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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2017 Vol.18 No.10 P.897-905


Effects of split applications of nitrogen fertilizers on the Cd level and nutritional quality of Chinese cabbage

Author(s):  Shi-kai Fan, Jun Zhu, Wen-hao Tian, Mei-yan Guan, Xian-zhi Fang, Chong-wei Jin

Affiliation(s):  College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China

Corresponding email(s):   jincw@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Fertilization method, Cadmium (Cd), Nitrogen (N), Nutritional quality

Shi-kai Fan, Jun Zhu, Wen-hao Tian, Mei-yan Guan, Xian-zhi Fang, Chong-wei Jin. Effects of split applications of nitrogen fertilizers on the Cd level and nutritional quality of Chinese cabbage[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2017, 18(10): 897-905.

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cadmium (Cd) contamination in soil is an increasingly serious problem. Management of plant nutrients has been proposed as a potentially promising strategy for minimizing Cd accumulation in crops grown in contaminated soil. This study investigated the effects of split applications of nitrogen (N) fertilizers on the Cd concentration in Chinese cabbage (Brassica chinensis L.) plants grown in Cd-contaminated soil. Compared with single applications, split applications of ammonium or urea resulted in significantly lower Cd concentrations, and higher biomass production and antioxidant-associated nutritional quality in the edible plant parts. However, when nitrate was used as the N fertilizer, there were no significant differences between the split and single applications for the same parameters. We conclude that a split application could be more beneficial than a single application method when ammonium or urea is used as the N fertilizer for vegetable cultivation in Cd-contaminated soil.




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[40]Fig. S1 Effects of the N fertilization methods on soil pH

[41]Fig. S2 pH buffer capacity of the soil

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