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Internet search solves wheat deficiency puzzle
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What began as a quick internet search to learn more about the possible causes behind the leaf spotting that was affecting wheat in north-west NSW has led to a new discovery for Australia - that a lack of the nutrient chloride may not only cause spotting, but may also lead to delayed flowering and increased lodging... Chloride deficiency in bread wheat can affect yields without producing any leaf spots.].. A lack of chloride can also affect moisture regulation in the plant because chloride helps open and shut the stomata (the plant's valves) keeping moisture in," he says...
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