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The Effect of Soil Moisture Content Upon the Uptake of Molybdenum, Copper, and Cobalt by Alsike Clover1


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  1. Vol. 27 No. 6, p. 679-683
    Received: Jan 28, 1963
    Accepted: Apr 5, 1963

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  1. Joe Kubota,
  2. E. R. Lemon and
  3. W. H. Allaway2



The effect of soil moisture level on the uptake of Mo, Cu, and Co by alsike clover was investigated in a greenhouse experiment with two Brown Podzolic soils from New Hampshire and a Weisenboden and a Brown soil from Nevada. A wet soil condition increased the Mo in the soil solution and plant Mo content on all four soils. The Co concentration in the soil solution was higher in pots maintained at the high moisture level than at the low moisture level. This increase in Co concentration with soil wetness was reflected in alsike clover, over four cuttings, on the two Brown Podzolic soils, but not in plants from the two Nevada soils. Copper contents in the plants and in the soil solution did not differ consistently because of soil wetness.

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