African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6358

Full Length Research Paper

Agricultural characteristics and evaluation locations of sorghum plots with different eucalyptus arrangements

Marina Alves Clemente
  • Marina Alves Clemente
  • Department of Agronomy, Federal University of Uberlandia ? UFU, Brazil.
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Cesar Henrique Souza Zandonadi
  • Cesar Henrique Souza Zandonadi
  • Department of Agronomy, Federal University of Uberlandia ? UFU, Brazil.
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Regina Maria Quintao Lana
  • Regina Maria Quintao Lana
  • Department of Agronomy, Federal University of Uberlandia ? UFU, Brazil.
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Fernando Oliveira Franco
  • Fernando Oliveira Franco
  • Department of Agronomy, State University of Sao Paulo ? UNESP, Brazil.
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Brant Albuquerque
  • Brant Albuquerque
  • Agricultural Research Company of Minas Gerais ? EPAMIG, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 01 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 21 July 2015
  •  Published: 06 August 2015

Abstract

The aim of the experiment was evaluate agronomic characteristics of grain sorghum plots, collected at different sites within four spatial arrangements of eucalyptus for the forest crop livestock integration system (iLPF). The work was implemented in the second crop in the agricultural year 2011-2012, after the soybean harvest in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. For this, they were planted in areas adjacent seedlings of eucalyptus clone I 144 simple rows: 10 × 2 m; double rows: (2 × 3) + 15 m, (2 × 3) + 20 m in triple rows (3 × 2 × 3) + 20 m. At six months after planting clone, seeded through conventional tillage to cultivate sorghum 1G220 in the eucalyptus rows. It used the experimental randomized block design in split plot with five replications. The plots consisted of four spatial arrangements of eucalyptus and the subplots 3 sorghum assessment of sites within the plots (center, right side and left side of eucalyptus). The site assessment of the plots affectassessment of the plots site affects the main agronomic characteristics of sorghum. In future experiments it is necessary that sorghum portions are formed by central and lateral lines within the wider spacing eucalyptus. The spatial arrangement ( 2 ×x 3 ) + 20 m and 10 ×x 2 m are more promising for the consortium . The definition of best arrangement will depend on the market for the sale of wood.

 

Key words: Agroforestry system, sustainability, consortium.