PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EUCALYPTUS SEEDLINGS IN FUNCTION OF DOSES OF PHOSPHORUS

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José Henrique Tertulino Rocha Maurício Reynaldo Pietro Karla Borelli Clarice Backes Monica Bernardo Neves

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This study evaluated the effect of phosphorus (P) on the survival in the nursery and early development in the field of clonal Eucalyptus urophylla x Eucalyptus grandis seedlings. The experimental design was completely randomized with four treatments and five replicates of 30 plants per replicate. At the end of the cycle (90 days), 15 seedlings were used for determining the dry matter accumulation and nutrient concentration in the shoot. The rest was planted in the field to determine the percentage of survival and early development. The treatments consisted of four doses of P fertilization (0.0, 1.3, 2.6 and 5.2 mg plant-1). To obtain high quality seedlings in conditions similar to this experiment it is required doses of P in the range from 3.6 to 3.8 mg plant-1. Doses greater than 4 mg plant-1 affect the development and quality of eucalyptus seedlings. An adequate phosphorus fertilization of eucalyptus seedlings increase, by about 30%, the percentage of surviving seedlings in the field.

 

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ROCHA, José Henrique Tertulino et al. PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF EUCALYPTUS SEEDLINGS IN FUNCTION OF DOSES OF PHOSPHORUS. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 4, p. 535-543, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/933>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2019.
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Plant nutrition, fertilizer, phosphate, plant survival in the field
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