Soybean phytoremediation of cadmium polluted agricultural soils

Mihajlov, Ljupco and Zajkova-Paneva, Vesna and Balabanova, Biljana (2015) Soybean phytoremediation of cadmium polluted agricultural soils. Yearbook, Faculty of Agriculture, Goce Delcev University -Stip. ISSN 1857-8608

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Soil pollution with cadmium is a result of the strengthened industrial development, especially in the areas of drilling, exploitation and processing of mineral raw materials. On the territory of the Republic of Macedonia there are several areas with significant higher content of cadmium in the soil, including the vicinity of the mine lead and zinc “Zletovo” near the town of Probištip. Phytoremediation is one of the most convenient techniques for remediation of heavy metals from contaminated soils. The main purpose of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of soybean varieties for phytoremediation of agricultural soils with higher content of cadmium. For that purpose, three soybean varieties with short vegetation were used: Pella, Avigea and OW in association with rhyzobacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum. The total and available content of cadmium were determined in separate parts of the plant (root, stem, leaf, seed and pod). Additionally, physicochemical analyses were conducted for determination soil properties. The analysis showed that varieties Pella and OW had higher potential for phytostabilization/ phytoextraction of cadmium from the soil.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Biljana Balabanova
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 15:20
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 15:20

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