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Title: Assessing changes in Cd phytoavailability to tomato in amended calcareous soils.
Author: Moral Herrero, Raul
Cortés Lucas, Amparo
Gomez Lucas, Ignacio
Mataix-Beneyto, J.
Keywords: Biodisponibilitat
Contaminació dels sòls
Metalls pesants
Soil pollution
Heavy metals
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: A plot study was conducted to assess changes in Cd phytoavailability to a tomato cultivar in an agricultural soil in Southeastern Spain amended in two different ways (A and B), under controlled conditions. The experimental soil corresponded to a fine-loamy carbonatic thermic Calcidic Haploxeroll (Soil Survey Staff, 1998). A) Soil was amended with a single application of sewage sludge from a municipal source that had a total Cd concentration of 0.5 mg kg-1 at a rate that represented a final average concentration in the mixture of soil and sludge of less than 50 µg Cd kg-1. B) The amendment consisted of the addition of a mineral fertiliser with the same amount of NPK as in the sewage sludge application. The final levels of Cd were supposed to be negligible. A plot series without amendments was also performed (C). DTPA plus triethanolamine, and ammonium acetate extractable fractions in soils were analysed for all the plots. The time-dependent Cd accumulation in different parts of the tomato plants was studied by means of a Cd salt treatment. For each block (A, B, and C) four levels of Cd (0, 3, 30, 100 mg kg-1) were added as CdCl2. There was a significant increase in plant Cd after the initial cropping. Tomato stems, leaves and fruits were analysed separately for Cd determination. Differential Cd distribution and accumulation in tomato parts was detected.
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It is part of: Bioresource Technology, 2002, vol. 85, núm. 1, p. 63-68
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ISSN: 0960-8524
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