Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
SOIL, 7, 107–123, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-107-2021
SOIL, 7, 107–123, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-107-2021

Original research article 12 May 2021

Original research article | 12 May 2021

Modelling of long-term Zn, Cu, Cd and Pb dynamics from soils fertilised with organic amendments

Claudia Cagnarini et al.

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Application of organic amendments, although considered a sustainable form of soil fertilisation, may cause an accumulation of trace elements (TEs) in the topsoil. In this research, we analysed the concentration of zinc, copper, lead and cadmium in a > 60-year experiment in Switzerland and showed that the dynamic model IDMM adequately predicted the historical TE concentrations in plots amended with farmyard manure, sewage sludge and compost and produced reasonable concentration trends up to 2100.