Cadmium and zinc uptake of rye-grass as related to soil type and different land use

Szilárd Szabó, Csaba Ágoston, Mihály Braun, Péter Keresztúri, György Szabó

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The results of a small-pot experiment of cadmium-loading (5 -1) with the addition of zinc (5 -1) carried out are introduced in this paper. For this, soil samples were taken from 4 sites of plough-land, grassland and forest land-use types. Accumulation characteristics of the two metals as well as their interaction with the soil properties were analysed. The results show that land-use has significant effect on zinc uptake. There is close correlation between the zinc and cadmium uptake of plants as well as that cadmium concentration of soils plays an important role in it. Zinc shows positive correlation while cadmium shows negative correlation with organic matter. Beside organic colloids, inorganic colloids i.e. clay fraction also showed close correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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