Iron and Chromium Uptake by Crops on Well Drained Soils and on Poorly Drained Wetland Soils

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In two upland crops, corn (maize) and sugarbeets, a drastic increase in iron content of the above-ground parts was found below a limiting zinc content(18, 11, 24). Above that limit, there was no relation between these two. Only in corn roots, higher iron contents were recorded as zinc contents dropped to a deficiency limit. At still lower Zn contents, iron contents in the roots dropped again, in the same treatments in which a drastic Fe increase occurred in the above-ground parts.


Rice Plant Iron Content Rice Straw Zinc Deficiency Rice Root 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Rice Research InstituteManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.Hamburg UniversityHamburg 13W. Germany

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