J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 1099 - 1102

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 1099
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030492

Interaction of copper (Cu) on the dynamic behavior of mineral nutrients in soil-plant system

S.P.M.W. Prince and S.K. Dave

Department of Environmental Sciences, Institute of Science and Technology for Advanced Studies and Research (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120, Anand, Gujarat, India

A pot culture experiment was carried out to assess the influence of soil added copper (Cu) on the availability and transport of mineral nutrients (MNs) such as Na, K, Ca, Mg, P and N. The results showed that the influence of Cu in the rhizosphere environment on the dynamic behavior of mineral nutrients is concentration dependent. Increasing levels of Cu in the soil increases the availability of Na, K, Mg and P. whereas the availability of Ca was affected. As far as the mobility of MNs is concerned, Cu in soil increases the soil to leaf mobility of Ca and N, whereas it affected the mobility of Na, K and Mg. The influence of Cu on the mobility of P from the soil to leaf shown to be neutral.

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