Browse Our Earth and Environmental Sciences Journals

Earth and environmental sciences cover all planetary and Earth science aspects, including solid Earth processes, development of Earth, environmental issues, ecology, marine and freshwater systems, as well as the human interaction with these systems.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

You are looking at 1 - 50 of 1,501 items for

  • Refine by Access: All Content x
Clear All

Greenhouse plastic contaminations in agricultural soils were studied to quantify and examine the macroplastic and microplastic contaminants on the soil surface, soil profile, and groundwater under greenhouse farmland. Random sampling was used to select three areas in a greenhouse farm where macroplastic and microplastic data were collected. Four composite samples were collected from shallow (0–20 cm) and deep (20–40 cm) soils for each sampling point, respectively. Three soil profiles were dug, and samples were collected at intervals of 20 cm. Groundwater samples were also collected from the same profiles at a depth of 100 cm. Microplastics were extracted using predigestion of organic matter with 30% H2O2 and density separation with ZnCl2. The total mass of macroplastics in the greenhouse farmland was 6.4 kg ha–1. Polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride were the dominant plastic structures, and the dominant sizes were 1–5 and 0.5–1.0 cm, respectively. Overall, the average abundance of microplastics in the greenhouse soil was 225 ± 61.69 pieces/kg, and the dominant size structure was 2–3 mm. The average microplastic concentrations at depths of 0–20 and 20–40 cm were 300 ± 93 and 150.0 ± 76.3 pieces/kg, respectively. The average microplastic concentration in the groundwater was 2.3 pieces/l, and fibers were the dominant plastic structure. Given that microplastics were found in greenhouse soil, soil profiles, and groundwater, we recommend the careful cleaning and disposal of plastics on greenhouse farmland and further research to shed light on the level of microplastic contamination in the soil profiles and groundwater.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: Gábor Héja, László Fodor, Gábor Csillag, Hugo Ortner, and Szilvia Kövér

Abstract

We have investigated the deformation history of the Keszthely Hills (Transdanubian Range, W Hungary), which belongs to the uppermost slice of the Austroalpine nappe system. This Upper Triassic to Upper Miocene sedimentary rock sequence documented the deformation of the upper crust during repeated rifting and inversion events. We investigated the structural pattern and stress field evolution of this multistage deformation history by structural data collection and evaluation from surface outcrops. Regarding the Mesozoic deformations, we present additional arguments for pre-orogenic (Triassic and Jurassic) extension (D1 and D2 phases), which is mainly characterized by NE–SW extensional structures, such as syn-sedimentary faults, slump-folds, and pre-tilt conjugate normal fault pairs. NW–SE-striking map-scale normal faults were also connected to these phases.

The inversion of these pre-orogenic structures took place during the middle part of the Cretaceous; however, minor contractional deformation possibly reoccurred until the Early Miocene (D3 to D5 phases). The related meso- and map-scale structures are gentle to open folds, thrusts and strike-slip faults. We measured various orientations, which were classified into three stress states or fields on the basis of structural criteria, such as tilt-test, and/or superimposed striae on the same fault planes. For this multi-directional shortening we presented three different scenarios. Our preferred suggestion would be the oblique inversion of pre-orogenic faults, which highly influenced the orientation of compressional structures, and resulted in an inhomogeneous stress field with local stress states in the vicinity of inherited older structures.

The measured post-orogenic extensional structures are related to a new extensional event, the opening of the Pannonian Basin during the Miocene. We classified these structures into the following groups: immediate pre-rift phase with NE–SW extension (D6), syn-rift phase with E–W extension (D7a) and N–S transpression (D7b), and post-rift phase with NNW–SSE extension (D8).

Open access

Abstract

We have investigated the deformation history of the Keszthely Hills (Transdanubian Range, W Hungary), which belongs to the uppermost slice of the Austroalpine nappe system. This Upper Triassic to Upper Miocene sedimentary rock sequence documented the deformation of the upper crust during repeated rifting and inversion events. We investigated the structural pattern and stress field evolution of this multistage deformation history by structural data collection and evaluation from surface outcrops. Regarding the Mesozoic deformations, we present additional arguments for pre-orogenic (Triassic and Jurassic) extension (D1 and D2 phases), which is mainly characterized by NE–SW extensional structures, such as syn-sedimentary faults, slump-folds, and pre-tilt conjugate normal fault pairs. NW–SE-striking map-scale normal faults were also connected to these phases.

The inversion of these pre-orogenic structures took place during the middle part of the Cretaceous; however, minor contractional deformation possibly reoccurred until the Early Miocene (D3 to D5 phases). The related meso- and map-scale structures are gentle to open folds, thrusts and strike-slip faults. We measured various orientations, which were classified into three stress states or fields on the basis of structural criteria, such as tilt-test, and/or superimposed striae on the same fault planes. For this multi-directional shortening we presented three different scenarios. Our preferred suggestion would be the oblique inversion of pre-orogenic faults, which highly influenced the orientation of compressional structures, and resulted in an inhomogeneous stress field with local stress states in the vicinity of inherited older structures.

The measured post-orogenic extensional structures are related to a new extensional event, the opening of the Pannonian Basin during the Miocene. We classified these structures into the following groups: immediate pre-rift phase with NE–SW extension (D6), syn-rift phase with E–W extension (D7a) and N–S transpression (D7b), and post-rift phase with NNW–SSE extension (D8).

Open access

Abstract

Over the almost 190 years-long research of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif (Eastern Carpathians, Romania), felsic rocks have been regarded as homogeneous, uniform units of the igneous complex. Nevertheless, our detailed textural study revealed that the felsic suite (diorite–alkaline feldspar syenite and nepheline-bearing syenite–granite series) cropping out north of the Jolotca Creek valley is more heterogenous at micro-scale than previously thought. This heterogeneity partly derives from abundant mafic mineral-rich clusters; nevertheless, felsic minerals also exhibit various, remarkable textural features. Outcrop to micro-scale traits of felsic crystal settling, mafic mineral aggregates and flow fabrics along with metamorphic country rock xenoliths suggest that the studied rocks crystallized under dynamic magmatic conditions. Cumulate formation, shear flow, convection currents as well as various open-system magmatic processes (e.g., magma recharge, magma mixing and mingling, crystal or mush transfer and recycling, country rock assimilation) played a significant role in the petrogenesis of the examined felsic suite.

Based on field observations as well as on the microtextural relationship of the minerals, two major groups of felsic rocks were distinguished: (1) felsic rocks (lacking or containing sparse mafic minerals) spatially associated with mafic rocks and (2) felsic rocks (with mafic minerals and clots) spatially unassociated with mafic rocks. Rocks of the former group are dominated by plagioclase, accompanied by minor alkaline feldspar, biotite and accessory titanite. Distinct structural and textural features suggest the physical accumulation of the rock-forming phases. Such textural properties can also be observed in some rocks of the second group. Isolated mafic minerals are rather scarce in the latter; nevertheless, different types of aggregates made up of either identical or various mafic phases are more common. Clustered minerals are either intact or show different stages of alteration.

A detailed petrographic study of the above-mentioned peculiarities has been implemented in order to define their potential origin(s) and petrogenetic significance.

Open access

Abstract

Over the almost 190 years-long research of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif (Eastern Carpathians, Romania), felsic rocks have been regarded as homogeneous, uniform units of the igneous complex. Nevertheless, our detailed textural study revealed that the felsic suite (diorite–alkaline feldspar syenite and nepheline-bearing syenite–granite series) cropping out north of the Jolotca Creek valley is more heterogenous at micro-scale than previously thought. This heterogeneity partly derives from abundant mafic mineral-rich clusters; nevertheless, felsic minerals also exhibit various, remarkable textural features. Outcrop to micro-scale traits of felsic crystal settling, mafic mineral aggregates and flow fabrics along with metamorphic country rock xenoliths suggest that the studied rocks crystallized under dynamic magmatic conditions. Cumulate formation, shear flow, convection currents as well as various open-system magmatic processes (e.g., magma recharge, magma mixing and mingling, crystal or mush transfer and recycling, country rock assimilation) played a significant role in the petrogenesis of the examined felsic suite.

Based on field observations as well as on the microtextural relationship of the minerals, two major groups of felsic rocks were distinguished: (1) felsic rocks (lacking or containing sparse mafic minerals) spatially associated with mafic rocks and (2) felsic rocks (with mafic minerals and clots) spatially unassociated with mafic rocks. Rocks of the former group are dominated by plagioclase, accompanied by minor alkaline feldspar, biotite and accessory titanite. Distinct structural and textural features suggest the physical accumulation of the rock-forming phases. Such textural properties can also be observed in some rocks of the second group. Isolated mafic minerals are rather scarce in the latter; nevertheless, different types of aggregates made up of either identical or various mafic phases are more common. Clustered minerals are either intact or show different stages of alteration.

A detailed petrographic study of the above-mentioned peculiarities has been implemented in order to define their potential origin(s) and petrogenetic significance.

Open access

Egy köles tájfajta műtrágya-reakciójának vizsgálata

Examination of the reaction to fertilization of regional millet variety

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Zsembeli Zsadány, Sinka Lúcia, Tüdősné Budai Júlia, Kovács Györgyi, Tuba Géza, and Zsembeli József

Kutatómunkák általános célja olyan kísérletek végzése, amelyek feltárják az adott régióban perspektivikusan termeszthető fajták, illetve tájfajták optimális műtrágyázási igényeit. Tanulmányunkban a Karcagon nemesített és fenntartott ’Maxi’ köles tájfajta tápanyagreakciójának vizsgálatából származó eredményeinket mutatjuk be a módosított Országos Műtrágyázási Tartamkísérlet (OMTK) 2017. évi és az annak figyelembevételével 2021-ben beállított Műtrágyázási Kísérleti Kert (MKK) adatai alapján. A kísérleteket Karcagon, a MATE Karcagi Kutatóintézetben, egy mélyben szolonyeces réti csernozjom talajon állítottuk be. 2017-ben a módosított OMTK kezelései 4 nitrogén (40, 80, 120, 160 kg ha 1), 4 foszfor (0, 40, 80, 100 kg ha 1) és 3 kálium (0, 60, 90 kg ha 1) dózis kombinációjából adódtak, illetve volt egy műtrágyázás nélküli abszolút kontroll. 2021-ben az MKK kezelései 3 nitrogén (40, 80, 120 kg ha 1), 3 foszfor (0, 40, 80 kg ha 1) és 2 kálium (0, 60 kg ha 1) dózis kombinációját foglalták magukba, illetve mindegyik parcella felére növénykondicionáló szert juttatunk ki. A termesztett növény mindkét évben a karcagi nemesítésű ’Maxi’ kölesfajta volt. A különböző kezeléscsoportok termésre gyakorolt hatásának statisztikai értékelését egytényezős varianciaanalízissel végeztük el. Mindkét vizsgálati évben a 80 kg ha 1 hatóanyag mennyiségben kijuttatott nitrogén műtrágyázás bizonyult a leginkább megfelelőnek. A magas foszfor dózisok a legtöbb esetben termésdepresszióhoz vezettek. Eredményeink alapján még a közepes – jó kálium ellátottságú karcagi talajokon is hasznos lehet a kálium kijuttatása, bár a káliumtrágyázás termésre gyakorolt hatását a varianciaanalízis nem igazolta. Az Algomel PUSH szerrel végzett növénykondicionálás statisztikailag is igazolhatóan, mintegy 10%-kal növelte a termés nagyságát. Kutatómunkánk folytatásával pontosabban meghatározható lesz számos tájfajta tápanyagreakciója és fajtaspecifikus, a helyi agroökológiai viszonyokat is figyelembe vevő tápanyag dózisok és kombinációk ajánlhatók a gazdálkodóknak.

The general objective of our research is to carry out experiments that are suitable to reveal the optimal fertilization demand of regionally bred or potentially producible crop varieties for a specific region. In our recent study, the results gained from the examination of the nutrient reaction of the regional millet variety ‘Maxi’ bred and maintained in Karcag are introduced based on the data originating from the modified Long-term National Fertilization Experiments (OMTK) in 2017 and from the Fertilization Experimental Garden (MKK) established at Karcag in 2021. Both experiments were set up in the MATE Research Institute of Karcag on a meadow chernozem soil salty in the deeper layers. In 2017, there were 4 nitrogen (40, 80, 120, 160 kg ha−1), 4 phosphorus (0, 40, 80, 100 kg ha−1), and 3 potassium (0, 60, 90 kg ha−1) dosage combinations applied and one unfertilized absolute control in the OMTK trial. In 2021, in the MKK experiment, treatments involved 3 nitrogen (40, 80, 120 kg ha−1), 3 phosphorus (0, 40, 80 kg ha−1), and 2 potassium (0, 60 kg ha−1) dosage combinations, furthermore, on half of the plots a plant conditioner was sprayed. Millet variety ‘Maxi’ bred at Karcag was the indicator crop in both years. For the statistical analysis of the effect of the various treatment groups on yields, One-way ANOVA tests were used. We considered the 80 kg ha−1 nitrogen substance dose the most suitable in both years. High dosage of phosphorus application resulted in yield depression in most of the cases. Based on our results, potassium fertilization can be effective even on the soils of Karcag with medium to good potassium supplies, though the analysis of variance did not justify the effect of K-fertilization on yields. The 10% yields increase due to plant conditioning with Algomel PUSH was statistically proven. By continuing or research, the reaction to fertilization of several regional crop varieties can be determined more precisely, and variety-specific nutrient doses and combinations can be determined and suggested to the local famers taking the regional agri-ecological conditions into consideration.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: Zoltán Kern, Mátyás Árvai, Petru Urdea, Fabian Timofte, Eszter Antalfi, Sándor Fehér, Tamás Bartyik, and György Sipos

Abstract

Visiting three gravel pits and three natural outcrops across the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan, 58 samples were collected from subfossil driftwood recovered from coarse-grained fluvial sediment layers, while no subfossil wood was found at three additional gravel pits. Dendrochronological and radiocarbon analysis of these relict wood can support the temporal extension of the regional dendrochronological reference datasets and their dating can provide a useful contribution to the reconstruction of the landscape evolution of the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan. The tree-ring widths of the subfossil samples were measured. Dendrochronological synchronization resulted in two oak chronologies which encompassed five, and two reliably cross-dated series covering 191 years (MURchr1) and 127 years (MURchr2), respectively. Based on the 14C ages the subfossil driftwood material represents Middle and Late Holocene ages. The occasionally up to 6 m-thick fluvial sediment covering relatively young, < 1000-yr-old wood, indicates intense accumulation at the apex of the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan, which explains the documented rapid and significant Holocene avulsions.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: Zoltán Kern, Mátyás Árvai, Petru Urdea, Fabian Timofte, Eszter Antalfi, Sándor Fehér, Tamás Bartyik, and György Sipos

Abstract

Visiting three gravel pits and three natural outcrops across the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan, 58 samples were collected from subfossil driftwood recovered from coarse-grained fluvial sediment layers, while no subfossil wood was found at three additional gravel pits. Dendrochronological and radiocarbon analysis of these relict wood can support the temporal extension of the regional dendrochronological reference datasets and their dating can provide a useful contribution to the reconstruction of the landscape evolution of the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan. The tree-ring widths of the subfossil samples were measured. Dendrochronological synchronization resulted in two oak chronologies which encompassed five, and two reliably cross-dated series covering 191 years (MURchr1) and 127 years (MURchr2), respectively. Based on the 14C ages the subfossil driftwood material represents Middle and Late Holocene ages. The occasionally up to 6 m-thick fluvial sediment covering relatively young, < 1000-yr-old wood, indicates intense accumulation at the apex of the Mureş/Maros Alluvial Fan, which explains the documented rapid and significant Holocene avulsions.

Open access

Soil science, a relatively young field of research with a history of fewer than two centuries, experienced an exponential expansion in scientific output in the last decades. While the output of all sub-disciplines is growing, research efforts in these sub-disciplines differ, reflecting the importance of the subjects. The broadening focus of soil science can be detected by the content of the increasing number and diverting thematic sessions of the World Soil Science Congresses, which are held every four years since the beginning of the 20th century. The structure of the current world congress is supposed to reflect the contemporary understanding of the internal structure of soil science, including its subdivision by major themes. Considering these soil themes/sub-disciplines, we assessed the evolution of soil science in the last three decades using scientific publications as indicators. Furthermore, we evaluated the inter-linkages of soil topics within soil research using network analysis and assessed the contribution of science to the broader fields of studies, from agriculture to engineering and environmental sciences. Results show that scientific interest towards all sub-disciplines is exploding, but environment-related topics, including subjects related to climate and contamination, show an even sharper increase. As far as the internal structure of soil science is concerned, research efforts are organised around the major topics of microbiology, soil contamination, nutrients, soil physics and water management. Our study reveals that currently the highest interest towards soil is coming from ecology and environmental sciences, followed by agriculture, engineering, geology and plant sciences, respectively.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: György Czuppon, Attila Demény, Szabolcs Leél-Őssy, József Stieber, Mihály Óvári, Péter Dobosy, Ágnes Berentés, and Richard Kovács

Abstract

In this study, already published and new monitoring data are compiled from the Baradla and Béke caves in the Aggtelek Karst, from the Vacska Cave in the Pilis Mountains as well as from the Szemlőhegy and Pálvölgy caves in the Buda Hills. Recent investigations (2019–2020) include monitoring of climatological parameters (e.g., temperature, CO2) measured inside and outside the caves, and the chemical, trace element and stable isotopic compositions of drip waters. In the Baradla Cave, the main focus of the investigation was on the stable isotope composition and the temperature measurements of drip water. In the Vacska Cave, which belongs to the Ajándék-Ariadne cave system, CO2 measurements and drip water collection were conducted in order to perform chemical and stable isotope measurements. In the Szemlőhegy and Pálvölgy caves, the chemical and stable isotope compositions of drip waters at six sites were determined. These datasets were used to characterize the studied caves and the hydrological processes taking place in the karst, and to trace anthropogenic influences. Climatological investigation revealed seasonality in CO2 concentration related to outside temperature variation, indicating a variable ventilation regime in the caves. In addition, the contributions of the winter and summer precipitation to the drip water were also estimated, in order to evaluate the main infiltration period. The knowledge of these parameters plays a crucial role in constraining the carbonate precipitation within the cave. Thus, the dataset compiled in this study can provide a basis for the interpretation of speleothem-based proxies.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: György Czuppon, Attila Demény, Szabolcs Leél-Őssy, József Stieber, Mihály Óvári, Péter Dobosy, Ágnes Berentés, and Richard Kovács

Abstract

In this study, already published and new monitoring data are compiled from the Baradla and Béke caves in the Aggtelek Karst, from the Vacska Cave in the Pilis Mountains as well as from the Szemlőhegy and Pálvölgy caves in the Buda Hills. Recent investigations (2019–2020) include monitoring of climatological parameters (e.g., temperature, CO2) measured inside and outside the caves, and the chemical, trace element and stable isotopic compositions of drip waters. In the Baradla Cave, the main focus of the investigation was on the stable isotope composition and the temperature measurements of drip water. In the Vacska Cave, which belongs to the Ajándék-Ariadne cave system, CO2 measurements and drip water collection were conducted in order to perform chemical and stable isotope measurements. In the Szemlőhegy and Pálvölgy caves, the chemical and stable isotope compositions of drip waters at six sites were determined. These datasets were used to characterize the studied caves and the hydrological processes taking place in the karst, and to trace anthropogenic influences. Climatological investigation revealed seasonality in CO2 concentration related to outside temperature variation, indicating a variable ventilation regime in the caves. In addition, the contributions of the winter and summer precipitation to the drip water were also estimated, in order to evaluate the main infiltration period. The knowledge of these parameters plays a crucial role in constraining the carbonate precipitation within the cave. Thus, the dataset compiled in this study can provide a basis for the interpretation of speleothem-based proxies.

Open access

Abstract

In the Middle Anisian, extensional tectonic movements led to the development of isolated carbonate platforms in the area of the southwestern part of the Transdanubian Range. The platforms are made up of meter-scale peritidal–lagoonal cycles bounded by subaerial exposure surfaces. One of the platform successions (Tagyon Platform) consists predominantly of limestone that contains partially and completely dolomitized intervals, whereas the other one (Kádárta Platform) is completely dolomitized. Drowning of the platforms took place in the latest Pelsonian to the early Illyrian interval when submarine highs came into existence and then condensed pelagic carbonate successions with volcanic tuff interbeds were deposited on the top of the drowned platforms from the late Illyrian up to the late Ladinian. The comparative study of dolomitization of the coeval platforms, affected by different diagenetic histories, is discussed in the current paper. Traces of probably microbially-mediated early dolomitization were preserved in the slightly dolomitized successions of the Tagyon Platform. This might also have been present in the successions of the Kádárta Platform, but was overprinted by geothermal dolomitization along the basinward platform margin and by pervasive reflux dolomitization in the internal parts of the platform. The Carnian evolution of the two submarine highs was different, and this may have significantly influenced the grade of the shallow to deeper burial dolomitization.

Open access

Abstract

In the Middle Anisian, extensional tectonic movements led to the development of isolated carbonate platforms in the area of the southwestern part of the Transdanubian Range. The platforms are made up of meter-scale peritidal–lagoonal cycles bounded by subaerial exposure surfaces. One of the platform successions (Tagyon Platform) consists predominantly of limestone that contains partially and completely dolomitized intervals, whereas the other one (Kádárta Platform) is completely dolomitized. Drowning of the platforms took place in the latest Pelsonian to the early Illyrian interval when submarine highs came into existence and then condensed pelagic carbonate successions with volcanic tuff interbeds were deposited on the top of the drowned platforms from the late Illyrian up to the late Ladinian. The comparative study of dolomitization of the coeval platforms, affected by different diagenetic histories, is discussed in the current paper. Traces of probably microbially-mediated early dolomitization were preserved in the slightly dolomitized successions of the Tagyon Platform. This might also have been present in the successions of the Kádárta Platform, but was overprinted by geothermal dolomitization along the basinward platform margin and by pervasive reflux dolomitization in the internal parts of the platform. The Carnian evolution of the two submarine highs was different, and this may have significantly influenced the grade of the shallow to deeper burial dolomitization.

Open access

Abstract

The foliated low-grade metamorphic rocks of the Triassic Bagolyhegy Metarhyolite Formation, mainly of pyroclastic origin, host post-metamorphic quartz-albite veins containing abundant tourmaline and occasionally rutile/ilmenite. The study of the Ti-oxide-mineralized veins with SEM-EDX revealed an unusual mineral assemblage comprising fine-grained Nb–Ta-bearing oxides (columbite-tantalite series, fluorcalciomicrolite and other Nb–Ti–Y–Fe-REE-oxide minerals) intergrown with Nb-rich polymorphs of TiO2 (anatase, rutile), ilmenite and zircon enriched with hafnium. This high field strength elements (HFSE)-bearing paragenesis is unexpected in this lithology, and was not described from any formation in the Paleozoic-Mesozoic rock suite of the Bükk Mountains (NE Hungary) before. The host metavolcanics are significantly depleted in all HFSE compared to the typical concentrations in felsic volcanics and the mineralized quartz-albite veins have even lower Ti–Nb–Ta concentration than the host rock, so the mineralization does not mean any enrichment. From proximal outcrops of the Triassic Szentistvánhegy Metavolcanics, potassic metasomatized lenses with albite-quartz vein fillings containing rutile/ilmenite are known. We studied them for comparison, but they only contain REE mineralization (allanite-monazite-xenotime); the Nb–Ta-content of Ti-oxide minerals is undetectably low. LA-ICP-MS measurements for U–Pb dating of Hf-rich zircon of the Nb–Ta-rich mineral assemblage gave 71.5 ± 5.9 Ma as lower intercept age while dating of allanite of the REE mineralized quartz-albite veins gave 113 ± 11 Ma as lower intercept age. The REE-bearing vein fillings formed during a separate mineralization phase in the Early Cretaceous, while the Nb–Ta mineralization was formed by post-metamorphic alkaline fluids in the Late Cretaceous., controlled by fault zones and fractures.

Open access

Abstract

The foliated low-grade metamorphic rocks of the Triassic Bagolyhegy Metarhyolite Formation, mainly of pyroclastic origin, host post-metamorphic quartz-albite veins containing abundant tourmaline and occasionally rutile/ilmenite. The study of the Ti-oxide-mineralized veins with SEM-EDX revealed an unusual mineral assemblage comprising fine-grained Nb–Ta-bearing oxides (columbite-tantalite series, fluorcalciomicrolite and other Nb–Ti–Y–Fe-REE-oxide minerals) intergrown with Nb-rich polymorphs of TiO2 (anatase, rutile), ilmenite and zircon enriched with hafnium. This high field strength elements (HFSE)-bearing paragenesis is unexpected in this lithology, and was not described from any formation in the Paleozoic-Mesozoic rock suite of the Bükk Mountains (NE Hungary) before. The host metavolcanics are significantly depleted in all HFSE compared to the typical concentrations in felsic volcanics and the mineralized quartz-albite veins have even lower Ti–Nb–Ta concentration than the host rock, so the mineralization does not mean any enrichment. From proximal outcrops of the Triassic Szentistvánhegy Metavolcanics, potassic metasomatized lenses with albite-quartz vein fillings containing rutile/ilmenite are known. We studied them for comparison, but they only contain REE mineralization (allanite-monazite-xenotime); the Nb–Ta-content of Ti-oxide minerals is undetectably low. LA-ICP-MS measurements for U–Pb dating of Hf-rich zircon of the Nb–Ta-rich mineral assemblage gave 71.5 ± 5.9 Ma as lower intercept age while dating of allanite of the REE mineralized quartz-albite veins gave 113 ± 11 Ma as lower intercept age. The REE-bearing vein fillings formed during a separate mineralization phase in the Early Cretaceous, while the Nb–Ta mineralization was formed by post-metamorphic alkaline fluids in the Late Cretaceous., controlled by fault zones and fractures.

Open access
Restricted access
Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Birkás Márta, Balla István, Gyuricza Csaba, Kende Zoltán, Kovács Gergő Péter, and Percze Attila

A magyar talajművelésben a kezdetektől az 1900-as évek közepéig a hagyományos szántásos rendszerek domináltak. Az ekék tökéletesedése révén a mélyebb szántások hozzájárultak a talajminőség romlásához.

Az 1900-as évek első évtizedeiben a külföldön kidolgozott művelési módszerek még kevesek érdeklődését keltették fel, azonban a szántásnál kedvezőbb körülmények létrehozása érdemi figyelmet keltett.

Az 1970-es évektől a talajvédő művelés Magyarországon is kedvező fogadtatásra talált. Kísérletekkel igazolódott, hogy a direktvetés előnyei – folyamatosság esetén – a hatodik-hetedik évtől észlelhetők. A mulcshagyó művelés kultivátor alkalmazása esetén rövidebb idő alatt nyújtotta a várt talajvédelmi előnyöket, ennek tudható be a gyorsabb terjedése. A kultivátoros művelés értékét a felszínvédő mulcshagyás, a talajminőség megóvás és a biológiailag aktív talaj erősítette meg.

Az időjáráshoz kapcsolható szélsőségek megjelenése az 1980-as évektől újabb művelési megoldások felé fordították a figyelmet. A talajlazítás a vízbefogadás és tárolás, a mulcshagyás, valamint a növények mélyebb gyökerezése révén került a korábbinál szélesebb körű alkalmazásra. A sávos művelési rendszer a nemzetközileg bizonyított eredmények hátterével számos magyar gazdálkodónál is sikeressé vált.

A magyar talajművelés előrehaladásában a talajközpontú szemlélet kiszélesedése, a növényközpontú szemlélet felváltása révén eredményezett kedvező változásokat a talajállapot javulásában.

Tekintettel a talajok sokféleségére és a talajállapot eltéréseire, jelenleg a termőhelyhez, talajhoz adaptált művelési rendszer alkalmazása látszik eredményesnek. Az időjárási szélsőségek fokozódása általában és adott termőhelyen is rangsorba állítja a lehetséges módszereket. A korábban jónak tartott megoldások, beleértve a szántást, ugyanis már egyre kevésbé biztonságosak.

A talajkímélő művelés iránti érdeklődés közel százhúsz évre tekint vissza Magyarországon. Sajátos, de az előrehaladás és a visszatartás tényezői a talajművelésben párhuzamosan jelentek meg az eltelt évek alatt. A művelési előrehaladást visszafogó tényezők között a sok évtized óta fennálló hiedelmek voltak a leginkább hátráltatók, mivel figyelmen kívül maradt a talajvédelem, továbbá a klímaváltozással kapcsolatos veszélyek enyhítésének igénye. Az előrehaladást a talajvédelem felvállalása, a gazdálkodási színvonal emelésének esélye és a klímakár csökkentés kényszere mozdította elő. Az előrehaladást alátámasztó tényezők között legfontosabbak a talajállapot tartós javulása és a klíma eredetű károk enyhítése, továbbá a termés biztonság megtartása és javulása.

Open access
Restricted access
Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Takács Tünde, Kelemen Bettina, Parádi István, Cseresnyés Imre, Mikó Péter, and Füzy Anna
Restricted access
Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Csontos Péter, Tamás Júlia, Kovács Zsófia, Schellenberger Judit, and Kalapos Tibor
Restricted access

“Talaj – növény holobiont komplex – a megismeréstől az alkalmazásig”•

tudományos előadóülés (on-line), 2021. szeptember 16.

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Szili-Kovács Tibor and Márialigeti Károly
Restricted access
Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Szalai Zoltán, Ujházy Noémi, Megyes Melinda, Jakab Gergely, Madarász Balázs, Zacháry Dóra, Árendás Tamás, Barcza Zoltán, and Borsodi Andrea
Restricted access
Restricted access

Szélerózió okozta talaj-, humusz- és tápanyag-áthalmozás különbségeinek feltárása különböző szerkezeti adottságú csernozjom talajokon terepi szélcsatorna kísérletek alapján

Exploring the differences in soil, humus and nutrient accumulation caused by wind erosion on chernozem soils with different structural properties by field wind tunnel experiments

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Farsang Andrea, Barta Károly, Szatmári József, and Bartus Máté

Kutatásunk során Magyarország két dél-alföldi réti csernozjom talajú területét vizsgáltuk azon céllal, hogy in situ körülmények között számszerűsítsük a különböző szélesemények által okozott talajveszteség mértékét, az ezzel együtt járó humusz- és tápanyagáthalmozás nagyságrendjét, valamint a két terület defláció érzékenységében tapasztalt különbségek okait.

Vizsgálati területeink Békés megyében, Makótól K-re mintegy 10 km-re, Apátfalva külterületén, valamint Csongrád megyében Szegedtől ÉNy-ra 2 km-re helyezkedtek el. Kutatásunk célkitűzései az alábbiak voltak: terepi szélcsatornás mérésekre alapozott laboratóriumi mérések alapján különböző szerkezeti állapotú csernozjom talajokra meghatározni

  1. az indítósebességet,
  2. a szélerózióval áthalmozott szedimentben mért makroelem, és humuszanyag feldúsulását,
  3. valamint az ezekre ható talajtani tényezőket.

A hasonló mechanikai összetételű, Szeged és Apátfalva melletti réti csernozjom talajok aggregátum összetételében, valamint a CaCO3 és humusztartalomban megfigyelhető különbségek hatására a Szeged melletti csernozjom mintaterület talaja defláció érzékenyebb. A Szegedtől É-ra eső csernozjomokon 6,5–9,0 m s–1 közötti indítósebesség értékeket mértünk, míg Apátfalván 13,0 m s–1 volt az indítósebesség értéke. Az apátfalvi terület talajának magasabb karbonát- és humusztartalma, valamint aggregátum összetételében mért magasabb morzsa arány az indítósebességérték növelésének irányába hat. A feltalajban a 0,5 mm-nél kisebb aggregátumok magasabb aránya következtében nemcsak kisebb indítósebesség értékeket, hanem nagyobb áthalmozódó talajmennyiséget, valamint ezzel együtt nagyobb mennyiségű humusz- és foszfor elmozdulást mértünk az egységesen 10-10 perces fújatási kísérleteink alkalmával a szegedi mintaterületen. Megállapítható tehát, hogy egyazon talajtípusba eső, s azonos textúrájú (homokos vályog) talajok esetében az aggregátum összetételben, valamint a CaCO3 és humusztartalomban megfigyelhető eltérések hatására jelentős különbségek tapasztalhatók a defláció érzékenység, az indítósebesség, a szediment szállítás módja és a humusz- és elemáthalmozás mértéke között.

In our research, two Chernozem soil areas were examined in the southern part of the Great Hungarian Plain in order to quantify the amount of the soil loss, humus and nutrient transport caused by different wind events and in order to show the causes of the differences in the sensitivity of deflation between the two areas.

Our study areas were located in Békés County, one of them was near Apátfalva, about 10 km east of Makó, and the other one was 2 km northeast of Szeged in Csongrád County. Our in situ wind tunnel experiments were accomplished on 2–4 June 2011 at Apátfalva and in July 2013 in Szeged. The objectives of our research were the followings:

  1. determination of the enrichment ratios for humus, macro- and microelements in the wind eroded sediments in the case of Chernozem soils with different structures based on field experiments and laboratory measurements;
  2. determination the affecting actual soil factors;
  3. estimation of soil loss and element rearrangement trends on Chernozem arable lands under different wind velocity on plot scale.

Because of the differences in the aggregate size distribution, CaCO3 and humus content, Chernozem soil near Szeged is more sensitive to deflation than near Apátfalva. Threshold friction velocity was measured between 6.5 and 9.0 m s–1 near Szeged, while the same parameter was 13.0 m s–1 at Apátfalva. The higher carbonate and humus content and the higher crumb ratio of the soil on the Apátfalva area result increasing threshold friction velocity. Due to the higher proportion of aggregates smaller than 0.5 mm in the topsoil, we have measured not only lower threshold friction velocities, but also a larger quantity of transported soil and a larger humus and phosphorus loss during the uniform 10-10 minute long wind tunnel experiments in the Szeged sample area. It can be concluded that even in spite of the same soil type and same texture there are significant differences between deflation sensitivity, threshold friction velocity, sediment transport mode, humus and nutrient transportation because of the significant differences in aggregate size distribution, CaCO3 and humus content.

It means that the agronomic structure of the soils greatly influences the mitigation and aggravation of the soil the stress effects caused by climate change. Extreme weather situations have drawn attention to the fact that improperly applied cultivation methods, tools, and overuse of Chernozem soils can modify the soil structure. One of the most serious affect is the dusting of the surface layer of the soil. During this process the larger macroaggregates disintegrate into microaggregates and the resulting smaller fractions are more exposed to wind erosion.

The dust load affecting our settlements is mainly originated from arable lands. The mitigation of this emission is fundamentally based on the regulation of land use, farming practices and deflation. “Best Management Practices” (BMPs) mean a group of selected tools that can reduce or eliminate the transport of pollutants from diffuse sources before, during and/or after agricultural activities. However, these diffuse agricultural loads caused by wind erosion can only be quantified if the magnitude and spatial movement of the dust and pollutants is monitored.

Open access

Néhány potenciálisan mérgező fém frakcióinak meghatározására alkalmazott analitikai módszer értékelése eltérő fizikai talajféleségű mintákon

Evaluation of analytical methods for the determination of different potentially toxic metal fractions in soils with different physical properties

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Kovács Katalin, Horváth Márk, Halász Gábor, Takács Anita, Heltai György, Boros Norbert, Sipos Péter, and Győri Zoltán

Munkánk során potenciálisan toxikus fémek frakcióinak meghatározására alkalmazott analitikai módszereket kívántunk értékelni, azok talajféleségtől való függése alapján.

A talajféleségtől való függés mértéke döntően megszabja a módszer használhatóságát. Jelen dolgozat célja, hogy a Cu, a Zn, a Fe és a Ni környezeti mobilitása szempontjából értékelje a vizsgálatba vont egy- és többlépéses kioldásos módszereket.

Vizsgálatainkhoz a TIM adatbázisból származó négy, eltérő fizikai talajféleségű mintát választottunk (homok-, homokos vályog-, vályog- és agyag-talaj sorrendjében növekvő agyag- és humusztartalommal és pH-val).

Öt különböző kivonószerrel végzett egylépéses extrakciót és kétféle szekvens, azaz 3+1 lépéses egymás utáni extrakciós vizsgálatot végeztünk (BCR és McGrath módszerekkel).

Elvégeztük a minták Magyar Szabvány (MSZ 21470-50) szerinti, mikrohullámú kezeléssel egybekötött, H2O2+HNO3 eleggyel való roncsolását is. Az így megállapított elemtartalom környezetvédelmi szempontból teljes („összes”) elemtartalomnak tekinthető.

A mérési eredmények alapján megkíséreltük kiválasztani a vizsgálatba vont módszerek közül azokat, amelyek a talajból már biztonsággal meghatározható mennyiségű elemet vonnak ki, de a kivont mennyiség még nem a teljes elemtartalommal arányos.

A mikrohullámú feltárással kapott Zn-, Cu-, Fe- és Ni-tartalmak, a homok-, homokos vályog-, vályog- és agyag-talaj sorrendben, vagyis az agyag- és humusztartalmukkal, valamint pH-jukkal párhuzamosan nő. Egy olyan összetett rendszerben, mint a talaj, az egyes talajtulajdonságok, így az agyag- és humusztartalom, valamint a pH hatása vizsgálataink alapján nem különíthető el, de mint várható volt, a nagyobb agyag- és humusztartalmú és magasabb pH-jú talajok ezekből az elemekből többet halmoztak fel.

Mivel a kelátképzőket tartalmazó kivonószerek az összes réztartalomnak mintegy harmadát kivonták, a kivont mennyiség a réztartalommal volt arányos, vagyis a réztartalom növekedésével párhuzamosan nőtt.

Ezek a kivonószerek tehát Cu esetében kevésbé alkalmasak az egyes talajféleségek toxicitása közti különbségek kimutatására.

A rézzel ellentétben, a másik három elemnél az egyes talajféleségeknél kivont kis elemmennyiségek esetenként nagyságrendileg is különböztek, így az elméleti meggondolásunknak megfelelően feltételezhető, hogy az egyes talajféleségek toxicitása közti különbséget mutatják.

A két szekvens módszernél a vasnál kapott mérési eredményeket azok szórása miatt nem lehetett értékelni.

Megállapítható, hogy a BCR agresszívebb kivonószereket használ, mint a McGrath módszer, ennek megfelelően a BCR módszerrel a talajok átlagában az elemek 36, a McGrath módszerrel pedig csak 9%-át vontuk ki.

A BCR módszernél nincs vízszerű gyenge kivonószer, amiből a különböző talajok összes elemtartalmából felszabaduló ionok mennyiségére lehetne következtetni. Az ecetsav, a leggyengébb kivonószer, de a kicserélhető elemtartalom mellett kivonja a karbonátokhoz kötött, vagyis biztosan nem szabad ionos elemtartalmat is.

Mivel a BCR módszer minden kivonószerével sok elemet vonunk ki, nincs érdemi különbség az elemek egyes talajoknál mért kivonási százaléka között, ami figyelembe véve, hogy a talajok elemtartalma a homoktól az agyagtalajig nő, azt jelenti, hogy a kivont mennyiség az összes elemtartalommal arányos.

Lényegében ugyanezt mondhatjuk a McGrath módszer két agresszívebb kivonószeréről is, annak ellenére, hogy lényegesen kevesebb elemet vonnak ki. Ezzel szemben a módszer leírása szerint, a 0,1 mólos kalcium-kloridos kivonatból a vízoldható és kicserélhető elemtartalomra lehet következtetni, így minden bizonnyal a talajok toxicitását mutatja.

In this study, we aimed to evaluate some analytical methods used to determine the fractions of potentially toxic metals, based on their dependence on soil type.

The degree of dependence on soil type determines the applicability of the method. The aim of the present paper is to evaluate the single- and multi-step extraction methods included in the study in terms of the environmental mobility of Cu, Zn, Fe and Ni.

For the studies, we selected four samples with different physical soil types from the Soil Information and Monitoring System database.

In order to establish trends, soil samples were selected so that their clay and humus content, i.e., their adsorption capacity as well as their pH increased in the order of sand, sandy loam, loam and clay soils.

One-step extractions with five different extractants and two sequential extraction analyses including 3+1 steps were performed (BCR and McGrath methods).

We also performed the digestion of the samples with H2O2 + HNO3 solvent combined with microwave treatment according to the Hungarian Standard (MSZ 21470-50). The element content determined in this way can be considered as the "total" element content from the environmental point of view.

Based on the results of the analyses, we tried to select from the methods included in the study those that already extract a safe amount of elements from the soil, but the extracted amount is not yet proportional to the total element content.

The Zn, Cu, Fe and Ni contents resulting from microwave digestion increased in the order of sand, sandy loam, loam and clay soils, i.e. in parallel with the clay and humus content and pH of the soils.

As the extractants containing chelating agents extracted about one-third of the total copper content, the amount extracted was proportional to the copper content, i.e. it increased in parallel with the increase in copper content. Thus, in the case of copper, these extractants are less suitable for detecting differences in the toxicity of different soil types.

In contrast to copper, in the case of the other three elements, the small amounts extracted from each soil type also differed in order of magnitude, so according to our theoretical consideration, it can be assumed that they show a difference between the toxicity of each soil type.

The results obtained with iron using the two sequential methods could not be evaluated due to their standard deviation.

It can be stated that BCR uses more aggressive extractants than the McGrath method, accordingly, the BCR method extracted 36%, whereas the McGrath method only 9% of the elements on average of the soils.

The BCR method does not have an aqueous weak extractant, which would indicate the amount of ions released from the total element content of the different soils. Acetic acid is the weakest extractant, but in addition to the exchangeable element content, it also extracts the ionic element content bound to carbonates, which is certainly not free.

Because a large amount of elements is extracted with each extractant in the BCR method, there is no significant difference in the percentage of elements extracted for each soil, which, given that soil element content increases from sand to clay soil, means that the extracted amount is proportional to total element content.

Basically, the same can be said for the two more aggressive extractants of the McGrath method, despite the fact that they extract significantly less amount of elements. In contrast, as described in the method, the water-soluble and exchangeable element content can be inferred from the 0.1 M calcium chloride extract, thus it certainly indicates soil toxicity.

Open access

Erratum: Agrokémia és Talajtan 69 (1-2) (2020) 91-105 DOI: 10.1556/0088.2020.00063

A fenti cikkben a jelzett mondatokat hibásan, így a szerző közlési szándékával ellentétes jelentéssel közöltük:

93. oldal. – Hibás szövegrész:

"A trágyaszükséglet az a tápanyag/tápelem mennyiség, amelyet trágya formájában kell adni ahhoz, hogy az az adott talajon a növény tápelemigényét kielégítse, vagyis a tervezett mennyiségű és minőségű termény megteremjen."

Helyesen:

"A trágyaszükséglet az a tápanyag (tápelem) mennyiség, amelyet trágya formájában ki kell adnunk ahhoz, hogy a növény az adott talajon a tápelemigényét ki tudja elégíteni, vagyis megteremjen az általunk tervezett mennyiségű és minőségű termény."

100. oldal. -
Full access

ERRATUM: MÚLT-JELEN-JÖVŐ a hazai mezőgazdasági talajvizsgálatokban

PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE in Hungarian soil analyses

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Vona Viktória, Bakos István Attila, Giczi Zsolt, Kalocsai Renátó, Vona Márton, Kulmány István Mihály, and Centeri Csaba

Erratum: Agrokémia és Talajtan 69 (1-2) (2020) 127-151 DOI: 10.1556/0088.2020.00061

A közlemény angol nyelvű összefoglalója hibásan jelent meg.

In the original review the English summary was incorrect.

Summary

Authors aim was to deliver a compilation of Hungarian soil analysis methods as well as to present the advisory system for nutrient management. Both are based on several decades of work. We should learn from these past experiences of reasonable and good agricultural practices. We can only apply the present and future results of soil science and find out what direction should we develop if we were aware of the

Full access

Fourier-transzformációs közép-infravörös spektroszkópia alapú szervesanyag-tartalom becslés tábla szintű reprezentativitás-vizsgálata kemometriai módszerekkel

Representativity analysis of middle-infrared spectroscopy-based Organic Carbon assessment on field-scale by chemometric methods

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Tóth József Attila, Döbröntey Réka, Szegi Tamás, Michéli Erika, and Csorba Ádám

Szervesszén térképezést segítő módszertani kutatásként vizsgáltuk egy szántóföldi művelés alatt álló terület, 3 mélységből származó mintáinak MIR reflektanciáját, illetve szervesszén tartalmát (Walkley-Black). Ezt követően a spektroszkópia mérések eredményeit használtuk a talaj szervesszén-mennyiségének (TOC %) becslésére. Tettük ezt 3 mintakijelölési módszer (Kennard-Stone Sampling - KSS, K-means Sampling - KMS, Latin Hypercube Sampling - LHS) bevonásával, az így kijelölt kalibrációs mintákkal a PLSR modell segítségével becslést végeztünk az adathalmaz további értékeire. Annak érdekében, hogy tábla szintű szervesszén meghatározás során teszteljük becslési pontosságukat, a modellek reprezentativitását – különböző validációs/kalibrációs arány esetén – statisztikai mutatókkal (R2, RMSE) ellenőriztük.

Az eredményekben részleteiben vizsgáltuk a különböző becslési modellek reakcióját eltérő arányú kalibráció és validáció esetén. A modellek R2 és RMSE értékei alapján kijelöltük, hogy mely modellek működtek pontosan még alacsony kalibráció esetén is, illetve abszolút értelemben véve melyik modell volt leghatékonyabb.

Az összehasonlítás eredményeként kijelenthető, hogy az általunk vizsgált talajkörülmények között a 30% alatti, valamint a 70% feletti mintaszámú kalibráció a mintakijelölési módszerek megbízhatóságának ingadozását eredményezte. Az összes minta 30%-val történő kalibráció esetén legjobb eredményt a KSS adta, így ez tekinthető a leggazdaságosabb módszernek. Az abszolút értékben vett legkisebb hibát a K-means sampling eredményezte, a minták 90%-val történő kalibrációt követően.

Kijelenthető, hogy az alkalmazott módszertan esetünkben alkalmas volt – a reprezentativitás megtartása mellett – a szükséges minták számának, ergo a táblaszintű szervesszén-felmérés költségeinek csökkentésére. Továbbá a mintakijelölési módszerek becslési hatékonyságának összehasonlítására is megfelelt az általunk alkalmazott statisztikai vizsgálat. A módszertan a jövőben kiinduló alapja lehet hasonló jellegű kutatásoknak, valamint tábla szintű szervesszéntérképek elkészítésének. A szélesebb körű alkalmazást megelőzően a modelleket nagyobb varianciájú adathalmazok esetén is tesztelni szükséges.

Within the framework of the present research, we mapped the organic carbon content of an arable area, during which we measured the MIR reflectance and organic carbon content (Walkley-Black) of the soil samples collected from the area at three different depths. Subsequently, the results of spectroscopic measurements were used to improve the estimation of the soil organic carbon content (TOC %). Three sample selection models were involved (KSS, KMS, LHS), and with the selected calibration samples, we estimated the additional values of the data set using the PLSR model. In order to test the accuracy of estimation for a table-level organic carbon determination, the representativeness level of the models was checked with statistical indicators (R2, RMSE) at different validation / calibration ratios.

In the results, we thoroughly examined the response of different estimation models with different ratios of calibration and validation. Based on the R2 and RMSE values of the models, we determined which models worked precisely even at low calibration, and in absolute terms, which model was the most efficient.

As a result of the comparison, it can be stated that under the soil conditions we examined, calibration with a sample number below 30% and above 70% caused significant fluctuations in the reliability of the sampling methods. Kennard-Stone sampling (KSS) gave the most precise results for calibration with 30% of all samples, thus it is considered the most economical method. The smallest error overall was given by K-means sampling after calibration of 90% of the samples.

It can be stated that the methodology used in this study was suitable to reduce the samples required for analysis - while maintaining representativeness - therefore reducing the costs of the field-level organic carbon survey.

Furthermore, the statistical analysis we used to compare the estimation efficiency of the sampling methods was also appropriate. The methodology we use may be the basis for similar research in the future, as well as for the production of table-level organic carbon maps. Prior to wider application, models also need to be tested for higher variance datasets.

Open access
Restricted access

Szennyvíziszap kihelyezés rövidtávú következményeinek értékelési lehetősége Sentinel-2 alapú szántóföldi vegetációmonitoring alapján

Evaluate the short-term effects of sewage sludge disposal based on Sentinel-2 vegetation monitoring

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Kovács Ferenc and Ladányi Zsuzsanna

Az iszapkihelyezések rövidtávú hatásainak megfigyelésére és igazolására több évre kiterjedő, nagy időfelbontású monitoringot terveztünk dél-alföldi, csernozjom talajokon folyamatosan művelt, gyakran évről-évre különböző növényzettel fedett szántóföldi parcellákon. A 14 db 50 m x 50 m-es kvadráton, a Sentinel-2 műholdfelvételezés alapú adatgyűjtést a legnagyobb idő- és térbeli felbontásban alkalmaztuk. Atmoszférikus korrekcióval előfeldolgozott, közel 100 db felhőmentes képből álló adatbázist LANDSAT OLI (Operational Land Imager) felvételekkel kiegészítve, vegetációs indexekkel (EVI, NDVI) értékeltük a nyári félév fotoszintetikus aktivitását és biomassza-produkció változásait térben és időben.

A spektrális index alapú vegetációs ciklus különbségek alapján meghatározhatók a területen termelt változatos növényfajok, a felszínfedettség különbségek és a területhasználati változások. A vizsgálatainkkal párhuzamosan, LADÁNYI et al., (2020) szerint értékelt talajtani eredményekhez hasonlóan az iszapkihelyezés által érintett, illetve nem érintett területek között kimutatható, EVI és NDVI-vel mért statisztikai és térbeli különbségek rövidtávon általánosan nem szignifikánsak. A vizsgált négy termény közül a napraforgó, kukorica biomassza produktuma esetén láthatók index különbségek, amelyek az iszapkihelyezés 1–3 éven belül tapasztalható hatásaként értékelhetők, de ennek igazolására folyamatos monitoring vizsgálat szükséges. A repce és az őszi búza esetén a rendelkezésre álló adatok alapján nem tapasztaltunk hasonlót, sőt esetenként a kihelyezés előtti VI értékek magasabbak. A parcellákat jellemző térbeli heterogenitáson – melyet a kvadrátok jól mintáznak – a szennyvíziszap kihelyezések a vizsgált időszakban nem változtattak.

A két különböző vegetációs index együttes alkalmazása hasznos. Az EVI általános előnyei mellett kiemelhető a dús vegetációs időszak értékelésének pontossága, az összehasonlító elemzésben tapasztalható alkalmazhatósága, míg az NDVI a csekélyebb vegetáció dinamikájában, a vegetációtípusok megkülönböztetésében, vagy a dús vegetációt jellemző változékonyság megfigyelésében lehet érzékenyebb. Érdekes, hogy az NDVI és EVI közötti különbség a szennyvíziszappal kezelt területeken kisebb. A várakozásnak megfelelően, a nagy felbontást igénylő vizsgálatban a LANDSAT adatok, a Sentinel alapú indexértékekkel általánosan szoros statisztikai kapcsolatban vannak és igazolják az értékelés eredményeit, de a parcellákon, adott időkben tapasztalt jelentős eltérések miatt önmagukban nem tudják kiegészíteni a vizsgálatot.

A gazdálkodásváltás ellenére kitűzött cél, a szignifikáns különbségek kimutatása indokolja az aktuális évek adatainak további vizsgálatba való bevonását, amely segít az adathiányos időszakok leszűkítésében is; 2020. év megfigyelése folyamatban van.

The agricultural use of sewage sludge is one of the means of refilling the soil nutrients and an effective tool for sustainable environmental management. In order to monitor and verify the short-term effects of sludge disposal (in parallel with other soil observations) we planned a multi-year, high-resolution data collection for monitoring the effects of disposal in some arable land parcels on 14 pieces of 50 m x 50 m quadrates in southeastern Hungary. Using free Sentinel-2, pre-processed satellite imagery, data acquisition was applied at the highest temporal and spatial resolution supplemented with LANDSAT-8 recordings, evaluating the vegetation period from 2016 to 2019 (almost 100 images). We evaluated the photosynthetic activity of the summer season and the changes in biomass production in space and time based on vegetation index (EVI, NDVI).

The difference in the vegetation cycle of the plants on the arable land and the difference in the land use and land cover (LU/LC) are clearly visible in the values of EVI and NDVI. The statistical and spatial index differences between the affected and non-affected areas of sludge disposal are generally not significant in the short term. It can be seen differences in the case of the sunflower and maize biomass products. These can be assessed as the effect of sludge disposal within 1–3 years, but continuous monitoring is required to verify this. In the case of colza and winter wheat (based on the available data) we did not find similar effects, and in some cases the pre-placement EVI/NDVI values were higher.

Vegetation indices heterogeneity among the parcels is also well patterned spatially in the quadrates. The spatial heterogeneity characteristic of the quadrates was not changed by the sewage sludge disposal over the study period. Geometric resolution and monitoring can be used to map a former alluvial form, which is an important factor in understanding parcel yield changes.

We can emphasize the accuracy of EVI evaluation in the dense vegetation period and its applicability in a comparative analysis. NDVI may be more sensitive in the dynamics of smaller or sparse vegetation, or sometimes in the observation of variability characteristic of rich vegetation. It is interesting, that the difference between NDVI and EVI is smaller in areas treated with sewage sludge. LANDSAT data are generally closely related to the Sentinel-based indices values and confirm the results of their evaluation, but they cannot supplement the study on their own due to the significant differences on the parcels at certain times.

In addition to the change of agricultural management, in the detection of significant differences, it is appropriate to measure the data for the following years, that can help to narrow down the data deficient periods; monitoring for 2020 is in progress.

Open access

A talaj elektromos vezetőképessége és a termőhelyi zónák talajtulajdonságai közötti összefüggések

Correlations between soil conductivity and soil properties of crop management zones

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Kocsis Mihály, Menyhárt László, Benő András, and Hermann Tamás

Vizsgálatunk célja az volt, hogy egy Somogyban elhelyezkedő, dombvidéki mintaterület szántóin elemezzük a mért talaj-vezetőképesség (EC) értékek és lehatárolt termőhelyi (művelési) zónák talajtulajdonságai közötti összefüggéseket. A vizsgált szántóterületek löszön kialakult, típusos Ramann-féle barna erdőtalajon és karbonátos csernozjom barna erdőtalajon helyezkednek el. Feltalajuk döntően vályog és agyagos vályog fizikai féleségű. A talaj vezetőképességét 50 és 100 cm-es talajmélységben mértük.

A mintaterület talajadatait térinformatikai állományba foglaltuk, az adatok rendezését és azok összekapcsolását az ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 programmal végeztük el. A táblák heterogenitását mutató laboratóriumi talajvizsgálatok eredményeit a mért EC értékekkel összevetettük, amelyhez az IBM SPSS Statistics 20 szoftver segítségével stepwise-típusú lineáris regressziót alkalmaztunk. A regressziókat a talajvizsgálatok csoportosításával megegyezően: alap („a” eset), bővített („b” eset) és teljeskörű („c”eset) alapján futtattuk le. A számításoknál az „a” eset a talajtulajdonságokat meghatározó fontosabb talajparaméterek (kötöttség, humusz- és mésztartalom, kémhatás), a „b” eset az alap talajparamétereket és a makro tápanyagok (NPK ellátottságot), valamint a „c” eset az előző kettőt és mikro tápanyagok (Mg2+, Na+, Zn2+, Cu2+, Mn2+, SO4 2–, Fe2+ + Fe3+) körét jelenti.

A különböző csoportosításban elvégzett elemzések során arra voltunk kíváncsiak, hogy a vizsgálati talajparaméterek körének változtatásával szorosabb kapcsolatokat találunk-e a mért átlagos EC értékek és a talajtulajdonságok között. Az eredményeink által kaphatunk-e olyan kellő pontosságú és megbízhatóságú becslőmodellt, amely a talajok térbeli heterogenitását megmutatja az EC értékek alapján, így a módszer nagyban meggyorsíthatja és leegyszerűsítheti a „hagyományos” talajvizsgálatokhoz képest a termőhelyi zónák elkülönítését.

A vizsgálati eredményeink alapján elmondható, hogy mindhárom regressziós csoportosítás esetén a tengerszint feletti magasság csökkenésével arányosan nő a talaj-vezetőképesség, illetve az EC értékek növekedésével nő a talajok kötöttsége, amellyel együtt növekszik az agyagtartalom is. Ez a folyamat 100 cm-es talajmélységben a nagyobb víztartalom miatt erőteljesebben jelentkezik, mint az 50 cm-es talajmélységben. A termőhelyi zónák termékenységi viszonyait az elsődleges talajtulajdonságokon, illetve a makro és a mikro tápanyag-ellátottságokon kívül a domborzati viszonyok is módosíthatják. A talajellenállás mérése bárki számára elérhető, gyors és egyszerű módszer. A laboratóriumi talajvizsgálatokat kiegészítve alkalmas arra, hogy a precíziós növénytermesztésben segítséget nyújtson a termőhelyi zónák lehatárolásában.

Our aim was to analyse the relationships between the measured soil electrical conductivity (EC) and the soil properties of different delimited production (tillage) zones in a hillside sample area situated in Somogy county. The examined arable lands are situated in typical Ramann-type brown forest soil and chernozem-brown forest soil mostly with loam and clay loam formed on loess. For the investigations, two soil resistance values (measured at 50 cm and 100 cm depth) were used.

Soil data of the sample area were incorporated into a GIS file, the ordering and connection of the data was performed by ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 program. The results of the soil laboratory tests (which show soil heterogeneity) were correlated to the measured EC-values with stepwise linear regression using IBM SPSS Statistics 20 software. The regression were run in line with the alignment of soil investigations: basic (case „a”), extended (case „b”) and completed (case „c”). By the calculations, case „a” means the group of the most important soil parameters which are determinative soil characteristics (upper limit of plasticity or KA, humus-, lime content, pH), case „b” means the previous one plus the group of macronutrients (NPK-content), while case „c” means case „b” plus the group of micronutrients (Mg2+, Na+, Zn2+, Cu2+, Mn2+, SO4 2–, Fe2+ + Fe3+).

With the analyses made in different alignments our aim was to determine whether with the changing of examined soil parameters there will be tighter relationships between the measured EC-values and soil properties. Further aim was to examine whether it is possible to make a properly accurate and reliable estimation model, which can show the real soil circumstances (spatial heterogeneity of soils) based on EC-values, since this method can accelerate and simplify the separation of productivity zones compared to the conventional soil examinations.

Based on the results it can be concluded that in case of all the three regression groups the electrical conductivity increases proportionally with the decreasing of elevation. Besides, with the increasing of EC-values the KA – and with it, the clay content also – increases. This process develops in a more significant way in the depth of 100 cm than in 50 cm because of the higher water content. Besides the primary soil characteristics and the amount of macro- and micronutrients, the fertility conditions of the production zones can be affected by the geographical circumstances as well. The measurement of soil resistance is a fast, easy and generally available method, which is suitable – with the completion of laboratory examinations – for giving assistance to delineate the production zones in the precision crop production.

Open access

A talajok aggregátum-stabilitásának vizsgálati lehetőségei I. Makroaggregátum-stabilitás

Determination of soil aggregate stability I. Macro-aggregate stability

Agrokémia és Talajtan
Authors: Labancz Viktória, Barna Gyöngyi, Szegi Tamás, and Makó András

A makroaggregátumok stabilitásának meghatározására számos mérési módszer és értékelési lehetőség létezik. Ezek önállóan eredményesen alkalmazhatók az aggregátumok stabilitásának vizsgálatára (valamilyen romboló hatást megpróbálnak szimulálni, valamilyen körülményt megpróbálnak standardizálni stb.), ám ezek a módszerek egymással nehezen összevethetők. Az évek során jogosan merült fel a szabványosítás igénye, ám a kialakult nemzetközi szabvány módszertana igen bonyolult, éppen ezért csak kevesen kívánják azt alkalmazni. Hasonló a helyzet a különféle stabilitási mutatók esetében is: sokféle mutató használatos, ezek különkülön jól jellemezhetik a talajok aggregátum-stabilitását, de a mutatók párhuzamos használata több esetben eltérő stabilitási sorrendet eredményez a különféle talajoknál. Megfelelő megoldás lehetne, ha definiálni tudnánk, hogy mely módszer és mely mutató pontosan mit is fejez ki és mikor, milyen probléma vizsgálatakor, mely mutatót és mely módszert kívánatos alkalmazni. Kutatásainkat a továbbiakban ilyen irányban is folytatni kívánjuk.

There are several measurement and evaluation methods for determining the stability of macro-aggregates. These can be used effectively independently to test the stability of aggregates (attempting to simulate some destructive effect, attempting to standardise some condition, etc.), but they are difficult to compare to each other. Over the years, the need for standardization has rightly arisen, but the standard method developed is very complicated, which is why few people want to apply it.

Similarly, many different indicators are used, each of which can give a good characterisation of the aggregate stability of soils, but the parallel use of indicators often results in different stability rankings for different soils. An appropriate solution should be defined which method and which indicator expresses what exactly and when, and which indicator and which method should be used for which problem. We intend to continue our research in this direction.

In this manuscript we summarized the main macro-aggregate stability measurements and indices, reviewed the international and Hungarian scientific literature.

Open access

Abstract

The paper presents a study of a Lower Carboniferous (Visean) clastic sequence commonly called Bobrikovsky Formation, deposited in the Volga-Ural Petroleum Province, Orenburg Region. Our investigation included sedimentological description of core samples from hydrocarbon wells and well log correlations. Facies were identified by well log patterns and calibrated by core sedimentology. The Bobrikovsky Formation is proposed to be interpreted as an overall transgressive-regressive succession in a nearshore-tidal environment. Transgressive lagoon-estuary and barrier island facies became regressional lagoon fill-type settings.

Open access

Abstract

The Algyő High (AH) is an elevated crystalline block in southeastern Hungary covered by thick Neogene sediments. Although productive hydrocarbon reservoirs are found in these Neogene sequences, numerous fractured reservoirs also occur in the pre-Neogene basement of the Pannonian Basin. Based on these analogies, the rock body of the AH might also play a key role in fluid storage and migration; however, its structure and therefore the reservoir potential is little known. Based on a comprehensive petrologic study in conjunction with analysis of the spatial position of the major lithologies, the AH is considered to have been assembled from blocks with different petrographic features and metamorphic history. The most common lithologies of garnet-kyanite gneiss and mica schist associated with garnetiferous amphibolite are dominant in the northwestern and southeastern parts of the AH. The first regional amphibolite facies metamorphism of the gneiss and mica schist was overprinted by a contact metamorphic (metasomatic) event during decompression in the stability field of kyanite. Garnet-bearing amphibolite experienced amphibolite facies peak conditions comparable with the host gneiss. Regarding the similarities in petrologic features, the northwestern and southeastern parts of the area represent disaggregated blocks of the same rock body. The central part of the AH area is characterized by an epidote gneiss-dominated block metamorphosed along with a greenschist-facies retrograde pathway as well as a chlorite schist-dominated block formed by greenschist-facies progressive metamorphism. The independent evolution of these two blocks is further confirmed by the presence of a propylitic overprint in the chlorite schists. The different metamorphic blocks of the northwestern, southeastern and central parts of the AH probably became juxtaposed along post-metamorphic normal faults developed due to extensional processes. The supposed brittle structural boundaries between the blocks could have provided hydrocarbon migration pathways from the adjacent over-pressured sub-basins, or could even represent suitable reservoirs.

Open access

Abstract

Three distinct paragenetic and compositional types of tourmaline were described from the Velence Granite and the surrounding contact slate. Rare, pitch-black, disseminated tourmaline I (intragranitic tourmaline) occurs in granite, pegmatite, and aplite; very rare, black to greenish-gray, euhedral tourmaline II (miarolitic tourmaline) occurs in miarolitic cavities of the pegmatites; abundant, black to gray, brown to yellow or even colorless, acicular tourmaline III (metasomatic tourmaline) occurs in the contact slate and its quartz-tourmaline veins. Tourmaline from a variety of environments exhibits considerable variation in composition, which is controlled by the nature of the host rock and the formation processes. However, in similar geologic situations, the composition of tourmaline can be rather uniform, even between relatively distant localities. Tourmaline I is represented by an Al-deficient, Fe3+-bearing schorl, which crystallized in a closed melt-aqueous fluid system. Tourmaline II is a schorl-elbaite mixed crystal, which precipitated from Li- and F-enriched solutions in the cavities of pegmatites. Tourmaline III shows an oscillatory zoning; its composition corresponds to schorl, dravite, and foitite species. It formed from metasomatizing fluids derived from the granite. This is the most abundant tourmaline type, which can be found in the contact slate around the granite.

Open access

Land use change may modify key soil attributes, influencing the capacity of soil to maintain ecological functions. Understanding the effects of land use types (LUTs) on soil properties is, therefore, crucial for the sustainable utilization of soil resources. This study aims to investigate the impact of LUT on primary soil properties. Composite soil samples from eight sampling points per LUT (forest, grassland, and arable land) were taken from the top 25 cm of the soil in October 2019. The following soil physicochemical parameters were investigated according to standard protocols: soil organic matter (SOM), pH, soil moisture, NH4 +–N, NO3 –N, AL-K2O, AL-P2O5, CaCO3, E4/E6, cation exchange capacity (CEC), base saturation (BS), and exchangeable bases (Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, and Na+). Furthermore, soil microbial respiration (SMR) was determined based on basal respiration method. The results indicated that most of the investigated soil properties showed significant difference across LUTs, among which NO3 –N, total N, and K2O were profoundly affected by LUT (p ≤ 0.001). On the other hand, CEC, soil moisture, and Na+ did not greatly change among the LUTs (p ≥ 0.05). Arable soils showed the lowest SOM content and available nitrogen but the highest content of P2O5 and CaCO3. SMR was considerably higher in grassland compared to arable land and forest, respectively. The study found a positive correlation between soil moisture (r = 0.67; p < 0.01), Mg2+ (r = 0.61; p < 0.01), and K2O (r = 0.58; p < 0.05) with SMR. Overall, the study highlighted that agricultural practices in the study area induced SOM and available nitrogen reduction. Grassland soils were more favorable for microbial activity.

Open access

Abstract

Due to the global oil price crisis in 2014, one of the MOL's preventive/reactive measures was to identify geologically or commercially risky elements within their portfolio. This involved reevaluation of all geologic data from Field A in the Volga-Urals Basin. In re-evaluating Field A, several unexpected challenges, problems and pitfalls were faced by the interdisciplinary team performing the task of building a new database, quality checking, and interpreting data dating back to 1947. To overcome these challenges related to this mature field, new approaches and fit-for-purpose methods were required in order to achieve the overall goal of obtaining a reliable estimation of remaining hydrocarbon potential. In the first phase a first-pass 3D geologic model was constructed, along with wrangling, cleaning and interpreting 70 years of subsurface data. This paper focuses on the main challenges involved in evaluating or reevaluating reservoir aspects of a mature field.

The primary challenges were related to the estimation of remaining in-place hydrocarbon volumes, the optimization of infill well placement, the identification of primary and secondary well targets, the identification of critical data gaps, and the planning of new data acquisitions. The hands-on experience gained during the development of the geologic model provided invaluable information for the next steps needed in the redevelopment of the field.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: Elemér Pál-Molnár, Luca Kiri, Réka Lukács, István Dunkl, Anikó Batki, Máté Szemerédi, Enikő Eszter Almási, Edina Sogrik, and Szabolcs Harangi

Abstract

The timing of Triassic magmatism of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) is important for constraining the tectonic framework and emplacement context of this igneous suite during the closure of Paleotethys and coeval continental rifting, as well as formation of back-arc basins.

Our latest geochronological data refine the previously reported ages ranging between 237.4 ± 9.1 and 81.3 ± 3.1 Ma. New K/Ar and U–Pb age data combined with all recently (post-1990) published ages indicate a relatively short magmatic span (between 238.6 ± 8.9 Ma and 225.3 ± 2.7 Ma; adding that the most relevant U–Pb ages scatter around ∼230 Ma) of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif. The age data complemented by corresponding palinspastic reconstructions shed light on the paleogeographic environment wherein the investigated igneous suite was formed.

The magmatism of the Ditrău Alkaline Massif could be associated with an intra-plate, rift-related extensional tectonic setting at the southwestern margin of the East European Craton during the Middle–Late Triassic (Ladinian–Norian) period.

Open access
Central European Geology
Authors: Máté Zsigmond Leskó, Richárd Zoltán Papp, Ferenc Kristály, József Pálfy, and Norbert Zajzon

Abstract

Although the Mesozoic rocks of the Transdanubian Range have been the subject of a multitude of different studies, mineralogical research is largely underrepresented. The clay mineralogy of Lower Jurassic (especially the Pliensbachian and Toarcian) strata was broadly investigated earlier; however, systematic high-resolution clay mineralogical studies remain scarce. Here we present a mineralogical study focusing on the Upper Pliensbachian strata of the Lókút-Hosszúárok section, located near the Eplény Manganese Ore Field. We identified dioctahedral smectite, randomly interstratified illite/smectite, illite as 10 Å phyllosilicate, quartz and cristobalite. Based on our new results we propose that the smectite was formed by aging of Mg or Fe hydroxide-silica precipitates. The smectite and cristobalite were presumably formed from the siliceous tests of radiolarians, whose abundance was controlled by a local upwelling system. The occurrence of Pliensbachian smectite in the Lókút outcrop shows similarities with the Úrkút smectites known from both Pliensbachian and Toarcian strata, which implies that similar processes controlled the sedimentation during the Pliensbachian as well as during the black (gray) shale-hosted ore accumulation in the Eplény and Úrkút basins.

Open access

Abstract

In this paper we review five cancellariid assemblages from the Hungarian part of the Pannonian Basin (Börzsöny, Bakony, and Mecsek Mts regions) which yielded 26 species. Ten species are recorded for the first time in Hungary. One species, Scalptia nemethi n. sp. is described as new. A revision of the Hungarian museum collections and historical Hungarian literature is also provided. Sveltia salbriacensis Peyrot 1928 is considered a junior subjective synonym of Petitina inermis (Pusch 1837).

Open access

Plant nutrition significantly influences yield and fruit quality in fruit orchards. In this three-year study (2016–2018), different fertilizer treatments were compared in an intensive sweet cherry orchard. Trees of cultivar ‘Carmen’ were grafted on Prunus mahaleb ‘Cema’ rootstock, and were trained to free spindle. For NP, NPK and NPKMg treatments, yield ranged between 11.8 and 16.6 kg/tree in the three years, while the yield was 9.1 kg/tree on the control trees. Crop load (fruit amount calculated to the trunk thickness) was 151–166 g cm-2 for fertilized trees, while it was 120 g cm-2 on the untreated trees. Fruit sizes of fertilized trees reached 30 mm in 2018, while the fruit sizes of control trees were smaller with 2.5 mm. Water-soluble dry matter content (%) of the fertilized trees was lower in 2016 and 2017, but higher in 2018 compared to the control plots. In 2017 and 2018, fertilizer treatments resulted in an increase of the content of phosphorus (16–70%), potassium (4–22%) and magnesium (12–43%) in the fruits compared to control plots.

Open access