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Grant number: 18/14958-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Soil Science
Principal Investigator:Newton La Scala Júnior
Grantee:Camila Viana Vieira Farhate
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/22956-5 - Soil carbon stock prediction based on machine learning, BE.EP.PD   19/22955-9 - Modelling carbon dynamics and greenhouse gases emissions in tropical and Mediterranean cropping systems, BE.EP.PD


Currently, the most common scenario for Brazilian sugarcane expansion is the conversion of pastures to sugarcane crops, where significant losses or gains of carbon in the soil can occur due to the specific management adopted in sugarcane. In this context, this research project aims to assess the impact of pasture conversion on sugarcane crops as a function of cover crops and conservationist soil tillage systems under physical, chemical attributes and soil carbon stocks. In addition, we intend to estimate the soil carbon stock using data mining techniques, such as attribute selection and the Random Forest algorithm. The study will be carried out in an experimental area already implanted in the municipality of Ibitinga, São Paulo, Brazil. The experiment was conducted through a design of continuous ranges, in a split-plot scheme with three replicates, in which four cover crops were arranged in the horizontal ranges (peanuts, millet, sunn hemp and sorghum) and three tillage systems in the vertical ranges (no-tillage, minimum tillage and minimum tillage with deep subsoiling), for comparison purposes, a control treatment was also implemented, without cover crops and with conventional tillage. The assessment period this project will correspond to the third and fourth cycle of sugarcane production (2018/2019 and 2019/2020 harvest). At the end of the project, it is expected to better understand the impact of the conversion of pastures areas on sugarcane crops to diverse soil attributes, with special emphasis on soil carbon, aiming to reverse the soil degradation process by means of techniques of expansion of sustainable sugarcane crops associated to the maintenance of the productivity of the sugar and alcohol sector.

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VIEIRA FARHATE, CAMILA VIANA; DE SOUZA, ZIGOMAR MENEZES; CHERUBIN, MAURICIO ROBERTO; LOVERA, LENON HENRIQUE; DE OLIVEIRA, INGRID NEHMI; GUIMARAES JUNNYOR, WELLINGTHON DA SILVA; LA SCALA JUNIOR, NEWTON. oil physical change and sugarcane stalk yield induced by cover crop and soil tillag. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, v. 46, . (18/14958-5, 18/09845-7)
CAMILA VIANA VIEIRA FARHATE; ZIGOMAR MENEZES DE SOUZA; MAURÍCIO ROBERTO CHERUBIN; LENON HENRIQUE LOVERA; INGRID NEHMI DE OLIVEIRA; WELLINGTHON DA SILVA GUIMARÃES JÚNNYOR; NEWTON LA SCALA JUNIOR. Soil physical change and sugarcane stalk yield induced by cover crop and soil tillage. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, v. 46, . (18/09845-7, 18/14958-5)
FARHATE, CAMILA VIANA VIEIRA; SOUZA, ZIGOMAR MENEZES DE; CHERUBIN, MAURICIO ROBERTO; LOVERA, LENON HERIQUE; OLIVEIRA, INGRID NEHMI DE; CARNEIRO, MARINA PEDROSO; LA SCALA JR., NEWTON. Abiotic Soil Health Indicators that Respond to Sustainable Management Practices in Sugarcane Cultivation. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 12, n. 22, . (18/09845-7, 18/14958-5)
COSTA SILVA, ITALLO DIRCEU; DE SOUZA, ZIGOMAR MENEZES; GUIMARAES SANTOS, ANA PAULA; VIEIRA FARHATE, CAMILA VIANA; DE OLIVEIRA, INGRID NEHMI; RODRIGUES TORRES, JOSE LUIZ. Removal of Different Quantities of Straw on the Soil Surface: Effects on the Physical Attributes of the Soil and the Productivity of Sugarcane Yield in Southeast Brazil. SUGAR TECH, . (13/02792-1, 18/14958-5)

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