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Grant number: 12/12009-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Forestry
Principal Investigator:José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves
Grantee:José Henrique Tertulino Rocha
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


Appropriate techniques of residue management systems and forest soil preparation can improve the balance of ecosystems and their sustainability. Based on this context, this study objective to evaluate the influence of the system of soil preparation and residue management on soil carbon storage; evaluate the influence of soil management system and waste in the productivity of Eucalyptus grandis in two crop rotations; determine the accumulation of biomass and nutrients in different compartments of the aerial biomass of Eucalyptus grandis, evaluate the effect of soil management system on the quantity and quality of organic matter; conduct a nutritional balance in different management systems to infer about the sustainability of each system used, based on two rotations. The experiment was installed in July 1995 into a forestry company located in Itatinga - SP. The experiment was designed in randomized blocks with five treatments and four replicates, with plots of 11x11 plants. The treatments consisted of different waste management systems, and two intensities of preparation (localized and total area). The responses of the treatments will be evaluated by means of biometric data, nutritional assessment of the settlement, soil characteristics, physical and chemical characteristics of organic matter, nutrient balance and carbon storage in soil. The data will be submitted to descriptive statistics and analysis of variance and the relationship between the dependent and independent variables will be performed by means of correlation and regression.

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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.. Forest residue maintenance increased the wood productivity of a Eucalyptus plantation over two short rotations. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 379, p. 1-10, . (12/12009-0)
ROCHA, J. H. T.; MARQUES, E. R. G.; GONCALVES, J. L. D. M.; HUBNER, A.; BRANDANI, C. B.; FERRAZ, A. D. V.; MOREIRA, R. M.. Decomposition rates of forest residues and soil fertility after clear-cutting of Eucalyptus grandis stands in response to site management and fertilizer application. SOIL USE AND MANAGEMENT, v. 32, n. 3, p. 289-302, . (12/12009-0, 10/16623-9)
Academic Publications
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ROCHA, José Henrique Tertulino. Reflections of residue management in forest productivity, nutrition and soil fertility in plantations of Eucalyptus grandis. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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