Mineral fertilizers with iron influence spring rape, maize and soil properties

Barbara Filipek-Mazur , Monika Tabak , Małgorzata Koncewicz-Baran , Aneta Bobowiec


Because of low content of available iron (Fe) in soils and its poor mobility in plants, iron fertilization is necessary. Different forms of iron (mineral salts, chelates, nanomaterials) and fertilization strategies (soil and foliar application of solid or liquid fertilizers) are used. The effect of solid mineral fertilizers (A: a mixture of ammonium nitrate and dolomite; B: a mixture of ammonium nitrate and sulfate) enriched with iron sulfate was assessed during a three-year pot experiment. Iron addition did not change the yield of spring rape (first year) or maize (second and third year) significantly, and the effect on iron content in the plants was ambiguous. Fertilizer B with iron had the greatest yield-forming effect, increasing the yield of aboveground parts by 355–874%, and of roots by 211–692% in particular years. All fertilizers (especially containing sulfur) acidified the soil. After the experiment, pH of the soil fertilized with sulfur was 4.1, and of the unfertilized soil – 5.2. Iron addition increased the content of mobile and exchangeable iron in the soil by 12–110% and 2–58%, respectively, but not the content of the fraction bound to MnOx. Combination of sulfur and iron fertilization has a potential to improve soil abundance and plant yield.
Author Barbara Filipek-Mazur (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Barbara Filipek-Mazur,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Monika Tabak (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Monika Tabak,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Małgorzata Koncewicz-Baran (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Małgorzata Koncewicz-Baran,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
, Aneta Bobowiec (FoAaE / DoAaECh)
Aneta Bobowiec,,
- Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
Journal seriesArchives of Agronomy and Soil Science, ISSN 0365-0340, e-ISSN 1476-3567, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishPlant yield, fertilization, iron sulfate, available Fe
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science; 1111 Soil Science
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03650340.2019.1571268?journalCode=gags20
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.854; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.681 (2) - 2018=1.622 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland and the Company Grupa Azoty S.A
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