Zinc strategy


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Anonymous
Year(s) 2006
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 4, Hart, SA
Zinc strategy locations

To determine rate and timing of zinc for durum wheat.

Key messages
  • Over a five year period incorporating either foliar or seed coated zinc increased wheat grain zinc concentration above soil applied zinc fertiliser.
  • Neither timing or application type (on seed, in soil or foliar) or rate had any effect on grain yield, protein or screenings at this site.
  • Copper was applied every two years in some treatments but it had no apparent effect on grain yields or grain or tissue copper concentrations.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Cereal: Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fertiliser: Timing
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type
Trial design
Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sowing machinery Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Plot blocking Not specified
Plot randomisation Not specified
Paddock history Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
Seed treatment Not specified
Inoculant Not specified
Tillage Not specified
Other trial notes

Anon. (2006) Zinc strategy. In 'Hart Field Sites Trial Results.' (Ed. Anon.) pp. 14-17. Hart, South Australia.