THE BACKGROUND LEVELS OF HEAVY METALS IN VERTISOLS UNDER MEDITERRANEAN TYPE OF CLIMATE IN THE REGION OF TURKEY

2003, 4 (4)   p. 289-296

CUMHUR AYDINALP, MALCOLM CRESSER

Abstract

Vertisols are important agricultural soils in the region. These soils are under various vegetables, sunflower and wheat cultivation. Fifteen soil sites were selected in this research. This research was carried out to determine background levels of total and DTPA extractable Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Pb, Co, and Cd with some important soil properties.

Keywords

vertisols, heavy metals, pollution

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