Crop and seed nutrition


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) P King
Year(s) 1994
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Wudinna, SA
Crop and seed nutrition locations

To disucssion observations on barley and manganese in seeds on the Eyre Peninsula.

Key messages
  • Initial barley growth was increased 40-50% and final yield by 10% when using seed with greater nutrients, even on soils not associated with manganese deficiency.
  • Crops can drop into manganese deficiency late in the season with symptoms being pale, floppy leaves.
  • Sufficient concentraiotns are Copper 2-3 ppm in grain and 5ppm in leaf, and for zinc 15ppm in grain and 23-25 ppm in leaf.
  • Zinc is so cheap thatbit is worthwhile treating than taking any risk, at Wudinna this year a headland area not receiving zinc died while the remainder of the crop which received zinc survived the water stress.
  • Trace element deficiencies seem to beexacerbated in dry years.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


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

Wudinna 1994

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

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Trial last modified: 09-10-2019 10:34am AEST