African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6621

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of irrigation with wastewater from swine in the chemical properties of a latossol

José Antonio Rodrigues De Souza1*, Débora Astoni Moreira1, Antonio Texeira De Matos2 and Aline Sueli De Lima Rodrigues3
1Department of Agricultural Engineering, Instituto Federal Goiano – Câmpus Urutaí, Urutaí – GO, Brazil. 2Department of Agricultural Engineering, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa - MG, Brazil. 3Department of Environmental Geology, Instituto Federal Goiano – Câmpus Urutaí, Urutaí – GO, Brazil.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 July 2013
  •  Published: 24 October 2013


The present study aimed to evaluate the variation chemical (electrical conductivity, phosphorus and nitrogen) of an dystrophic red-yellow latossol fertilized with wastewater from swine after filtering process (FSW). For this, tomato plants of the variety Fanny TY were cultivated in drainage lisymeters in a greenhouse, and fertirrigated with different doses of FSW, with and without added chemical fertilizer. The results showed that the c treatments that received lower FSW doses and higher quantities of chemical fertilization presented higher values of electrical conductivity of the saturation extract of soil (ECs); there were an increase in the concentration of available phosphorus, mainly in the superficial layers; the FSW addition resulted in increments in the nitrogen concentration in the superficial layers, while the chemical fertilizer application resulted in larger displacement in the soil profile.


Key words: Reuse, chemical alteration, wastewater, fertirrigation, electrical conductivity.