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All publications of “Ednaldo da Silva Araújo”

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Ammonia Volatilization from Soil-Applied Organic Fertilizers

Adriano Alvim Rocha, Ednaldo da Silva Araújo ORCID logo , Silvio da Silva Santos, Jhonatan Marins Goulart, José Antonio Azevedo Espindola, José Guilherme Marinho Guerra, [...]


ABSTRACT: A reliable quantification of nitrogen (N) losses by ammonia (NH3) volatilization can contribute to identifying optimized strategies of fertilizer management. The objective of this study was to quantify ammonia volatilization from several organic N sources incorporated into or applied onto the soil surface. Two cultivation areas, under snap bean and corn, were evaluated at Embrapa Agrobiology, Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Both experiments used a randomized complete block design in split-plots, with four replications. The main plots consisted of […]

Capture Time of Soil Mesofauna and Its Reflections on Interpretation of Indices for Characterizing the Soil Community

Luiz Rodrigues Freire, Ednaldo da Silva Araújo, Ricardo Luís Louro Berbara


ABSTRACT Soil mesofauna consists of organisms that measure from 0.100 μm to 2 mm, being important to evaluate methods employed for its characterization. The objectives of this study were to define how long the soil material must remain in the Berlese-Tüllgren extraction device to capture organisms of the mesofauna and determine the minimum extraction time for correct use of the Shannon, Simpson, Pielou, and Margalef indices used to evaluate the diversity, dominance, and richness of the mesofauna communities. The study […]

Soil physical properties under maize in monoculture or intercropped with summer legumes

Emerson Dalla Chieza, Thomé Lovato, Ednaldo Da Silva Araújo, Jonatan Tonin


The use of cover crops is a practice that can improve the physical quality of soils. The objective of this work was to evaluate the potential of intercropping of summer legumes with maize to improve soil physical properties. The study was conducted in the field from September 2008 to September 2009, in an Ultisol in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design with five treatments and four replications. The treatments consisted of […]