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Impact of Long- And Short-Term Fertilization and Management Practices on Trace Element Dynamics in Crops And Soils

Show simple item record Tenuta, Mario Sauve, Sebastien Gawalko, Eugene Forge, Thomas A. Flaten, Don Bittman, Shabtai Grant, Cynthia 2010-04-30T13:33:35Z 2010-04-30T13:33:35Z 2010-04-30T13:33:35Z
dc.description S1. Principal investigator: Cynthia Grant en
dc.description.abstract A number of trace elements, such as zinc, iron, copper and manganese are essential nutrients. Other trace elements, such as cadmium, can be detrimental to crops, animals and soil microorganisms. Trace element availability to crops and soil organisms will be affected by soil characteristics, crop management, environmental conditions, fertilization and other agronomic practices. The overall objectives of this study are to determine the long- and short-term impacts of fertilization and agronomic management practices on trace element dynamics in crops and soils. This will help us develop practices to enhance crop quality by increasing crop content of essential nutrients while minimizing crop uptake of Cd. We also aim to evaluate microbial bioindicators of Cd contamination and assess the influence of long-term application of Cd in phosphate fertilizer on soil microbial activity. These studies would improve our understanding of the controls of metal transfer from soil to edible plant parts, of interactions of soil microbial activity with trace element accumulation in crops, and of use of soil microorganisms as indicators of trace element stress. Information could also be used for predictive modeling of Cd accumulation as affected by soil and climate characteristics, Cd addition and P fertilization. en
dc.description.sponsorship Metals in the Human Environment Strategic Network en
dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject Cd en
dc.subject Nutrients en
dc.subject Fertilization en
dc.subject Trace elements en
dc.subject Flax en
dc.subject Soybean en
dc.subject Duram wheat en
dc.title Impact of Long- And Short-Term Fertilization and Management Practices on Trace Element Dynamics in Crops And Soils en
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