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Trace Elements in Soils and Factors That Affect Their Availability

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Robert L. Mitchell
Robert L. Mitchell
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Published:
January 01, 1972

Plants are dependent on the local soil, and the intake of farm animals can be regulated, but man draws his food, and so his trace elements, from the most convenient source. Nevertheless, soil is ultimately the primary natural source of trace elements in animals and man. The factors that control their levels in different soils, their availability to plants, and their contents in different plant species are discussed from the point of view of the amounts available to animals and man.

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GSA Special Papers

Geochemical Environment in Relation to Health and Disease

Helen L. Cannon
Helen L. Cannon
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Howard C. Hopps
Howard C. Hopps
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Geological Society of America
Volume
140
ISBN print:
9780813721408
Publication date:
January 01, 1972

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