Calcium Carbonate Reduces the Effectiveness of Soil-Added Monosilicic Acid in Cucumber Plants

Nikolai P. Bityutskii, Kirill L. Yakkonen, Anastasiya I. Petrova, Kseniia A. Lukina, Alexey L. Shavarda

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This study aimed to determine the capacity of monosilicic acid [Si(OH)4] to mitigate nutritional and metabolic disorders in plants induced by high levels of soil calcium carbonate (CaCO3), which raises soil pH and lowers solubility of soil micronutrients. Plants (Cucumis sativus L.) were grown in a soil with increasing rates of Si(OH)4 at two CaCO3 doses. Biometrical parameters, leaf chlorophyll and leaf and stem nutrients as well as leaf metabolic responses, using a metabolomics approach, were evaluated. Additionally, extractable Si and Si plant availability were examined. Manifestations of Si-induced effects in cucumber were highly CaCO3-dependent. In the –CaCO3 plants, Si(OH)4 addition induced distinct plant-beneficial effects, such as enhanced transport of iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) to stems and/or leaves, accompanied with enhanced leaf abundance of metabolites (α-tocopherol, galactinol, threonic and ferulic acids) potentially involved in plant defence mechanisms against diverse environmental stresses. Biostimulant activity of Si(OH)4 was not evident in plants grown in the CaCO3-treated soil, characterized by reduced extractability and bioavailability of Si, compared with the untreated soils. The low physiological effectiveness of Si(OH)4 on the CaCO3-treated soil is likely due to a significant decrease in plant availability of Si, against a background of drastic plant performance impairment at high pH values induced by CaCO3 excess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)660-670
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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calcium carbonate
cucumbers
acids
acid
soil
leaves
stem
plant defense
defense mechanism
diet-related diseases
stems
environmental stress
metabolic diseases
metabolomics
Cucumis sativus
ferulic acid
bioavailability
dietary minerals
defense mechanisms
tocopherols

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

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Calcium Carbonate Reduces the Effectiveness of Soil-Added Monosilicic Acid in Cucumber Plants. / Bityutskii, Nikolai P.; Yakkonen, Kirill L.; Petrova, Anastasiya I.; Lukina, Kseniia A.; Shavarda, Alexey L.

In: Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.01.2019, p. 660-670.

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