Heavy Metal Contents of Aegean Region Tobaccos According to Quality Groups and Stalk Position

Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, 35100 Izmir, Turkey


EKREN, S., A. GOKCOL and C. SONMEZ, 2012. Heavy metal contents of Aegean region tobaccos according to quality groups and stalk position. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 18: 92-99

The study was carried out in Akhisar district of Ege Region in Turkey where tobacco is very popular in the growing period of 2004-2005. In this research, nine fields which are differences in terms of the quality and ef-ficiency in the villages called Haciosmanlar, Arabacibozkoy, Derekoy, Mecidiye and Suleymanli were selected. Chromium, cobalt, nickel, zinc, arsenic, cadmium and lead contents of the tobaccos were analyzed. All analysis showed that there were significant differences among tobacco samples analyzed in different years, priming and also quality groups.
After two years results of the study, arsenic, lead, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, zinc and nickel were measured as 0.18-0.98 ppm, 7.45-38.40 ppm, 4.37-28.60 ppm, 0.05-1.50 ppm, 1.10-5.45 ppm, 43.9-140.9 ppm, 6.00-10.85 ppm, respectively.

Key words: tobacco, minor or trace elements, quality, Ege Region

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