Soil Use and Management

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 22:10
Tropical peatlands are unique and globally important ecosystems for carbon storage, that are generally considered nutrient poor. However, different nutrient and heavy metal concentrations in these complex ecosystems and their interactions with carbon emissions are largely unknown. The objective of this research was to explore the concentrations of macro‐ and micro‐nutrients and other heavy metals...
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:10
This study focused on the physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of soils from different grasslands in the Budapest area. Our aim was to assess the influence of anthropogenic activities on these soils by comparing three types of site: urban, green‐urban, and non‐urban. From these sites, a total of 72 topsoil samples were collected and analyzed. The results indicated that many...
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 22:09
Accidental flowback water spills can cause serious soil pollution. Nickel (Ni) is one of the common heavy metal components in the flowback water. However, the behavior and mechanism of Ni in flowback water in dolomite‐derived laterite soil is poorly understood. In this study, laterite soils were selected from a Cambrian dolomite strata in China.Column experiments and synthetic flowback water were...
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 03:17
The unsustainable use of phosphate‐based fertilizers can lead to the depletion of accessible phosphorous reserves and cause environmental problems. As well as finding new phosphate supplies, we ought to be prioritizing sustainable phosphate‐based fertilizers. By adopting microbial, physical and chemical modifications, low‐solubility phosphate minerals could be used in an efficient way for...
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 03:19
This study focused on the effects of biochar (BC) application on soil chemical properties and mobilization of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in the paddy soil. BC was applied at the rate of 0, 10, 20 and 40 t ha‐1, respectively. BC application caused significant increase in soil organic carbon contents (SOC), pH, nitrate nitrogen (NO3‐‐N), and available phosphorus contents (AP) in the top and...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:16
The likelihood of co‐selection for antibiotic resistance induced by heavy metals is a potential threat to human health, however direct evidence of heavy metal induced co‐selection of antibiotic resistance is lacking in soil. By using a metagenomic sequencing approach, zinc (Zn) driven co‐selection of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in soil was investigated through a microcosm experiment where...