—To compare the dry matter yield and iron uptake
of Brassica chinensis, soil iron content at 15, 23, 31, 39 days
after transplanting the seedlings of Brassica chinensis with
respect to different concentration of landfill leachate
concentrations at 0, 33.3, 50 and 100% application on soil were
measured. Treated B. chinensis with 100%, 50% and 33.3%
leachates increased in dry matter yield by 59.2%, 66.4% and
95.7% respectively compared to control irrigated water. The
highest and lowest iron uptake by B. chinensis observed at
fifteen and twenty-three days after transplanting respectively.
The iron concentrated in soil showed significant differences
only at twenty tree days after transplanting the seedlings of B.
chinensis to 100, 0, 33.3 and 50% of landfill leachate
—Brassica chinensis, iron, landfill leachate.
Reza Farzinebrahimi, R. M. Taha, and K. A. Rashid are with Institute of
Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
M. Fadaienasab is with Chemistry department, University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
M. K. Yusoff is with Faculty of Agriculture, University of Putra
Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.
Cite:Reza Farzinebrahimi, R. M. Taha, K. A. Rashid, M. Fadaienasab, and M. K. Yusoff, "Effect of Landfill Leachate on Brassica chinensis Dry Matter Weight and Iron Concentration," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 591-594, 2013.