Ciência e Agrotecnologia
Print version ISSN 1413-7054
GIRACCA, Ecila Maria Nunes et al. Influence of lime application on meso and macrofauna of the soil under no-tillage system. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.6, pp. 1794-1801. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542008000600018.
In the present study one evaluated the effect of different methods and levels of lime application on soil under no-tillage system on edaphic fauna, after five years of the application. Organisms of epiedaphic fauna were sampled with "Provid" traps and euedaphics macrorganisms using soil monoliths in two sampling time: winter and summer. The organisms under study were identified in laboratory at class and order levels. One identified 17 taxonomics groups, with five classes: Arachnida, Diplopoda, Crustacea, Oligochaeta and Insecta. The abundance of organisms showed higher variation in function of different sampling time than the levels and methods of lime application.
Keywords : Edaphic fauna; soil management; liming.