Recovery of degraded area of Urochloa decumbens with turkey litter fertilizer


  • Andrisley Joaquim da Silva Centro Universitário de Mineiros
  • Fernando França da Cunha Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Cassiano Garcia Roque Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Diego Oliveira Ribeiro Instituto Federal Goiano
  • Manuel Rodriguez Carballal Centro Universitário de Mineiros
  • Monice Donatila Tavares da Silva Centro Universitário de Mineiros



Brachiaria grass, Organic fertilization, Poultry litter, Soil fertility.


The aimed of this study was to evaluate the effects of different dosages of turkey litter on soil’s chemical attributes and yield of the Urochloa decumbens in classified as degraded pasture. The work was performed at the municipality of Mineiros-GO between October/2011 and September/2013 in Quartzipsamment soil. The treatments consisted in applications of 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 Mg ha-1 of turkey litter at a randomized-complete blocks design with four replications. Was evaluated the fodder’s productivity and the following soil’s chemical attributes: organic matter, hydrogenionic potential (CaCl2), phosphorus (resin), potassium, calcium, magnesium, cation exchange capacity and base saturation of soil. In general terms, the increase of turkey litter’s doses increased the grass productivity and the supply of nutrients of the soil, maintaining the balance of the soil-plant system. The dosage of 12 Mg ha-1 year-1 of turkey litter ensure higher amounts in the soil’s chemical attributes and in the productivity of dry mass of Urochloa decumbens.


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SILVA, A..J. da, CUNHA, F.F. da, ROQUE, C.G., RIBEIRO, D.O., CARBALLAL, M.R. and SILVA, M.D.T. da, 2019. Recovery of degraded area of Urochloa decumbens with turkey litter fertilizer. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1369–1377. [Accessed1 March 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n5a2019-39758. Available from:



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