Soil micronutrient availability to crops affected by long-term inorganic and organic fertilizer applications
B. Rutkowska, W. Szulc, T. Sosulski, W. Stępieńhttps://doi.org/10.17221/914/2013-PSECitation:Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Sosulski T., Stępień W. (2014): Soil micronutrient availability to crops affected by long-term inorganic and organic fertilizer applications. Plant Soil Environ., 60: 198-203.
The effects of mineral and organic fertilization on the contents of Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, B and Mo in soil and in the soil solution as well as on availability of these elements for crops were investigated in the long-term field trial. The highest contents of Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu in soil and soil solution were observed in the treatment with the lowest pH (NPK). In this same combination the content of B and Mo was the lowest. The concentration of Zn, B and Fe in the soil solution significantly increased under farmyard manure application. Liming significantly decreased contents extractable by 1 mol/L HCl forms of Mn and Zn and significantly increase the content of Mo in the soil. Regardless of fertilization applied, microelement concentrations in the soil solution are sufficient for fulfilling nutritional needs of plants cultivated during the trial.Keywords:
microelements; plant; soil solution; long-term fertilization