Correction of zinc deficiency in wheat on the Darling Downs, Queensland


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) O Duncan
Year(s) 1967
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Toowoomba, QLD
Correction of zinc deficiency in wheat on the Darling Downs, Queensland locations

To test methods for alleviating zinc deficiency in wheat.

Key messages
  • Zinc sulphate applied as a 1% spray 2-4 weeks after emergence, or drilled with the seed, alleviated the symptoms of zinc deficiency in field trials • Applications five weeks after emergence were not effective.
  • The disorder can also be alleviated by double cropping.
  • Although responses to residual zinc were apparent it is considered more economic to use sprays each year.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Queensland Department of Primary Industries
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Fertiliser: Timing
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Toowoomba 1967

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: 10-06-2019 11:16am AEST