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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 835627, 8 pages
Research Article

A Mitigation Approach to Alleviate Arsenic Accumulation in Rice through Balanced Fertilization

1Bangladesh-Australia Centre for Environmental Research (BACER-DU), University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
2Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Received 8 July 2010; Revised 12 October 2010; Accepted 25 December 2010

Academic Editor: Marco Trevisan

Copyright © 2011 S. M. Imamul Huq et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pot experiments with boro and aman season rice on the same soils treated with arsenic contaminated irrigation water and using balanced fertilizer or not revealed that balance fertilization could be a strategy to mitigate arsenic accumulation in rice grain. The study also revealed that there is a carryover effect of As applied through irrigation in the boro season to the subsequent aman season rice. This carryover effect too, could be minimized with balanced fertilization.