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Prediction and mapping of erodibility factors (USLE and WEPP) by magnetic susceptibility in basalt-derived soils in northeastern SAo Paulo state, Brazil

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Barbosa, Ronny Sobreira [1] ; Marques Junior, Jose [2] ; Barron, Vidal [3] ; Martins Filho, Marcilio Vieira [2] ; Siqueira, Diego Silva [2] ; Peluco, Rafael Goncalves [2] ; Camargo, Livia Arantes [2] ; Silva, Laercio Santos [2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Fed Piaui, Curso Bacharelado Engn Agron, Campus Prof Cinobelina Elvas, Ave Manoel Gracindo, BR-64900000 Bom Jesus, PI - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, Campus Jaboticabal, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Cordoba, Campus Rabanales, Edificio C4, E-14071 Cordoba - Spain
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 3

Spatial assessment of soil erosion is essential for the adaptation of agricultural practices and monitoring of soil losses. In this sense, this study aims to assess the efficiency of magnetic susceptibility (MS) as a predictor of soil erodibility factors (K for USLE model; K-i and K-r for WEPP model) fora detailed mapping of Oxisols with different iron contents in northeastern SAo Paulo State, Brazil. This study was carried out in an area of 380 hectares under sugarcane cultivation in SAo Paulo State. Soil samples were collected in a sampling grid (150) and in a transect (86) and physical and chemical analyses and calculations of the erodibility factors/parameters K, K-i, and K-r were performed. Pedotransfer functions (PTFs) were calibrated using simple linear regression analysis to predict the factors/parameters K and K-i using MS as a predictor variable. The observed values of MS and the predicted values of the factors/parameters K, K-i, and K-r were submitted to geostatistical analysis for constructing maps. Magnetic susceptibility can be used as a predictor of erodibility factors (K for USLE model; K-i and K-r for WEPP model) for Oxisols with total iron content ranging from 1 to 20% Fe2O3, with a precision of up to 60% and an accuracy of up to 85%. The results can guide future studies on water erosion in a tropical environment using magnetic soil data as an environmental covariate in the modeling process for large areas. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25118-4 - Mapping of specific areas of management using indirect techniques in oxisols under cultivation of cane sugar
Grantee:José Marques Júnior
Support Opportunities: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants