Barnett, C.L.; Wells, C. ; Beresford, N.A.; Guillén, J.; Gómez Polo, F.M.; Thacker, S.; Lawlor, A.J.; Keenan, P.O. (2019). Elemental concentrations (Ca, Cs, K, Mg, Sr) in a range of crops and associated soils from the UK and Spain. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. (Dataset). https://doi.org/10.5285/76d6772d-477e-4a49-a4a6-a0fe6a0a9ba9
Data comprise elemental concentrations of Ca, Cs, K, Mg, Sr, NH4-N and NPOC (Non-Purgeable Organic Carbon) measured by ICPMS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), ICPOES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy) or high temperature combustion catalytic oxidation. Samples include a range of freeze-dried crops (grass, radish, potato, strawberry, lettuce, courgette, chard) relevant to the human food chain, soil, soil pore waters and irrigation water. All samples were obtained following two plant growth studies conducted at CEH Lancaster during spring/summer 2018 and 2019 and a study conducted at the University of Extremadura (Cáceres) in the summer of 2018. The study was conducted as part of the CONFIDENCE project which is part of the CONCERT EJP.
A paper accompanying this dataset ‘Can models based on phylogeny be used to predict radionuclide activity concentrations in crops?' has been accepted by Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.