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Copper deficiency : diagnosis and correction

Description

Cu deficiencies exist across the Canadian prairies in particular as well as south into the adjoining American states. Crop yield and quality losses in Alberta alone in both wheat and barley has run into tens of millions of dollars annually. Copper deficiency is a simple problem that can be corrected in most instances with a single application of granular copper-based fertilizer. The effects of this single application can last for up to 10 years or more. Foliar applications of copper fertilizer have to be applied annually to cereal crops growing on copper deficient land. Thousands of provincial producers from Fort Vermillion to Milk River have now seen modest to spectacular yield and quality gains from copper applications on their wheat and barley crops.

Updated

September 1, 1999

Tags
copper copper deficiency fertilizers plant nutrition soil fertility soils

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

9 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

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

Contributor

Solberg, Elson

Contributor

Evans, Ieuan

Contributor

Penny, Doug

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1999-09-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T18:26:05.332604

Date Modified

1999-09-01

Date Issued

1999-09-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

532-3

NEOS catalogue key

2377177

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca