Soil-applied zinc and copper suppress cadmium uptake and improve the performance of cereals and legumes.

The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of soil-applied Zn and Cu on absorption and accumulation of Cd applied through irrigation water in legume (chickpea and mung bean) and cereal (wheat and maize) crops. The results revealed that Cd in irrigation water at higher levels (2 and 5 mg L-1) significantly (p < 0.05) reduced the plant biomass while the… (More)