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Evidence that transplanted oilseed rape (Brassica napus) has a higher external zinc requirement than direct sown plants

Mulyati, , Bell, R.W. and Huang, L. (1997) Evidence that transplanted oilseed rape (Brassica napus) has a higher external zinc requirement than direct sown plants. In: Ando, T., Fujita, K., Mae, T., Matsumoto, H., Mori, S. and Sekiya, J., (eds.) Plant nutrition for sustainable food production and environment : proceedings of the XIII International plant nutrition colloquium, 13-17 September 1997, Tokyo, Japan. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 275-276.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0047-9_78
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Abstract

In previous field experiments in China, there were strong relative responses of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) to zinc (Zn) at the rosette stage, and a weakening of the response with time suggesting that oilseed rape experienced a temporary Zn deficiency after transplanting. In the present study, the objective was to test the hypothesis that transplanted oilseed rape had a higher fertilizer Zn requirement for maximum growth during its recovery from transplanting than direct sown plants. Early root growth of transplanted seedlings required higher external Zn for maximum growth than that of direct sown seedlings. In conclusion, transplanted oilseed rape appears to be especially sensitive to Zn deficiency.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19675
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