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Micronutrient requirements of crops

Description

The need for micronutrients in crop production have long been recognized in Alberta. Zinc deficiencies in irrigated beans in southern Alberta were detected in the early 1980s. Research by Alberta Agriculture and Agriculture Canada has clearly shown the need for copper fertilizer particularly for wheat grown on organic soils and on some Black and Grey-Black soils in central Alberta. One million acres may be copper deficient in central Alberta. Some suspected manganese deficiencies are presently being investigated. Continued research and testing is required to identify when various crops will give economic yield increases to additions of micronutrient fertilizers.

Updated

January 1, 1992

Tags
crops micronutrients soil fertility soil nutrients soils

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

7 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

McKenzie, Ross

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1992-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T18:02:20.498200

Date Modified

1992-01-01

Date Issued

1992-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

531-1

NEOS catalogue key

2393979

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca