African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Nutritional diagnosis of sugarcane varieties in a Yellow Oxisol during three agricultural seasons

Vinicius Santos Gomes da Silva
  • Vinicius Santos Gomes da Silva
  • Departamento de Agronomia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Av. Dom Manoel de Medeiros, s/n, 52171-900, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Mauro Wagner de Oliveira
  • Mauro Wagner de Oliveira
  • Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, BR 104, Km 85, s/n, 57100-000. Rio Largo, Alagoas, Brazil.
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Daniele Costa de Oliveira
  • Daniele Costa de Oliveira
  • Departamento de Agronomia, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiróz, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Pádua Dias, 11, 13418-900, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Terezinha Bezerra Albino Oliveira
  • Terezinha Bezerra Albino Oliveira
  • Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, BR 104, Km 85, s/n, 57100-000. Rio Largo, Alagoas, Brazil.
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Manoel Gomes Pereira
  • Manoel Gomes Pereira
  • Departamento de Pesquisa, Usina Triunfo, Vila Triunfo, s/n, 57680-000, Boca da Mata, Alagoas, Brazil.
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Carlos Henrique de Castro Nogueira
  • Carlos Henrique de Castro Nogueira
  • Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, BR 104, Km 85, s/n, 57100-000. Rio Largo, Alagoas, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 23 October 2016
  •  Accepted: 11 November 2016
  •  Published: 05 January 2017

Abstract

Leaf analysis is one of the main methods used for the evaluation of nutritional requirements in sugarcane culture, contributing to a better management of fertilizers. This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of sugarcane varieties by quantifying the leaf content of macro and micronutrients of the +3 leaf. The varieties RB92579, RB867515, VAT90-212 and SP813250 were evaluated in a Yellow Oxisol at Fazenda Jequiá, Anadia, Alagoas (AL) state, during plant-cane, first and second regrowth cycles. The design was randomized blocks consisting of four varieties and five replications. Varietal differences were observed in leaf contents of macro and micronutrients. However, no variety had a higher leaf content regarding any element.

 

Key words: Macronutrients, micronutrients, nutritional status, production system, Saccharum spp.