Physical and chemical properties of an oxisol after maize cropping on rotation with leguminous plants

Authors

  • Danielle Medina Rosa Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
  • Lúcia Helena Pereira Nóbrega Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
  • Márcia Maria Mauli Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
  • Gislaine Piccolo de Lima Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
  • Ariane Spiassi Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
  • Adriana Maria Meneguetti Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v35n4a2019-42186

Keywords:

Crop rotation, Humic substances, Zea mays, Mucuna deeringiana, Cajanus cajan, Crotalaria juncea

Abstract

Crop rotation has been a daily management to ensure viability of no-tillage system; however, it is few accepted and practiced by farmers. Thus, this study aims to establish a crop rotation scheme in soil quality. Consequently, cover crops of dwarf mucuna, pigeon pea dwarf, sun hemp and maize were cropped in 2010 under no-tillage system. Soil properties were determined prior their beginning, after the management of cover crops and maize harvest. Results were submitted to ANOVA and averages were compared. The macroporosity and total porosity answered to the adopted management with some variation. So, cover crops need much time to express their potential, mainly related to the physical characteristics of the studied soil. Chemical properties are susceptible to this management since higher changes were observed after management with cover crops. This crop rotation in a long term may allow the maintenance of soil quality because it avoids losses of nutrients and carbon.

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Published

2019-08-08

How to Cite

ROSA, D.M., NÓBREGA, L.H.P., MAULI, M.M., LIMA, G.P. de, SPIASSI, A. and MENEGUETTI, A.M., 2019. Physical and chemical properties of an oxisol after maize cropping on rotation with leguminous plants. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 1120–1130. [Accessed6 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n4a2019-42186. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/42186.

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Agricultural Sciences