Relations between Pb, Zn, and Cu content in the soil and plants of allotment gardens
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Department of Agricultural Ecology, University of Agriculture, Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Depattment of Grassland, University of Agriculture, Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Publication date: 2020-08-25
Acta Agroph. 2001, (51), 159–164
Research was carried out in 1998 on the area of 10 allotments situated within the limits of the city of Lublin. Representative soil samples, as well as samples of white cabbage and carrot roots were collected. Content of lead, zinc, and copper were analysed in the samples. On the basis of chemical analysis, it was observed that quantities of lead and zinc were usually higher than average in the same type soils in non-polluted areas. Copper content in the soil did not exceed the average values. The natural content of metals was usually not exceeded in plants. However, samples of white cabbage taken from the ''Nasza Zdobycz" and "Sygnał" allotments, where the amount of lead was higher than 1 mg kg–1 of dry mass were an exception.