Interactions between cultural treatments and zinc deficiency on a black earth


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) J Leslie and M Whitehouse
Year(s) 1966
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Willowvale, QLD
Interactions between cultural treatments and zinc deficiency on a black earth locations

To review of zinc and crop production on the Darling Downs.

Key messages
  • Zinc deficiency occurs on many heavy textured soils in the cereal areas of Queensland.
  • Zinc deficiency is greater after long fallows and much reduced in double crop systems .
  • In linseed zinc deficiency has been associated with potassium, manganese and occasionally phosphorus deficiency. But in wheat only zinc deficiency has been recognised.
  • Zinc foliar sprays are thought to be the best solution.
  • The positive effect of double cropping is thought to relate to root factors.
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 Not specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Willowvale 1966

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

zinc sulphate

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