Relation of shading level and Fertilization on the development of "Urochloa brizantha" cv. Marandu

The study was conducted at the Federal University of Tocantins, in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootecnias, Campus Araguaína were evaluated morphogenetic, agronomic and leaf area index of Urochloa brizantha characteristics. Palisade, subjected to increasing levels of shading with and without fertilizer, and shading levels (0%, 30%, 50% and 70%) and fertilization (80 kg ha-1 year). The soil where the forage found himself deployed was Quartzarenic Neosol typical Orthic. Given the need for more knowledge about the silvopastoral systems in Northern region the objective was to investigate the morphological changes that occurred by plant through the study of morphogenesis and acts as a fertilizer in this process, the experimental design was a randomized block (DBC) in factorial arrangement 2x2, shading increased the CB and consequently on CMLFAP fertilization and gave influences on DVF, CB, TALC, NFM. Productivity in Kg dry matter not affected by treatments. The Urochloa brizantha. Marandu showed ability to adapt to increasing levels of shading, being able to produce a considerable percentage of MS compared to full sun both deployed in sandy soil.

morphogenesis; marandu; shading


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