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Effects of eucalyptus cultivation on soil attributes and productivity on sandy soils

Grant number: 17/14049-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): September 02, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Soil Science
Principal Investigator:Kátia Luciene Maltoni
Grantee:Karla Nascimento Sena
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/11867-1 - Impact of harvest residue management systems on soil structure and microbial communities under eucalyptus plantations, BE.EP.DR


The organic carbon (CO) introduced in the soils, mostly via organic matter, plays a relevant role in several soil properties and outstanding importance in sandy soils. In these soils, the input of organic material is necessary to guarantee the sustainability of the production systems. The objective of this work was to verify the changes in CO contents, their influence on soil physical, biological and chemical attributes, in areas of commercial eucalyptus plantation, in the East of Mato Grosso do Sul. Soil samples will be collected at depths of 0.0-0.05, 0.05-0.10, 0.10-0.30, and for CO the depths of 0.30 to 0.50 m and 0.50 at 1.00 m will also be sampled. Fertility analyzes (P, MO, pH, K, Ca, Mg, H + Al, Al, S, B, Cu, Fe, N, Mn and Zn), total OC, carbon stock calculation, determinations of aggregates stability, density, macro and microporosity, total porosity, soil infiltration rate, accumulated infiltration, soil mechanical resistance to penetration, microbial biomass carbon, basal respiration (C-CO2), metabolic and microbial quotient, and enzymatic analyzes (²-glycosity, urease and protease) , will be performed to understand the influences of cultivation and treatments on the sustainability of sandy soils. (AU)