ASSESSING METALS TRANSLOCATION INTO DIFFERENT PART OF RADISH (RAPHANUS SATIVUS L.) IRRIGATED WITH SEWAGE WATER
A field experiment was performed to assess the accumulation and translocation of Copper, Iron, Manganese and Zinc in Radish. The vegetable was taken from Malir, Sharafi Goth. The land was irrigated with 100% sewage water for unknown period of time. The quantitative analysis of metals was made in different parts of the vegetable, soil and sewage water using Atomic Absorption technique. The pattern of metal accumulation in soil, sewage water and vegetable were in order of soil > sewage Water > vegetable. The metal accumulated in root soil, root, leaf in order of Fe > Mn > Zn > Cu while stem showed Fe > Zn > Mn > Cu. The results showed that irrigation with sewage water can not only accumulate high amount of metals in soil but it can also be transferred into vegetable growing on that soil.