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Heavy metal contents of some soils of tomato growing fields in Hai district, Tanzania, as influenced by duration of use of metal-containing fungicides

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dc.contributor.author Munisi, N.
dc.contributor.author Semu, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-18T05:43:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-18T05:43:26Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1876
dc.description Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences 200l, Vol. 5(1) : 1-8 en_US
dc.description.abstract Hai district is one of the major vegetable producing areas of Tanzania. Copper fungicides have been used for a long time in the district, but no studies have been conducted to evaluate accumulation of Cu in the soils in that district. This study was, therefore, initiated-to survey and-to document the status of fungicide use in some tomato fields. Generally, the total or DTPA extractable Cu contents were significantly (P < 0.05) higher in fungicide-treated, soils than in control soil, the levels reaching 7305 mg total Cu/kg soil where fungicides have been used for 15 to 30 years (long-term use). The total and extractable Cu contens of the soils increased with increasing duration of Cu fungicide use. This resulted in lower microbial populations with increasing duration of fungicide use, the populations decreasing from log10 = 6.4 in control soils to log10 = 5.1 in long-term use soils, Zinc and manganese did not show clear trends. There was no significant relationship between total or DTPA-extractable Cu, Zn or Mn and soil pH. Total Cu was significantly and positively correlated with organic carbon, while total Mn was significantly but negatively correlated with organic carbon. It is conclud that long-term use of Cu fungicides in Hai district has resulted in a build-up of Cu residues in the soils, and this may impair microbial processes in those soils. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Heavy metals en_US
dc.subject Heavy metal-containing fungicides en_US
dc.subject Tomato microbial populations en_US
dc.subject Pollution en_US
dc.title Heavy metal contents of some soils of tomato growing fields in Hai district, Tanzania, as influenced by duration of use of metal-containing fungicides en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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