Heavy Metals and Fruit Trees

MEK104 at psuvm.psu.edu MEK104 at psuvm.psu.edu
Tue Oct 20 14:48:56 EST 1992


cpotter at ncsa.uiuc.edu (Clint Potter) Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1992 19:09:08 GMT
Requested info:

> I am after a information on the effects of heavy metals in the soil on fruit
> trees.

> Are metals like Pb and Cd detrimental to the growth of trees like apples,
> peaches and pears?  Is there any research on tolerable concentrations of
> these elements?  Are these metals likely to migrate to the fruit?  What type
> of soil test should be done?  Is total Pb and total Cd adequate?

> Thank you for any information or references.

> Clint Potter cpotter at ncsa.uiuc.edu

Check a recent review article :

       W. H. O. Ernst et al., 1992.  Metal tolerance in plants.
       Acta Botanica Neerlandica 41:229-248.

If it doesn't provide you with the info you need, it may lead you to other
sources in the literature cited.

Mark Kubiske



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