Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo
Print version ISSN 0100-0683
SILVA, Apolino José Nogueira da and CABEDA, Mário Sérgio Vaz. Influence of different use and management systems on cohesion, shear strength and Fe, Si and Al oxides in coastal tableland soils of Alagoas state, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Solo [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.3, pp. 447-457. ISSN 0100-0683. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-06832005000300015.
The shear tension and soil cohesion are important soil physical properties. They are affected by management systems and the content of Fe, Si and Al oxides in the soil. The effects of different sugarcane management systems on the shear tension, angle of internal friction, soil cohesion, and the contents of Fe, Si and Al oxides in a Cohesive Yellow Argisol were studied in four areas of the Triunfo mill in Alagoas State, Brazil. The treatments consisted of an area cultivated with irrigation and another without irrigation, a site with vinasse application. A native forest area was included as reference for the original conditions. Samples were collected from each site at depths of 0.2-0.4 m and 0.4-0.8 m. The areas cultivated with and without irrigation promoted the greatest increase in soil cohesion, angle of internal friction and soil shear strength. The water and oxide contents affected the soil cohesion; the highest soil cohesion values were obtained in soils with the lowest water and the highest oxide contents.
Keywords : sugarcane; vinasse; Barreiras formation; angle of internal friction.