Print version ISSN 0103-9016
SANTOS, Anacleto Ranulfo dos and MONTEIRO, Francisco Antonio. Herbage yield and tillering of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. in response to sulfur . Sci. agric. [online]. 1999, vol.56, n.3, pp. 689-692. ISSN 0103-9016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-90161999000300025.
An experiment with Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. cv. Basilisk in a sand subtrate was carried out under greenhouse conditions from October to December 1996. The objective was to determine the effect of sulfur fertilization (eight sulfur levels were used: 0; 2; 4; 16; 32; 48; 64 and 80 mg L-1 of solution) on the forage dry weight and tiller number. A randomized complete block design, with four replications, was used. At forty and seventy days after transplanting, the first and second harvest were performed. Sulfur rates significantly increased grass shoot and root dry weight and influenced the tiller number in the plants.
Keywords : signal grass; sulfur; nutrient solution.