Response of durum wheat to different levels of zinc and crown rot


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) M Al-Fahdawi, J Able, M Evans and A Able
Year(s) 2014
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) University of Adelaide glasshouse, SA
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Response of durum wheat to different levels of zinc and crown rot locations

An exploration of the relationships between zinc deficiency crown rot in general type in durum wheat

Key messages
  • The critical zinc concentration in shoots ranged from 22 to 29 mg /kilogram across the 5 durum varieties.
  • There was no difference in shoot zinc concentration of the 5 varieties within any of the zinc treatments, ranging from 0.025 to 5 mg / kilogram of soil.
  • There was some evidence that zinc sensitive genotypes were more likely to suffer from crown rot.
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: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

University of Adelaide glasshouse 2014

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

Zinc sulphate

Trial last modified: 21-10-2019 09:01am AEST