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Effects of nitrogen fertilization on heavy metal content of corn grains

Rui Yu-kui, Zhang Fu-suo, Shen Jian-bo

College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing; Key Laboratory of Plant Nutrition, MOA, Beijing; Key Laboratory of Plant- Soil Interactions, MOE, Beijing 100193, P.R China.

* Corresponding Author:Address Correspondence to: Rui Yu-kui, Yuanmingyuan Xilu No. 2, Haidian District, Beijing City, P.R.China. Tel: 8610-62733617; Fax: 8610-62731016; e-mail: .

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2009, 78(all), 101-104.


Nitrogen fertilization has played a significant role in increasing crop yield, and solving problems of hunger and malnutrition worldwide. However, excessive nitrogen inputs do not significantly increase crop yields but may lead to many serious environmental problems. The effects of nitrogen fertilization rate were studied on heavy metal content of corn grains. Our results show that nitrogen fertilization management is beneficial for reducing production costs, protecting the environment, and improving the quality of farm products.


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Yu-kui, R., Fu-suo, Z., Jian-bo, S. (2009). Effects of nitrogen fertilization on heavy metal content of corn grains. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 78(all), 101–104.


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