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Copper accumulation, distribution and fractionation in vineyard soils of Victoria, Australia

Pietrzak, Ursula; McPhail, Derry

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The use of copper-based fungicides by Victorian vinegrowers has increased the total copper concentration in some vineyard soils to 250 mg/kg compared to background levels of approximately 10 mg/kg. The Australian and New Zealand guidelines for the assessment of contaminated sites recommend that total copper concentrations in soil exceeding 60 mg/kg require environmental investigation, and this level is exceeded in 8 of the 14 vineyards investigated. The focus of this paper is to measure the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86406
Source: Geoderma
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2004.01.005

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