2018-01

SOIL WATER RETENTION CURVE AND S INDEX AS SOIL PHYSICAL QUALITY INDICATORS FOR INTEGRATED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

ABSTRACT Assess the physical quality of agricultural soils it is important to establish the management more adequate for plant growth. In this study, the soil water retention curve and S index as indicators of soil physical quality were evaluated in five integrated production systems in the following forestry arrangements: Eucalyptus in a single line, double line and triple line (Eucalyptus I, II and III respectively), Balsa in triple line and Teak triple line. The density and arrangement of forest trees influence the soil physical properties. Less soil water retention was observed in the Teak...

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