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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Soils under Plastic and Grass Cover: Effects on Soil Aggregation and Nutrient Cycling in Brazilian Coffee Growing
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Silva, Érika Andressa da
Benevenute, Pedro Antônio Namorato
Oliveira, Geraldo César de
Zinn, Yuri Lopes
Silva, Bruno Montoani
Melo, Laura Beatriz Batista de
Reis, Thiago Henrique Pereira
Oliveira, César Henrique Caputo de
Guimarães, Paulo Tácito Gontijo
Carducci, Carla Eloize
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Soil management
Plant nutrition
Plastic mulch
Perennial crops
Organic fertilizers
Solos - Cobertura
Café - Adubos e fertilizantes
Manejo do solo
Plantas - Nutrição
Culturas perenes
Fertilizantes orgânicos
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Juniper Publishers INC May-2020
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: SILVA, E. A. da et al. Soils under Plastic and Grass Cover: Effects on Soil Aggregation and Nutrient Cycling in Brazilian Coffee Growing. Agricultural Research and Technology, Irvine, v. 24, n. 2, p. 74-82, Apr. 2020. DOI: 10.19080/ARTOAJ.2020.24.556265.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Coffee is one of the most traditional and economically important agricultural commodities in tropical countries, especially in Brazil, the world´s greatest producer. Typically, site preparation for planting coffee stands includes deep furrowing, which allows for better mitigation of soil physical and chemical limitations and thus stronger and deeper root development. However, the practice of deep tillage prior to planting coffee seedlings strongly disrupts soil aggregates and thus affects negatively soil physical quality. Thus, after these deep tillage operations, some management practices must be employed to improve soil aggregation and thus enhance the sustainability of coffee production. In this chapter, we review evidence of improved soil aggregation in planting furrows promoted by application of gypsum and grass biomass residues, favoring a better organization of the soil porous space for coffee roots. Other innovative techniques are also discussed, such as the use of organo-mineral fertilizers associated with plastic mulching in soil aggregation.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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