Quantifying the impact of high manganese (Mn) on canola under field conditions

Juan Moroni, Mark Conyers, G Poile, N Wratten

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Abstract

Quantifying the impact of high soil manganese (Mn) on canola (Brassica napus) is a pre-requisite for validating breeding for manganese tolerance. High Mn is prevalent in acid soils and varies widely during the season making it difficult to predict when or where it will occur and how high the soil Mn concentration will be. A foliar spray method is under development to empirically evaluate the impact of Mn toxicity on canola yield. This preliminary results hinted at the possibility of canola yield being reduced by a decline in leaf area index (LAI) induced by Mn toxicity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Assembly
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Foods, Changing Climate, Changing Canola
EditorsRob Norton Wayne Burton, Angela Worthy Angela Worthy
Place of PublicationBallarat, Australia
PublisherThe Assembly
Pages186-188
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781875477548
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralian Research Assembly on Brassicas (ARAB) - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Duration: 14 Sep 200916 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Research Assembly on Brassicas (ARAB)
CountryAustralia
Period14/09/0916/09/09

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    Moroni, J., Conyers, M., Poile, G., & Wratten, N. (2009). Quantifying the impact of high manganese (Mn) on canola under field conditions. In R. N. W. Burton, & A. W. A. Worthy (Eds.), 16th Assembly: Changing Foods, Changing Climate, Changing Canola (pp. 186-188). The Assembly.