Plant Sr Isotope Ratios As Affected by the Sr Isotope Ratio of the Soil and of the External Sr Inputs

Autor(en):
  • Agnese Aguzzoni
    Free University of Bolzano, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università 1, 39100 Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
  • Michele Bassi
    Versuchszentrum Laimburg, Laimburg 6, Pfatten, 39040 Auer, (BZ), Italy
  • Peter Robatscher
    Versuchszentrum Laimburg, Laimburg 6, Pfatten, 39040 Auer, (BZ), Italy
  • Massimo Tagliavini
    Free University of Bolzano, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università 1, 39100 Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
  • Werner Tirler
    Eco-Research srl, Via Negrelli 13, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
  • Francesca Scandellari
    Free University of Bolzano, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università 1, 39100 Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
Abstract: The 87Sr/86Sr ratio of a produce is generally linked with the soil geological features of the growing areas. This study aimed at assessing to which extent the addition of external Sr by agricultural practices, like irrigation and mineral nutrient supply, influences this relationship. In a first experiment, oat plants in two soils reflected the 87Sr/86Sr of the soil. However, this link was significantly altered at increasing levels of external Sr soil supplies. In a second experiment, apple trees transplanted in pots modified their original 87Sr/86Sr, which became progressively closer to the soil Sr isotope ratio. The addition of tap water and fertilizers, with different Sr isotopic signatures, slightly affected plant 87Sr/86Sr. Results confirm the potential of the 87Sr/86Sr ratio as a geographical tracer of agricultural commodities, but whenever the range of 87Sr/86Sr variability among soils from different geographical areas is narrow, the influence of external Sr-sources may smooth over these diversities.
Schlagwörter: agricultural management; Avena sativa L.; bioavailable Sr; geographical origin; Malus × domestica Borkh.; soil-derived tracer
Publikationjahr: 2018
Veröffentlich in: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Ausgabe: 40
Band: 66
Publikationssprache: de
Erste Seite: 10513
Letzte Seite: 10521
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b02604