Zinc deficiency predisposes winter cereals to Rhizoctonia root rot


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) P Thongbai, M Webb and R Graham
Year(s) 1993
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 2, Wangary, SA
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Zinc deficiency predisposes winter cereals to Rhizoctonia root rot locations

To identify the link between zinc deficiency and Rhizoctonia bare patch.

Key messages
  • Correction of zinc deficiency in a barley crop increased grian yield and reduced Rhizoctonia bare patch.
  • In glasshouse experiments, increasing wheat shoot zinc to 20 mg/kg dry matter strongly suppressed damage to roots by the Rhizoctonia fungus.
  • Experiments also showed that the zinc was ot toxic to the fungus but instead improved root growth.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation University of Adelaide
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners CSIRO


Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Wangary 1993

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

Zinc sulphate

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Trial last modified: 09-10-2019 10:31am AEST