Changes of nitrate and cadmium content in carrots as related to soil and climatic factors
Włodzimierz Sady*, Rafał Grys*, Stanisław Rożek**
**Department of Soil Cultivation and Fertilization
**Department of Plant Physiology
**Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Cracow, Poland
In 1996-1998 nitrate and cadmium content in carrot storage roots and in
carrot pulp were investigated in relation to physicochemical properties of
the soil and climatic conditions. In carrot pulp a slightly higher nitrate
level and considerably lower (by 42%) cadmium content than in the roots
were observed. An increase in organic matter in the soil was accompanied
by an increase in nitrate level in the carrot roots. The pH of the soil as
well as saturation of the exchange sorption complex were significantly
negativelly correlated with the cadmium content determined in carrot roots.
Sady W., Grys R., Rożek S., 1999. Changes of nitrate and cadmium content in carrots as
related to soil and climatic factors. Folia Horticulturae 11/2: 105-114.