The Effects of Some Heavy Metal Pollutants on Faculty of Agriculture of ESOGU Planting Wheat Fields in Eskişehir-Turkey

  • Murat ARDIÇ
  • Murat OLGUN
  • Okan SEZER
  • Nazife Gözde AYTER
  • Arzu ÇİÇEK
  • Onur KOYUNCU
Keywords: Wheat, Planting Areas, Heavy Metal Accumulations


Today, important amounts of the heavy metal swings to soil via different acitivities such as industrial activities, exhaust gases,
watering activities from waste water sources and decantamination mud, using of the urban waste as fertilizer, chemical fertilizer
and pesticide practices. Heavy metal accumulation in soils has an important influence not only on the fertility of soils and
functions of ecosystem but also on the health of animals and human beings via food chains. Heavy metals in plant structure
causes important decreases in crop quality and yield due to inhibition of plant physiological activity, decrease of fertility and
die. In this study, Hatay 85 cultivar wheat farms in the control and testing Faculty of Agriculture fields of Eskişehir Osmangazi
University. Testing fields are located junction point of active road and railway where near the Porsuk river. In contrast to, control
fields not located any pollutant sources. Elemental analysis of Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Cd, Mg, Mn, Na, Zn and As were performed
on different soil and wheat specimens which collected from different points of the control and testing farms. According to the
obtained data from analysis and measurements; testing fields are effected by pollutants differently from control fields.