The fate and transformations of zinc added to soils


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) YB Ma and N Uren
Year(s) 1995
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Kalkee, VIC
The fate and transformations of zinc added to soils locations

To develop a new extraction procedure for soil zinc.

Key messages
  • Most of the endogenous zinc in the soil was associated with silicates while zinc added as fertiliser was associated with iron, aluminium and manganese oxides.
  • Zinc recently added to soil in the EDTA extractable fraction decreased over time.
  • Zinc recently added to soils was found to be mor reactive than zinc already in the soil.
  • The transformaiton of reactive zinc to less reactive zinc was primrily attributed to diffucion of zinc cations into microporous solids.
  • Dryindg and rewetting at high temperature may reduce the availability of zinc in soils.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation University of Melbourne
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Kalkee 1995

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

zinc sulphate

Other trial notes

Ma YB, Uren N (1996) The fate and transformations of zinc added to soils. In Soil Science: Raising the Profile. Australian and New Zealand National Soils Conference 1996. Melbourne. Volume 3 pp. 141-142. Australian Society of Soil Science.

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