Copper content and distribution in vineyard soils from Betanzos (A Coruña, Spain)

  1. Antía Gómez Armesto 1
  2. Jéssica Carballeira Díaz 1
  3. Paula Pérez Rodríguez 1
  4. David Fernández Calviño 2
  5. Manuel Arias Estévez 1
  6. Juan Carlos Nóvoa Muñoz 1
  7. Esperanza Álvarez Rodríguez 3
  8. María Jose Fernández Sanjurjo 3
  9. Avelino Nuñez Delgado 3
  1. 1 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


  2. 2 University of Copenhagen

    University of Copenhagen

    Copenhague, Dinamarca


  3. 3 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Spanish Journal of Soil Science: SJSS

ISSN: 2253-6574

Ano de publicación: 2015

Volume: 5

Número: 1

Páxinas: 60-71

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.3232/SJSS.2015.V5.N1.06 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Spanish Journal of Soil Science: SJSS


Citas recibidas

  • Citas en Scopus: 19 (15-09-2023)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 16 (18-09-2023)
  • Citas en Dimensions: 12 (31-03-2023)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2015
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.341
  • Cuartil maior: Q3
  • Área: Soil Science Cuartil: Q3 Posición na área: 69/132

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2015
  • CiteScore da revista: 1.0
  • Área: Soil Science Percentil: 34


(Datos actualizados na data de 31-03-2023)
  • Total de citas: 12
  • Citas recentes: 5
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 1.27


The sustained use of cupric compounds in grape production has contributed to a pronounced Cu accumulation in vineyard soils. We studied 32 surface (0-20 cm) vineyard soil samples from the Atlanticinfluenced NW Iberian Peninsula, in order to assess the Cu levels in these soils. The total Cu (CuT) contents were high and variable (between 63-730 mg kg-1), similar to those previously found in the Ribeira Sacra and O Ribeiro denominations of origin, which were until now the areas with the highest CuT concentrations detected in vineyard soils of the NW Iberian Peninsula. Most Cu in the solid phase of the soil was bound to organic matter (18-373 mg kg-1), contrary to what happens in natural soils or with elements from natural sources, such as Zn, for which the residual fraction is quantitatively the most important. The exchangeable Cu fraction (CuE) was the fraction that showed the highest geochemical mobility and its variance in the studied soils was mainly related to CuT and, secondly, to exchangeable Ca levels. The results of fractionation were clearly different from those of Zn, an element with a mainly natural origin, which was characterized by a dominant residual fraction. Finally, agricultural practices aimed at maintaining or increasing the amount of organic matter in vineyard soils should be encouraged, due to its role in decreasing the eventual toxic effects of high Cu levels both on plants and on soil microorganisms