ABSTRACT: Tolerance to acid soil is an important trait of Eucalyptus and Pinus species introduced into commercial forestry plantations in tropical ecosystems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of the exchangeable Al on growth of the seedlings of two species and one hybrid of Eucalyptus and two species of Pinus. We also wanted to identify the role of the root cation exchangeable capacity (CEC) on Al tolerance. The experiment was conducted under controlled conditions in a greenhouse. The soil used was collected from the top layer of a red yellow Oxisol, from the Brazilian savanna region. The treatments consisted of different rates of P and the presence or absence of liming with CaCO3 and MgCO3. The species of Eucalyptus and Pinus showed no growth differences between the treatments. For all species, a higher density of fine roots was found in treatments with lower levels of bases and a higher Al exchangeable concentration. The Pinus species had a higher root CEC than the Eucalyptus species, which had a lower leaf Al concentration. Al concentration in the fine roots was 50 fold greater than in the leaves of all species. Similar to Al, concentrations of Fe, Cu and Zn in the roots were significantly higher than in the leaves in all species. In contrast, higher Mn concentration was found in the leaf tissue. This may lead species of Eucalyptus and Pinus to be more susceptible to Mn than to Al toxicity.
The efficiency of the surface application of correctives can be improved by means of organic compounds, quantified by water-soluble cations released by plant residue. However, it is unclear whether the levels of these compounds can be modified by the application of limestone and silicate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the surface application of limestone and silicate on the levels of soluble cations and the electrical conductivity of the extract from the shoots of soybean, millet, oats, brachiaria, maize, beans and pigeon pea. The experiment was carried out between 2006 and 2008 in dystrophic red latosol in Botucatu SP, under a system of consolidated direct seeding. The experimental design was of randomized blocks, with sixteen replications. The treatments were 3.8 t ha-1 of dolomitic limestone, 4.1t ha-1 of calcium silicate and magnesium, and a control with no application of correctives to the soil. The levels of water-soluble cations, and the electrical conductivity of the crop shoots were determined. Variations in the levels and sum of water-soluble cations were not detected through the electrical conductivity of the shoot extract. The application of correctives increased the levels of soluble Ca2+ and Mg2+ in extracts from the residue of soybean, oats, and millet; for maize, there was an increase in the concentrations of Mg2+; in addition to increased levels of Mn2+ in the first-year brachiaria residue, with no influence however, on the levels in bean, pigeon pea and brachiaria crops in the second year.
A eficiência da aplicação superficial de corretivos pode ser melhorada por meio de compostos orgânicos, quantificados através dos cátions hidrossolúveis, liberados por resíduos vegetais. Porém, não se sabe se os teores desses compostos podem ser modificados pela aplicação de calcário e silicato. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o efeito da aplicação superficial de calcário e silicato no teor de cátions solúveis e condutividade elétrica do extrato da parte aérea das culturas de soja, milheto, aveia branca, braquiária, milho, feijão e guandu. O experimento foi conduzido entre 2006 e 2008 em um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico em Botucatu-SP, em sistema de semeadura direta consolidado. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com dezesseis repetições. Os tratamentos foram 3,8 t ha-1 de calcário dolomítico, 4,1 t.ha-1 de silicato de cálcio e magnésio e uma testemunha, sem aplicação de corretivos no solo. Foram determinados os teores de cátions hidrossolúveis e a condutividade elétrica da parte aérea das culturas. Variações nos teores e na somatória de cátions hidrossolúveis não foram detectadas pela condutividade elétrica dos extratos vegetais da parte aérea das culturas. A aplicação dos corretivos elevou os teores de Ca2+ e Mg2+ solúveis nos extratos dos resíduos de soja, aveia e milheto; para o milho, houve elevação nos teores de Mg2+; além de aumento nos teores de Mn2+ nos resíduos do primeiro ano de braquiária, não havendo, entretanto, influência nos teores nas culturas de feijão, guandu e braquiária no segundo ano.