versão impressa ISSN 0100-6762
SANTIAGO, Anderson Ribeiro et al. Eucalyptus monocropping and intercropped with sesbania: initial growth in clay mining diggings. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.1, pp. 67-79. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622009000100008.
Intercropping of Eucalyptus and sesbania for the recovery of clay mining diggings can represent ecological and economic benefits. This work aimed to evaluate survival, initial growth and physiological characteristics of Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E. tereticornis, E. robusta and E. pellita, monocropped and intercropped with Sesbania virgata. Two experiments (monocropping and intercropped) were set up in a clay mining digging, arranged in a randomized block design with 4 replicates. Intercropping favored the survival of the species. Eucalyptus monocropping presented a greater initial growth in soil level diameter and canopy area. The eucalyptus species responded to the effects of intercropping and pruning, along time, except for E. tereticornis.
Palavras-chave : Eucalyptus spp.; monocropping; intercropping.