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GONCALVES, Elzimar de Oliveira; PAIVA, Haroldo Nogueira de; NEVES, Julio Cesar Lima and GOMES, José Mauro. Growth of angico vermelho (Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth.) Brenan) seedlings under different macronutrient doses. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.6, pp. 1029-1040. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622008000600008.
This work aimed to evaluate, by means of morphological characteristics, the effect of macronutrient doses on the growth of angico vermelho (Anadenanthera macrocarpa (Benth.) Brenan) seedlings cultivated in three soils (Red Yellow Argisol, Red Yellow Dystrophic Latosol and Red Yellow alic Latosol). The seedling were sown in vases with capacity of 2.1 dm3 . The experiment was carried out from December 2004 to June 2005. The treatments were delimited according to a Baconian matrix, with macronutrients varying in three different doses, plus two additional treatments (zero and base), with four repetitions. The sources of N, K and S were applied in four times (0-30-60-90 days). In general, the highest plant growth occurred in the Red Yellow alic Latosol soil. The nutrient presenting the most significant effects was P, with doses of 150- 250 mg dm-3 being recommended. For N, minimum doses of 50 mg/dm3 are recommended. The nutrient S must be applied between 20 and 80 mg dm-3. The responses to the other nutrients (Ca, Mg and K), in many cases did not occur, suggesting that the species has low requirement for them. However, based on this work, further studies are suggested on the nutrients K and Ca, for production of seedlings of the studied species in these soils.
Keywords : Angico-vermelho; macronutrients; seedling production.