Effect of Long-term Fertilizer Application on the Concentration and Solubility of Major and Trace Elements in a Cultivated Andisol

Akira Takeda, Hirofumi Tsukada, Yuichi Takaku, Shun'ichi Hisamatsu, Jiro Inaba, Akira Takeda, Masami Nanzyo, Toyokazu Uemura

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Abstract

The concentrations and solubility of major and trace elements in soils collected from a field for long-term experiments maintained for more than 60 years and the neighboring area were investigated in order to reveal the influence of soil management on their behavior in soils. No obvious differences in the element concentrations in soils were observed except for P and U, whose concentrations were elevated in the surface soils of the experimented field because of the long-term application of phosphate fertilizers. Soil acidification associated with the successive applications of potentially acid fertilizers had changed the solubility of many elements as follows: the solubility of Li, Be, Al, Mn, Co, Zn, Y, Cd, Ba and rare earth elements increased, while the solubility of P, As, Se, Nb, Sb, Mo and V increased by liming. In the uncultivated soils, the concentrations of Fe, Zr, Nb, Hf and Th in the water extracts were relatively high, and a certain amount of these elements in the water extracts may occur in colloidal forms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalSoil Science and Plant Nutrition
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Andisol
  • Field for long-term experiments
  • Solubility
  • Trace elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

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