The merits of seed treatment vs fluid fertiliser


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Trial details

Researcher(s) A Frischke and B Holloway
Year(s) 2001
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 1, Eyre Peninsula, SA
The merits of seed treatment vs fluid fertiliser locations

To compare the effects of fluid fertilisers and seed nutrient treatments on early plant vigour and grain yield for wheat grown from locally sourced or certified seed.

Key messages
  • There were no advantages gained by using seed treatments when sowing wheat with granular NP fertilisers.
  • On grey calcareous soils all fluid fertilisers increased early plant vigour and grain yield, and on red soils fluids containing zinc and manganese increased grain yields.
  • In this season there were no differences in dry matter or yield between crops grown from certified or local seed.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial funding source GRDC UA00087
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Form
  • Fertiliser: Method
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Eyre Peninsula 2001

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

DAP, urea, phos acid, zinc and manganese sulphate

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Trial last modified: 09-10-2019 11:26am AEST