Eurasian Soil Science

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 407–417 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Migration Capacity of Zn in the Soil–Plant System

  • V. S. Anisimov
  • L. N. Anisimova
  • L. M. Frigidova
  • D. V. Dikarev
  • R. A. Frigidov
  • Yu. N. Korneev
  • A. I. Sanzharov
  • S. P. Arysheva
Soil Chemistry


The mobility and migration capacity of Zn in the soil-plant system were studied in a series of pot experiments with barley as a test plant. The parameters of Zn accumulation depending on the metal concentrations in soils and soil solutions were estimated by soil and water culture methods. Experiments with barley in water culture were performed on a nutrient (soil) solution extracted from soddy-podzolic soil (Albic Retisol (Loamic, Ochric)) to which Zn2+ was added to reach working concentrations increasing from 0.07 to 430 μM. Different responses of barley plants to changes in the concentration of Zn in the studied soil were identified. Ranges of the corresponding concentrations in the soil and aboveground barley biomass were determined. Parameters of Zn accumulation by test plants were determined depending on the metal content in soddypodzolic soil and the soil solution. A new method was proposed for evaluating the buffer capacity of soils with respect to a heavy metal (Zn) using test plants (BCS(P)Zn). The method was used to evaluate the buffering capacity of loamy sandy soddy-podzolic soil. The considered methodological approach offers opportunities for using data obtained during the agroecological monitoring of agricultural lands with heavy metals (HMs), including the contents of exchangeable HMs and macroelements (C and Mg) in soils and concentrations of HMs and (Ca + Mg) in plants, in the calculation of the buffering capacity of the surveyed soils for HMs.


zinc soil barley mobility concentration potential buffering capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Anisimov
    • 1
  • L. N. Anisimova
    • 1
  • L. M. Frigidova
    • 1
  • D. V. Dikarev
    • 1
  • R. A. Frigidov
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Korneev
    • 1
  • A. I. Sanzharov
    • 1
  • S. P. Arysheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Russian Institute of Agricultural Radiology and AgroecologyObninskRussia

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