SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.60 issue3Prediction of the soils penetration strength using artificial neural networksMelolonthidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) assemblage associated to pastures in the Caquetá Department (Colombia) and its possible relationship with soil health author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Acta Agronómica

Print version ISSN 0120-2812

Abstract

MEJIA UMANA, Diana Milena; ANGEL SANCHEZ, Diego Iván  and  MENJIVAR FLORES, Juan Carlos. Phosphorus fractions in soils of the Valle del Cauca under different coffee crop systems. Acta Agron. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.3, pp.263-272. ISSN 0120-2812.

This study was conducted in the department of Valle del Cauca (Colombia) coffee growing zone to evaluate the response of planting coffee under different cropping systems: organic, conventional and organicmineral, on soil phosphorus fractions with volcanic influence. Sequential fractionation methodology adapted by the International Center of Tropical Agriculture was used. The statistical analysis consisted of a Complete Randomized Block Design under a split plot arrangement with three treatments and three replications. The results showed that contents of the organic fraction of available P and the moderately available P showed significant differences among the systems in which organic and conventional management was included, the conventional system had the lowest values. The organic-mineral system showed the highest contents of organic and inorganic phosphorus and the conventional system showed the lowest for these fractions of P. For the non available P fraction, it was found that organic systems had higher P content than the conventional system and, the organic-mineral system showed significant differences with respect to the rest. The total P showed a similar pattern to the fractions described. The low content in the conventional system can be explained by specific aspects of management such as the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, planting without shade in monoculture and lack of soil coverage between plants.

Keywords : Coffee crop; cropping systems; phosphorus fractions; soils with volcanic influence.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License