Minerals for sustainable grain yield and grain quality (2005)

Batten, G Campbell, L


This CRC project was investigating Minerals for sustainable grain yield and grain quality. The two main objectives of the project were to develop a plant nutrient symptoms diagnosis protocol and develop a nutrient-based model of sustainable rice production. The project aimed to provide data which could be included in a model for a sustainable rice industry and review the role and importance of micro and macro-elements. The strategies adopted during this study included fertilizer inputs, management options, new genotypes, and linkages with foreign scientists. The method used to undertake the project included, field trials, laboratory trial and quality analysis. Literature reviews and evaluating grains from trials around the world. The project confirms the need for a reliable key to the possible nutrient deficiency symptoms which may occur in Australian rice varieties.