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Abdollahi A, Norouzi Masir M, Taghavi M, Moezzi A. Effect of Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Zinc Sulfate Chemical Fertilizer on Zinc Speciation in Soil and Uptake of Zinc in Wheat. JWSS. 2020; 24 (2) :87-103
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3757-en.html
1. Department of soil Science, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran. , mnm.scu@gmail.com
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Nowadays, one of the ways to confront with the micronutrients deficiency is application of Nano materials to increase the availability of elements such as zinc for plants.  Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the effect of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles and zinc sulfate chemical fertilizer on the zinc chemical forms in soil solution phase and its correlation with zinc concentrations and uptake in wheat. This study was carried out in a completely randomized design with three replications. Treatment consisted of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles of Hydroxyl (OH), Carboxyl (COOH) and Amine (NH2), each at three levels (100, 200 and 300 mg.kg-1), ZnSO4 (40 kg.ha-1) and Control (without using iron oxide nanoparticles). At the end of the cultivation period, soil chemical properties such as pH, soil available zinc and dissolved organic carbon and concentrations and the uptake of zinc in plant were measured. The results showed that pH, available zinc and dissolved organic carbon content of soil solution were significantly affected by the treatments. The results obtained from the Visual MINTEQ Geochemical model showed that the highest amount of the free form of zinc (Zn2+) was obtained at the level of 300 mg.kg-1 of carboxyl iron oxide nanoparticles. Also, the experimental treatments significantly influenced the concentration of Zn-DOM species. The positive and significant correlation between Zn+2 and Zn- DOC species with the concentration and total Zn uptake of wheat indicated that these pools of Zn could be liable species in soil. The results of this study, therefore, showed that the application of functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles could help to improve soil conditions in order to increase the zinc availability for plants.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2018/07/28 | Accepted: 2019/09/30 | Published: 2020/07/31

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