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Forest residue maintenance increased the wood productivity of a Eucalyptus plantation over two short rotations

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Tertulino Rocha, Jose Henrique ; de Moraes Goncalves, Jose Leonardo ; Gava, Jose L. ; Godinho, Tiago de Oliveira ; Melo, Eduardo A. S. C. ; Bazani, Jose Henrique ; Hubner, Ayeska ; Arthur Junior, Jose C. ; Wichert, Marcos P.
Número total de Autores: 9
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT; v. 379, p. 1-10, NOV 1 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 14
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Forest residue (i.e., litter layer, slash and bark), when used as biomass for energy production, represents an important strategy for use as a renewable energy source in many countries. However, these residues can also have importance as sources of nutrients for trees and soil conservation. The objectives of the present study were to assess the effects of forest residue management on soil, wood production and nutrient accumulation dynamics during two crop rotations in a Eucalyptus grandis plantation. Thus, we set up an experimental site with different intensities of removal, burning and incorporation of forest residues (first crop rotation of study - R1). The stands of all treatments were harvested after eight years, and the trial was re-established with all forest residues maintained on the soil across all treatments (second crop rotation of study - R2). R2 was conducted for eight more years. The growth and nutritional status, biomass and nutrient accumulation of the trees were assessed. The forest residue burn increased the initial nutrient availability in the soil; however, this availability returned to initial levels in a short period of time. Wood productivity decreased by approximately 40% with the removal of all forest residues in R1. In R2, wood productivity after the removal or burning of forest residues was 6% lower than when all forest residues were maintained on the soil. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/12009-0 - Manejo de resíduos florestais e métodos de preparo de solo em duas rotações de cultivo de Eucalyptus grandis
Beneficiário:José Henrique Tertulino Rocha
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado