American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Features of Microelement Composition of Ordinary Chernozems of the Azov and Lower Don Regions

Tatiana M. Minkina, Nikolay N. Miroshnichenko, Aleksandr I. Fateev, Galina V. Motuzova, Saglara S. Mandzhieva, Svetlana N. Sushkova and Olga A. Biryukova

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2015.111.115

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 3

Pages 111-115

Abstract

Ordinary chernozems in the Azov Plain have a low background content of mobile zinc compounds, a sufficient supply with copper and an increased content of lead compounds. This specificity of the regional microelement composition is due to the high carbonate content in the soil profiles, the natural enrichment of littoral geochemical landscapes and the effect of the significant sources of microelement emission (Mariupol metallurgical enterprises, Novocherkassk regional power station, etc.). The high buffer capacity of soils in the Azov region significantly mitigates the negative effects of pollution.

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© 2015 Tatiana M. Minkina, Nikolay N. Miroshnichenko, Aleksandr I. Fateev, Galina V. Motuzova, Saglara S. Mandzhieva, Svetlana N. Sushkova and Olga A. Biryukova. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.