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All publications of “Nilton Curi”

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Carbon Stocks and Pools in Relation to the Texture of Kaolinitic Soils from the Brazilian East Coast

João Bosco Vasconcellos Gomes, Carlos Alberto Silva, Tamara Letícia de Azevedo Ferreira, Mozart Martins Ferreira, Alberto Vasconcellos Inda, Nilton Curi

12/Sep/2018

ABSTRACT: Extremely kaolinitic soils of Tertiary age elevations on the Brazilian east coast present a wide range of texture, which is recognized as one of the main factors controlling the soil organic matter contents. This study aimed to investigate the organic C storage of different compartments of kaolinitic soils. The studied soils had a wide particle size gradient, were under native forest vegetation, and located on Brazil’s eastern coast (Coruripe – CF, Umbaúba – UF, Nova Viçosa – VF, Sooretama […]

Relationship Among Crop Systems, Soil Cover, and Water Erosion on a Typic Hapludox

Pedro Luiz Terra Lima, Marx Leandro Naves Silva, John Norman Quinton, Pedro Velloso Gomes Batista, Bernardo Moreira Cândido, Nilton Curi

02/Mar/2018

ABSTRACT Several soil conservation practices are used to reduce water erosion and ensure sustainable agriculture. An effective crop management practice is intercropping, in which two or more crops with different architectures and vegetative cycles are grown simultaneously in the same area. We hypothesized that intercropping of corn and jack-bean increases soil cover and reduce soil erosion by water in comparison to monocropping. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different crop systems on soil cover and […]

Cemented Horizons and Hardpans in the Coastal Tablelands of Northeastern Brazil

João Bosco Vasconcellos Gomes, José Coelho Araújo, Pablo Vidal-Torrado, Miguel Cooper, Elen Alvarenga da Silva, Nilton Curi

18/Jan/2017

ABSTRACT Horizons with varying degrees of cementation are a common feature of the soils from the coastal tablelands of Northeastern Brazil. In most cases, these horizons are represented by the following subsurface horizons: fragipan, duripan, ortstein, and placic. The aims of this study were to analyze differences regarding the development and the degree of expression of cementation in soils from the coastal tablelands of Northeastern Brazil: Planossolo Háplico (p-SX), Espodossolo Humilúvico (p-EK), Espodossolo Ferrihumilúvico (p-ESK), and Argissolo Acinzentado (p-PAC) pedons. […]

Predicting Runoff Risks by Digital Soil Mapping

Mayesse Aparecida da Silva, Marx Leandro Naves Silva, Phillip Ray Owens, Nilton Curi, Anna Hoffmann Oliveira, Bernardo Moreira Candido

17/Oct/2016

ABSTRACT Digital soil mapping (DSM) permits continuous mapping soil types and properties through raster formats considering variation within soil class, in contrast to the traditional mapping that only considers spatial variation of soils at the boundaries of delineated polygons. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of SoLIM (Soil Land Inference Model) for two sets of environmental variables on digital mapping of saturated hydraulic conductivity and solum depth (A + B horizons) and to apply the best […]

INDICATOR INDEXING METHODS IN ASSESSMENT OF SOIL QUALITY IN RELATION TO WATER EROSION

Bernardo Moreira Cândido, Marx Leandro Naves Silva, Nilton Curi, Diego Antônio França de Freitas, Ronaldo Luiz Mincato, Mozart Martins Ferreira

01/Mar/2015

Assessing the quality of agricultural soils is important for defining and adopting management practices that ensure socioeconomic and environmental sustainability. The methods for indexation of quality indicators called the Integrated Quality Index (IQI) and the Nemoro Quality Index (NQI) were used in this study to evaluate soil quality in experimental plots planted to eucalyptus. The selection of these indicators was made based on nine soil quality indicators: geometric mean diameter, water permeability, organic matter, macro- and microporosity, total porosity, bulk […]