Fertiliser placement

2000

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Rohan Rainbow and Matt Dare (SARDI)
Year(s) 2000
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 2, Clare, SA
Fertiliser placement locations
Aims

To conduct a zinc fertiliser program and placement technology demonstration.

Key messages
  • Zinc (Zn) has been shown to be a clear limiting factor in achieving maximum fertiliser response from N and P on all soils sown in the SA Operation FerTill experiment program.
  • Increased wheat grain yield of 4-6% has been achieved with Zn as a coat to DAP applied in each year over 3 years.
  • This clearly questions the current practice of Zn application once every 3-4 years.
  • These results suggest that Zn when used in combination with higher P and application should be considered every year.
  • P and Zn placement are very effective management tools to reduce the severity of Rhizoctonia spp, in crops.
  • Some P and Zn placement in the seed row of cereal crops is beneficial in reducing the severity of Rhizoctonia patch by up to 50%, increasing grain yield.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
Download the trial report to view additional trial information

Method

Crop types Canola
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Clare 2000 Canola

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

Clare 2000 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Download the trial report to view additional method/treatment information



CC BY
Individual Trial Project data and information and OFT metadata are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The data and information accessed through OFT may also be subject to Terms of Use specified by the Trial Contributor,
in which case the Terms of Use of a Trial Contributor take precedence over other information provided on OFT.
Trial last modified: 21-10-2019 09:15am AEST