine the critical concentration of zinc for plant growth in chickpea shoots

Key messages
  • Genotypes of chickpea were grown at 5 levels of zinc in the glasshouse.
  • After 8 weeks of growth chlorosis occurred in the zero zinc treatments.
  • The critical concentration in the shoot tissue associated with 90% of maximum growth was 20 mg per kilogram at the flowering stage.
  • In a 2nd experiment to genotypes were grown at 3 zinc levels and to moisture regime.s.
  • The critical zinc concentration institutes was 21 mg per kilogram and thus neither genotype nor soil moisture influence the critical zinc concentration.
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 Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

University of Adelaide 1998

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

zinc sulphate

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