Copper deficiency symptoms in wheat


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) P King
Year(s) 1974
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 2, Adelaide, SA
Copper deficiency symptoms in wheat locations

To describe symptoms of copper deficiency.

Key messages
  • Copper deficiency is common in wheat in South Australia and yield increases are common after copper is applied.
  • Responses are observed on a range of sandy soils, especially siliceous and calcareous sands, sand over clay and soils containing ironstone.
  • Symptoms of copper deficiency include wilting during early growth, leaf dieback after wilting, withertip (sterile ear tip and yellow/white ear tips), whiteheads, curved ears and heads pointing toward the ground, and blackening (melanism) of lower parts of leaves.
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 Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Adelaide 1974

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

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Trial last modified: 10-06-2019 11:14am AEST