Copper-zinc interactions in wheat, rye and triticale

1981

Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) P Harry and R Graham
Year(s) 1981
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 2, Adelaide, SA
Copper-zinc interactions in wheat, rye and triticale locations
Aims

To compare growth responses of three cereals at low and high levels of zinc and copper.

Key messages
  • Wheat, rye and triticale were grown in three Australian soils at low and high levels of trace elements.
  •  All basal nutrients were supplied in copper and zinc added at 4 mg/pot.
  • Addition of copper alone greatly increased pollen viability.
  • Addition of zinc alone either decreased pollen viability or had no effect.
  • The results confirm the tolerance of rye to extremes of soil pH and to both copper and zinc deficiency.
  • In all environments adding zinc alone aggravated copper deficiency.
  • Genotypic differences in copper zinc interaction showed up most strongly in soils of pH 7 and 9.
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

Method

Crop types Triticale
Rye
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Adelaide 1981 Triticale

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

Adelaide 1981 Rye

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

Adelaide 1981 Wheat

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



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