The Effects of Soil-Applied Humic Substances to the Dry Weight and Mineral Nutrient Uptake of Maize Plants under Soil-Salinity Conditions

Turan M. A., AŞIK B. B., Katkat A. V., ÇELİK H.

NOTULAE BOTANICAE HORTI AGROBOTANICI CLUJ-NAPOCA, vol.39, no.1, pp.171-177, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.15835/nbha3915812
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-177
  • Keywords: humic substances, maize, nutrient elements, salinity, SALT STRESS, ORGANIC-MATTER, CROP PLANTS, GROWTH, TOLERANCE, ACCUMULATION, CALCIUM, TOMATO, YIELD, ACID
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the soil application of humus substances on the dry weight and the nutrient uptake of selected elements in maize grown under salt stress in greenhouse conditions. Sodium chloride was added to the soil to obtain 0, 15, 30,45 or 60 mM NaCl. Three different doses of solid humus (0, 1 or 2g kg(-1)) were applied to the soil one month prior to planting. High levels of salt (45 and 60 mM NaCl) had negative impacts on the dry weight and the N, P. K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn uptake oldie maize plants. The highest mean dry weight, Mg and Mn uptake were observed for the 1 g humus kg(-1) treatment and the highest mean Cu content was in the 2 g humus kg(-1) treatment. On the contrary, the highest mean uptakes of N and P were found in the soils in which Mimic substances was not added. The interactions of NaCl and the soil humus content were significant for the uptake of Cu (p <= 0.01). and we found that adding humus increased the content fa in maize plants under slight salt stress (15 mM NaCl) (p <= 0.01).