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All publications of “Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira”

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Isolation, Characterization and Symbiotic Efficiency of Nitrogen-Fixing and Heavy Metal-Tolerant Bacteria from a Coalmine Wasteland

Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Sabrina de Fatima Barbosa Dahmer, Tais Backes, Andressa de Oliveira Silveira, Rodrigo Josemar Seminoti Jacques, Mohsin Zafar, [...]


ABSTRACT: Areas affected by coal mining can be recovered by revegetation with leguminous plants associated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This study addressed the isolation and characterization of native nitrogen-fixing bacteria from coalmine wasteland under different vegetation restoration approaches using Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC) Urb and Vicia sativa L. as trap plants. The bacteria were characterized and identified on the basis of 16S rRNA sequences. Additionally, nitrogen-fixing strains were characterized for tolerance to high heavy metal and low pH levels, as well as […]

Rhizophagus Clarus and Phosphorus in Crotalaria juncea: Growth, Glomalin Content and Acid Phosphatase Activity in a Copper-Contaminated Soil

Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Tales Tiecher, Daniela Basso Facco, Luana Paula Garlet, Cláudio Roberto Fonsêca Sousa Soares, [...]


ABSTRACT Crotalaria juncea is used as plant cover in grape vineyards in Brazil, which usually present soils with high copper (Cu) levels due to the application of Cu-based phyto-sanitary products. Under this condition an increase growth and cover of C. juncea is needed to improve the phytoremediation processes in those soils. Some alternatives to achieve this condition is the inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), which has demonstrated an important increase of plant growth in Cu-contaminated soils at different soil […]

Agronomic and Economic Efficiency of Common-Bean Inoculation with Rhizobia and Mineral Nitrogen Fertilization

Bruno Lima Soares, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Márcia Rufini, Fábio Aurélio Dias Martins, Dâmiany Pádua Oliveira, Ricardo Pereira Reis, [...]


ABSTRACT Management of biological nitrogen fixation in common bean still requires improvement. The objective of this study was to verify the compatibility of nitrogen fertilization with biological N2 fixation to increase common bean yield and profitability. Four field experiments were performed in four municipalities of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the 2009 and 2010 winter crop season. The 2009 crop experiments were set up under a no-till system and the 2010 crop was conducted using conventional tillage. A randomized block experimental […]

Effects of Pig Slurry Application and Crops on Phosphorus Content in Soil and the Chemical Species in Solution

Lessandro De Conti, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Felipe Lorensini, Cledimar Rogério Lourenzi, Renan Fagan Vidal, [...]


The application of pig slurry rates and plant cultivation can modify the soil phosphorus (P) content and distribution of chemical species in solution. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the total P, available P and P in solution, and the distribution of chemical P species in solution, in a soil under longstanding pig slurry applications and crop cultivation. The study was carried out in soil columns with undisturbed structure, collected in an experiment conducted for eight years in […]

Biomass decomposition and nutrient release from black oat and hairy vetch residues deposited in a vineyard

Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Eduardo Girotto, Gustavo Trentin, Alcione Miotto, George Wellington de Melo, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, [...]


A significant quantity of nutrients in vineyards may return to the soil each year through decomposition of residues from cover plants. This study aimed to evaluate biomass decomposition and nutrient release from residues of black oats and hairy vetch deposited in the vines rows, with and without plastic shelter, and in the between-row areas throughout the vegetative and productive cycle of the plants. The study was conducted in a commercial vineyard in Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil, from October 2008 to […]

Crop response to organic fertilization with supplementary mineral nitrogen

Nathalia Riveros Ciancio, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Cledimar Rogério Lourenzi, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Gustavo Trentin, Felipe Lorensini, [...]


Animal manure is applied to the soil as a nutrient source, especially of nitrogen, to plants. However, manure application rates can be reduced with the use of N fertilizer in topdressing. The aim of this study was to evaluate crop responses to different application rates of animal manure sources, used alone and supplemented with mineral N topdressing, in a no-tillage system. The study was carried out from 2005 to 2008 on a Hapludalf soil. The treatments consisted of rates of […]

Pig slurry and nutrient accumulation and dry matter and grain yield in various crops

Cledimar Rogério Lourenzi, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Gustavo Brunetto, Eduardo Girotto, Tadeu Luis Tiecher, Renan Costa Beber Vieira, [...]


Pig slurry (PS) represents an important nutrient source for plants and using it as fertilizer makes greater nutrient cycling in the environment possible. The aim of this study was to assess how PS application over a period of years can affect grain yield, dry matter production and nutrient accumulation in commercial grain and cover crops. The experiment was carried out in an experimental area of the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, from May 2000 to […]

Available content, surface runoff and leaching of phosphorus forms in a typic hapludalf treated with organic and mineral nutrient sources

Cledimar Rogério Lourenzi, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Jackson Berticelli Cerini, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Felipe Lorensini, Eduardo Girotto, [...]


The application of animal manure to soil can increase phosphorus availability to plants and enhance transfer of the nutrient solution drained from the soil surface or leached into the soil profile. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of successive applications of organic and mineral nutrient sources on the available content, surface runoff and leaching of P forms in a Typic Hapludalf in no-tillage systems. Experiment 1 was set up in 2004 in the experimental area of […]

Forms and accumulation of copper and zinc in a sandy typic hapludalf soil after long-term application of pig slurry and deep litter

Tadeu Luis Tiecher, Carlos Alberto Ceretta, Jucinei José Comin, Eduardo Girotto, Alcione Miotto, Marcel Pires de Moraes, [...]


Successive applications of pig slurry and pig deep litter may lead to an accumulation of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) fractions in the soil profile. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Cu and Zn forms and accumulation in a Sandy Typic Hapludalf soil after long-term application of pig slurry and deep litter. In March 2010, eight years after initiating an experiment in Braço do Norte, Santa Catarina (SC), Brazil, on a Sandy Typic Hapludalf soil, soil samples […]

Agronomic efficiency of selected rhizobia strains and diversity of native nodulating populations in Perdões (MG – Brazil). I – cowpea

André Luis de Lima Soares, João Paulo Andrade Resende Pereira, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Helson Mário Martins do Vale, Adriana Silva Lima, Messias José Bastos de Andrade, [...]


Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) is one of the main food crops in the north and northeast of Brazil nowadays, being planted on large areas in other Brazilian regions as well, with bright prospects in the Brazilian agribusiness. Symbiosis of cowpea and nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB) can raise yields and decrease yield costs. The first aim of this study was to evaluate the agronomic efficiency of previously selected rhizobia strains compared to the strain recommended until 2004 (BR 2001). The phenotypic diversity of […]

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