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Heavy metals in some vegetable crops as influenced by municipal waste composts



Heavy metals in some vegetable crops as influenced by municipal waste composts



Acta Horticulturae (222): 51-62



In pot trials in a greenhouse, peat, sand and loam substrates were enriched with 4 different amounts (2.5, 5, 10 or 20% by weight) of municipal waste compost (MWC). The experimental crops, lamb's lettuce spinach, carrots, radishes, bush beans and tomatoes, were grown successively in these substrates. Even the high levels of MWC had little effect on the pH of the substrates, but increases in Zn, Cu, Pb and Ni were noticeable.

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