African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6091

Full Length Research Paper

Growth of parica seedlings (Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke) cultivated in different organic substrates

Sabrina Silva de Oliveira
  • Sabrina Silva de Oliveira
  • Posgraduate Program in Biodiversity and Biotechnology of the Legal Amazonian - BIONORTE Network, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Porto velho, Rondonia, Zip Code: 76815-800, Brazil.
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Gleisson de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Gleisson de Oliveira Nascimento
  • Federal University of Acre, Multidisciplinary Center, Campus Floresta, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Zip Code: 69980-000. Brazil.
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Diego Pereira de Souza
  • Diego Pereira de Souza
  • National Institute for Amazonian Research - INPA, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Manaus, Amazonas, Zipe Code: 69011-970, Brazil.
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Luan de Oliveira Nascimento4, Samara da Silva Oliveira5, José Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves3, Josimar Batista Ferreira
  • Luan de Oliveira Nascimento4, Samara da Silva Oliveira5, José Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves3, Josimar Batista Ferreira
  • Postgraduate Program in Science, Innovation and Technology for Amazonian. Rio Branco, Acre, Federal University of Acre, Zip Code: 69.920-700, Brazil.
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Samara da Silva Oliveira
  • Samara da Silva Oliveira
  • Postgraduate Program in Agriculture of Humid Tropics, National Institute for Research in Amazonia, Manaus, Amazonas, Zip Code: 69067-375, Brazil.
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Jose Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves
  • Jose Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves
  • National Institute for Amazonian Research - INPA, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Manaus, Amazonas, Zipe Code: 69011-970, Brazil.
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Josimar Batista Ferreira
  • Josimar Batista Ferreira
  • Center for Biological and Nature Sciences, Federal University of Acre, Rio Branco, Acre, Zip Code: 69.920-700, Brazil.
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Eliane de Oliveira
  • Eliane de Oliveira
  • Federal University of Acre, Multidisciplinary Center, Campus Floresta, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Zip Code: 69980-000. Brazil.
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  •  Received: 28 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 16 January 2019
  •  Published: 07 February 2019

Abstract

The forest plantations depends on appropriate initial seedling establishment, which occurs when primary factors (water, light, CO2 and nutrients) are within appropriate ranges. The purpose this study was to evaluate the growth of young parica plants (Schizolobium amazonicum Huber ex Ducke) grown in different organic substrates (chicken manure, goat manure and organic matter) in proportions of 5, 10, 15 and 20% in yellow argisol. Among the studied treatments, the best response in plant height growth was observed in T2 (5% goat manure in yellow argisol). For the mean diameter, it was observed that T4 (15% goat manure in yellow argisol) allowed greater of growth parica seedlings. In addition, for the quality parameters: ratio of shoot height and root collar diameter (H/RCD), heigh and dry mass air part relation (H/DMAP) and Dickson Quality Index (DQI), the best values were for seedlings cultivated with goat manure, in relation to the other treatments. Therefore, young parica plants grown on substrates with goat and chicken manure showed significant improvements in growth performance, according to fundamentally chemical characteristics of these substrates.

Key words: Chicken manure, goat manure, organic matter, seedling production.