EXPANSION OF EUCALYPTUS CULTURE IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF MINAS GERAIS AND TERRITORIAL MANAGEMENT

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João Batista Rezende José Roberto Pereira Douglas de Oliveira Botelho

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This article deals with the development of monoculture index (MI) of eucalyptus as a key element for the management of the territory, from the perspective of sustainable development. We analyzed the “geography” of the eucalyptus plantation in Minas Gerais, to support the planning, organization, control and use of territory. The Monoculture index proposed, which is an important tool for land management, was developed and validate by its application to municipalities of Minas Gerais state. It was shown that the culture of Eucalyptus represents a low rate of monoculture in the state of Minas Gerais and that the geography of this culture is compatible with sustainable territorial expansion. Therefore, these results contribute to the definition of public land management in Minas Gerais and the methodology used can be applied to other states.

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REZENDE, João Batista; PEREIRA, José Roberto; BOTELHO, Douglas de Oliveira. EXPANSION OF EUCALYPTUS CULTURE IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF MINAS GERAIS AND TERRITORIAL MANAGEMENT. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 1-7, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/870>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2019.
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Monoculture, sustainable development, land management.
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