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  1. Performance of sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens, Panicum ...

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    Performance of sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens, Panicum maximum and Pennisetum purpureum in combination with gliricidia sepium. ... The animals weregrazed continuously for 28 days in the sub plots. Sheep grazing the Gliricidia/Panicum plot had a higher (P < 001) growth rate (38 g d-1) than those animals ...

  2. Comportamento ingestivo de bezerros em pastos de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens Ingestive behavior of calves on pastures of Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens

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    Anderson de Moura Zanine

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento de bezerros em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens, no sistema de lotação contínua com taxa de lotação variável. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, com dois pastos representando os tratamentos, cada um com cinco repetições. O período experimental foi de 30 dias, sendo 20 para adaptação dos animais e 10 para avaliações, que consistiram de três, com duração de 24h cada, em intervalos de cinco dias. Os bezerros pastejaram menos tempo no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha, com tempo de 9,75h, enquanto que o pastejo na Brachiaria decumbens foi de 11,3h. Comportamento diferente foi observado para o tempo de ruminação: 6,8 e 6,4 para os pastos de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria decumbens, respectivamente. O número de bocados por minuto foi menor para a Brachiaria decumbens, 31,15, enquanto que, para a Brachiaria brizantha, os bezerros pastejaram com uma taxa de bocados de 34,91 bocados por minuto. Os bezerros tiveram um ganho de peso médio diário superior no pasto de Brachiaria brizantha (390g dia-1, enquanto que, para a Brachiaria decumbens, o ganho diário foi de 340g dia-1.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the ingestive behavior of calves on Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens pastures, under continuous stocking with variable stocking rate. The experimental design was entirely randomized, with two treatments (two pastures, and five replicates per treatment. The experimental period lasted 30 days, consisting of days 20 for adaptation of animals and 10 for behavioral evaluations that consisted of three periods of 24:00h each, in intervals of five days. The calves spent less time grazing Brachiaria brizantha pasture (9,8h than they did on the Brachiaria decumbens (11,3h. Different rumination times had been observed, 6,8 and 6,4 h for the animals grazing Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens

  3. Meiotic analysis in induced tetraploids of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf

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    Carine Simioni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The meiotic behavior of three tetraploid plants (2n=4x=36 originated from somatic chromosome duplication ofsexually reproducing diploid plants of Brachiaria decumbens was evaluated. All the analyzed plants presented abnormalities relatedto polyploidy, such as irregular chromosome segregation, leading to precocious chromosome migration to the poles and micronucleiduring both meiotic divisions. However, the abnormalities observed did not compromise the meiotic products which were characterizedby regular tetrads and satisfactory pollen fertility varying from 61.36 to 64.86%. Chromosomes paired mostly as bivalents indiakinesis but univalents to tetravalents were also observed. These studies contributed to the choice of compatible fertile sexualgenitors to be crossed to natural tetraploid apomicts in the B. decumbens by identifying abnormalities and verifying pollen fertility.Intraespecific crosses should reduce sterility in the hybrids produced in the breeding program of Brachiaria, a problem observedwith the interspecific hybrids produced so far.

  4. Nitrogen loss in Brachiaria decumbens after application of glyphosate or glufosinate-ammonium

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    Damin,Virginia; Franco,Henrique Coutinho Junqueira; Moraes,Milton Ferreira; Franco,Ademir; Trivelin,Paulo Cesar Ocheuze

    2008-01-01

    Nitrogen losses from the soil-plant system may be influenced by herbicide applications. In order to evaluate N loss in brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens) after application of the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium, an experiment was carried out in a greenhouse as a completely randomized design, with three treatments and six replicates. Treatments were as follows: i) desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glyphosate; ii) desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glufosinate-ammonium; and...

  5. Consórcio de milho e Brachiaria decumbens em diferentes preparos de solo = Maize and Brachiaria decumbens under different soil tillage in farmingpasture integration

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    Simério Carlos Silva Cruz

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Preparos conservacionistas e sistemas de produção que visam à maximização sustentável do uso do solo e da água têm surgido como alternativas para regiões caracterizadas por períodos chuvosos relativamente curtos e temperaturas elevadas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o sistema de consorciação entre milho e Brachiaria decumbens que melhor se adapte às condições dafoclimáticas da região da Zona da Mata do Estado de Alagoas. Os tratamentos consistiram de um híbrido de milho BRS3150, cultivado nos sistemas: Preparo Convencional, Cultivo Mínimo e Semeadura Direta (BRS3150consorciado com Brachiaria decumbens. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos casualisados com parcelas subdivididas. Amostras de solo foram coletadas para análise química. Também foram avaliados os componentes da produção e produtividade de grãos de milho. Os diferentes preparos do solo e a presença de Brachiaria decumbens, no sistema de consócio com milho, não exerceram influência sobre os componentes da produção. Os resultados analisados permitem concluir que a presença da Brachiaria decumbens interferiu negativamente na produtividade dos grãos de milho, quando cultivado em sistema deconsórcio, e as maiores produtividades foram obtidas nos sistemas conservacionistas.Conservation tillage and production systems that aim to maximize soiland water use in a sustainable form have become alternatives for regions that have relatively short periods of rain and high temperatures. The objective of this research was to evaluate intercropping systems with maize and Brachiaria that have better adaptation to the edaphoclimatic conditions of the “Zona da Mata” region, state of Alagoas. The treatments consisted of a BRS 3150 hybrid of maize, cultivated in the following systems: Conventional Cropping, Minimum Cultivation and No-tillage (BRS 3150 intercropped with Brachiaria decumbens. The design used was randomized block with subdivided plots. Soil

  6. Intoxicação experimental por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos confinados Experimental poisoning by Brachiaria decumbens in feedlot sheep

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    Klaus C. Saturnino

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado estudo experimental de intoxicação por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos confinados que receberam apenas esta forrageira como alimento. Os animais foram avaliados em três períodos do ano, com duração de 60 dias cada. As análises incluíram exame clínico e amostras de sangue para mensuração da atividade sérica das enzimas gama glutamiltransferase e aspartato aminotransferase com o objetivo de avaliar sua importância e utilidade no diagnóstico de fotossensibilização hepatógena causada pela planta. Foram descritos ainda, achados de necropsia e histopatológicos. Dos vinte e quatro animais confinados, cinco morreram no primeiro período (fevereiro a abril, quatro no segundo (junho a agosto e dois no terceiro (outubro a dezembro, tendo como principais sinais clínicos anorexia, icterícia, fotofobia, dermatite leve, além de desidratação e apatia. Nos achados de necropsia foram constatados icterícia generalizada, vesícula biliar repleta e distendida, padrão lobular hepático evidente e, em dois casos, opacidade de córnea. As alterações microscópicas foram mais significativas no fígado com bilestase, tumefação e vacuolização de hepatócitos, sinusóides com macrófagos, proliferação de ductos e dúctulos biliares com infiltração linfocítica, que variaram na sua severidade conforme o tempo decorrido da ingestão da planta, além de imagens negativas de cristais no citoplasma de macrófagos presentes nos sinusóides hepáticos e no espaço periportal e cristais refringentes oticamente ativos, ocluindo a luz de ductos biliares. Os achados foram característicos de fotossensibilização hepatógena por B. decumbens, principalmente pela presença de fotofobia, mesmo quando os animais não apresentaram fotodermatite. O aumento da atividade sérica da gama glutamiltransferase teve alta correlação com a morte dos animais. O surgimento da elevação da atividade sérica de gama glutamiltransferase foi, em m

  7. Assessing the potential of brachiaria decumbens as remediation agent for soil contaminated wit oil sludge

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    Latiffah Norddin; Ahmad Nazrul Abd Wahid; Hazlina Abdullah; Abdul Razak Ruslan

    2005-01-01

    Bioremediation is a method of treatment of soil or water contaminated with toxic materials, involving the use of living organisms. Oil or petroleum sludge is a waste product of the petroleum refining industry, and is now accumulating at a fast rate at petroleum refinery sites in the country. Common components of oil sludge are mud and sand, containing toxic materials from hydrocarbons, heavy metals and radioactive elements from the seabed. In the present study, the oil sludge samples were obtained from barrels of the materials stored at the Radioactive Waste Treatment Centre, MINT. The samples were analysed of their compounds, elemental and radioactive contents. Trials on microbial degradation of the sludge materials were ongoing. This paper discusses the potential of a grass to remediate soils contaminated with petroleum sludge. Remediation of soils contaminated with organic compounds and heavy metals using plants, including grasses, including Vetiver, Lolium and Agrostis have been carried out in many countries. A greenhouse pot trial was conducted to assess the suitability of the pasture grass Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. and its mutant Brachiaria decumbens KLUANG Comel as a remediation agent for oil sludge contaminated soil. Samples of grasses and soils before planting, during growth stage and at end of experiment were analysed for the different toxicity. Although the grasses were promoted for use in pasture, and KLUANG Comel has good potential as an ornamental plant, too, their other potentials, including as phytoremediation agents need to be explored. (Author)

  8. Acúmulo de forragem em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens adubados com nitrogênio Biomass of the forage in Brachiaria decumbens pastures fertilized with nitrogen

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    Jailson Lara Fagundes

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available A dinâmica de crescimento de plantas forrageiras tem sido foco de estudo nos últimos anos, visando aprimorar o conhecimento do processo de produção de forragem em pastagens. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o acúmulo de forragem em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. adubados com nitrogênio e submetidos a uma mesma intensidade de pastejo. Os tratamentos consistiram de 75, 150, 225 e 300 kg ha-1 ano-1 de N, aplicados antes do início das avaliações experimentais, as quais foram realizadas durante as estações de verão, outono, inverno e primavera de 2002. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos completos casualizados com duas repetições. O capim-braquiária apresentou incremento de produção de matéria seca proporcional às doses de nitrogênio. Observaram-se maiores valores de taxa de acúmulo de folha, colmo e forragem nas estações primavera-verão e valores menores no inverno. As variações nas condições climáticas com as estações do ano alteraram as taxas de acúmulo de folha e colmo, senescência e de produção de forragem em Brachiaria decumbens.In the last years, the growth dynamics of forage plants has been focused, in order to improve the knowledge of forage yield and distribution process in pasture. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of nitrogen fertilization on accumulation of the forage in Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. pastures submitted to the same stocking rate. Treatments consisted of 75, 150, 225 and 300 kg ha-1 yr-1 N applied before the beginning of experimental evaluations, which were performed during summer, autumn, winter and spring of 2002. A randomized block experimental design was used with two replicates. Brachiaria grass showed an increase in the dry matter yield proportionally to nitrogen doses, with higher rates for daily accumulation of leaves, stems and forage yield in summer-spring seasons, while lower rates were shown in the winter. The variation of

  9. Influence of limestone doses in the Manganese absorption by Brachiaria decumbens

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    Armelin, Maria Jose A.; Fulas, Paulo M.M.; Saiki, Mitiko; Primavesi, Odo; Primavesi, Ana C.

    2005-01-01

    To restore a degraded pasture of Brachiaria decumbens, located in Sao Carlos - SP, Southeastern Brazil, under tropical climate, an experiment was carried out to study the influence of different methods of the limestone doses application on manganese absorption by the aboveground part of the forage, during 3 years of treatment. The experimental design was randomized block, with 6 replications and 8 treatments. The 100m 2 blocks were established in the pasture. Each block received a sequence of limestone doses (0, 1, 2, 4, and 8 t/ha) applied on soil surface with NK and, 2 t/ha applied on soil surface with plus one annual application of 1t/ha and NK, 4t/ha buried in the soil with NK, 4t/ha applied on soil surface without NK. Forages samples were collected 14 cm above soil surface. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) followed by gamma-ray spectrometry was the analytical method used to determine manganese content. The statistical analysis showed some significant variations of this element absorption by the plant with regard to the treatments, but anything that could compromise the mineral nutrition of forage. Moreover, the quality of forage for the animal feeding showed suitable agreement to manganese requirement. INAA showed that it can be an alternative option for agronomical researches that require the knowledge of the manganese concentration. (author)

  10. Different supplents for finishing of Nellore cattle on deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture during the dry season

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    Antonio Tadeu de Andrade

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the effect of four types of supplement on the finishing of Nellore cattle on deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture during the dry season. Sixty-four castrated Nellore males with an age of approximately 34 months and initial body weight (BW ranging from 360 to 380 kg were divided into 16 animals per treatment in a completely randomized design. The treatments consisted of four types of pasture supplement: deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + energy protein mineral salt (SuEPM used as control; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + ground corn grain (SuCo; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + citrus pulp (SuCPu; deferred Brachiaria decumbens pasture + urea + cottonseed meal (28% CP + soy hull (SuSH. The pasture was deferred for 170 days and provided 3,482 kg DM/ha of forage, permitting a stocking rate of 1.56 AU/ha (DM intake of 2.25% BW and 50% pasture efficiency. The animals received the supplement ad libitum in the SuEPM treatment and as % BW in the other treatments from July to October. The animals were slaughtered at a minimum BW of 457 kg. The following variables were evaluated: final weight, weight gain during the period (WG, average daily gain (ADG, hot carcass weight (HCW, and hot carcass yield (HCY. With respect to final weight, the supplement in the SuCo, SuCPu and SuSH treatments permitted a greater supply of nutrients and the animals therefore exhibited better performance (P<0.05 compared to the SuEPM treatment (mean of 478.68 vs 412.62 kg. The same effect was observed for the other parameters studied. Analysis of WG and ADG showed that SuSH was superior to the SuCo and SuCPu treatments (P<0.05 due to the increased offer of concentrate and SuEPM was inferior to the other treatments. Higher HCW (260.05 kg and HCY (53.92% were obtained with treatment SuSH as a result of greater performance. Supplementation of cattle during the dry period on

  11. Estoque de serapilheira e fertilidade do solo em pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens após implantação de leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras Soil litter stock and fertility after planting leguminous shrubs and forage trees on degraded signal grass pasture

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    André Barbosa Silva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As pastagens formam a base da pecuária brasileira; essas sofrem degradação em larga escala por deficiência de nitrogênio (N. O consórcio com leguminosas, além de fixar N, pode apresentar outros efeitos na fertilidade do solo como acidificação ou retirada de nutrientes de camadas mais profundas para as mais superficiais. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o estoque de serapilheira e a fertilidade do solo em pastagens degradadas de braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, após implantar leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras. Para isso, uma amostragem foi realizada em março de 2010 em um experimento no campo, introduzindo pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens, em julho de 2008, com sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, mororó (Bauhinia cheilantha e gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium, além de braquiária adubada e não adubada com N. As amostras de solo e serapilheira foram coletadas aos 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm de profundidade, em três transectos, alternando pontos cobertos por gramíneas e leguminosas, totalizando sete amostras compostas por parcela para determinar pH, P, K, Ca, Mg e Al no solo, enquanto SB, t e m foram calculados. A serapilheira foi separada visualmente em leguminosas, gramíneas e materiais não identificados, em que foram utilizados para quantificação de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, N, P, C, fibra detergente ácido e lignina. A introdução das leguminosas aumentou os teores de N total na serapilheira e reduziu as relações C:N, com destaque para gliricídia e sabiá; entretanto, essa última apresentou elevados teores de lignina. Houve efeito significativo da cobertura por leguminosas, sem diferenças entre essas, para pH e K, na profundidade de 0-10 cm, e para Al e m, aos 10-20 cm de profundidade.Pastures are the fodder supply of Brazilian livestock, and are exhaustively degraded by nitrogen (N deficiency. Intercropping with legumes, aside from nitrogen fixation, may have

  12. Allelopathic evidence in Brachiaria decumbens and its potential to invade the Brazilian Cerrados

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    Elizabeth Gorgone Barbosa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to look for evidence of allelochemicals in B. decumbens, in parts of the plant from where they could easily be released to the environment. The germination inhibition of Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (standard species and Melinis minutiflora, another invasive African grass, was tested using B. decumbens germinating seeds and aqueous leachates of the roots, green and senescent leaves, at 5, 10 and 20% w/v. Both the germinating seeds and the aqueous leachates of B. decumbens reduced the germination of the species tested; the effectiveness of the aqueous leachates increased according to concentration. Apparently, the competitive advantage of B. decumbens in the cerrados could be amplified via allelopathy.Invasão biológica é uma das maiores causas atuais da perda de biodiversidade. Várias espécies que se tornam invasoras produzem substâncias fitotóxicas que aumentam sua capacidade competitiva; assim, a alelopatia é uma estratégia capaz de potencializar o sucesso de invasão. Brachiaria decumbens, uma gramínea africana, invadiu os cerrados brasileiros e representa, atualmente, uma séria ameaça à biota regional. Neste ensaio, verificamos a presença de aleloquímicos em partes de B. decumbens das quais poderiam ser facilmente liberados para o ambiente. Testamos a inibição da germinação de Phalaris canariensis, Lactuca sativa (espécies padrão e Melinis minutiflora (outra gramínea africana invasora usando sementes de B. decumbens e soluções aquosas lixiviadas de suas raízes, folhas verdes e folhas senescentes, a 5, 10 e 20% de peso do material por volume de água. Tanto as sementes como as soluções lixiviadas de decumbens reduziram a germinação das outras espécies; a eficiência dos lixiviados aumentou de acordo com a concentração da solução. Acreditamos que a grande vantagem competitiva de B. decumbens no cerrado possa ser amplificada pela alelopatia.

  13. Effect of liming and fertilizer on mineral content and productivity of Brachiaria Decumbens grass forage

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    Armelin, M.J.A.; Saiki, M.

    2007-01-01

    To restore a degraded pasture of Brachiaria decumbens, located in Sao Carlos - SP, southeastern Brazil, under altitude tropical climate, an experiment was carried out to study the effects of limestone, buried or not buried in the soil, and fertilizer use on mineral content and forage yield, after 3 years of treatment. Limestone and phosphorus were applied once, one month before starting. NK were applied after each cutting, for fertilized plots, four to five times a year. Experimental design was a random block (100 m 2 ), with 6 replications and 4 treatments. Each block received 4 t/ha of limestone, except the control. Forage samples were collected 14 cm above soil surface. Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) followed by gamma-ray spectrometry was the analytical method used to determine the mineral contents. Dry matter yield was affected positively with liming when compared with the limestone control, but the effect of limestone use was more pronounced with the concomitant use of NK fertilizer. The contents of Ca, Cs, Fe, La, Mg, Rb, Sc, Sm and Th in forage were negatively affected with the NK use, perhaps due to a dilution effect, while a reverse were observed for K, Cl, perhaps due to input of KCl, besides Br, Mn and Se. It seems that limestone is not a key input to restore degraded tropical pastureland, grown on acid soils, when nitrogen is lacking. INAA allowed the monitoring of some not routine elements that may be under observation to avoid potential plant nutritional disorders in production systems with high limestone and fertilizer use. (author)

  14. Ecophysiological and anatomical changes due to uptake and accumulation of heavy metal in Brachiaria decumbens

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    Marcelo Pedrosa Gomes

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The growth and developmental characteristics of grasses and their high biodiversity make such plants suitable for remediation of areas contaminated by heavy metals. Nevertheless, heavy metal toxic effect on the plants may cause alteration in their metabolic pathways, such as photosynthesis, respiration, and growth, modifying plant anatomy. This work aimed to evaluate the effect of levels of soil contamination (0, 7.5 % and 15 % m³ m-3 on biomass production, on photosynthetic characteristics and on anatomical changes in roots and leaves of brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.. After seeds were planted, seedlings were uprooted and replanted in vases containing soil at different contamination levels, being left to rest for 120 days. At the end of that time, plants presented reduced yield of root and shoot dry matter, contents of chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll and potential photosynthesis with increased of soil contamination. The cell layers of endodermis and exodermis in the root tissues and the cell walls of the xylem and cortical parenchyma all thickened as contamination increased. In the leaf tissues, the adaxial and abaxial epidermis presented increased thickness while the leaf blade presented reduced thickness as contamination increased with consequent change in the root growth rate. In general, the effects of heavy metal increased with the metal concentration. Some results indicate that B. decumbens seems to have some degree of heavy metal tolerance.

  15. A Parthenogenesis Gene Candidate and Evidence for Segmental Allopolyploidy in Apomictic Brachiaria decumbens.

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    Worthington, Margaret; Heffelfinger, Christopher; Bernal, Diana; Quintero, Constanza; Zapata, Yeny Patricia; Perez, Juan Guillermo; De Vega, Jose; Miles, John; Dellaporta, Stephen; Tohme, Joe

    2016-07-01

    Apomixis, asexual reproduction through seed, enables breeders to identify and faithfully propagate superior heterozygous genotypes by seed without the disadvantages of vegetative propagation or the expense and complexity of hybrid seed production. The availability of new tools such as genotyping by sequencing and bioinformatics pipelines for species lacking reference genomes now makes the construction of dense maps possible in apomictic species, despite complications including polyploidy, multisomic inheritance, self-incompatibility, and high levels of heterozygosity. In this study, we developed saturated linkage maps for the maternal and paternal genomes of an interspecific Brachiaria ruziziensis (R. Germ. and C. M. Evrard) × B. decumbens Stapf. F1 mapping population in order to identify markers linked to apomixis. High-resolution molecular karyotyping and comparative genomics with Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv provided conclusive evidence for segmental allopolyploidy in B. decumbens, with strong preferential pairing of homologs across the genome and multisomic segregation relatively more common in chromosome 8. The apospory-specific genomic region (ASGR) was mapped to a region of reduced recombination on B. decumbens chromosome 5. The Pennisetum squamulatum (L.) R.Br. PsASGR-BABY BOOM-like (psASGR-BBML)-specific primer pair p779/p780 was in perfect linkage with the ASGR in the F1 mapping population and diagnostic for reproductive mode in a diversity panel of known sexual and apomict Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. and P. maximum Jacq. germplasm accessions and cultivars. These findings indicate that ASGR-BBML gene sequences are highly conserved across the Paniceae and add further support for the postulation of the ASGR-BBML as candidate genes for the apomictic function of parthenogenesis. Copyright © 2016 by the Genetics Society of America.

  16. A Parthenogenesis Gene Candidate and Evidence for Segmental Allopolyploidy in Apomictic Brachiaria decumbens

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    Worthington, Margaret; Heffelfinger, Christopher; Bernal, Diana; Quintero, Constanza; Zapata, Yeny Patricia; Perez, Juan Guillermo; De Vega, Jose; Miles, John; Dellaporta, Stephen; Tohme, Joe

    2016-01-01

    Apomixis, asexual reproduction through seed, enables breeders to identify and faithfully propagate superior heterozygous genotypes by seed without the disadvantages of vegetative propagation or the expense and complexity of hybrid seed production. The availability of new tools such as genotyping by sequencing and bioinformatics pipelines for species lacking reference genomes now makes the construction of dense maps possible in apomictic species, despite complications including polyploidy, multisomic inheritance, self-incompatibility, and high levels of heterozygosity. In this study, we developed saturated linkage maps for the maternal and paternal genomes of an interspecific Brachiaria ruziziensis (R. Germ. and C. M. Evrard) × B. decumbens Stapf. F1 mapping population in order to identify markers linked to apomixis. High-resolution molecular karyotyping and comparative genomics with Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv provided conclusive evidence for segmental allopolyploidy in B. decumbens, with strong preferential pairing of homologs across the genome and multisomic segregation relatively more common in chromosome 8. The apospory-specific genomic region (ASGR) was mapped to a region of reduced recombination on B. decumbens chromosome 5. The Pennisetum squamulatum (L.) R.Br. PsASGR-BABY BOOM-like (psASGR–BBML)-specific primer pair p779/p780 was in perfect linkage with the ASGR in the F1 mapping population and diagnostic for reproductive mode in a diversity panel of known sexual and apomict Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. and P. maximum Jacq. germplasm accessions and cultivars. These findings indicate that ASGR–BBML gene sequences are highly conserved across the Paniceae and add further support for the postulation of the ASGR–BBML as candidate genes for the apomictic function of parthenogenesis. PMID:27206716

  17. Qualidade do Feno de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Submetido ao Tratamento com Amônia Anidra ou Uréia Quality of Ammoniated Brachiaria decumbens Hay

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    Leonardo de Oliveira Fernandes

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido na fazenda Pedrões, no município de Uberaba-MG, para avaliar a qualidade do feno de Brachiaria decumbens enfardado após a queda de sementes. Os fenos foram submetidos aos seguintes tratamentos: feno não tratado, feno tratado com amônia anidra (3,0% NH3 na MS, feno tratado com uréia (5,0% na MS. A composição química, a digestibilidade dos fenos e o desempenho de novilhos foram avaliados usando um delineamento em blocos completos casualisados com três tratamentos e seis repetições. A amonização utilizando NH3 ou uréia aumentou o conteúdo de proteína bruta e a DIVMS. O tratamento com NH3 reduziu os conteúdos de FDN e FDA, e a aplicação de uréia reduziu os conteúdos de hemicelulose e lignina. A amonização não afetou os valores de nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente neutro e nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido. Novilhos recebendo feno de brachiaria e farelo de soja (1,08 kg/dia de MS, feno tratado com amônia e milho grão (1,14 kg/dia de MS e feno tratado com uréia e milho grão (1,14 kg/dia de MS apresentaram consumo de MS de 1,97; 2,23 e 1,90% do peso vivo e ganhos de peso de 0,60; 0,53 e 0,37 kg/dia, e conversão alimentar 10,8; 12,8 e 16,9 kg MS/kg de ganho de peso, respectivamente.The experiment was conducted at farm Pedrões of the F.C. Agropecuária, located in Uberaba-MG to evaluate the quality of Brachiaria decumbens hays harvested after seed ripening. The hays were submitted to the following treatments: control, anhydrous ammonia (3.0% NH3 in the DM, and urea (5.0% in the DM. The chemical composition, digestibility hays and the performance of steers were evaluated using a complete randomized block design with three treatments and six replications. The ammoniation either with NH3 or urea increased the CP content and the IVDMD. The NH3 treatment reduced the contents of NDF and ADF, and the urea application reduced the contents of hemicellulose and lignin. The ammoniation did not

  18. SISTEMAS DE MANEJO DO SOLO: SOJA [Glycine max (L.] CONSORCIADA COM Brachiaria decumbens (STAPF SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: SOYBEAN [Glycine max (L.] INTERCROPPED WITH Brachiaria decumbens (STAPF

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    Emanuel da Silva Barros

    2011-01-01

    vagem, número de grãos por planta, massa de 1.000 grãos e produtividade; e 2 B. decumbens: composição química das plantas, além do acúmulo de matéria seca, em cinco épocas de amostragens. Os sistemas de manejo do solo influenciaram o estande de plantas e a concentração de P, Cu, Fe e Zn, na soja, além do S, na Brachiaria decumbens. O sistema plantio direto apresentou maior produtividade de grãos e produção de fitomassa de B. decumbens, nas condições edafoclimáticas de Rio Largo (AL.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Plantio direto; integração lavoura-pecuária; cultivo mínimo.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different soil management systems on the soybean yield components intercropped or not with Brachiaria

  19. Perdas de nitrogênio por Brachiaria decumbens após a aplicação de glifosato ou glufosinato de amônio

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    DAMIN, Virginia; FRANCO, Henrique Coutinho Junqueira; MORAES, Milton Ferreira; FRANCO, Ademir; TRIVELIN, Paulo Cesar Ocheuze

    2008-01-01

    Nitrogen losses from the soil-plant system may be influenced by herbicide applications. In order to evaluate N loss in brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens) after application of the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium, an experiment was carried out in a greenhouse as a completely randomized design, with three treatments and six replicates. Treatments were as follows: i) desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glyphosate; ii) desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glufosinate-ammonium; and...

  20. The possible allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens on initial development of root stock of Citrus limonia

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    Souza, L. S.; Velini, E. D.; Martins, D.; Rosolem, C. A.

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    Foram estudados os possíveis efeitos alelopáticos da incorporação da matéria seca da parte aérea de Brachiaria decumbens, ao substrato, nas concentrações de 0, 1,5 e 3,0% (p/p) sobre o crescimento inicial de limão cravo (Citrus limonia Osbeck), em casa-de-vegetação. Foram determinados os parâmetros biométrico s e algumas propriedades físico-químicas da solução do solo. A maior quantidade de matéria seca incorporada causou redução de 44, 42, 57 e 55% das médias da altura, teor de clorofila, ár...

  1. STRUCTURE AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF DEFERRED PASTURE OF BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS CV. BASILISK DURING THE GRAZING PERIOD

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The experiment aimed to understand the effect of grazing period on morphology and nutritive value of deferred Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pasture and on hand-plucking sample with cattle. Subdivided plots were used according to a randomized block design with two replicates. Four grazing periods (1, 31, 57 and 88 days and two forage samples (available in pasture (AP and obtained by hand-plucking (HP were studied. The live leaf laminae (LLL, potentially digestible neutral detergent fiber (PDNDF, potentially digestible dry matter (PDDM and crude protein (CP levels were higher and dead leaf laminae (DLL, and dead stem (DS, neutral detergent fiber (NDF and indigestible NDF percentages were lower in sample of HP in relation to forage AP. The grazing period decreased linearly the LLL, PDNDF, PDDM percentages, as well as increased linearly DS and indigestible NDF levels in forages. The potential selectivity indexes (PSI of LLL and indigestible NDF increased linearly with grazing period. The PSI of live stem was smaller and the PSI of CP was higher in interim periods of grazing. The reduction in deferring period results in B. decumbens with better morphological composition and nutritional value, which favors the animal selectivity.

  2. CRECIMIENTO DE Brachiaria decumbens Stapf Y Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst EN SUELOS SULFATADOS ÁCIDOS DE CÓRDOBA

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    Enrique Combatt C

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To assess the effect of different doses of lime in acid sulphate soils and physiological responses of two species of grasses, Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst and Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Materials and methods. The work was carried out during 2006 in acid sulfate soils at El Deseo farm (Ciénaga de Oro - Córdoba, Colombia, where 3, 6 and 9 tons/ha of agricultural lime was applied and two grass species, Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst (pasto estrella and Brachiaria decumbens Stapf (pasto brachiaria were planted. The responses considered during 5 mowings were the chemical features of the soil, fresh and dry weight of each genotype and the leaf/stem ratio. An experiment of complete random blocks was designed using a structure of divided plots, where the main plots corresponded to the grasses and the subplots to the lime doses. Results. The most outstanding results suggested that the pH values and aluminum in the soil concentrations fall significantly with the quantity of applied lime, decreasing up to 80%. In general, the interchangeable bases increased with the lime dosage and the contents of the microelements decreased considerably over time, although this was not evident for the lime. Independently of genotype, the production of fresh biomass showed a linear relationship within lime dosage (y=0,656x + 11,99; R2=0.92; the dry mass and the leaf/stem ratio were always greater for B. decumbens compared to C. nlemfuensis, independent of lime dosage.

  3. Efeito alelopático de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens sobre o crescimento inicial de sete espécies de plantas cultivadas Allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of seven crops

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    L.S. Souza

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho constou de sete experimentos, que foram conduzidos na Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, campus de Botucatu, UNESP, São Paulo, Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos alelopáticos de Brachiaria decumbens, colhida em diferentes épocas, sobre o crescimento inicial de milho, arroz, trigo, soja, feijão, algodão e capim-braquiária (B. decumbens, bem como a dinâmica do nitrogênio no solo. A parte aérea de B. decumbens foi coletada durante as estações seca (outono-inverno e chuvosa (primavera-verão, em área de pastagem localizada no município de Botucatu-SP. A matéria seca triturada de B. decumbens foi incorporada ao solo dos vasos na proporção de 3% p/p. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições. Contando-se a partir do transplante, o experimento foi conduzido por 21 dias para milho e feijão, 24 dias para soja e trigo, 28 dias para arroz e 30 dias para algodão e capim-braquiária. O crescimento dessas plantas foi reduzido com a adição de capim-braquiária para as duas épocas, sendo o próprio capim-braquiária o mais afetado. Os efeitos inibitórios foram mais intensos para capim-braquiária coletado na estação chuvosa. A incorporação da matéria seca da parte aérea de B. decumbens reduziu, significativamente, os teores de nitrato no solo, em todos os estudos realizados.This work consisted of seven experiments carried out at UNESP Botucatu-SP Brazil to evaluate the allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens collected in different seasons on the initial growth of corn, rice, wheat, soybean, bean, cotton and B. decumbens and to evaluate nitrogen dynamics in the soil. The upper part of B. decumbens was collected during the dry and wet seasons in a pasture area located in the district of Botucatu-SP. The dry matter was ground and incorporated into the soil in 3% w/w. The experimental design was arranged in completely randomized plots with 5 replications

  4. DENDROMETRY CHARACTERISTICS OF EUCALYPTUS UROPHYLLA IN SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEM UNDER DIFFERENT PLANTING SPACINGS WITH BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS

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    Raphael Pavesi Araujo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of spacing on eucalyptus dendrometric characteristics in silvopastoral system with Brachiaria decumbens. Three eucalyptus spacing were used (3x2, 6x4 and 10x4 m. The randomized block design was used with factorial scheme (3x4 with three densities of planting eucalyptus (3x2, 6x4 and 10x4 m and four times of evaluation (6, 12, 18 and 24 months after planting. The dendrometric characteristics were evaluated: 0,30 m diameter, diameter at breast height - 1.30 m (DBH, cup diameter, height, biomass per tree and plant survival. It was found positive effect of months of evaluation for the diameter to 0.30 m, cup diameter and height. There were no effects of spacing for the variables DBH, survival and biomass per tree when evaluated at 24 months. There was effect for biomass per hectare being 3x2 m the best treatament. It can be concluded that the planting spacing only affected the biomass per hectare, when evaluated up to 24 months of Eucalyptus urophylla grown in silvopastoral system.

  5. EFFECT OF DIESEL AND BIODIESEL ON THE GROWTH OF Brachiaria decumbens INOCULATED WITH ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI

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    Dora Trejo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi have been found to be associated with plants useful in soil phytoremediation. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of diesel and biodiesel in soil and sand on the growth of Brachiaria decumbens inoculated with mycorrhizae. Two experiments were carried out: one experiment in soil and another in sand. A two-level- factorial design with three factors was used (one on sterile and another on non-sterile soil, with and without mycorrhizae; and one with diesel and another with biodiesel. In sand, a two-factor design with two levels was used (with and without mycorrhizae and with diesel and biodiesel, both with three replications. NOVADIESEL, biodiesel and PEMEX diesel were use as contaminants, both at 7%. The fresh and dry weight of the plants and percentage of mycorrhizal colonization, were assessed 30 days after planting. In soil, biodiesel was more toxic and reduced the fresh and dry weights of plants, especially in non-sterile soil. Biodiesel yielded greater mycorrhizal colonization values that doubled those of the control. In sand, diesel was found to reduce three times the fresh and dry weights of plants, compared to the biodiesel. In sand diesel presented high values of mycorrhizal colonization in comparison with biodiesel.  Plants inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi exhibited better development than non-inoculated plants, even in the presence of contaminants.

  6. Nitrogen fertilization strategies, morphogenetic and structural features in Brachiaria decumbens deferred for 95 days

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    Fábio Andrade Teixeira

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim this work was to evaluate the morphogenic and structural characteristics of Brachiaria decumbens pastures to determine the most suitable nitrogen fertilization strategies, for pastures deferred for a period of 95 days. Four strategies of fertilization at the beginning and end of the summer (0-0, 100- 0, 50-50, 0-100 kg ha-1 N were studied, respectively, with four replications. The strategy of 100 kg ha-1 N applied at the end of the summer (0-100, followed the parceling strategy at the beginning and end of the summer (50-50 favored higher rates of leaf appearance and lower values of phyllochron. Greater rate of leaf elongation was observed for 0-100 strategy, resulting in 40% increase compared to pastures that were not fertilized. However, there was no effect of fertilization strategies on stem elongation rate, registering an average of 0.28 cm.dia-1. There was a higher blade:stem ratio for the stratum A (40 cm above the soil in all treatments, observing higher blade:stem ratio for strategies 0-100 and 50-50, at this stratum. There was no effect for the total number of leaves and final leaf length. However, greater stem lengths were observed in pastures with 0-100 fertilizer strategy, followed by the 50-50 strategy. The strategy of applying 100 kg ha-1 at the end of summer, followed by the strategy of 50 kg ha-1 nitrogen divided at the beginning and end of summer, promote greater influence on the morphogenic and structural traits, in pastures deferred for 95 days.

  7. Possíveis efeitos alelopaticos de Brachiaria decumbens sobre o crescimento inicial de limão cravo (Citrus limonia The possible allelopathic effects of Brachiaria decumbens on initial development of root stock of Citrus limonia

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    L. S. Souza

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os possíveis efeitos alelopáticos da incorporação da matéria seca da parte aérea de Brachiaria decumbens, ao substrato, nas concentrações de 0, 1,5 e 3,0% (p/p sobre o crescimento inicial de limão cravo (Citrus limonia Osbeck, em casa-de-vegetação. Foram determinados os parâmetros biométrico s e algumas propriedades físico-químicas da solução do solo. A maior quantidade de matéria seca incorporada causou redução de 44, 42, 57 e 55% das médias da altura, teor de clorofila, área foliar e acúmulo de matéria seca total, respectivamente. O potencial osmótico, pH, condutividade elétrica e os teores de nutrientes da solução do solo foram alterados. Provavelmente, a redução do crescimento observada seja devida a deficiência de N causada por alterações na dinâmica do N-solo em função da incorporação de B. decumbens.It was studied the possible allelopathic effect of Brachiaria decumbens on initial development of Citrus limonia in greenhouse. The dry matter was incorporated into the soil in 0, 1,5, 3,0% (w/w-proportion. Biometric parameters and physic propert ies of soil were determined by soil solutio n. Greatest propotion reduced all the biometric parameters analyse d. Physical properties of nutrient levels (except N of soil did not observed significantly alterations. Greatest proportion reduced the average stem diameter of Citrus limonia at 57%. Probably, these results were due to lack in nitrogen level observed in soil solution.

  8. Épocas de manejo químico de Brachiaria decumbens antecedendo o plantio direto de soja Brachiaria decumbens management times in soybean under no tillage system

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    A.S. Nunes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O manejo químico da cobertura vegetal e a manutenção da palhada sobre o solo são preocupações comuns para os produtores que adotam o sistema plantio direto na região dos cerrados. Com o objetivo de estudar a influência da época de manejo químico de B. decumbens sobre o desenvolvimento e a produtividade da cultura da soja em sistema plantio direto, foram realizados dois ensaios a campo, respectivamente, com os cultivares BRS 154 e MG/BR 46-Conquista, no ano de 2003. Em cada ensaio, testaram-se quatro épocas de manejo de B. decumbens antecedendo a semeadura da soja (28, 14, 7 e 0 dias, utilizando-se o herbicida glifosato. Os ensaios foram conduzidos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, utilizando-se três repetições no primeiro e quatro no segundo. Determinou-se a matéria seca da cobertura vegetal e avaliou-se a reinfestação de B. decumbens. Na cultura da soja, foram determinados: altura de inserção da primeira vagem, número de vagens por planta, umidade dos grãos, massa de 100 grãos e produtividade. Com base nos resultados obtidos, conclui-se que a época mais adequada para o manejo químico de B. decumbens com glifosato situa-se entre 7 e 14 dias antes da semeadura da cultura da soja e que a escolha da época de manejo químico da cobertura vegetal afeta de forma decisiva o desenvolvimento e a produtividade da cultura.Cover crop management and straw maintenance over the soil are common concerns for producers adopting the no tillage system in the cerrado region in Brazil. In order to study the influence of B. decumbens time management on soybean development and productivity under no tillage system, two assays were carried out using the cultivars BRS 154 and MG/BR 46-Conquista. For each cultivar, four B. decumbens management times prior to sowing of soybean (28, 14, 7 and 0 days were tested using glyphosate for weed control, in three replicates for cultivar BRS 154 and four replications for MG/BR 46-Conquista, in a

  9. Efeito de doses de herbicida inibidor de fotossitema II em plântulas de Brachiaria decumbens spp.

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    Kathery Brennecke

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Por meio deste trabalho buscou-se avaliar o controle de sementes Brachiaria decumbens com o uso de diferentes doses de herbicida pré-emergente. Os experimentos foram conduzidos no Laboratório de Fitotecnia da Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco, foram utilizadas sementes de Brachiaria decumbens, submetidas a quatro tratamentos com quatro repetições, sendo doses de (0, 500, 1000 e 1500 mg.L-1 do herbicida, sendo dispostos no delineamento inteiramente ao acaso. Como Herbicida, foi utilizado o produto Combine* 500 SC que, e em sua composição tem-se (5-tert-butyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl-1,3-dimethylurea, Tebutiurom 500 g/L (50,0% m/v. As sementes foram imersas por 2 horas respectivamente em suas dosagens, após isso foram separas e colocas em papel de germitest. Logo em seguida os papéis foram enrolados e levados ao germinador com temperatura variando de 25 a 30ºC por um período de 14 dias. Ao quatorze dia de germinação foi feita a contagem da porcentagem de plântulas germinadas e leitura do comprimento da parte aérea e raiz, onde foi constatada que todas as variáveis foram afetadas pelo aumento das dosagens do herbicida Combine. A subdose aumentou o crescimento da parte aérea das plântulas.

  10. Uptake of heavy metals by Brachiaria Decumbens and its mutant as a remediation agent for soil contaminated with oil sludge

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    Ahmad Nazrul Abd Wahid; Latiffah Noordin; Abdul Razak Ruslan; Hazlina Abdullah; Khairuddin Abdul Rahim

    2006-01-01

    The Malaysian petroleum industry produces thousands of tonnes of oil sludge per year. Oil sludge is the residue accumulated during processing of petroleum at petroleum processing plants. Besides soil, mud and sand, oil sludge is often rich in radioactive substances, heavy metals and other toxic materials from hydrocarbon group which could contaminate and environment. In the present study the pasture grass Brachiaria decumbens and its mutant B. decumbens Kluang Comel were evaluated on their effectiveness as remediation agents for contaminated soils. The contaminating agent tested was the oil sludge with its hydrocarbons vaporised, obtained from the Waste Management Centre, MINT. Amongst the indicators for an effective remediation agent is the ability to accumulate heavy metals in their tissues without affecting their growth. This trial was conducted at MINT glasshouse, whereby the test plants were planted in pots in soil added with vaporised oil sludge. Analysis of heavy metals was through Inductive Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) and Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). This paper discusses the accumulation of heavy metals by B. decumbens and its mutant Kluang Comel and their growth performance, hence assessing their suitability as remediation agent in soil contaminated with oil sludge. (Author)

  11. Crystal-associated cholangiopathy in sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens containing the saponin protodioscin Colangiopatia associada a cristais em ovinos alimentados com Brachiaria decumbens que contém a saponina protodioscina

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    Karine B. Brum

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available An outbreak of hepatogenous photosensitization is reported in a flock of 28 sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Central-Western Brazil. Seven lambs and an adult sheep were affected and 6 of them died. Two surviving affected lambs and one lamb without clinical signs had increased serum values of gamma glutamyltransferase, bilirubin, and cholesterol. In two adult unaffected sheep those parameters were within normal values. An adult sheep submitted to necropsy presented moderate body condition, unilateral corneal opacity, drying of the muzzle, moderate jaundice, increased lobular pattern of the liver, and a distended gallbladder. Histological lesions were epithelial degeneration, necrosis, and hyperplasia of small bile ducts. Mild amounts of foamy macrophages were observed, mainly in the centroacinar zone. Diffuse swelling and vacuolation were observed in hepatocytes. Crystal negative images were found within bile ducts, foamy macrophages, and the lumen of some renal tubules. The heart showed multifocal areas of degeneration and necrosis of the muscle fibers. Pasture samples (Brachiaria decumbens contained 2.36% of protodioscin. No Pithomyces chartarum spores were found in the pasture. Samples from a similar neighboring B. decumbens pasture grazed by cattle without photosensitization contained 1.63% of protodioscin isomers. Outbreaks of photosensitization caused by Brachiaria spp. are common in cattle in the Brazilian Cerrado (savanna with about 51 million hectares of Brachiaria spp pastures. Sheep farming has been recently developed in this region, and the number of sheep is increasing significantly. Because sheep are more susceptible than cattle to lithogenic saponins, poisoning by Brachiaria should be an important limiting factor for the sheep industry.Um surto de fotossensibilização hepatógena é descrito em um rebanho de 28 ovinos mantidos em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens no Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, regi

  12. Nitrogen loss in Brachiaria decumbens after application of glyphosate or glufosinate-ammonium Perdas de nitrogênio por Brachiaria decumbens após a aplicação de glifosato ou glufosinato de amônio

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    Virginia Damin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Nitrogen losses from the soil-plant system may be influenced by herbicide applications. In order to evaluate N loss in brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens after application of the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium, an experiment was carried out in a greenhouse as a completely randomized design, with three treatments and six replicates. Treatments were as follows: i desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glyphosate; ii desiccation of brachiaria-plants with glufosinate-ammonium; and iii control, without herbicide application. The plants were cultivated in 4 kg pots of sandy soil and fertilized with ammonium sulfate- 15N, (200 mg kg-1 in order to quantify the allocation of the fertilizer-N and its recovery in the soil-plant system. Plants treated with the herbicides had less N accumulation and less recovery of the fertilizer-N (15N relative to the control. In the soil, the greatest recovery of 15N-fertilizer occurred for treatments where N was applied, possibly due to the occurrence of other N compound losses to the soil, like root exudation and root death. The total recovery of 15N-fertilizer in the soil-plant system was higher in the control than in the treated plants showing the direct action of the herbicides on nitrogen loss, and especially by the above-ground part of the brachiaria plants.As perdas de nitrogênio no sistema solo-planta podem ser influenciadas pela aplicação de herbicidas. Com o objetivo de avaliar a perda de N do capim-Brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens após a aplicação dos herbicidas glifosato e glufosinato de amônio, foi realizado um experimento em casa-de-vegetação em delineamento inteiramente aleatorizado (DIA, com três tratamentos e seis repetições. Os tratamentos foram os seguintes: i dessecação de plantas de braquiária com o herbicida glifosato; ii dessecação de plantas de braquiária com herbicida glufosinato de amônio e iii testemunha, sem aplicação de herbicida. As plantas foram cultivadas

  13. Glyphosate e nitrgênio no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas Glyphosate and nitrogen in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in established elephant grass stocking piles

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    Joadil Gonçalves de Abreu

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar a eficiência de utilização do herbicida glyphosate associado com adubação nitrogenada no controle de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf em capineiras estabelecidas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com dezessete tratamentos e três repetições. Os tratamentos foram arranjados em esquema fatorial 4 x 4 + 1, sendo quatro doses de glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/aplicação, quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano e um tratamento adicional (testemunha com capina. As aplicações do nitrogênio e glyphosate, nas respectivas doses, foram realizadas imediatamente após o corte do capim-elefante. A associação entre o herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação e nitrogênio (225 kg/ha/ano foi eficiente no controle de capim-braquiária em capineiras estabelecidas. A aplicação do herbicida glyphosate (2160 g/ha/aplicação reduziu o tamanho do banco de sementes de capim-braquiária no solo em 64%.The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the efficiency of the use of the herbicide glyphosate associated with nitrogen fertilization in the control of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in elephant grass stocking piles. The experimental design used was a randomized blocks with 17 treatments and three replications. The treatments were arranged in 4x4+1 factorial scheme, namely four doses of glyphosate (0, 720, 1440 e 2160 g/ha/application, four doses of nitrogen (0, 75, 150 e 225 kg/ha/ano and one additional treatment (control with a hoeing. The application of the nitrogen and glyphosate, in the respective doses were performed immediately after the cutting of elephant grass. The association between glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application and nitrogen (225 kg/ha/ano was efficient in the control brachiaria grass in established elephant grass stocking piles. The application of the glyphosate (2160 g/ha/application reduced the size of the bank of brachiaria grass seeds in the soil in 64%.

  14. Composição química e digestibilidade in vitro do feno de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. tratado com uréia Chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. hay treated with urea

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    Kátia Fernanda Gobbi

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da adição de uréia em níveis crescentes sobre a composição química e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS do feno de Brachiaria decumbens colhida no estádio de pós-florescimento. O feno foi tratado com seis níveis de uréia (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 e 10%, com base na matéria seca (MS. A uréia foi dissolvida em quantidade de água suficiente para elevar o teor de umidade do feno para 30%. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. O feno tratado foi armazenado em sacos plásticos (2 kg/saco vedados, por 35 dias, e, após abertura, foram coletadas amostras para as análises químicas. Verificou-se que o teor de nitrogênio total (NT aumentou linearmente em função dos níveis crescentes de uréia. Os teores de NIDN e NIDA, em relação ao nitrogênio total (NIDN/NT e NIDA/NT, tiveram redução linear em função dos níveis crescentes de uréia, demonstrando aumento nos teores de nitrogênio disponível no material amonizado. A adição de uréia promoveu redução no teor de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e celulose. Os teores de hemicelulose e lignina não foram alterados pelo tratamento com uréia. A digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS foi influenciada de forma quadrática pelos níveis de uréia, estimando-se valor máximo de 68, 9% para o nível de 7, 15% de uréia. A amonização com uréia alterou a composição química e a digestibilidade do feno de Brachiaria decumbens, melhorando o valor nutritivo do material tratado.An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of urea treatment on the chemical-bromatologic compounds and in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD of Brachiaria decumbens hay. The hay were reconstituted with water to get final forage moisture concentration of 30%, and treated with urea at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10% of the forage dry matter. A completely randomized design with three

  15. Emergência e desenvolvimento de guanxuma (Sida rhombifolia, capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens e cana-de-açúcar (Saccharum spp. influenciados por subprodutos da destilação do álcool Emergence and growth of arrowleaf sida (Sida rhombifolia, brachiaria grass (Brachiaria decumbens and sugarcane (Saccharum spp. as influenced by alcohol by-products

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    A.A.P.M. Azania

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar os efeitos da aplicação de óleo de fúsel, comparativamente a vinhaça e flegmaça, sobre o desenvolvimento e a composição química de plantas de guanxuma (Sida rhombifolia, capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens e cana-de-açúcar (variedade RB72454, cultivadas simultaneamente em casa de vegetação. As concentrações de 12,5; 25,0; 50,0; e 100,0% (v/v de cada subproduto e a testemunha (água foram aplicadas (numa taxa equivalente a 150 m³ ha-1 no solo dos vasos (22 L, contendo uma planta de cana-de-açúcar (13 cm de altura e 100 sementes de cada planta daninha. O delineamento foi o inteiramente casualizado, com 13 tratamentos e 4 repetições, em esquema fatorial 3 x 4 (três tipos de resíduos e quatro concentrações, e uma testemunha adicional com água. O óleo de fúsel inibiu a emergência de Sida rhombifolia e Brachiaria decumbens e matou a cana-de-açúcar. A vinhaça e a flegmaça prejudicaram a emergência e o desenvolvimento de B. decumbens, bem como o de S. rhombifolia, mas não o da cana-de-açúcar.This research aimed to compare the effects of fusel oil application to those of vinasse and flegmass application on the growth and chemical composition of arrowleaf sida plants (Sida rhombifolia, brachiaria grass (Brachiaria decumbens and sugarcane (Saccharum spp., cultivated simultaneously under greenhouse conditions. Concentrations of 12.5,25.0,50.0 and 100.0 % (v/v of each by-product and the check treatment (water were applied (rate equivalent to 150 m³ ha-1 to soil on 22 L-pots, containing one sugar-cane plant (13 cm of height, and 100 seeds of each weed. The experimental design was completely randomized , with 13 treatments and 4 repetitions, in a 3x4 factorial scheme (3 by-products and 4 concentrations and an additional check treatment with water. The fusel oil inhibited Sida rhombifolia and Brachiaria decumbens emergence with no emergence being verified for sugarcane. The vinasse and

  16. Efeitos fitotóxicos do fluoreto na morfoanatomia foliar de Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf e Brachiaria decumbens Stapf (Poaceae Phytotoxic effects of fluoride in leaf morpho-anatomy of Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Ex A. Rich. Stapf and Brachiaria decumbens Stapf (Poaceae

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    Alice Pita-Barbosa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Visando avaliar os efeitos do fluoreto sobre capim-braquiária, plantas de Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens foram submetidas a nevoeiros simulados com fluoreto (10 µg ml-1. Amostras foliares de porções aparentemente sadias foram coletadas 24 horas após a última exposição para análises microscópicas. Folhas, raízes e rizomas foram submetidos à quantificação do teor de fluoreto. As folhas apresentaram necroses pequenas e esparsas. Somente as folhas acumularam fluoreto, apresentando teores 4,4 e 5,2 vezes maiores que no tratamento controle, em B. brizantha e B. decumbens, respectivamente, não havendo diferença no potencial acumulador das duas espécies. As principais alterações micromorfológicas observadas foram lesões próximas aos tricomas, sugerindo que estes sejam as vias preferenciais de entrada do poluente nas plantas. Porções foliares, visualmente sadias, de ambas as espécies apresentaram danos microscópicos antes do surgimento de sintomas, havendo perda da turgidez das células buliformes em B. brizantha e de todos os tecidos em B. decumbens. Alterações micromorfométricas foram observadas somente em B. decumbens, indicando sua maior sensibilidade ao fluoreto, em comparação com B. brizantha. A realização de experimentos de longa duração será fundamental para elucidar o potencial bioacumulador de B. brizantha.To assess the effects of fluoride on signal grass, plants of Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens were submitted to simulated fluoride fog (10 µg ml-1. Leaf fragments from apparently healthy portions were colleted 24 hours after the last exposure and used for microscopic analysis. Roots, leaves and rhizomes were submitted to fluoride content quantification. The leaves presented small, sparse necroses. The accumulation of fluoride was observed on the leaves only. B. brizantha and B. decumbens presented, respectively, 4.4 and 5.2 times more fluoride than the control treatment. No difference was

  17. Efectos del antecedente cultural en las micorrizas nativas y la productividad del pasto brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal Effects of the cultural antecedent on native mycorhizae and the productivity of the brachiaria pasture (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal

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    P.J Gonzále

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la influencia del antecedente cultural en la micorrización nativa y en el rendimiento del pasto brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal; para ello se seleccionaron dos lotes de 0,5 ha, los cuales durante cinco años previos a la siembra del pasto estuvieron ocupados, en un caso por cultivos de ciclo corto (granos, viandas y hortalizas y en otro por pastos naturales permanentes (principalmente especies del complejo Bothriochloa-Dichanthium y Teramnus labialis. En cada lote se delimitaron diez parcelas de 200 m² cada una, y en mayo de 2004 se sembró la brachiaria en surcos separados a 70 cm y a chorrillo, con una dosis de 8 kg de semilla total ha-1. Después del establecimiento el pasto se cortó cada seis y ocho semanas en los períodos lluvioso y poco lluvioso, respectivamente, y en ningún momento se aplicaron fertilizantes químicos u orgánicos. En cada parcela se tomaron muestras de raíces y de suelo de la rizosfera, para determinar las estructuras micorrízicas del pasto (porcentaje de colonización, porcentaje de densidad visual y número de esporas por 100 g, así como muestras de la biomasa aérea para determinar el contenido y la extracción de macronutrientes, y el rendimiento de MS. Las parcelas que tuvieron los pastos naturales como cultivo precedente mostraron valores significativamente mayores (PThe influence of the cultural antecedent on native mycorhization and the yield of the brachiaria pasture (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Señal was evaluated; for that two 0,5 ha lots were selected, which were occupied for five years before sowing the pasture, in one case by short cycle crops (grains, tubers and vegetables and in the other by permanent natural pastures (mainly species of the Bothriochloa-Dichanthium complex and Teramnus labialis. In each lot ten plots of 200 m² each were delimited, and in May, 2004, the brachiaria was sown in rows separated by 70 cm and with drilling, with a dose of 8 kg total seed ha-1. After

  18. Soil bulk density and biomass partitioning of Brachiaria decumbens in a silvopastoral system Densidade do solo e partição de biomassa de Brachiaria decumbens em um sistema silvopastoril

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    Domingos Sávio Campos Paciullo

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Shade in silvopastoral systems improves the thermal comfort of animals, but it may also affect the pasture productivity and can contribute to soil compaction in the shaded areas due to the increase in the number of animals looking for comfort. The effect of grazing at various distances from tree rows (under the tree canopy, at 6 and at 12 m away from the trees on the soil bulk density and on the aerial and root biomass of Brachiaria decumbens was evaluated in both the dry and the rainy seasons. The study was carried out on an Orthic Ferralsol in a randomized block design with two replications. Tree rows were composed of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium species, and the paddocks were submitted to a rotational stocking management, using Holstein (Bos taurus × Zebu (Bos indicus heifers. The shade intensity in the pasture decreased with an increasing distance from the tree row. Soil bulk density did not vary with the distance from the tree row, but varied seasonally, being greater in the rainy season (1.47 g cm-3 than in the dry season (1.28 g cm-3. Green forage and root mass, expressed as dry matter, were lower under the tree canopy and were greater in the rainy season. There were decreases of 22.3 and 41.4% in the aerial and root biomasses, respectively, in the tree rows. The greatest shoot/root ratio for B. decumbens under moderate and intensive shading indicates a modification in the forage biomass allocation pattern that favours the aerial development in detriment of the root system.O sombreamento em sistemas silvipastoris concorre para o conforto térmico dos animais; no entanto pode afetar a produção do pasto e contribuir para a compactação do solo, pelo aumento da concentração de animais nas áreas sombreadas. Avaliou-se o efeito da distância do renque de árvores (sob a copa das árvores, 6 e 12 m de distancia das árvores na densidade do solo e na biomassa aérea e de raízes de Brachiaria decumbens, nas épocas seca e chuvosa

  19. Características Agronômicas, Massa de Forragem e Valor Nutritivo de Brachiaria decumbens em Sistema Silvipastoril Agronomics Characteristics, Forage Mass and Nutritional Value of Brachiaria decumbens in a Silvopastoral System

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    Carlos Renato Tavares Castro

    2010-02-01

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    Avaliaram-se os efeitos de três porcentagens de sombreamento (0, 29% e 45%, proporcionado pelas leguminosas arbóreas Acacia angustissima, A. mangium, A. auriculiformis, Albizia lebbek e Gliricidia sepium, sobre características agronômicas, e o valor nutritivo do pasto de Brachiaria decumbens, durante o inverno, a primavera e o verão. Foi adotado o delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com três repetições. O sombreamento influenciou positivamente a massa de forragem, na primavera e no verão. No inverno, a maior massa de forragem foi obtida sob sol pleno. Os teores de proteína bruta aumentaram com o sombreamento, na primavera, mas não se modificaram em função das porcentagens de sombra, no inverno e no verão. Pelo produto da massa de forragem e o teor de proteína bruta, obtiveram-se as quantidades de proteína bruta por área, que foram maiores sob sombreamento mais intenso, na primavera e no verão. Os teores de fibra em detergente neutro e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca não apresentaram tendência consistente com as porcentagens de sombreamento, em função da forte interação deste tratamento com a estação do ano.

     

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    The agronomic traits and nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens pasture were evaluated under three shade percentages (0.29% and 45%, provided by leguminous trees (Acacia angustissima, A. mangium, A. auriculiformis, Albizia lebbek e Gliricidia sepium, during winter, spring and summer seasons. The experimental design was randomized blocks, with three replications. The forage mass was positively influenced by shading, in spring and summer seasons. In winter, the higher forage mass was observed in full sunlight condition. The values of crude protein increased in spring with shading, but did not vary with shade percentage in winter and summer seasons. The crude protein quantity per area, obtained by product between forage mass and crude protein

  20. SIMBIOSIS MICORRIZICA ARBUSCULAR Y ACUMULACIÓN DE ALUMINIO EN Brachiaria decumbens Y Manihot esculenta SIMBIOSE MICORRIZICA ARBUSCULAR E ACUMULAÇÃO DE ALUMÍNIO EM Brachiaria decumbens E Manihot esculenta ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL SYMBIOSIS AND ACUMULATION OF ALUMINUM Brachiaria decumbens AND Manihot esculenta

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    BEATRIZ ELENA GUERRA S.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Suelos dedicados al monocultivo de Elaeis guineensis Jacq en Puerto Wilches-Santander-Colombia, presentan baja fertilidad, altas saturaciones de aluminio y baja densidad de esporas de hongos micorrizicos. Se evaluó el comportamiento de la simbiosis micorrizica utilizando suelos nativos con micorrizas (MA+ y sin micorrizas (MA-, en Brachiaria decumbens y Manihot esculenta, quienes poseen alta micotrofia y capacidad de retención del ión aluminio. Se consideraron las variables densidad de esporas, porcentaje de colonización micorrizica, biomasa seca y longitud radicular, concentración de aluminio foliar y radicular. Se realizó una (ANOVA de dos vías con un modelo lineal general. Se observaron porcentajes de colonización micorrizica superiores al 70% en B. decumbens en suelos con concentraciones de 0,6 y 1,4 meq/100 g de Aluminio. M. esculenta presento 50 % de simbiosis micorrizica, en todos los tipos de suelo. Se incrementaron las esporas nativas de palma aceitera hasta un 200% en las dos plantas huespéd. Las concentraciones de aluminio a nivel radicular fueron mayores en plantas micorrizadas, mientras que a nivel foliar los valores fueron más bajos.Solos dedicados à monocultura de Elaeis guineensis Jacq em Puerto Wilches-Santander apresentam baixa fertilidade, alta saturação de alumínio e baixa densidade de esporos de fungos micorrízicos. Avaliaram-se o comportamento da simbiose micorrízica usando solos nativos com fungos micorrízicos (MA+ e sem fungos micorrízicos (MA-, na Brachiaria decumbens e Manihot esculenta, plantas com alto grau de micotrofia e capacidade de retenção de íons de alumínio. Considerou-se as variáveis: densidade de esporos, porcentagem de colonização micorrízica, biomassa seca, longo da raiz e concentração de alumínio nas folhas e raízes. Realizou-se uma (ANOVA de duas vias com o modelo linear geral. Observou-se porcentagens de colonização micorrízica acima de 70% na B. decumbens em solos com

  1. Germinação de sementes de Sida rhombifolia e Brachiaria decumbens influenciada por vinhaça, flegmaça e óleo de fúsel Germination of Sida rhombifolia and Brachiaria decumbens seeds influenced by vinasse, flegmass and fusel oil

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    A.A.P.M. Azania

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar, em condições de laboratório, a germinação de sementes de Sida rhombifolia e Brachiaria decumbens submetidas à aplicação de vinhaça, flegmaça e óleo de fúsel. Esses subprodutos, nas concentrações de 12,5; 25,0; 50,0; e 100,0% (v/v, e as testemunhas (água com pH e osmolalidade corrigidos, em função da caracterização realizada nos subprodutos e em suas diluições foram aplicados diretamente em 100 sementes acondicionadas em caixas de plástico, utilizando papel como substrato. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado, e as médias obtidas foram submetidas ao teste de Tukey. As sementes de Sida rhombifolia submetidas ao óleo de fúsel não germinaram e apresentaram redução na viabilidade, principalmente nas maiores concentrações de aplicação. As sementes de Brachiaria decumbens submetidas à maior concentração de flegmaça apresentaram tendência de redução da viabilidade e do índice de velocidade de germinação (IVG. Na presença do óleo de fúsel as sementes de Brachiaria decumbens não germinaram e apresentaram-se totalmente inviáveis.This research aimed to evaluate the effects of vinasse, flegmass and fusel oil (distillery by-products on the germination of Sida rhombifolia and Brachiaria decumbens seeds, under laboratory conditions. By-product concentrations (12.5; 25.0; 50.0 and 100.0% v/v and the controls (water with pH and osmolality amended according to by-product composition and levels were applied directly on plastic boxes filled with 100 seeds of the same species. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete design and the data were submitted to the Tukey test. Sida rhombifolia seeds submitted to fusel oil did not germinate, reducing seed viability mainly at the largest application rates. Brachiaria decumbens seeds submitted to the highest flegmass rate tended to reduce seed viability and germination speed index (GSI. Brachiaria decumbens seeds

  2. Desempenho de novilhos F1s Angus-Nelore em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens submetidos a diferentes regimes alimentares Performance of F1s Angus-Nellore steers on Brachiaria decumbens pasture under different feeding regimes

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    Valéria Pacheco Batista Euclides

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi avaliar as eficiências biológica e econômica de sistemas de alimentação, durante os períodos críticos, como alternativa de redução da idade de abate de bovinos recriados em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens. Sessenta bezerros F1s Angus-Nelore desmamados foram distribuídos nos seguintes tratamentos: A sem suplementação; B suplementação somente no primeiro período seco; C suplementação apenas na segunda seca; D suplementação nos dois períodos secos; e E suplementação no primeiro período seco e confinamento no segundo. Os suplementos utilizados foram rações comerciais fornecidas diariamente em quantidades equivalentes a 0,8 e 0,9% do peso vivo, nas primeira e segunda secas, respectivamente. O confinamento durou 100 dias e os novilhos receberam, ad libitum, uma ração contendo 40% de feno de Brachiaria decumbens e 60% de concentrado. O período experimental foi da desmama até o abate (460 kg. Durante o primeiro período seco, os animais suplementados apresentaram maiores ganhos de peso diário (GPD que os não suplementados, 460 e 70 g, respectivamente. Durante o segundo período seco, os animais confinados apresentaram maiores GPD (1.285 g, seguidos dos suplementados em pasto (580 g, enquanto os não suplementados perderam peso (-180 g. Houve aumento na capacidade de suporte dos pastos, onde os animais receberam suplementação, em 24 e 30%, durante os primeiro e segundo períodos secos, respectivamente. Os animais que passaram por restrição alimentar no segundo período seco apresentaram ganho compensatório, quando cessou a restrição, mas esse não foi suficiente para que os animais atingissem pesos de abate à mesma idade dos suplementados. As idades de abate foram 30,1; 28,0; 26,6; 24,2; e 22,0 meses, respectivamente, para os tratamentos A, B, C, D e E. Também foi apresentada a avaliação econômica.The objective of this trial was to evaluate the biological and economical feeding

  3. INFLUÊNCIA DOS SISTEMAS DE MANEJO DO SOLO SOBRE OS COMPONENTES DE PRODUÇÃO DO MILHO E Brachiaria decumbens

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    Rodrigo Gomes Pereira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This work had the objective to assess the effect of different systems of soil management on the components of corn and Brachiaria decumbens production in the conditions of the coastal plateau of the State of Alagoas. The experiment was carried out in the Center of Agrarian Sciences of the Federal University of Alagoas in the year of 2006, in a Yellow Latosol (Oxisols Cohesive dystrophic soil. The treatments used were: usual preparation system (SPC; minimum cultivation (SCM; direct plantation (SPD and farming-cattle integration (ILP, this one joined with B. decumbens. The hybrid of maize BRS 3003 was used whose variable had been: number of plants ha-1 (PP, length of spikes (CE, number of row grains on spikes-1 (NF, number of spike (NE, mass of 100 grains (M100 and grain yield (PG; and fresh weight (MN and dry weight (MS of the B. decumbens. The results showed that the soil management systems influenced the PP, NE and PG, but not the variables CE, NF and M100. The treatments ILP and the PD were the most promising management systems. In system ILP, the accumulation of MN and MS did not have influence in the production of corn grains, representing an interesting food source for farm animals.

  4. EDTA-induced phytoextraction of lead and barium by brachiaria (B. decumbens cv. Basilisk in soil contaminated by oil exploration drilling waste

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    André Fernão Martins de Andrade

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The phytoextraction of heavy metals using chelating agents has been widely studied for the remediation of contaminated soils. To evaluate the efficiency of EDTA-induced phytoextraction of Ba and Pb using Brachiaria decumbens for the remediation of soil contaminated by oil well drilling and exploration waste, an experiment was conducted by applying a single dose (6 mmol EDTA kg-1 soil and split doses of EDTA (three applications of 2 mmol EDTA kg-1 soil. The samples were subjected to sequential extractions using the method proposed by Ure et al. (1993 as modified by Rauret et al. (1999.The application of EDTA did not influence the distribution of Ba in various chemical fractions of the soil. The dry matter production did not differ significantly between the treatments and the control, thereby demonstrating the tolerance of plants to the experimental conditions. The absorption of Pb by plants was influenced by the application of EDTA. The application of a single dose of EDTA influenced the absorption of Pb and its translocation to the aerial plant parts. The application of split doses favoured higher accumulation of Pb in roots. Because of its tolerance to heavy metals and EDTA, B. decumbens has the potential to be used in phytostabilisation.

  5. Efecto del potasio sobre la producción y calidad de forraje de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf en el piedemonte de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia

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    Álvaro Rincón Castillo

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro de Investigaciones La Libertad, de la Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Corpoica, localizado en Villavicencio, Meta (Colombia, en un Oxisol de terraza media con un contenido de 0.08 cmol%kg de potasio (K, en un diseño de bloques completos al azar en parcelas divididas con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el efecto de cuatro niveles de K (30 kg%ha, 60 kg%ha, 90 kg%ha y 120 kg%ha en la producción de forraje de Brachiaria decumbens. Como parcela principal se evaluaron la aplicación de fertilización básica y sin fertilización básica. La primera consistió en (kg%ha de 100, 60, 30, 3, 01 y 0.5 de P2O5, N, S, Zn, Cu, y B, respectivamente. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en la producción de forraje entre los niveles de K aplicados. En las condiciones del ensayo B. decumbens responde bien a 30 kg%ha de K. No obstante, la fertilización básica aplicada junto con el K contribuyó a mejorar la producción de forraje hasta los 12 meses después de su aplicación. La concentración de K en el suelo, en los tratamientos evaluados, fue > 0.10 cmol%kg, un nivel adecuado para el desarrollo de pastos poco exigentes como B. decumbens.

  6. Comportamiento ecofisiológico de Brachiaria decumbens en monocultivo y en asociación con Leucaena leucocephala Ecophysiological performance of Brachiaria decumbens in monocrop and in association with Leucaena leucocephala

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    A Rodríguez-Petit

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de estudiar las relaciones ecofisiológicas que determinan el crecimiento de B. decumbens en monocultivo (MO y asociada a L. leucocephala (AS, se realizaron evaluaciones de radiación fotosintéticamente activa (RFA, asimilación (A, conductancia estomática (Gs, transpiración (E, humedad relativa (HR, po­tencial hídrico de la hoja (Øh, diferencial de presión vapor (DPV e índice de área foliar (IAF en ambas condiciones (AS y MO, en una zona de bosque húmedo tropical; estas evaluaciones se hicieron a los 5, 10 y 22 días después del pastoreo en ambas condiciones. Los valores más positivos de Øh se encontraron en AS, al igual que los valores más bajos de RFA, con diferencias significativas (PIn order to study the ecophysiological relations that affect the growth of B. decumbens in monocrop (MO and associated with L. leucocephala (AS, evaluations of photosynthetic active radiation (PAR, assimilation (A stomatic conductance (Gs, transpiration (E, relative humidity (RH, water potential (Øh, differential of steam pressure (DSP and leaf area index (LAI were made in a tropical humid forest zone. The evaluations were made 5, 10 and 22 days after grazing under both conditions (MO and AS. The most positive values of Øh (P<0,05 were found in AS, as well as the lowest values of PAR (P<0,05 in all the evaluated dates. RH and DSP did not show differences (P 0,05. The gas exchange parameters (E, Gs and A showed significantly higher values in MO (P<0,05 in all dates. LAI was higher in MO after 10 and 22 days of evaluation. Due to the limitation of the photosynthetic capacity exerted by the light decrease on the grass, that PAR is concluded to be the most important factor that determine growth and development of B. decumbens in AS.

  7. Influence of Pterodon emarginatus Vogel on physical and chemical attributes of the ground and nutritional value of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf in silvipastoral system

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    Beatriz Lempp

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Sustainable cattle beef production has been associated with woody trees species in grassland area. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of Sucupira Branca trees (Pterodon emarginatus in physical and chemical properties of soil and on the quality of forage in Silvipastoral Systems. The study was carried out in Nioaque-MS, Brazil. In areas occupied with grassland of Brachiaria decumbens, predominantly shaded by trees of Sucupira – Branca, five adult trees had been chosen, in the surroundings of which were drawn six transects leased to angles of 60° between each other. At intervals of five meters along these transects were centralized sampling plots 30 m away, collecting samples from around litter, grass and soil. Forage was analyzed for crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF and in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD. For the soil the studied attributes were: bulk density, macroporosity, microporosity, total porosity, penetration resistance, levels of exchangeable magnesium and potassium. The data were analyzed by simple regressions and correlation. It was concluded that: the organic material in the litter affects positively the physical attributes of soil, improving structural quality; and the presence of trees affects the nutritional value of grass, allowing increased levels of CP and NDF and reducing IVDMD.

  8. Variação sazonal de eletrólitos no sangue de vacas aneloradas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens

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    Morais M.G.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante 13 meses foram acompanhadas as mudanças sazonais dos eletrólitos cálcio (Ca, fosfatos (PO4, potássio (K, cloretos (Cl, cobre (Cu e zinco (Zn no sangue de 20 de vacas "aneloradas" mantidas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens com alta taxa de lotação. As vacas apresentaram-se hipocalcêmicas e hipofosfatêmicas durante praticamente todo o ano. Na primavera, com a brotação dos pastos (novembro e dezembro, vacas mantidas em pastos de solo argiloso foram mais propensas à alcalose metabólica, caracterizada por hipocalemia e hipocloremia, do que vacas mantidas em pastos de solo arenoso. Os animais apresentaram-se com níveis séricos normais de Cu, 0,79 e 0,81mi g/ml e Zn, 1,43 e 1,33mi g/ml, quando mantidas em solos arenoso e argiloso, respectivamente, apesar de os pastos estarem deficientes nesses minerais. O tipo de solo alterou a composição de minerais na braquiária e influiu significativamente nos níveis séricos de P, Mg, K, Cl e Zn. Solos arenosos mostraram teores séricos significativamente mais elevados de P, Mg, K e Cl do que os solos argilosos.

  9. Estimativa de parâmetros técnicos da tecnologia de aplicação do glyphosate no controle de Brachiaria decumbens

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    Renato Adriane Alves Ruas

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A interação entre o diâmetro da mediana volumétrico (DMV, a densidade (DEN e a cobertura (COB proporcionada pelas gotas produzidas na pulverização, é pouco estudada e pode ter influência nas aplicações de herbicidas. Objetivou-se estimar parâmetros técnicos da tecnologia de aplicação do glyphosate no controle de Brachiaria decumbens analisando os fatores que constituem a pulverização. Os tratamentos constaram da aplicação de glyphosate em diferentes modos de operação de um pulverizador centrífugo, visando a obtenção de parâmetros da aplicação: cinco rotações do dispositivo pulverizador (105, 157, 210, 262 e 315 rad s-1 e seis velocidades de deslocamento (0,5; 1,0; 1,5; 3,0; 4,5; e 6,0 km h-1, obtendo-se trinta parâmentros. O herbicida foi aplicado aos 20 dias após a emergência (DAE. O pulverizador foi adaptado em barra equipada com motor elétrico e comando para controle da velocidade de deslocamento. Foram realizadas avaliações visuais e calculada a porcentagem de acúmulo de massa de matéria seca das plantas em relação às testemunhas, que não receberam herbicida. O ensaio foi conduzido em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições, e os dados analisados por meio de regressão múltipla. Foram obtidos controles superiores a 91%, quando o pulverizador foi utilizado de modo a proporcionar DMV de 327 mm e COB 2,51%, desde que a DEN fosse de 30 gotas cm-2. Os fatores que mais afetaram o controle de B. decumbens foram a cobertura e a densidade de gotas. A pulverização do glyphosate com menores DMV e COB e maiores DEN, proporcionou melhor controle das plantas.

  10. Balanço hídrico em Neossolo regolítico cultivado com braquiária (Brachiaria Decumbens Stapf

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    Renan Almeida Brito da Silva

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Um dos principais fatores de produção para as culturas é a disponibilidade de água no solo, de forma que a quantificação das entradas e saídas dessa água, por meio do método do balanço hídrico, pode ser um instrumento valioso para melhorar o manejo dado a ela. Desse modo, este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar os componentes do balanço hídrico (variação do armazenamento de água no solo, drenagem, ascensão capilar e evapotranspiração e o perfil do sistema radicular em Brachiaria decumbens, em nove meses do ano de 2011 (março a novembro. Também foi avaliada a razão entre evapotranspiração (ET e evapotranspiração de referência (ETo. Esta pesquisa foi realizada na fazenda Riacho do Papagaio, em São João, na mesorregião do Agreste do Estado de Pernambuco, onde foram instalados sensores automatizados para medição da umidade volumétrica do solo nas profundidades de 0,10; 0,20; 0,30; e 0,40 m. A precipitação pluvial foi monitorada por meio de um pluviógrafo automatizado instalado numa torre no centro da área. Para a determinação da drenagem e da ascensão capilar, foram realizados ensaios de infiltração para obtenção da condutividade hidráulica do solo, além da determinação da curva de retenção, em laboratório. A ET foi obtida como termo residual da equação do balanço hídrico e a ETo, pelo método de Penman-Monteith. O volume de controle utilizado para o balanço hídrico teve como limite superior a superfície do solo e como limite inferior a profundidade de 0,30 m. Também foi analisado o perfil do sistema radicular da braquiária, mensalmente. Observou-se que os períodos com elevadas pluviosidades resultaram num maior armazenamento de água no solo, em maiores valores de drenagem e de evapotranspiração. O fluxo de água no limite inferior (z = 0,30 m do solo ocorreu somente no sentido descendente, sendo perdidos 103,14 mm de água por drenagem, o que representa 24,12 % de toda a

  11. Resposta antioxidante, formação de fitoquelatinas e composição de pigmentos fotoprotetores em Brachiaria decumbens Stapf submetida à contaminação com Cd e Zn

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    Fabiana Soares dos Santos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the response of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf to Cd and Zn, plants were hydroponically exposed to 50 and 100 mmol L-1 of Cd and 500 and 2000 mmol L-1 of Zn. Metal content of shoots and roots was determined, as well as alterations in photosynthetic and photoprotective pigments, antioxidant metabolites and phytochelatin synthesis. Plants concentrated elevated levels of Cd and Zn, especially in roots. Zinc exposure negatively affected chlorophyll and β-carotene content, whereas the highest dose of Cd reduced VAZ cycle pigments and tocopherol levels in plant shoots. Cadmium was the maximum inducer of the phytochelatin synthesis pathway.

  12. EFFECT OF LASALOCID IN THE APPARENT DIGESTIBILITY OF HAY GRASS Brachiaria decumbens Staph cv basilisk PROCESSED AFTER THE SEED HARVEST EFEITO DA LASALOCIDA SÓDICA NA DIGESTIBILIDADE APARENTE DO FENO DE CAPIM Brachiaria decumbens Staph cv basilisk APÓS A COLHEITA MECÂNICA DAS SEMENTES

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    Antônia Ferreira Bernardes

    2007-09-01

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    One experiment was conducted to determine the effect of 0.35 and 70 mg lasalocid/head/day in the apparent digestibility of a low quality forage. Nine adult lambs were kept in metabolical individual cages using a randomly design with three replications and three treatments as follows: I - Brachiaria decumbens, grass hay, processed after the seed harvest; II - Hay plus 35 mg of lasalocid/head/day; III - Hay plus 70 mg of lasalocid/head/day. The lasalocid increased 7.4% the digestibility of dry matter; 30.59 % the digestibility of crude protein and 5.57% the digestibility of crude fiber when compared with control treatment. Increased 6.35% the digestibility of dry matter; 20.49% the digestibility of crude protein and 2.44% the digestibility of crude fiber when compared with two treatments. But such changes were not significant (P < 0.05.

    Um experimento foi conduzido para determinar o efeito da adição de lasalocida sódica na digestibilidade aparente de uma forragem de baixa qualidade. Nove carneiros adultos foram distribuídos em gaiolas metálicas, inteiramente casualizadas com três repetições. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: I - Feno de capim Brachiaria decumbens confeccionado após a colheita das sementes; II - Feno mais 35 mg de lasalocida sódica/animal/dia; III - Feno mais 70 mg de lasalocida sódica/animal/dia. O produto que serviu de veículo para a lasalocida sódica foi o TAUROTEC-ROCHE, cuja concentração era de 15%. A lasalocida sódica aumentou em 7,4% a digestibilidade da matéria seca; 30,59% a digestibilidade da proteína e 5,57% a digestibilidade da fibra bruta, quando comparou-se o tratamento I com o tratamento III. Aumentou 6,35% a digestibilidade da matéria seca; 20,49% a digestibilidade da proteína e 2,44% a digestibilidade da fibra bruta, quando

  13. Avaliação da exposição solar na intoxicação experimental por Brachiaria decumbens em ovinos

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    Mirna R. Porto

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 26 ovinos, entre 3 e 4 meses de idade, divididos em 3 grupos, provenientes de rebanhos que nunca tiveram contato com pastos de Brachiaria spp.. Dois grupos receberam Brachiaria decumbens no cocho diariamente ad libitum, sendo que um deles permaneceu em área com exposição solar (GS e o outro foi mantido em baias cobertas protegidos do sol (GSB. O grupo controle (GC foi também mantido em local com exposição solar e alimentado com feno de Cynodon dactylon e capim Pennisetum purpureum triturado. Todos os grupos receberam alimentação em cochos e foram suplementados com 200g/dia/animal de ração comercial para ovinos. Foi realizada a avaliação clínica diária dos ovinos e colhidas amostras duas vezes por semana para dosagem sérica de AST e GGT. Os animais que morreram foram submetidos a necropsia e em todos os ovinos sobreviventes foi realizada biópsia hepática no final do experimento. Três animais do grupo GS adoeceram e dois morreram. Um ovino do grupo GSB adoeceu e morreu. Não houve alterações clínicas nos ovinos controles. Os principais sinais clínicos observados nos animais que adoeceram foram apatia, emagrecimento, fotofobia, hiperemia e secreção ocular e icterícia. Nenhum animal apresentou lesões cutâneas de fotossensibilização. O grupo que permaneceu no sol apresentou atividades séricas médias de AST e GGT significativamente maiores que a dos demais grupos (p<0,05 e os animais que permaneceram na sombra apresentaram níveis maiores de GGT (p<0,05 em comparação ao grupo controle. A histopatologia das amostras de fígados dos ovinos com sinais clínicos demonstrou tumefação e vacuolização de hepatócitos, necrose individual de hepatócitos, macrófagos espumosos com cristais birrefringentes intracitoplasmáticos e dentro de ductos biliares e infiltrado mononuclear periportal. Amostras do capim fornecidas aos cordeiros evidenciaram níveis médios de 0,94±0,80% da saponina protodioscina. As

  14. Variação sazonal da bioquímica clínica de vacas aneloradas sob pastejo contínuo de Brachiaria decumbens Seasonal changes of clinical biochemistry of graded Nelore cows on continuous grazing of Brachiaria decumbens

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    M.G. Morais

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Em um esquema de parcela subdividida que incluía dois tratamentos (A= solo arenoso e B= solo argiloso e 10 subtratamentos (10 épocas de amostragem a bioquímica clínica de 20 vacas de corte, sob pastejo contínuo de B. decumbens, foi acompanhada durante 13 meses. Os constituintes sangüíneos estudados foram: glicose (GLI, hemoglobina (HB, bilirrubina (BIL, creatinina (CREA, albumina (ALB, aspartatoaminotransferase (AST, fosfatase alcalina (FAS e creatinoquinase (CK. Foram obtidos valores médios de 98,0 e 110,2 mg/dl para GLI, 13,27 e13,38g/l para HB, 0,718 e 0,661mg/dl para BIL, 1,89 e 1,73mg/dl para CREA e 3,56 e 3,39g/dl para ALB nos tratamentos A e B, respectivamente. Vacas aneloradas apresentaram um perfil bioquímico clínico de animais aparentemente sadios, isto é, ausência de anemia, icterícia e disfunção renal. Não foi possível diagnosticar alterações hepáticas mas ocorreram lesões musculares (CK em algumas épocas, sem afetar clinicamente os animais. GLI, ALB, AST e FAS apresentaram mudança sazonal com níveis mais altos na primavera-verão e mais baixos no período de seca, no outono-inverno.A split plot design was carried out in order to study the clinical biochemistry of 20 graded Nelore cows on continuous grazing of Brachiaria decumbens on sandy (treatment A or on clay soil (treatment B. The mean values for the blood components were glucose, 98.0 and 110.2 mg/dl; hemoglobin, 13.27 and 13.38 g/l; bilirubin, 0.718 and 0.661 mg/dl; and creatinine, 1.89 and 1.73 mg/dl, on treatments A and B, respectively. Albumin, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, and creatine kinase were also evaluated. The cows showed a metabolic profile similar to healthy-like animals, i.e., without anemia, jaudice, and renal disorder. It was not possible to detect abnormal liver function because of the need of inclusion of one specific liver enzyme in the clinical analysis. Muscular lesions were occasionally observed, even though the

  15. Consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens em mudas de cafeeiros infestados com Pratylenchus brachyurus em condições de casa de vegetação

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    Roberto Kazuhiro Kubo

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da consorciação e manejo de Brachiaria decumbens cv. 'Basilisk' em cafeeiro (Coffea arabica cv. 'Catuaí Vermelho' infestado por Pratylenchus brachyurus (Pb, o presente experimento foi desenvolvido em condições de casa de vegetação. Os tratamentos utilizados, com cinco repetições, foram: 1. Café não inoculado no limpo; 2. Café não inoculado consorciado com B. decumbens; 3. Café inoculado com 5000 juvenis e adultos de Pb por vaso (10L, no limpo; 4. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas semanalmente; 5. Café inoculado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação do herbicida glifosato. Aos 3, 4, 7, 10 e 11 meses após transplante dos cafeeiros, houve um aumento significativo na altura das plantas de cafeeiro sem nematoide mantidas no limpo, comparadas com os tratamentos com cafeeiros em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens podadas e café em solo infestado com Pb consorciado com B. decumbens com aplicação de glifosato. Na avaliação final, realizada 278 dias após à inoculação das plantas, o peso da matéria seca da parte aérea nos tratamentos com Pb consorciado com braquiária e com aplicação de glifosato apresentaram menores valores, quando comparado com a testemunha sem nematoide e sem plantas consorciadas. Com relação ao peso da matéria fresca das raízes, todos os tratamentos foram significativamente mais baixos do que a testemunha sem nematoide e sem consorciação. A população final de P. brachyurus nas raízes foi maior quando o café foi consorciado com braquiária

  16. Terminação de tourinhos Limousin X Nelore em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria Decumbens stapf, durante a estação seca, alimentados com diferentes concentrados Finishing Limousin X Nelore young bulls in Brachiaria decumbens stapf postponed pasture, during dry season, fed different concentrates

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de determinar o efeito do fornecimento de suplementos sobre o desempenho de 40 tourinhos F1 Limousin X Nelore, em fase de terminação, inicialmente com 17 meses de idade e 367 kg de peso, em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens. Foram testados cinco tratamentos; em um deles os animais receberam apenas mistura mineral; nos outros quatro, os animais receberam concentrados constituídos por 1,49% de mistura mineral, 1,99% de uréia e diferentes proporções de milho quebrado, farelo de soja e farelo de trigo, com média de 24% de proteína bruta na matéria seca e diferentes teores de carboidratos não-fibrosos e de fibra em detergente neutro. Os concentrados foram fornecidos ad libitum em quantidades equivalentes, em matéria original, a 1% dos pesos dos animais. Utilizou-se delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos e oito repetições. Estudou-se, também, a influência de características do relvado sobre o GPD dos animais suplementados. Os resultados demonstraram que a terminação de bovinos para abate precoce, entre 22 e 24 meses de idade, em pastagens tropicais durante a época seca, é tecnicamente viável com a utilização de suplementos. Os animais suplementados apresentaram ganhos de peso (GPD semelhantes entre si e superiores aos dos animais não-suplementados, em média, respectivamente, 915 e 104 g/dia. No mês de setembro, os animais não-suplementados perderam, em média, 292 g/dia. O GPD dos animais suplementados correlacionou-se linear e negativamente com disponibilidade de forragem morta e linear e positivamente com disponibilidade de forragem verde e com as seguintes razões: forragem verde/forragem morta, forragem verde/forragem disponível, folha verde/(caule verde + material morto e folha verde/forragem disponível.The experiment was performed to determine the supplements effects in the animal performance of forty crossbred Limousin-Nelore young bulls, aging

  17. Influência do manejo da palhada de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens sobre o desenvolvimento inicial de soja (Glycine max e amendoim-bravo (Euphorbia heterophylla Influence of straw management of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of Glycine max and Euphorbia heterophylla

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    C.D.G. Maciel

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos de diferentes manejos de palhada de capim-braquiária sobre o desenvolvimento inicial da cultura de soja e da planta daninha amendoimbravo, foi conduzido um experimento em condições de casa de vegetação no NuPAMFCA/UNESP, BotucatuSP. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: manejo da palhada na superfície do solo + irrigação superficial (T1; manejo da palhada na superfície do solo + irrigação subsuperficial (T2; palhada incorporada ao solo (T3; e testemunha sem cobertura (T4. A palhada foi colhida no campo 30 dias após dessecação com o herbicida glyphosate (1,44 g i.a. ha-1. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com sete repetições, sendo as unidades experimentais vasos plásticos, com a soja e o amendoim-bravo semeados paralelamente, em linhas distintas. O T1 reduziu significativamente o índice de velocidade de germinação (IVG e a altura das plântulas de soja aos 5 e 10 dias após a emergência (DAE, ao contrário do amendoim-bravo, o qual não sofreu interferência dos tratamentos estudados, constituindo-se em uma planta-problema para sistemas produtivos com palhada de capim-braquiária. Os resultados da análise de crescimento (TCA - taxa de crescimento absoluto, TCR - taxa de crescimento relativo e TAL - taxa de assimilação líquida das plântulas de soja e amendoim-bravo apresentaram valores máximos aos 15 DAE, com exceção do T3 para soja, o qual reduziu expressivamente o desenvolvimento em relação aos demais tratamentos.An experiment was carried out under greenhouse conditions at NuPAM-FCA/UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil to evaluate the effects of different types of straw management of Brachiaria decumbens on the initial development of Glycine max and Euphorbia heterophylla. The treatments were: straw on soil surface + irrigation on the top (T1; straw on soil surface + underirrigation (T2; straw incorporated into the soil (T3 and control (T4. B. decumbens

  18. Avaliação de pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. 2. Disponibilidade de forragem e desempenho animal durante a seca Evaluation of a signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf postponed pasture. 2. Availability of herbage and animal performance, during the dry season

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Verificaram-se as disponibilidades de forragem total, forragem verde e morta e dos componentes folha verde, caule verde, folha seca e caule seco em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens. A pastagem foi vedada à entrada dos animais de dezembro de 1996 a junho de 1997 e avaliada, sob pastejo contínuo, durante a estação seca, nos meses de julho a outubro de 1997. Também foram estudadas correlações entre características do relvado e ganho de peso de tourinhos Limousin-Nelore com 19 meses e 374 kg de peso. O diferimento da pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens proporcionou disponibilidade média de forragem (DMST de 7.568, forragem verde (DMSV de 3.834 e morta (DMSM de 3.734 kg de matéria seca (MS/ha em julho, antes do período de pastejo. A utilização contínua da pastagem diferida durante o período seco, com lotação animal de 0,75 UA/ha, não afetou a DMST, média de 7.902, e DMSM, média de 4.637 kg/ha, mas afetou a DMSV e a disponibilidade de folhas verdes (DMSFV. A DMSV e a DMSFV apresentaram taxas crescentes em julho e outubro e diminuíram a taxas crescentes em agosto e setembro. No final de setembro, as pastagens apresentaram a menor DMSV, 2.540 kg/ha. A DMSFV e a proporção de folhas verdes no relvado foram maiores no início de agosto, respectivamente, 1.517 kg/ha e 18,5%, e menores no final de setembro, 480 kg/ha e 5,7%, respectivamente. O diferimento da pastagem permitiu a manutenção dos animais e apenas pequeno ganho de peso durante a seca, média de 104 g/dia. Em setembro, os animais nas pastagens perderam peso. O ganho de peso vivo médio diário correlacionou-se linear e negativamente com DMSM e linear e positivamente com as relações [DMSV/DMSM] e [DMSFV/(DMSM + DMSCV], em que DMSCV é a disponibilidade de matéria seca de caule verde. Não foram verificadas correlações entre ganho de peso e as variáveis DMSV, DMSFV, pressão de pastejo e oferta diária de forragem.The availability of herbage, green herbage, dead

  19. Uso do clorofilômetro no manejo da adubação nitrogenada para milho em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Use of chlorophyll meter in nitrogen fertilizing management to corn after Brachiaria decumbens pasture

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    Leandro José Grava de Godoy

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A resposta do milho à adubação nitrogenada em cultivo após pastagem depende da espécie, da quantidade de palha, da relação C:N, da população microbiana, das condições climáticas e de outros fatores. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a utilização da intensidade da cor verde da folha (ICV, medida pelo clorofilômetro, como indicativo para o manejo da adubação nitrogenada em cobertura, na cultura do milho, em sucessão a pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, em vasos com 29 litros de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, com três plantas por vaso. Foi utilizado o delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições, constituído por quatro níveis de nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150mg dm-3 e quatro de níveis de palhada de B. decumbens (0, 5, 10 e 15Mg ha-1, aplicados em cobertura. As doses de N foram parceladas em três épocas: a1/3 na semeadura; b1/3 no estádio de 4-5 folhas e c1/3 no estádio de 7-8 folhas. As determinações da ICV da folha foram efetuadas um dia antes e uma semana após a adubação nitrogenada em cobertura. As quantidades de fitomassa seca de braquiária influenciaram a ICV da folha somente no estádio de 7-8 folhas. A manutenção de maiores ICV da folha do estádio de 4-5 (46,6 unidades SPAD até o estádio de 8-9 folhas (53,0 unidades SPAD possibilitou o maior acúmulo da fitomassa seca na parte aérea do milho. O monitoramento da ICV da folha pode auxiliar na avaliação da disponibilidade de N para a planta do milho durante o ciclo.The corn response to the nitrogen fertilizing cultivated after pasture depends on of the species, straw amount, C: N rate, microbial population, climatic conditions and other factors. The study was aimed at evaluating the use of the green color intensity of the leaf (GCI, measured by the chlorophyll meter, as indicative for nitrogen fertilizing management sidedress in the corn crop, after B

  20. Avaliação lectino-histoquímica de fígado e rim de ovinos com fotossensibilização causada por Brachiaria decumbens

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    Samay Z.R. Costa

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Embora sejam as forrageiras mais importantes para a pecuária de corte (bovinocultura de corte no Brasil, em certas épocas ou condições, Brachiaria spp. podem ser tóxicas e causar surtos de fotossensibilização hepatógena que determinam significativas perdas econômicas. Animais que se alimentam em pastos de Brachiaria spp. comumente apresentam macrófagos espumosos isolados ou agrupados, além de cristais no interior de ductos biliares. Saponinas esteroidais têm sido identificadas nestes cristais e são responsabilizadas por lesar o fígado levando ao acúmulo de filoeritrina. Por vezes, imagens negativas desses cristais podem estar presentes no citoplasma de macrófagos espumosos. A patogênese de formação e o tipo de material armazenado nas células espumosas ainda são desconhecidos. A técnica de lectino-histoquímica visa auxiliar na detecção desses macrófagos e, consequentemente, no diagnóstico, além de identificar quais os resíduos de açúcares específicos que estão presentes no citoplasma das células espumosas. Assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo identificar quais lectinas são mais indicadas na detecção de saponinas esteroidais no fígado e rim de ovinos com fotossensibilização causada por Brachiaria decumbens. Fragmentos de fígado e rim de quinze ovinos, de ambos os sexos e idade variável, oriundos de Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais, e um ovino mantido em pastagem livre de Brachiaria spp. foram avaliados pela técnica de lectino-histoquímica. Quatorze lectinas foram utilizadas (Con-A, DBA, SBA, PNA, SJA, RCA-I, UEA-I, WGA, SWGA, GSL, PSA, PHA-L, PHA-E e LCA. Verificou-se que, no fígado de ovinos com fotossensibilização provocada pela ingestão de Brachiaria decumbens, a lectina PNA apresentou especificidade e acentuada reatividade aos macrófagos espumosos, bem como especificidade e leve reatividade aos hepatócitos; a lectina WGA teve especificidade e moderada reatividade aos macr

  1. Uso de n-alcanos na estimativa da composição botânica da dieta em ovinos alimentados com diferentes proporções de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e Arachis pintoi Koprov e Gregory Use of n-alkanes to estimate the dietary botanical composition in sheep fed different proportions of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf and Arachis pintoi Koprov and Gregory

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    Nelson Massaru Fukumoto

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste experimento objetivou-se avaliar o poder discriminatório dos n-alcanos para estimar com acurácia e precisão a composição botânica da dieta em ovinos alimentados com diferentes proporções de Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory cv. Amarillo (0, 15, 30, 45 e 60% e Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Foram utilizados 20 ovinos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com período experimental de dez dias de adaptação à dieta e cinco dias de coleta de fezes. Nas amostras (compostas de fezes do período e nos fenos, foi analisada a concentração de n-alcanos. Para o cálculo da composição botânica, utilizou-se minimização da soma dos quadrados dos desvios, considerando as concentrações dos alcanos nos componentes da dieta e nas fezes. Para a escolha dos alcanos mais discriminatórios, foram utilizadas as análises multivariadas e as variáveis canônicas. As estimativas calculadas foram submetidas à análise de variância. As médias foram comparadas pelo teste t e as correções dos valores estimados em relação aos valores reais foram ajustadas em regressão linear. As variáveis canônicas indicaram que os alcanos C35, C33, C30, C31, C27, C29 e C36 são os de maior potencial discriminatório. O uso desses alcanos nos cálculos foi mais acurado e preciso para estimar a proporção de A. pintoi na dieta que o uso de apenas dois ou três alcanos com poder discriminatório. O melhor ajuste da regressão também foi encontrado para esses alcanos. O teste t para o intercepto da equação (a e o coeficiente de regressão (b indicaram que a = 0 e b = 1, comprovando que os valores estimados são equivalentes aos valores reais. As análises multivariadas mostraram-se ferramentas de grande importância na escolha dos n-alcanos nos cálculos nas estimativas.The objective of this experiment was to use n-alkane to estimate accurately and precisely the botanical composition of dietary forage in sheep fed different proportions of Arachis pintoi

  2. Desempenho de novilhos em crescimento em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens suplementados com diferentes fontes energéticas no período da seca e transição seca-águas Development of growing steers on Brachiaria decumbens supplemented with different energy sources during the dry season and transition from dry to wet season

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    Jocilaine Garcia

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, estudar o efeito da suplementação, com diferentes fontes energéticas, sobre o desempenho de novilhos em crescimento e a viabilidade econômica da suplementação, bem como avaliar a disponibilidade e composição química da braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf, no período de julho a novembro, na região Oeste do Estado de São Paulo. Foram utilizados 42 novilhos da raça Nelore, distribuídos em três piquetes de 7,2 ha cada. As fontes energéticas utilizadas como suplementos foram: milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo (MDPS, farinha de mandioca de varredura (FMV e casca do grão de soja (CGS. Todos os tratamentos continham farelo de algodão, para atingir 25% de PB, e foram fornecidos em nível de 1,3% do PV. As pesagens dos animais foram realizadas a cada 14 dias e a disponibilidade de forragem foi estimada a cada 28 dias. A disponibilidade média de forragem foi de 2.570 kg de MS/ha e 1.306 kg de lâmina foliar/ha. A proporção de lâmina foliar apresentou comportamento quadrático em função do período experimental, com valor mínimo de 46,58%, observado em agosto. Os teores médios de proteína bruta foram de: 4,45% para planta inteira; 5,30% para lâmina foliar e 2,83% para o colmo + bainha. Os teores médios de FDN e FDA foram, respectivamente, de 70,61% e 39,93% para a planta inteira; 65,76% e 34,91% para a lâmina foliar e 75,83% e 47,90% para o colmo + bainha. Entre os suplementos não houve diferença para ganho médio diário, apresentando média de 0,836 kg/animal/dia. O suplemento mais viável economicamente foi o que continha a farinha de mandioca de varredura, pois, além de apresentar menor custo, foi o que proporcionou maior ganho animal, mostrando melhor relação receita: custo.The aim of this work was evaluate the effect of supplementation with different energetic sources, on growing steers performance and economical viability, and also evaluate the structure and chemical composition

  3. Estoque de serapilheira e fertilidade do solo em pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens após implantação de leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras

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    André Barbosa Silva

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available As pastagens formam a base da pecuária brasileira; essas sofrem degradação em larga escala por deficiência de nitrogênio (N. O consórcio com leguminosas, além de fixar N, pode apresentar outros efeitos na fertilidade do solo como acidificação ou retirada de nutrientes de camadas mais profundas para as mais superficiais. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o estoque de serapilheira e a fertilidade do solo em pastagens degradadas de braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, após implantar leguminosas arbustivas e arbóreas forrageiras. Para isso, uma amostragem foi realizada em março de 2010 em um experimento no campo, introduzindo pastagem degradada de Brachiaria decumbens, em julho de 2008, com sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniifolia, leucena (Leucaena leucocephala, mororó (Bauhinia cheilantha e gliricídia (Gliricidia sepium, além de braquiária adubada e não adubada com N. As amostras de solo e serapilheira foram coletadas aos 0-10, 10-20 e 20-40 cm de profundidade, em três transectos, alternando pontos cobertos por gramíneas e leguminosas, totalizando sete amostras compostas por parcela para determinar pH, P, K, Ca, Mg e Al no solo, enquanto SB, t e m foram calculados. A serapilheira foi separada visualmente em leguminosas, gramíneas e materiais não identificados, em que foram utilizados para quantificação de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, N, P, C, fibra detergente ácido e lignina. A introdução das leguminosas aumentou os teores de N total na serapilheira e reduziu as relações C:N, com destaque para gliricídia e sabiá; entretanto, essa última apresentou elevados teores de lignina. Houve efeito significativo da cobertura por leguminosas, sem diferenças entre essas, para pH e K, na profundidade de 0-10 cm, e para Al e m, aos 10-20 cm de profundidade.

  4. Avaliação de pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf: 1. Características químico-bromatológicas da forragem durante a seca Evaluation of a signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf postponed pasture. 1. Quality of herbage during the dry season

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    Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães Santos

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Verificaram-se, durante o período seco, as composições químico-bromatológicas da forragem colhida em pastagem diferida de Brachiaria decumbens por dois métodos, forragem total (FT e extrusa (EXT; as composições químico-bromatológicas; e as frações de proteína e carboidratos dos componentes folha verde (FV, caule verde (CV, folha seca (FS e caule seco (CS. A FT apresentou proteína bruta (PB inferior a 2,5%; a fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, superior a 78%; a lignina, superior a 8,7% na MS; e a digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS, de 43,5%. A EXT apresentou maior DIVMS e maiores teores de PB, proteína insolúvel em detergente neutro e ácido, cinzas e fósforo e menores teores de fibras, carboidratos totais (CHT e magnésio, quando comparado com FT. Verificaram-se maiores DIVMS e teores de PB, carboidratos não fibrosos (CNF, fósforo e potássio no componente FV e maiores teores de CHT e FDN nos componentes CV, FS e CS. Observaram-se altos valores da fração A da PB nos componentes FV e CV, baixos valores em FS e CS e altos valores da fração C da PB em CV, FS e CS. As concentrações das frações potencialmente digestíveis da PB, com exceção da fração B1, e de CNF, correlacionaram-se com o teor protéico nos componentes FV, CV, FS e CS. Em relação aos CHT, verificaram-se baixos valores de CNF e altos da fração C nos componentes CV, FS e CS.The chemical-bromatological characteristics of forage sampled for two methods, available herbage (AH and extrusa (EXT, and green leaf (GL, green stem (GS, dead leaf (DL and dead stem (DS dry matter (DM components were evaluated in the Signalgrass postponed pasture, during the dry season, from July to October 1997. Protein and carbohydrate fractions of the Cornell system were also evaluated. AH sampled was characterized as low quality, with low crude protein (CP concentration (78% DM and lignin (>8.7% DM contents, and 43.7% in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD

  5. Valor nutritivo do feno de braquiária amonizado com uréia ou inoculado com Pleurotus ostreatus Nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens hay ammoniated with urea or innoculated with Pleurotus ostreatus

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    Patrick Schmidt

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Verificou-se, mediante análises de composição química e ensaio de digestibilidade com ovinos, o efeito dos tratamentos químico (amonização com uréia e biológico (inoculação com o fungo Pleurotus ostreatus sobre o valor nutritivo do feno de Brachiaria decumbens. Ambos os tratamentos duraram 42 dias; após esse período, o feno foi seco e moído para fornecimento aos animais. As dietas experimentais foram: feno não tratado (FNT; feno não tratado + uréia (FNT + U; feno inoculado com fungo + uréia (FTB + U; e feno amonizado + feno não tratado (FTQ + FNT. As dietas FNT + U, FTB + U e FTQ + FNT foram isonitrogenadas. Tanto o tratamento químico como o biológico causaram mudanças na composição química do feno. A amonização elevou os teores de proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e reduziu os teores de hemicelulose (HEM e a proporção de hemicelulose na parede celular (HEM-FDN. Já o tratamento biológico tendeu a aumentar o teor de PB; elevou os teores de FDA, lignina (LIG, a proporção de celulose na parede celular (CEL-FDN e a proporção de lignina na parede celular (LIG-FDN; e reduziu os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, HEM e HEM-FDN. Entretanto, diminuiu a digestibilidade da matéria seca (MS, FDN, celulose (CEL e FDA, mas aumentou o consumo, provavelmente em decorrência do menor teor de FDN e menor tamanho médio de partículas, o que causou maior velocidade de passagem. Os tratamentos biológico e químico são alternativas importantes no incremento do valor nutritivo de materiais lignocelulósicos, todavia, os resultados obtidos neste ensaio não foram satisfatórios.The effect of a chemical treatment (ammoniation with urea or a biological treatment (innoculation with the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus on the nutritive value of Brachiaria decumbens hay was evaluated by means of chemical analyses and a digestibility trial with sheep. Both treatments lasted 42 days, and thereafter the hay was dried

  6. Tratamento do feno de braquiária pelo fungo Pleurotus ostreatus Pretreatment effects on fiber degradation of brachiaria hay by Pleurotus ostreatus fungus

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    Patrick Schmidt

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A inoculação de forragens com fungos lignocelulolíticos é uma opção para melhorar a qualidade destas sem adição de produtos químicos. O tratamento do substrato influencia a ação do fungo e a qualidade final do produto. Neste experimento, aplicaram-se quatro tratamentos (compostagem do feno inteiro, compostagem do feno picado, hidratação do feno em água fria e hidratação do feno em água quente a um feno de Brachiaria decumbens. Aos tratamentos seguiu-se inoculação com o fungo Pleurotus ostreatus e incubação por 35 dias, sob temperatura controlada. Usou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições e medidas repetidas. Amostras foram colhidas semanalmente para acompanhar a degradação do substrato, mediante a análise química do feno. Observou-se aumento linear, com o decorrer do tempo, no teor de proteína bruta (PB e na proporção de lignina na parede celular (LIG-FDN, e decréscimo linear nos valores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, celulose e hemicelulose. Não se observou efeito de tratamento no teor de FDA. Os tratamentos com compostagem apresentaram maiores valores de PB, lignina e LIG-FDN e menores de FDN e hemicelulose. Não se observou diferença entre os tratamentos com hidratação. O tratamento do feno de braquiária com o fungo propiciou degradação da fração fibrosa e aumento no teor de PB, com efeito mais intenso nos tratamentos que usaram compostagem. A ação do fungo foi mais efetiva sobre a hemicelulose que sobre os demais componentes da fibra.The innoculation of forages with lignocellulolytic fungi is an option for improving quality without adding chemical products. Substrate quality influences fungal activity and endproduct quality. The effects of four treatments (composting of whole hay, composting of chopped hay, soaking in cool water and soaking in hot water on a Brachiaria decumbens hay were evaluated. The treatments were followed by innoculation with Pleurotus ostreatus

  7. Influência da suplementação com Concentrados nas características de carcaça de bovinos F1 Limousin - Nelore, não-castrados, durante a seca, em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens

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    Santos Eduardo Destéfani Guimarães

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado na Fazenda Experimental de Felixlândia (MG, da EPAMIG, no período de julho a outubro de 1997, com o objetivo de estudar a influência da suplementação com concentrados sobre as características físicas e o rendimento dos cortes da carcaça em 20 novilhos Limousin-Nelore, não-castrados, com 22-23 meses de idade e peso médio de 459 kg ao abate. Retiraram-se, aleatoriamente, quatro animais de cada um dos cinco tratamentos a que foram submetidos durante 112 dias na época seca, em pastagens diferidas de Brachiaria decumbens. No tratamento T1 (referência, os animais nas pastagens receberam apenas sal mineralizado; nos tratamentos T2 (75% milho, T3 (50% milho, T4 (25% milho e T5 (farelo de trigo, foram fornecidas quantidades médias diárias por animal de 3,70 kg de MS de concentrados (equivalente, em matéria natural, a 1% do PV com 24,1% de PB e NDT variando de 67,8% (T5 - farelo de trigo a 85,6% (T2 - 75% milho. Avaliaram-se as características peso, rendimento e comprimento de carcaça, rendimentos de paleta, acém completo, ponta de agulha, alcatra completa e coxão, espessura de gordura subcutânea, área de olho de lombo, porcentagens na carcaça de tecido adiposo, músculos e ossos e a relação músculo/osso. O fornecimento de suplementos proporcionou a obtenção de carcaças mais pesadas (257,0 vs. 203,9 kg, com menor proporção de ossos (15,76 vs. 21,71%, maior relação músculo:osso (3,6 vs. 2,9 e melhor acabamento quando comparado às carcaças dos animais não-suplementados. Os animais suplementados e não-suplementados não diferiram em relação a rendimento e comprimento de carcaça, rendimentos de paleta, acém completo, alcatra completa e coxão, área de olho de lombo (AOL e porcentagem de músculos na carcaça.

  8. Redução da interferência de Brachiaria decumbens na formação de pastagem com Penisetum purpureum através de herbicidas Reduction of Brachiaria decumbens interference on Pennisetum purpureum pasture establishment through herbicides

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    W. Silva

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A tolerância da gramínea forrageira capim-elefante a herbicidas aplicados isoladamente ou em misturas entre si, aplicados em condições de pré e pós-emergência da forrageira, bem como a eficiência desses produtos no controle de B. decumbens e outras espécies de plantas daninhas, foram avaliadas em dois experimentos. Os herbicidas aplicados no experimento conduzido em condições de pré-emergência do capim-elefante, com as respectivas doses em kg ha-1, foram: metolachlor (1,152; 2,304; e 3,456, oxyfluorfen (0,48; 0,96 e 1,44 e a formulação comercial de atrazine + metolachlor (1,25; 2,50; e 3,75, três repetições. Os herbicidas aplicados no experimento instalado em condições de pós-emergência da forrageira, com as respectivas doses em kg ha-1,foram: ametryne (1,25; 2,50; e 3,75 e oxyfluorfen (0,48; 0,96; e 1,44, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em blocos ao acaso; sendo que, em ambos os experimentos foram adicionadas as testemunhas (capinada e sem capina, e os cultivares de capim-elefante utilizados em ambos os experimentos foram Cameroon e Pioneiro. A aplicação dos herbicidas em pré-emergência da forrageira foi feita um dia após o plantio com solo úmido; no experimento em pós-emergência do capim-elefante os herbicidas foram aplicados sobre o topo das plantas da cultura forrageira, aos 20 dias após a emergência. Metolachlor e atrazine + metolachlor, em pré-emergência, foram seletivos para os dois cultivares testados. O oxyfluorfen, até 0,96 kg ha-1, foi seletivo para a cultura forrageira nas aplicações tanto em pré- como em pós-emergência. O ametryne, em pós-emergência, também foi seletivo aos cultivares na dose inferior a 2,50 kg ha-1. B. decumbens e B. brizantha foram eficientemente controladas (90,9% em pré-emergência, exceto na menor dose de metolachlor e atrazine + metolachlor. O controle das dicotiledôneas atingiu 85% com metolachlor, atrazine + metolachlor e oxyfluorfen

  9. Effects of aquous and ethanolic extracts of vegetal species on seed germination of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf/ Ação de extratos aquoso e etanólico de espécies vegetais na germinação de sementes de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf

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    Ricardo Augusto Gorne Viani

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of aquous and ethanolic extracts of medicinal species on seed germination of B. decumbens. The experimental design was completely randomized with 19 treatments (9 aquous extracts, 9 ethanolic extracts and a check was deionized water with 4 replicates. The species and organs used to obtain the extracts were Baccharis trimera (shoot, Baccharis articulata (shoot, Canna denudata (leaves, Cymbopogom citratus (leaves, Eucalyptus citriodora (leaves, Lippia alba (leaves and branches, Momordica charantia (leaves, branches, flowers, fruits and seeds, Ocimum gratissimum (leaves, branches and flowers e Ruta graveolens (leaves and branches. The extracts were obtained by aquous and ethanolic infusions in 10% and 1% concentration respectively. The seeds were treated with extracts for one hour and after this time sowed in plastic boxes. They were maintained in germination chamber (BOD with 16 hours of dark/20ºC and 8 hours of light/35ºC. The evaluation were made at 7Th and 21st days after seeding (DAS. The extraction methods affected seed germination. The use of aquous extract showed greater germination percentage than the ethanolic one at 7Th and 21st days. The evaluated extracts did not affect the seeds’ germination.O objetivo do experimento foi avaliar o efeito dos extratos aquoso e etanólico de espécies medicinais sobre germinação de sementes de B. decumbens. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com 19 tratamentos (9 extratos aquosos, 9 extratos etanólicos e 1 testemunha com água deionizada com quatro repetições. As espécies e as partes das plantas utilizadas para a obtenção dos extratos foram Baccharis trimera (caule, Baccharis articulata (caule, Canna denudata (folhas, Cymbopogom citratus (folhas, Eucalyptus citriodora (folhas, Lippia alba (folhas e ramos, Momordica charantia (folhas, ramos, flores, frutos e sementes, Ocimum gratissimum (folhas, ramos e flores e

  10. Influência da localização das fezes nas características morfogênicas e estruturais e no acúmulo de forragem em pastos de capim-braquiária Influence of localization of feces on morphogenetic and structural characteristics and forage accumulation on Brachiaria decumbens pastures

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar as características morfogênicas e estruturais e o acúmulo de forragem em pastos de Brachiaria decumbens (capim-braquiária de acordo com a localização das fezes de bovinos. Foram avaliadas duas áreas da pastagem: próxima e distante das fezes. O delineamento foi em blocos casualizados, com três repetições. Foram marcados perfilhos no pasto para avaliação do comprimento de folhas e colmos. O aparecimento e a morte de folhas também foram registrados. A taxa de alongamento de colmo foi 80% maior e a taxa de alongamento foliar 23% maior nos perfilhos das áreas próximas das fezes. O filocrono também foi maior nos perfilhos (8,5 dias das áreas próximas às fezes em comparação àqueles de áreas distantes (7,7 dias. Não houve efeito da localização das fezes sobre a taxa de senescência foliar (0,39 cm/perfilho.dia e a duração de vida da folha (38 dias. O comprimento final da lâmina foliar foi 25% maior nos perfilhos localizados próximos às fezes. O número de folhas com desfolhação (1,3 folhas foi menor nas áreas próximas às fezes, contrariamente ao número de folhas mortas (2,8 folhas. O comprimento do pseudocolmo aumentou 73% com a proximidade das fezes. Os números de perfilhos vegetativos, mortos e total foram maiores nas áreas distantes das fezes. Maior taxa de crescimento total do capim-braquiária também ocorreu nas áreas próximas às fezes. A deposição de fezes bovinas modifica as características morfogênicas e a estrutura do pasto de B. decumbens. Nas regiões próximas às fezes, o fluxo de tecidos é mais intenso e o acúmulo de forragem é maior.The objective of this study is to evaluate morphogenetic and structural characteristics as well as forage accumulation on Brachiaria decumbens pastures according to the site of cattle feces. It was evaluated two grazing areas: near and far from the droppings. The design used was a random block design, with three replicates. Tillers were

  11. Soil nitrogen dynamics after Brachiaria desiccation

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    Gustavo Castoldi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Brachiaria species, particularly B. humidicola, can synthesize and release compounds from their roots that inhibit nitrification, which can lead to changes in soil nitrogen (N dynamics, mainly in N-poor soils. This may be important in crop-livestock integration systems, where brachiarias are grown together with or in rotation with grain crops. The objective of the present study was to determine whether this holds true in N-rich environments and if other Brachiaria species have the same effect. The soil N dynamics were evaluated after the desiccation of the species B. brizantha, B. decumbens, B. humidicola, and B. ruziziensis, which are widely cultivated in Brazil. The plants were grown in pots with a dystroferric Red Latosol in a greenhouse. Sixty days after sowing, the plants were desiccated using glyphosate herbicide. The plants and soil were analyzed on the day of desiccation and 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after desiccation. The rhizosphere soil of the grasses contained higher levels of organic matter, total N and ammonium than the non-rhizosphere soil. The pH was lowest in the rhizosphere of B. humidicola, which may indicate that this species inhibits the nitrification process. However, variations in the soil ammonium and nitrate levels were not sufficient to confirm the suppressive effect of B. humidicola. The same was observed for B. brizantha, B. decumbens and B. ruziziensis, thereby demonstrating that, where N is abundant, none of the brachiarias studied has a significant effect on the nitrification process in soil.

  12. Accuracy of two optical chlorophyll meters in predicting chemical composition and in vitro ruminal organic matter degradability of Brachiaria hybrid, Megathyrsus maximus, and Paspalum atratum

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    Martin P. Hughes

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy and reliability of 2 optical chlorophyll meters: FieldScout CM 1,000 NDVI and Yara N-Tester, in predicting neutral detergent fibre (NDF, acid detergent fibre (ADF, acid detergent lignin (ADL, acid detergent insoluble nitrogen (ADIN and in vitro ruminal organic matter degradability (IVOMD of 3 tropical grasses. Optical chlorophyll measurements were taken at 3 stages (4, 8 and 12 weeks of regrowth in Brachiaria hybrid, and Megathyrsus maximus and at 6 and 12 weeks of regrowth in Paspalum atratum (cv. Ubon. Optical chlorophyll measurements showed the highest correlation (r = 0.57 to 0.85 with NDF concentration. The FieldScout CM 1,000 NDVI was better than the Yara N-Tester in predicting NDF (R2 = 0.70 and ADF (R2 = 0.79 concentrations in Brachiaria hybrid and NDF (R2 = 0.79 in M. maximus. Similarly, FieldScout CM 1,000 NDVI produced better estimates of 24 h IVOMD (IVOMD24h in Brachiaria hybrid (R2 = 0.81 and IVOMD48h in Brachiaria hybrid (R2 = 0.65 and M. maximus (R2 = 0.75. However, these prediction models had relatively low concordance correlation coefficients, i.e., CCC >0.90, but random errors were the main source of bias. It was, therefore, concluded that both optical chlorophyll meters were poor and unreliable predictors of ADIN and ADL concentrations. Overall, the FieldScout CM 1,000 NDVI shows potential to produce useful estimates of IVOMD24h and ADF in Brachiaria hybrid and IVOMD48h and NDF concentrations in M. maximus.

  13. Evaluación de pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens solas o asociadas con Centrosema acutifolium con ganado de doble propósito: II. Evaluación de la productividad animal

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    Ramírez Náder Luis Miguel

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    En la segunda parte de esta investigación se evaluaron el cambio de peso de las vacas, y sus crías; la producción de leche; y los índices de preñez al finalizar el ensayo. Se utilizaron 4 praderas de 4 ha cada una, dos establecidas con B. decumbens solo, y dos con B. decumbens asociado, las cuales fueron pastoreados en forma alterna cada 21 días, asignándose una carga fija de 1.5 animales/ha. Se emplearon 24 vacas con sus crías (15 de tipo racial Hartón del Valle y 9 del tipo racial Mestizo, divididas aleatoriamente en 2 grupos en un ensayo de tipo "continuo", en el cual los animales pastorearon siempre en la misma pastura  (tratamiento. La producción total de leche, ajustada (incluyendo los días de no ordeño y corregida por covarianza de la producción acumulada durante los tres primeros días de ordeño, fue significativamente mayor (24% de mayor producción al 5.6% de probabilidad, en la pastura asociada (680 kg, lactancia media de 236 días, que en la pastura sola (550 kg, lactancia media de 241 días. El cambio de peso vivo posparto de las vacas, medido después de 210 días de lactancia y corregido por covarianza del peso inicial, indicó una diferencia altamente significativa (P < 0.003 a favor de la pastura asociada, (466 vs 429 kg. El cambio de peso vivo de las crías, no presentó diferencias

  14. ENZIMAS FIBROLÍTICAS EXÓGENAS EN LA DEGRADABILIDAD DE LA MATERIA SECA DE DOS Brachiarias

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    Juan Humberto Avellaneda Cevallos

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de un compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno en la degradabilidad in situ de la materia seca (DISMS de henos de dos especies del género Brachiaria. Se emplearon cuatro bovinos Brown Swiss x Brahman (400 kg PV promedio fistulados en el rumen, en un diseño Cuadrado Latino 4x4 con arreglo factorial 2x2: (dos edades de cosecha: 28 y 56 d y dos niveles de enzima: 0 y 1 g de Fibrozyme® kg-1 de materia seca (MS. Se evaluaron cuatro tratamientos: T1: Brachiaria híbrido cultivar Mulato (B. ruziziensis clon 44-6 x B. brizantha CIAT 6297 y B. decumbens de 28 d con enzima; T2: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 28 d sin enzima; T3: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 56 d con enzima; T4: Brachiaria Mulato y decumbens de 56 d sin enzima. Se incubaron bolsas de Nylon con muestras de heno con un tamaño de 2 mm en el rumen a 0, 12, 24, 48 y 96 horas. La degradabilidad in situ de materia seca, no fue afectada por la aplicación del compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno. Sin embargo, la degradabilidad de la MS fue mayor en las dos especies de Brachiarias por efecto de la menor edad de cosecha.

  15. Recovery of degraded pasture in Rondônia: macronutrients and productivity of brachiaria brizantha Recuperação de pastagem degradada em Rondônia: macronutrientes e produtividade da brachiaria brizantha

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    Norberto Cornejo Noronha

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    Full Text Available Pasture is the main form of land use in Amazonia. Over time the pasture grass loses vigor and yields decrease, indicating a certain degree of degeneration. The main causes of degradation are lack of pasture maintenance and subsequent weed infestation, the choice of regionally unsuitable forage species and excessive grazing. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of different recovery managements on soil chemical properties and grass yield of a degraded pasture in Rondônia. For this purpose, an experiment was installed in October 2001, consisting of five treatments: C = control; HA = harrowing + NPK + micronutrients; HE = Herbicide + NK + micronutrients; R = No-tillage rice + NPK + micronutrients; and S = No-tillage soybean + PK + micronutrients. The following N, P and K sources were used: ammonium sulfate for N, calcined phosphate for P and potassium chloride for K. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design with four replications. The shoot dry matter yield of the grass was analyzed as of the 35th month of experimentation, in a dry and a rainy period. Phosphorus fertilization resulted in significant increases in Ca2+ and Mg2+ and increasing trend of P in the topsoil in the initial months of the experiment in treatments HA and S and increases in Ca2+ and P (trend in the treatment R. The cumulative production of Brachiaria brizantha, from Sep/2004 to Mar/2005, was 30,025, 28,267 and 27,735 kg ha-1 shoot dry matter in the treatments HA, R and S, respectively. These values differed significantly from treatments C and HE, with 17,040 and 17,057 kg ha-1, respectively. It was concluded that phosphorus fertilization associated to pasture reform was effective to raise the dry matter yield of Brachiaria brizantha. Rice or soybean under no-tillage is recommended as a practice of pasture recovery, due to the residual effect of fertilization.As pastagens consistem no principal uso da terra na Amazônia. Com o tempo de

  16. Evaluación de pasturas de Brachiaria decumbens solas o asociadas con Centrosema acutifolium con ganado de doble propósito: I. Evaluación de la disponibilidad, composición botánica, frecuencia y calidad forrajera

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    Ramírez Náder Luis Miguel

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    At the Miravalle farm, located at Florida, Cauca Valley, at southwest of Colombia (3° 20' N, 76° 14'0 and 1150 m of altitude, it was done this experiment an area representative of INCEPTISOL soils acids (pH 5.8-6.3. Mean temperature 25°C and mean anual rainfall 1339 mm. Were used 4 fields of 4 ha each one; two of them had B. decumbens alone and the other two B. decumbens plus C. acutifolium CIAT 5568. Each pasture was grazed in alternating way using 21 days of occupation and 21 days of rest. There was a fixed animal charge of 1.5 animal units per ha. The sampling method was the BOTANAL-2. The green dry matter coming from the grass (GDMG, and from legume (GDML; and the total dry matter (TMD, were always higher for the associate pasture in relation to the alone pasture all over the experiment, with means of 4.627 vs. 2.296; 689 vs. 45  and 6.476 vs. 3.698 kg/ha, for GDMG, GDML and TDM respectively. In contrast, green dry matter coming from the weeds (GDMW and the inert plant material (GDMI were superior for the alone pasture with means of 345 vs. 265 and 798 vs. 631 kg/ha for GDMW and GDMI, respectively. The botanical composition had more stable proportions on the associate pasture than on the alone pasture; having higher percentages in grass, 72 vs. 65% and legume, 11 vs. 1% and lower percentages in weeds, 4 vs. 9% and inert planta material, 9 vs. 22%, respectively. The frequency of presence of species showed similar values between the two pastures, for the grass frequency, 96 vs. 98%, and for the other species, 11 vs. 9%; but higher for the associated pasture at the legume frequency, 81 vs. 12%, in relation to the alone pasture. Also for the associate pasture were obtained lower values for weeds frequency, 47 vs. 52%, and inert plant material, 84 vs. 97%, respectively. Uncover soils, for the associate pasture was lower, 5% than the alone pasture, 16%. The percentage of protein was higher in the legume C. acutifolium 15.3%. For B

  17. PRODUÇÃO DE BRAQUIARIA EM AREA DEGRADADA EM RECUPERAÇÃO UTILIZANDO LODO DE ESGOTO E ADUBAÇÃO MINERAL/ PRODUCTION BRACHIARIA IN DEGRADED AREA RECOVERY USING SEWAGE SLUDGE AND MINERAL FERTILIZER

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    Carolina dos Santos Batista BONINI

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available O uso do solo nem sempre dá lugar a um novo sistema ecológico sustentável, seja de lavouras ou de pastagens. Com isso, solos utilizados intensamente e de forma inadequada, são levados à degradação. Técnicas que visam à recuperação de solos degradados têm sido investigadas. Neste sentido o presente trabalho teve por objetivo estudar a influência do lodo de esgoto em um Latossolo Vermelho degradado, no desenvolvimento do eucalipto (Eucalyptus citriodora Hook que está sendo cultivado há 3 anos e da braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens no município de Selvíria, MS. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados com 4 tratamentos e 4 repetições. Os tratamentos foram: testemunha (sem uso do lodo de esgoto e adubação mineral; adubação mineral; 30 Mg ha-1 de lodo de esgoto; 60 Mg ha-1 de lodo de esgoto. Foi cultivado o eucalipto e a braquiária nas ruas de plantio. Foi avaliado o desenvolvimento do eucalipto (altura da planta e altura da 1ª bifurcação e da braquiária (massa verde e seca. Os resultados foram analisados efetuando-se a análise de variância e teste de Tukey a 5 % de probabilidade para a comparação de médias. Houve efeitos positivos do lodo de esgoto no desenvolvimento das plantas de eucalipto e braquiária.Palavras-chave: recuperação do solo, degradação do solo, área de empréstimo.

  18. Physiological and morphological responces of Brachiaria spp. to flooding Respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de Brachiaria spp. ao alagamento do solo

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    MOACYR BERNARDINO DIAS-FILHO

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available The physiological and morphological responses of the forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens and B. humidicola were compared for plants grown in pots under flooding and well-drained conditions for 14 days. Flooding reduced specific leaf area and biomass allocation to roots in all species and enhanced leaf senescence in B. brizantha and B. decumbens. Relative growth rate was reduced by flooding in B. brizantha and B. decumbens, but not in B. humidicola.Leaf elongation rate was unaffected by flooding in B. decumbens and B. humidicola, but declined in B. brizantha since the first day of flooding. Net photosynthesis and leaf chlorophyll content were reduced by flooding in B. brizantha; however, no flooding effect could be detected in the other two species. For all species, there was a close relationship between net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance under flooding. These results show that the studied species have distinct degrees of tolerance to flood, B. brizantha is intolerant, B. decumbens is moderately tolerant and B. humidicola is tolerant. Because leaf elongation rate was immediately depressed by flooding only in B. brizantha, this measurement could be appropriate as an early detection mechanism for relative flood tolerance in Brachiaria spp.As respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens e B. humidicola foram comparadas em plantas cultivadas em vasos, sob solo alagado e bem drenado durante 14 dias. O alagamento reduziu a área foliar específica e a alocação de biomassa para as raízes em todas as três espécies e aumentou a senescência foliar em B. brizantha e B. decumbens. O alagamento reduziu a taxa de crescimento relativo em B. brizantha e B. decumbens, mas não em B. humidicola. A taxa de elongação foliar não foi afetada pelo alagamento em B. decumbens e B. humidicola, mas diminuiu em B. brizantha desde o primeiro dia de alagamento. A fotossíntese líquida e

  19. Phytochemical and Biological Properties of Ajuga decumbens ...

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    Zhang B, Zeng FJ, Zhang XY. Study on anti-infection effect of Ajuga decumbens. Chin J Nosocomiol 2014;. 24: 2937-3939. 52. Li M, Peng WH. Chemical constituents and pharmacological research progress of Ajuga decumbens. J pr tradit Chinese mede 2012; 28: 322-. 323. 53. Ma SC, Du J, But PPH, Deng XL, Zhang YW, ...

  20. Alelopatia de duas espécies de braquiária em sementes de três espécies de estilosantes Allelopathy of two brachiaria species in seeds of three species of stylosanthes

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    Adriana Paula D'Agostini Contreiras Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available A alelopatia é muito comum em gramíneas como a Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens, podendo representar um problema em pastagens consorciadas com Stylosanthes, já que, nessa situação, a perpetuação da leguminosa depende da ressemeadura natural. Apesar da grande quantidade de sementes de estilosantes produzidas anualmente, nessas pastagens consorciadas, observa-se, em campo, pequena quantidade de plantas jovens, o que pode ser atribuído a um possível efeito alelopático da gramínea. Considerando a importância da alelopatia no consórcio de braquiárias com estilosantes, testou-se o potencial alelopático de extratos de Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens na germinação de sementes de três espécies de estilosantes. Verificou-se que há efeito alelopático negativo de B. brizantha e B. decumbens na germinação de sementes de Stylosanthes guianensis e somente de B. decumbens na germinação de S. capitata; há efeito alelopático positivo de B. brizantha nas sementes de S. macrocephala; não há efeito alelopático de B. brizantha na germinação de sementes de S. capitata e nem de B. decumbens em S. macrocephala.The allelopathy is very common in grasses such as Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria decumbens, could represent a problem in pastures consortium with Stylosantes since, in this situation, the perpetuation of the legume dependent natural reseed. In spite of the great amount of estilosantes seed produced annually in those pastures consortium, it is observed in field, small amount of young plants, which can be attributed to a possible allelopathic effect of the grass. Considering the importance of allelopathy in the consortium of Brachiaria with estilosantes, we tested the allelopathic potential of extracts of B. brizantha and B. decumbens on seed germination of three estilosantes species. It was found that there allelopathic negative effect of B. brizantha and B. decumbens on seed germination of Stylosanthes guianensis and

  1. Rehabilitation with forage grasses of an area degraded by urban solid waste deposits

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    Vanessa Soares Miranda

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Dry matter yield and chemical composition of forage grasses harvested from an area degraded by urban solid waste deposits were evaluated. A split-plot scheme in a randomized block design with four replicates was used, with five grasses in the plots and three harvests in the subplots. The mineral content and extraction and heavy metal concentration were evaluated in the second cut, using a randomized block design with five grasses and four replicates. The grasses were Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk, Brachiaria ruziziensis, Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and cv. Xaraés, and Panicum maximum cv. Tanzânia, cut at 42 days of regrowth. The dry matter yield per cut reached 1,480 kg ha-1; the minimum crude protein content was 9.5% and the average neutral detergent fiber content was 62.3%. The dry matter yield of grasses was satisfactory, and may be an alternative for rehabilitating areas degraded by solid waste deposits. The concentration of heavy metals in the plants was below toxicity levels; the chemical composition was appropriate, except for phosphorus. The rehabilitated areas may therefore be used for grazing.

  2. Microsatellite loci for Urochloa decumbens (Stapf) R.D. Webster and cross-amplification in other Urochloa species.

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    Ferreira, Rebecca C U; Cançado, Letícia J; do Valle, Cacilda B; Chiari, Lucimara; de Souza, Anete P

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    Forage grasses of the African genus Urochloa (syn. Brachiaria) are the basis of Brazilian beef production, and there is a strong demand for high quality, productive and adapted forage plants. Among the approximately 100 species of the genus Urochloa, Urochloa decumbens is one of the most important tropical forage grasses used for pastures due to several of its agronomic attributes. However, the level of understanding of these attributes and the tools with which to control them at the genetic level are limited, mainly due to the apomixis and ploidy level of this species. In this context, the present study aimed to identify and characterize molecular microsatellite markers of U. decumbens and to evaluate their cross-amplification in other Urochloa species. Microsatellite loci were isolated from a previously constructed enriched library from one U. decumbens genotype. Specific primers were designed for one hundred thirteen loci, and ninety-three primer pairs successfully amplified microsatellite regions, yielding an average of 4.93 alleles per locus. The polymorphism information content (PIC) values of these loci ranged from 0.26 to 0.85 (average 0.68), and the associated discriminating power (DP) values ranged from 0.22 to 0.97 (average 0.77). Cross-amplification studies demonstrated the potential transferability of these microsatellites to four other Urochloa species. Structure analysis revealed the existence of three distinct groups, providing evidence in the allelic pool that U. decumbens is closely related to Urochloa ruziziensis and Urochloa brizantha. The genetic distance values determined using Jaccard's coefficient ranged from 0.06 to 0.76. The microsatellite markers identified in this study are the first set of molecular markers for U. decumbens species. Their availability will facilitate understanding the genetics of this and other Urochloa species and breeding them, and will be useful for germplasm characterization, linkage mapping and marker

  3. Avaliação de fontes de urease na amonização de fenos de Brachiaria brizantha com dois teores de umidade Evaluation of urease sources in the ammoniation of Brachiaria brizantha hays with two moisture levels

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    Liandra Maria Abaker Bertipaglia

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    Full Text Available O efeito da amonização com uréia (5,0% matéria seca do feno de Brachiaria brizantha, com dois teores de umidade (15 ou 30% de umidade, associado a três fontes de urease (feno de capim Brachiaria decumbens, capim-elefante [Pennisetum purpureum] e leucena [Leucaena leucocephala], foi avaliado. Foram determinados os teores de proteína bruta (PB, fração solúvel (A, frações de proteína verdadeira solúvel e insolúvel em borato fosfato (B1 e B2, fração de proteína potencialmente degradável (B3 e fração da proteína insolúvel em detergente ácido (C. Avaliaram-se os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, celulose (CEL, hemicelulose (HEM e lignina (LIG e digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos inteiramente casualizados, com 10 tratamentos (dois controles, 15 e 30% umidade, sem uréia e sem urease; dois controles, 15 e 30% umidade, com uréia e sem urease; seis combinações de fontes de urease e conteúdo de umidade e três repetições. A amonização dos fenos com diferentes conteúdos de umidade, associados a fontes de urease, aumentou os teores de PB e da fração A, mas não afetou B1 e B2. Contudo, as frações B3 e C diminuíram em reposta à amonização. A aplicação de uréia nos fenos de 30% de umidade, associados ou não a fontes de urease, diminuiu os teores de FDN. A adição de fontes de urease não alterou os teores dos constituintes da parede celular, quando comparada aos tratamentos amonizados com uréia. Os tratamentos aplicados não proporcionaram efeitos consistentes sobre os teores de FDA e de CEL dos fenos e não afetaram os teores de LIG. A aplicação de uréia associada a 15 ou 30% de umidade foi favorável para aumentar o nitrogênio solúvel do feno de Brachiaria brizantha e diminuir o nitrogênio indisponível para o ruminante.The urea ammoniation (5.0% dry matter effects in Brachiaria brizanta hay baled with two

  4. Advances in improving tolerance to waterlogging in Brachiaria grasses

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    Juan A. Cardoso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available An inter-institutional and multi-disciplinary project to identify Brachiaria genotypes, which combine waterlogging tolerance with high forage yield and quality, for use in agricultural land in Latin America with poor drainage, is underway. The aim is to improve meat and milk production and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the humid areas of Latin America. Researchers at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT have developed a screening method to evaluate waterlogging in grasses. Using this method, 71 promising hybrids derived from the species, Brachiaria ruziziensis, B. brizantha and B. decumbens, were evaluated. Four hybrids with superior waterlogging tolerance were identified. Their superiority was based on greater: green-leaf biomass production, proportion of green leaf to total leaf biomass, green-leaf area, leaf chlorophyll content and photosynthetic efficiency; and reduced dead-leaf biomass. These hybrids, together with previously selected hybrids and germplasm accessions, are being field-tested for waterlogging tolerance in collaboration with National Agricultural Research Institutions and farmers from Colombia, Nicaragua and Panama.

  5. Chromosomal distribution and evolution of abundant retrotransposons in plants: gypsy elements in diploid and polyploid Brachiaria forage grasses.

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    Santos, Fabíola Carvalho; Guyot, Romain; do Valle, Cacilda Borges; Chiari, Lucimara; Techio, Vânia Helena; Heslop-Harrison, Pat; Vanzela, André Luís Laforga

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    Like other eukaryotes, the nuclear genome of plants consists of DNA with a small proportion of low-copy DNA (genes and regulatory sequences) and very abundant DNA sequence motifs that are repeated thousands up to millions of times in the genomes including transposable elements (TEs) and satellite DNA. Retrotransposons, one class of TEs, are sequences that amplify via an RNA intermediate and reinsert into the genome, are often the major fraction of a genome. Here, we put research on retrotransposons into the larger context of plant repetitive DNA and genome behaviour, showing features of genome evolution in a grass genus, Brachiaria, in relation to other plant species. We show the contrasting amplification of different retroelement fractions across the genome with characteristics for various families and domains. The genus Brachiaria includes both diploid and polyploid species, with similar chromosome types and chromosome basic numbers x = 6, 7, 8 and 9. The polyploids reproduce asexually and are apomictic, but there are also sexual species. Cytogenetic studies and flow cytometry indicate a large variation in DNA content (C-value), chromosome sizes and genome organization. In order to evaluate the role of transposable elements in the genome and karyotype organization of species of Brachiaria, we searched for sequences similar to conserved regions of TEs in RNAseq reads library produced in Brachiaria decumbens. Of the 9649 TE-like contigs, 4454 corresponded to LTR-retrotransposons, and of these, 79.5 % were similar to members of the gypsy superfamily. Sequences of conserved protein domains of gypsy were used to design primers for producing the probes. The probes were used in FISH against chromosomes of accesses of B. decumbens, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria ruziziensis and Brachiaria humidicola. Probes showed hybridization signals predominantly in proximal regions, especially those for retrotransposons of the clades CRM and Athila, while elements of Del and Tat

  6. Intoxicação por Brachiaria spp. em bovinos no Mato Grosso do Sul Brachiaria spp. poisoning in cattle in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

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    Roosevelt I.C. Souza

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    Full Text Available Mediante a revisão dos arquivos das fichas de necropsia do Laboratório de Patologia Animal, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, foram estudados a epidemiologia, o quadro clínico e a patologia de 29 surtos de intoxicação por Brachiaria spp., ocorridos em bovinos de corte, no Mato Grosso do Sul, de março de 1996 a novembro de 2009. Os surtos ocorreram em todas as épocas do ano, tanto na seca quanto na chuva. Em 24 dos 29 surtos o principal sinal clínico foi a fotossensibilização e em cinco o principal sinal foi o emagrecimento progressivo. Dos 24 surtos de fotossensibilização, 11 ocorreram em pastagens de B. decumbens, dois em pastagens mistas de B. decumbens e B. brizantha, um em B. brizantha e em 10 surtos não foi informada a espécie de Brachiaria envolvida. A morbidade variou de 0,2% a 50% e a letalidade de 44,4% a 100%. Nos casos de fotossensibilização o edema de barbela foi o sinal clínico mais encontrado em bovinos, seguido de dermatite com pele espessada no flanco e períneo, retração cicatricial auricular, icterícia, corrimento ocular. crostas auriculares e oculares, e ulcerações na parte ventral da língua. Em dois surtos foram observados sinais nervosos e em um, diarréia. Nas necropsias o fígado estava aumentado de tamanho, amarelado, com padrão lobular aumentado e, ocasionalmente, com áreas esbranquiçadas e deprimidas. Os rins estavam acastanhados e a urina escura. No exame histológico do fígado encontrou-se tumefação e vacuolização de hepatócitos, proliferação de células epiteliais dos ductos biliares, retenção biliar, fibroplasia periportal discreta ou moderada e infiltrado mononuclear periportal. Todos os casos de fotossensibilização apresentaram macrófagos espumosos no parênquima hepático e em 21 foram observados cristais birrefringentes nos ductos biliares. Cinco surtos com emagrecimento progressivo dos bovinos afetados foram diagnosticados em pastagens de B. decumbens. A

  7. Short communication In situ ruminal degradability of protein feeds ...

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    2016-12-28

    Dec 28, 2016 ... Acknowledgements. This study was supported by the Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP) of the Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia. (MCT) through the ... alimentos concentrados e do capim Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. em diferentes crescimentos vegetativos. Acta. Sci. Ani. Sci. 25(2), 387-395 (in ...

  8. Produtividade de grãos de milho e massa seca de braquiárias em consórcio no sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária Corn grain yield and dry mass of Brachiaria intercrops in the crop-livestock integration system

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    Cristiano Magalhães Pariz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar as produtividades de grãos de milho e massa seca de braquiárias em duas modalidades de consórcio em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária no período de inverno-primavera em região do Cerrado. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na Fazenda de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão (FEPE, pertencente à Faculdade de Engenharia (FE/UNESP - Campus de Ilha Solteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, MS. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4x2, com cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de braquiárias (Brachiaria brizantha cv. 'Marandu', Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria ruziziensis e Brachiaria híbrido cv. 'Mulato II' consorciadas na linha e a lanço no momento da semeadura do milho. Avaliaram-se os componentes da produção, a produtividade do milho, bem como a massa seca das braquiárias após a colheita do milho. As forrageiras consorciadas a lanço, com destaque para a Brachiaria ruziziensis proporcionaram menor desenvolvimento das plantas de milho e menores valores dos componentes da produção, bem como da produtividade de grãos. Apesar de satisfatórias produtividades de massa seca (acima de 2.500kg ha-1, com exceção da Brachiaria brizantha, as demais espécies consorciadas a lanço foram superiores, com destaque para a Brachiaria decumbens e a Brachiaria ruziziensis que apresentaram maior adaptabilidade e produtividade de forragem no consórcio com milho em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária.The objective of this research was to evaluate the corn grain yield and dry mass of Brachiaria forage in two intercrop in crop-livestock integration system at winter-spring season in the Brazilian Cerrado. The experiment was carried out during the 2006 growing season, at the Engineering College Experimental Station (FE/UNESP, Ilha Solteira Campus, Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The experimental design used was in

  9. Toward in vitro fertilization in Brachiaria spp.

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    Dusi, D.; Alves, E.R.; Willemse, M.T.M.; Falcao, R.; Valle, do C.B.; Carneiro, V.T.C.

    2010-01-01

    Brachiaria are forage grasses widely cultivated in tropical areas. In vitro pollination was applied to accessions of Brachiaria spp. by placing pollen of non-dehiscent anthers on a solid medium near isolated ovaries. Viability and in vitro germination were tested in order to establish good

  10. Rooting strategies of Brachiaria genotypes in acid and low fertility soils of Colombia Estrategias de enraizamiento de genotipos Brachiaria en suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad en Colombia

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    Menjivar Juan Carlos

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available In a Typic Haplustox soil in the “Altillanura” of the Eastern Plains (Llanos Orientales of Colombia Shoot biomass production was evaluated, during 41 months in 6 Brachiaria genotypes with variable resistance to high Al levels. with two nutrient levels. Moderate and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes maintained high shoot biomass production in early months of establishment, declined to medium values until 21 months. Root biomass and root length production of Brachiaria genotypes, as well as native savanna grasses, was greater during rainy season, with a high root production in the first 5 cm of the soil. Savanna species and the genotypes B. decumbens CIAT 606 (high Al+3 resistant produced finer roots and less root biomass than native savanna species. The dry season induced a proportional increase in deeper root length and biomass production compared with rainy season in both moderately and highly Al-resistant Brachiaria genotypes as well as in native savanna species.En un Haplustox de los Llanos Orientales de Colombia se evaluaron durante 41 meses 6 genotipos de Brachiaria con resistencia variable a niveles altos de Al+3 en dos niveles de nutrientes. Los genotipos con resistencia media y alta mantuvieron altas producciones de biomasa aérea en los primeros meses, decrecieron a valores medios y estables hacia los 21 meses. La producción de biomasa y longitud de raíces en los genotipos de Brachiaria y especies de sabana nativa fue mayor en época lluviosa, con alta producción en los primeros 5 cm del perfil de suelo. Las gramíneas de la sabana nativa y B. decumbens CIAT 606 (altamente resistente a Al+3 generaron raíces finas y menor biomasa de raíces. Durante la época seca los genotipos de Brachiaria

  11. Dry matter accumulation and crude protein concentration in Brachiaria spp. cultivars in the humid tropics of Ecuador

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    Jonathan R. Garay

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Climatic conditions throughout the year and age of plants affect both yield and quality of forage grasses. In this research, we evaluated the effects of age of regrowth and seasonal conditions on dry matter accumulation and crude protein concentration in 5 cultivars of Brachiaria spp.: Señal, Xaraés, Marandú, Piatá and Mulato II, harvested at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks after a uniformity cut, during the rainy and dry seasons. The variables were: total dry matter (TDM, leaf dry matter (LDM and stem dry matter (SDM yields, leaf area index (LAI, specific leaf area (SLA and crude protein (CP concentration. For TDM yield, in the rainy season there was no significant difference (P>0.05 among cultivars, with mean DM yield over 10 weeks of 6.34 t/ha; however, during the dry season Xaraés presented a higher (P<0.05 yield over 10 weeks than other cultivars (5.09 vs. 3.14‒3.89 t/ha. Overall, mean DM yield in the dry season was only 62% of that in the wet season. In both periods, Señal tended to have the highest SDM yields, while Xaraés had the greatest (P<0.01 LDM yields in the dry season. Mulato II tended to have the highest CP concentrations throughout, especially in the dry season. This study was conducted in plots with plants only 12 weeks old at commencement. However, it indicated that all cultivars performed well and larger-scale studies of longer duration are warranted to test these cultivars under grazing, especially Mulato II, which showed both high dry matter yield and retention of high protein concentration throughout the study. Keywords: Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria hybrid cv. Mulato II, leaf area index, specific leaf area.

  12. EFFECTS OF CULTIVATED BRACHIARIA GRASSES ON SOIL AGGREGATION AND STABILITY IN THE SEMI-ARID TROPICS OF KENYA

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    Elias M. Gichangi

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Soil aggregation is a key short term indicators of soil quality attributed to changes in land management. A study was conducted to investigate changes in the size distribution and stability of soil aggregates in a structurally unstable sandy loam soil following cultivation of Brachiaria grass in semi-arid region of Kenya. Brachiaria grass cultivars included Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk, B. brizantha cvs Marandu, MG4, Piata and Xaraes, B. humidicola cv. Llanero and B. hybrid cv. Mulato II which were compared with two locally cultivated forage grasses (Chloris gayana cv. KAT R3 and Pennisetum purpureum cv. Kakamega 1 and a bare plot (negative check. The grass treatments were evaluated with fertilisers application (40 kg P applied at sowing and 50 kg N ha−1 in each wet season and with no fertiliser applications. Aggregate size fractions were isolated using the wet sieving method. Aggregation based on the proportion of small macro-aggregates (250–2000 μm increased in soils cultivated with all grass types compared to the control and was greatest in soils under B. hybrid cv. Mulato II. Aggregate stability in terms of mean weight diameter (MWD differed among the grasses and was highest in soils under cv. Mulato II and cv. Marandu with MWD of 4.49 and 4.31 mm, respectively. Changes in small macro-aggregates fraction was positively correlated with particulate organic matter (POM (r=0.9104, P= 0.001, microbial biomass carbon (MBC (r=0.5474, P= 0.01, soil organic carbon (SOC (r=0.3654, P= 0.05 and root biomass (r=0.4977, P= 0.01. This indicated that the binding agents were important in the aggregation of soils cultivated with Brachiaria grasses.

  13. Silicon accumulation and water deficit tolerance in Brachiaria grasses Acúmulo de silício e tolerância ao déficit hídrico em capins do gênero Brachiaria

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    Suzana Pereira de Melo

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The beneficial effects of silicon (Si fertilization have been observed for several plant species, especially when submitted to stress, either biotic or abiotic. Among the possible reasons for the greater adaptability and resistance of brachiaria grass in areas of low fertility soils in Brazilian savanna, stands its capacity of absorbing and accumulating Si in aerial parts. To evaluate the effect of Si on dry matter yield of Brachiaria decumbens Stapf and Brachiaria brizantha Hochst, grown under two soil moisture regimes, a trial was set up in a completely randomized design factorial scheme (5 × 2 × 2, with five Si rates: (0; 242; 484; 968 and 1,452 kg ha-1, two soil water tensions (60% and 80% of field capacity and the two brachiaria species. The experiment was installed in a greenhouse, using one of the most representative soils in the region under cerrado, Typic Haplustox. Both brachiaria species can be considered Si-accumulating plants, since they present high Si contents in their aerial parts. Application of Si to the soil increased the contents of this element in both grass species but did not change their tolerance to water deficit, and did not affect dry matter yield.Efeitos benéficos da adubação com silício (Si têm sido observados em várias espécies vegetais, especialmente quando estas estão submetidas a estresse biótico ou abiótico. Entre as possíveis razões para a maior adaptabilidade e resistência do capim braquiária nas áreas de baixa fertilidade do solo das regiões do cerrado brasileiro, esta associada à sua capacidade em absorver e acumular Si na parte aérea. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da aplicação de Si sobre a produção de matéria seca de duas espécies das gramíneas Brachiaria decumbens Stapf e Brachiaria brizantha Hochst, cultivadas sob dois regimes de umidade no solo. Os ensaios foram instalados em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial (5 × 2 × 2 com cinco

  14. Enzimas fibrolíticas exógenas en la digestibilidad in vitro de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria

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    Juan H. Avellaneda-Cevallos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En zi mas fi bro lí ti cas exó ge nas en la di ges ti bi li dad in vi tro de cin co eco ti pos de Bra chia ria. Este experimento se llevó a cabo en la Estación Experimental del Colegio de Postgraduados, en Montecillo, Estado de México, México, durante el 25 abril y el 27 noviembre de 2002. Se usó la primera fase de la técnica de Tilley y Terry (3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 h incubación con el objetivo de medir el efecto de un compuesto enzimático fibrolítico exógeno (enzima; Fibrozyme®; 0 y 1,5 g enzima/kg MS en la digestibilidad in vitro (DIV de MS, FDN y FDA de henos de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria [brizantha var. Toledo (BT; ruziziensis x decumbens CIAT 46024 (RD; decumbens var. Señal (DS; ruziziensis x brizantha CIAT 36061 cv. Mulato (RBM; brizantha var. Insurgente (BI]. La DIVMS a las 48 y 72 h, para 0 y 1,5 g enzima, fue mayor (p<0,05 para los ecotipos BT y BI, respecto a RD, DS y RBM. La DIVFDN a las 48 y 72 h, para 0 y 1,5 g enzima, fue mayor (p<0,05 para BT y BI, respecto a RD, DS y RBM. La enzima aumentó (p<0,05 la DIVFDN sólo para el ecotipo RD a las 72 h; además, incrementó la DIVFDA para BT a 12 h; BT y DS a 24 h; BT, RD y BI a 48 h. Por tanto, las enzimas fibrolíticas aumentaron la digestibilidad in vitro de la pared celular de cinco ecotipos de Brachiaria.

  15. Improved cellulolytic efficacy in Penicilium decumbens via heterologous expression of Hypocrea jecorina endoglucanase II

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    Qin Yuqi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hypocrea jecorina endoglucanase II (Hjegl2 was heterologously expressed in Penicillium decumbens (yielding strain Pd::Hjegl2. After induction in cellulose containing media, strain Pd::Hjeg2 displayed increased carboxymethylcellulase activity (CMCase, 5.77 IU/ml, representing a 21% increase and cellulose degradation determined with a filter paper assay (FPA, 0.40 IU/ml, 67% increase, as compared to the parent strain. In media supplemented with glucose (2%, Pd::Hjegl2, displayed 51.2-fold and 3-fold higher CMCase and FPA activities, respectively, as compared to the parent strain. No changes in the expression levels of the four main native cellulase genes of P. decumbens (Pdegl1, Pdegl2, Pdcbh1, and Pdcbh2 were noted between the transformant and wild-type strains. These data support the idea that Hjegl2 cleaves both internal and terminal glycosidic residues, in a relatively random and processive manner. In situ polyacrylamide gelactivity staining of extracts derived from wild-type and Pd::Hjegl2 revealed two additional active fractions in the latter strain; one with a molecular mass ~50-65 KDa and another ~80-116 kDa.

  16. Comportamento de vacas mestiças holandês x zebu, em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens em sistema silvipastoril Behavior of holstein x zebu crossbreed cows grazing Brachiaria decumbens in a silvipastoral system

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    Tania Mara Soares Paes Leme

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o comportamento de vacas mestiças Holandês-Zebu, em sistema silvipastoril, avaliando-se o percentual do tempo em que os animais se mantiveram em pé, comendo, ruminando ou em ócio, no verão e no inverno e o tempo em que as vacas se mantiveram ao sol e à sombra e, neste caso, sob qual espécie arbórea. Foram coletados os dados de 32 vacas, em doze dias, seis no inverno e seis no verão, em medidas tomadas a cada 10 minutos, 12 horas por dia (das 6 às 18 h. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância e para comparação múltipla entre médias foi usado o teste t de Student, ao nível de 5% de probabilidade. Verificou-se que, no inverno, os animais preferiram ficar mais ao sol do que à sombra. Já no verão, houve preferência em manterem-se em ambientes sombreados, especialmente sob sombras de espécies arbóreas com copas globosas e densas. Na posição deitada, no inverno, os animais preferiram ficar ao sol e no verão a preferência foi pela sombra. Conclui-se que a procura dos animais por ambientes sombreados, durante o verão, mostra a necessidade da provisão de sombra, para que os mesmos possam viver em ambiente que ofereça conforto térmico.The behavior of Holtein x Zebu crossbreed cows was studied in silvipastoral system, taking in account the time spent by the cows in the stand up position, eating, ruminating or in inactivity, during the summer and winter times. Measures of the time spent by the cows at sunshine and under the shadow was also taken. Data from 32 cows, were collected every ten minutes, 12 hours a day (from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M., in twelve days, six during the winter and six during the summer times. The data were analyzed through variance system and to multiple comparison among average it was used the t test of student, at the level of 5% of probability. During the winter, cows spent more time at sunshine than in summer time while in the summer the cows remained more time in the shadow mainly under the trees with big and dense crowns. The silvipastoral system should be considered as important tool for animal comfort in the tropical conditions.

  17. Comportamento e ecologia de fêmeas ingurgitadas do carrapato Boophilus microplus em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens no Brasil

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    Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O carrapato B. microplus possui grande importância econômico-sanitária, causando prejuízo anual de um bilhão de dólares no Brasil segundo o Ministério da Agricultura. Utilizou-se um total de 300 fêmeas ingurgitadas com seis repetições no inverno de 1998 e seis no verão de 1998/1999. A fêmea pode se deslocar desde o momento em que cai do hospedeiro até o início da oviposição, o que é influenciado pela luminosidade, temperatura e cobertura vegetal. Em dias nublados e úmidos, as fêmeas deslocam-se muito pouco, enquanto em temperaturas abaixo de 15ºC e com umidade de 95%, elas praticamente não se movem. Não se movem à noite ou com chuva e deslocam-se de maneira semelhante no inverno e no verão, produzindo quantidade de ovos também semelhantes (inverno: 0,12g e verão: 0,11g.

  18. Suplementação volumosa de bovinos Holandês/Zebu em pastagem de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf.

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    2009-01-01

    Foram conduzidos dois experimentos na Estação Experimental, pertencente ao Instituto Agronômico de Pernambuco IPA, localizada no município de Itambé. O primeiro experimento foi realizado no período de julho de 2006 a fevereiro de 2007 com os objetivos de caracterizar o pasto, estimar o consumo de forragem e avaliar o efeito da suplementação volumosa de quatro clones de Pennisetum sp. (IRI-381, Venezuela,Elefante B e Hexaploide), colhidos, triturados e fornecidos no cocho, sobre o ganho de pe...

  19. Desynapsis and precocious cytokinesis in Brachiaria humidicola ...

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    The forage grass species Brachiaria humidicola is native to African savannas. Owing to its good adaptation to poorly drained and infertile acid soils, it has achieved wide utilization for pastures in Brazilian farms. Among the 55 accessions of B. humidicola analysed from the Embrapa Beef Cattle collection, one (H022), ...

  20. Desynapsis and precocious cytokinesis in Brachiaria humidicola ...

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    leading to pollen abortion and sterility. The cause of the abnormality reported here is not known. Brachiaria is a wild genus from African savannas that has been domesticated only a few years ago. The Brazilian breeding programme was initiated in the year 1980s. Cy- tological characterization of the myriad of accessions in ...

  1. Desynapsis and precocious cytokinesis in Brachiaria humidicola ...

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    Acknowledgements. Authors are grateful to UNIPASTO for financial support. References. Alves E. R., Carneiro V. T. C. and Araújo A. C. G. 2001 Di- rect evidence of pseudogamy in apomictic Brachiaria brizantha. (Poaceae). Sex. Plant Reprod. 14, 207–212. Armstrong S. J. and Jones G. H. 2003 Meiotic cytology and chro-.

  2. Fitorremediação de solos contaminados com arsênio (As utilizando braquiária Phytoremediation of arsenic-contaminated soils using Brachiaria grass

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    Alessandra Silveira Antunes Araújo

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial fitoextrator de arsênio (As da Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., cultivada em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se seis solos: Latossolo Amarelo Distrófico (LAd, Latossolo Vermelho Distrófico (LVd, Neossolo Flúvico (RU, Neossolo Quartzarênico (RQ, Gleissolo Háplico (GX e Gleissolo Melânico (GM. O As foi adicionado aos solos na forma de arsenato de sódio heptahidratado nas doses 0, 25, 50, 200 e 800 mg kg-1. As plantas foram coletadas 55 dias após a semeadura, separadas em parte aérea e raiz e, após secagem do material em estufa, o mesmo foi digerido segundo o método 3051 da USEPA, sendo o teor de As determinado por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica (EEA com forno de grafite. Observou-se redução no desenvolvimento da braquiária de forma diferenciada nas seis classes de solo. Houve baixa translocação do As, da raiz para a parte aérea, sendo essa espécie considerada tolerante ao elemento e não hiperacumuladora, podendo ser utilizada em programas de revegetação de áreas contaminadas pelo elemento.This work evaluated the phytoextraction potential of arsenic (As by Brachiaria decumbens growing under greenhouse conditions in six soils: a Dystrophic Yellow Latosol (LAd, a Dystrophic Red Latosol (LVd, a Fluvic Neosol (RU, a Quartzenic Neosol (RQ, a Haplic Gleysol (GX, and a Melanic Gleysol (GM. Arsenic was added to the soils as sodium arsenate heptahydrate (Na2HAsO4.7H2O at the following doses: 0, 25, 50, 200, and 800 mg kg-1. The plants were collected 55 days after planting for determination of shoot and root dry matter production. Arsenic shoot and root contents were evaluated after digestion according to the USEPA 3051A method, following analysis by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy. Plant development was differently affected by As in the six different soil classes. There was low translocation of As and consequently most of the As was detected in the

  3. Soybean in different forms of processing in the feeding of crossbred cows on brachiaria grass pastures

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    Vinícius Raimundi Andrade

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    Full Text Available The objective was to evaluate intake and digestibility of nutrients, as well as milk production and composition of the milk from F1 Holstein × Gyr cows kept on pasture, supplemented with sugarcane and concentrate (28% CP. Five cows with 150±14 lactation days and average milk production of 7.1±2.1 kg/day were distributed in a 5 × 5 Latin square design. The treatments were: soybean meal-based concentrate; soy bean-based concentrate; ground soybean-based concentrate; roasted soybean-based concentrate; and ground, roasted soybean-based concentrate. Dry matter (DM, organic matter, crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, total carbohydrates and total digestible nutrients intakes were not affected by the diet, but ether extract intake was higher for the animals fed soy bean-based diets than those fed soybean meal. The digestibility of DM, NDF and CP did not differ. The corrected milk yield differed between treatments; animals on the treatment with soy bean-based concentrate had the lowest production in relation to the others, which did not differ from each other. There was no difference between treatments for milk composition. Thus, soybean meal can be replaced by ground soy beans or roasted soy beans (ground or whole in diets for low-yield cows reared on Brachiaria decumbens pastures with no harm to milkproduction or composition. Therefore, the use of these alternative raw materials is recommended whenever their inclusion represents lower feeding costs.

  4. Brachiaria sp yield and nutrient contents after nitrogen and sulphur fertilization

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    Reges Heinrichs

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Among the production factors, adequate fertilization is an important tool to raise the productivity of pastoral systems and consequently increase the share of Brazil in the supply chain of primary agricultural products at the global level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interaction of nitrogen and sulfur fertilization in BRACHIARIA DECUMBENS: Stapf. The experiment in pots with Dystrophic Oxisol was evaluated in a completely randomized design with four replications in a 5 x 3 factorial arrangement, involving five N doses (0, 100, 200, 400, and 800 mg dm-3 in the form of ammonium nitrate and three S doses (0, 20 and 80 mg dm-3 in the form of calcium sulfate, with a total of 15 treatments. In the treatments with low S dose, calcium was provided as calcium chloride, to ensure a homogeneous Ca supply in all treatments. The results showed that the tiller production and dry weight of green leaves and of stems + sheaths and total dry weight were favored by the combination of N and S fertilizer, while the proportion of dry leaves was reduced. Nitrogen fertilization raised the N contents in green leaves and stems + sheaths and reduced K contents in fresh and dry leaves. The response to S rates in the N content of green leaves was quadratic.

  5. Crescimento de espécies do gênero Brachiaria sob alagamento em casa de vegetação Effect of flooding on the growth of Brachiaria species in greenhouse

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    Jorge Luiz Schirmer de Mattos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância ao alagameto de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. decumbens,B. brizantha, B. humidicola e B. mutica, a partir de suas características morfogênicas, fisiológicas e produtivas. Os tratamentos foram arranjados segundo esquema fatorial 4 x 3 quatro espécies de Brachiaria e três níveis de disponibilidade de água no solo (capacidade de campo, lâmina d'água de 1 e 10 cm acima do solo. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos completos ao acaso, com três repetições. O experimento foi instalado em casa de vegetação, utilizando-se colunas de PVC com 60 cm de altura x 30 cm de diâmetro. Os níveis de alagamento foram impostos a partir do 22º dia de rebrota após corte de uniformização. O acréscimo de água aos vasos, necessário para satisfazer a lâmina d'água a 1 e 10 cm do nível do solo nos respectivos vasos, foi controlado com o auxílio de furos presentes nas paredes dos vasos a 1 e 10 cm acima do nível do solo, respectivamente. O alagamento comprometeu a taxa de alongamento e acentuou a taxa de senescência das lâminas foliares, independentemente da espécie. Observou-se controle estomático das trocas gasosas em folhas de todas as espécies. O alagamento reduziu a fotossíntese líquida das espécies de Brachiaria, exceto de B. mutica, que superou as demais espécies sob a lâmina d'água de 10 cm acima do solo. Também diminuiu significativamente a área e o peso das lâminas foliares verdes, exceto em B. mutica, que apresentou apenas ligeira tendência de queda. A B. muticaapresentou numerosas raízes adventícias, que, possivelmente, lhe conferiram superior tolerância ao alagamento.This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of four Brachiaria species (B. decumbens,B. brizantha, B. humidicola and B. mutica to flooding with regard to their morphogenetical, physiological and production characteristics. The experimental treatments resulted from a 4 x 3 factorial arrangement of four

  6. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRACHIARIA RUZIZIENSIS X BRACHIARIA BRIZANTHA HYBRID UNDER HUMID TROPICAL CONDITIONS

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    Ara G., Miguel; Instituto Veterinario de Investigaciones Tropicales y de Altura, IVITA-Pucallpa, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Reyes A., César; Instituto Veterinario de Investigaciones Tropicales y de Altura, IVITA-Pucallpa, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima

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    The hybrid Brachiaria ruziziensis x Brachiaria brizantha (pasto Mulato) has been released as a highly productive tropical forage. This new option is being tested at Pucallpa in a field trial under a combination of NP fertilizer rates (0, 75 y 150 kg/ha/year of N and 0, 25 y 50 kg/ha/year of P). Establishment evaluations, resulting from measuring seedling emergence and biomass cover at 3, 6, 9, and 12 weeks after planting, showed Mulato as a forage with an excellent establishment potential, pa...

  7. Identificação de isolados de Azospirillum amazonense associados a Brachiaria spp., em diferentes épocas e condições de cultivo e produção de fitormônio pela bactéria Identification of Azospirillum amazonense isolates associated to Brachiaria spp. at different stages and growth conditions, and bacterial plant hormone production

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    F. B. Reis Junior

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Existem evidências de que pastagens formadas por algumas espécies do gênero Brachiaria poderiam beneficiar-se com o processo de fixação biológica do nitrogênio atmosférico (FBN, garantindo a estas pastagens maior longevidade. Dentre as bactérias diazotróficas encontradas em associação com estas gramíneas forrageiras, destaca-se a espécie Azospirillum amazonense. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se verificar a influência da espécie de Brachiaria, manejo da pastagem e sazonalidade sobre as populações de A. amazonense associadas às raízes destas plantas. Diferentes pastagens (B. humidicola, B. decumbens e B. brizantha foram introduzidas em regiões do ecossistema Cerrado e de Mata Atlântica. Foram avaliados dois sistemas de manejo com diferentes taxas de lotação, e as coletas foram realizadas em diferentes épocas do ano. As populações de A. amazonense foram quantificadas e a identidade dos isolados confirmada, assim como sua capacidade de produção de fitormônios tipo AIA (ácido 3-indol acético em meio de cultivo. Isolados de A. amazonense foram obtidos a partir de amostras de raízes das três espécies de Brachiaria avaliadas. Estimativas das populações desta bactéria variaram de 10³-10(7 células g-1 de raízes. Em amostras do ecossistema Cerrado, a época de coleta apresentou efeito significativo sobre a população destas bactérias. Os dados da região de Mata Atlântica mostraram que plantas de Brachiaria de diferentes espécies e pastagens sob diferentes taxas de lotação podem apresentar números populacionais distintos associados às suas raízes. A técnica de análise de restrição do DNA ribossomal amplificado (ARDRA confirmou a identidade de todos os isolados avaliados. Estes isolados foram capazes de produzir fitormônios tipo AIA.There is evidence that pastures formed by some species of the genus Brachiaria could be benefited by the biological nitrogen fixation process (BNF, which would give these

  8. Evaluación agronómica de accesiones de Brachiaria spp. en condiciones agroecológicas de Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: II. Segundo año de evaluación. Agronomic evaluation of accessions of Brachiaria spp. under the agroecological conditions of Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: II. Second year of evaluation.

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    E.R Canchila

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se desarrolló con el objetivo de evaluar el comportamiento agronómico (a partir del segundo año de producción de una colección de accesiones de Brachiaria spp. para seleccionar aquellas de mejor adaptación a las condiciones agroecológicas de la región Santandereana de Barrancabermeja. Los cor­tes se realizaron cada 42 días, después de concluir el primer año de evaluación. Se determinó la altura de la planta, la producción de forraje, el porcentaje de hojas y la incidencia de enfermedades. Según el ACP los indicadores más influyentes fueron: la producción de forraje y el porcentaje de hojas; no se presentaron afectaciones por plagas y enfermedades. Se destacaron, por presentar valores superiores a la media poblacional, las accesiones: B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488, CIAT-16212, CIAT-16121 y CIAT­16322 y B. decumbens (CIAT-606; mientras que las de menor adaptación y productividad fueron: B. ruziziensis CIAT-26180; B. brizantha CIAT-16315, CIAT-16327 y CIAT-6387; B. decumbens CIAT-16497; y B. humidicola CIAT-26159, CIAT-16871, CIAT-16867 y CIAT-26427. Se recomienda difundir, de manera progresiva, las accesiones destacadas para su uso en los ecosistemas ganaderos.This research was carried out with the objective of evaluating the agronomic performance (from the second year of production of a collection of Brachiaria spp. accessions, in order to select those of better adaptation to the agroecological conditions of the Santander region of Barrancabermeja. The cuttings were performed every 42 days, after concluding the first year of evaluation. Plant height, forage production, leaf percentage and disease incidence were determined. According to the MCA the most influencing indicators were: forage production and leaf percentage; no affectations by pests and diseases were present. The accessions B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488, CIAT-16212, CIAT-16121 and CIAT-16322 and

  9. Chromosome number and meiotic behaviour in Brachiaria jubata ...

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    c Indian Academy of Sciences. RESEARCH NOTE. Chromosome number and meiotic behaviour in. Brachiaria jubata (Gramineae). ANDREA BEATRIZ ... species, only a few of them present favourable agronomic attributes and are explored. In the genus Brachiaria, the ma- jority of species and accessions are polyploid and ...

  10. Lixiviação e degradação de diuron em dois solos de textura contrastante = Leaching potential and degradation of diuron in two soils of contrasting texture

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    Miriam Hiroko Inoue

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar a lixiviação do diuron em colunas de solo, além do efeito de métodos de redução da atividade microbiana na degradação deste herbicida em amostras de LATOSSOLO VERMELHO Distrófico (LVd – textura franco-arenosa e LATOSSOLO VERMELHO Distroférrico (LRd – textura argilosa. Para avaliar a movimentação do diuron(0; 1,6 e 3,2 kg ha-1, foram aplicadas lâminas de 0, 20, 40, 60 e 80 mm de água. Na degradação, os métodos de restrição empregados foram: autoclavagem prévia, aplicação de brometo de metila, amoxicilina, captan e amoxicilina+captan, sendo que as amostras foram mantidas na ausência ou presença de luz. Resultados indicam que lâminas superiores a 60 mm foram suficientes para promover movimentação nítida nas amostras de LVd. Para o LRd, independente da lâmina aplicada, a movimentação do herbicida ficou restrita à camadasuperficial. Nos ensaios de degradação, para o LRd, verificou-se que o acúmulo de biomassa do bioindicador Brachiaria decumbens foi maior nas amostras de solo que não receberam nenhum método de restrição. Amostras de LVd que receberam qualquer um dos métodos de restrição e foram mantidas na luz proporcionaram menor produção de biomassa, emcomparação aos demais tratamentos. Evidenciou-se, ainda, que, independente do solo, o acúmulo de biomassa de B. decumbens foi maior nas amostras que permaneceram na luz.This research was aimed at studying the leaching of diuron in soilcolumns, as well as the effect of different methods of reduction of microbial activity on diuron degradation in samples of a sandy loam soil (LVd and a clay soil (LRd. To measure the downward movement of diuron (0; 1.6 and 3.2 kg ha-1, water layers of 0, 20 40, 60 and80 mm were applied. For degradation studies, the methods used to restrict were as follow: sterilized in autoclave, methyl bromide application, amoxicillin, captan and amoxicilin+captan; soil samples were kept with or without light

  11. Production and quality of Urochloa decumbens (stapf r.d. webster forage co-related to the physical and chemical properties of the soil

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Frequently degraded pastureland characterized by low soil fertility and compacted surface is the basic environment of Brazilian livestock. The physical and chemical characterization of soil and its co-relationship with forage production are determining factors for performance of animals raised on pasture. The objective was to analyze the forage production of Urochloa decumbens grass correlated, linearly and spatially, with physical and chemical attributes of a savannah soil in Selvíria - MS, Brazil. A geostatistical web was introduced for the collection of soil and plant data, with 120 sampling sites within an area of 56.09 ha. The descriptive analysis of the data was undertaken and linear co-relationships, both simple and multiple, were established between plant and soil properties. Semivariograms were modeled and their respective krigings and cross-validations obtained, coupled to co-krigings (plant and soil. Production of dry matter and crude protein rates of U. decumbens may be estimated by regressions and the mechanical resistance to penetration and gravimetric humidity of the soil evaluated. Since organic matter rate and the gravimetric humidity of the soil are co-related spatially with the rate of crude protein of U. decumbens, they are the best factors to calculate or increase the forage crude protein rate.

  12. Alterações histológicas em fígados e linfonodos de búfalos (Bubalus bubalis mantidos em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. Histologic lesions in livers and lymph nodes in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis grazing in Brachiaria spp. pastures

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    Beatriz Riet-Correa

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Infiltração por macrófagos espumosos e outras lesões podem ser encontradas em bovinos clinicamente sadios em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. Com o objetivo de determinar as alterações histológicas do fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos em búfalos no Pará foram estudadas as alterações histológicas de fragmentos desses órgãos de 142 búfalos da raça Murrah e de 15 bovinos da raça Nelore, coletados em frigoríficos. As coletas foram separadas em grupos de animais de acordo com sua origem e tempo de permanência na pastagem de Brachiaria spp., sendo o Grupo (G 1 composto por 79 búfalos provenientes da Ilha de Marajó, criados em pastagens de campo nativo; o G2 composto por 17 búfalos mantidos desde o nascimento em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha; o G3 composto por 29 búfalos adquiridos na Ilha do Marajó e introduzidos em pastagem de B. decumbens por aproximadamente 12 meses; o G4 composto por 17 búfalos adquiridos na Ilha de Marajó e introduzidos em pastagem de B. brizantha por aproximadamente 18 meses; e o G5 composto por 15 bovinos mantidos em pastagem de B. brizantha por aproximadamente 12 meses. Para avaliar a gravidade da lesão hepática foram estabelecidos graus de acordo com a quantidade e tamanho dos grupos de macrófagos espumosos, seguindo uma escala de 0 a 4. Nos animais do G1, provenientes da Ilha de Marajó, não foram observadas alterações histológicas significativas no fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos. Em todas as amostras dos grupos G2, G3 e G4 foram observados quantidades variáveis de macrófagos espumosos no fígado e linfonodos mesentéricos. Os animais dos grupos G2 e do G4, que permaneceram um período maior em pastagens de Brachiaria spp, apresentaram lesões mais acentuadas (PInfiltration by foamy macrophages and other lesions are reported in healthy cattle held in Brachiaria spp. pastures. With the objective to study histologic lesions in the liver and mesenteric lymph nodes in buffalo in the state

  13. Avaliação da Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu em sistemas silvipastoris Evaluation of Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu in silvopastoral systems

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    G.R. Moreira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a degradabilidade in situ da matéria seca (MS da Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu colhida em dois sistemas silvipastoris compostos pelas arbóreas, ipê felpudo (Zeyheria tuberculosa e aroeira (Myracrodruon urundeuva, localizados no bioma Cerrado, município de Lagoa Santa, MG. O período de coleta da forragem foi de dezembro de 2004 a abril de 2005. O delineamento utilizado foi em blocos ao acaso, segundo esquema de parcelas subdivididas, sendo as parcelas os tratamentos e as sub-parcelas os tempos de degradação. O sombreamento com as arbóreas não influenciou a degradabilidade in situ da matéria seca da forrageira.In situ degradability of dry matter of Brachiaria brizantha cv. marandu harvested in two silvopastoral systems was evaluated. One system was composed by Zeyheria tuberculosa tree and the other by Myracrodruon urundeuva, both located at Brazilian Savannah, Lagoa Santa, MG. A completely ramdomized block experimental design in a splitplot arrangement was used. The treatments were allocated in the plots and the times in the splitplot. No effect of shade was observed for in situ dry matter degradability.

  14. Evaluation of interspecific hybrids and cultivars of Brachiaria spp. submitted to sourcers and levels of nitrogen fertilization

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    Márcia Atauri Cardelli Lucena

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The management of nitrogen supply (N is a very important issue concerned to plant growth and the environment healthy. For farmers, to know how much N the plant requires enables the application of appropriate amounts of nitrogen fertilizer, maximizing the use of this material. The availability of N has been identified as one of the main limiting factors, but also a management tool in the production of grasses. The nitrogen in the soil either, as a constituent of organic matter or in the mineral form (ammonium and nitrate, has a limited supply and can be depleted rapidly in a few crops. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of sources and nitrogen levels in four genotypes of Brachiaria (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piata and two interspecific hybrids of Brachiaria spp on the total and the leaf dry matter production, leaf percentage and leaf: stem ratio. The soil was an Psament-Entisol, coming from a pasture of Brachiaria decumbens with low organic matter content. The experiment was conducted in greenhouse, in Nova Odessa, Sao Paulo, from October 2009 to April 2010. The experimental design was in randomized complete blocks and the treatments were arranged in a factorial 4 x 2 x 4, four genotypes of Brachiaria , two N sources (urea and ammonium nitrate and four nitrogen rates (0, 75, 150 or 225 mg dm-3 with five replicates, totaling 160 pots with a capacity of 3.34 dm3 of soil. Two cuts were performed in the plants. After the second cut a soil sample was collected from each experimental unit. Two evaluations were performed on plants. The first one 52 days after sowing, and the second 56 days after the first cut. Data were analyzed by the mixed procedure of SAS V. 9.2; average qualitative factors were compared by Tukey test at 5% probability. The degrees of freedom related to N rates (quantitative factor were decomposed into orthogonal polynomials; to obtain the best equation fits the data. The variables

  15. COMPORTAMIENTO AGRONÓMICO Y COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA DE TRES VARIEDADES DE Brachiaria EN DIFERENTES EDADES DE COSECHA

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    Juan Humberto Avellaneda Cevallos

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de la edad (E y la variedad (V sobre: altura de planta (AP (cm, longitud de raíz (cm (LR, número de tallos (NT y hojas (NH, biomasa forrajera (BF (kg MS ha-1, relación hoja tallo (en no y peso, digestibilidad in situ DISMS, y composición química de brachiaria decumbens, brizantha y pasto mulato (ruzizienzis 44-6 x brizantha cv. Marandú, cortados a los 28, 56, 84 y 112 d. Se empleó un diseño de parcelas divididas. La parcela grande fue la variedad de brachiaria, y la parcela pequeña la edad de cosecha. La AP, no presentó diferencias (p>0.05 entre variedades. La LR presentó diferencia (p0.05. El pasto mulato presentó la mejor relación hoja/tallo, a los 28, 56 y 84 d y el brizantha a los 112 d (p<0.05. La digestibilidad in situ disminuyó al aumentar la edad. El mayor porcentaje de MS y fibra cruda, y menor proteína se presentó a los 112 d.

  16. Estrategia reproductiva de una hierba perenne: Hypoxis decumbens (Hypoxidaceae

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    Elena Raimúndez U

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la estrategia reproductiva de Hypoxis decumbens L. (Hypoxidaceae, una hierba perenne con flores hermafroditas, para comprobar las relaciones que se establecen entre sistema reproductivo, forma de vida, ambiente, sistema de polinización y otros caracteres morfológicos y ecológicos. H. decumbens es una especie altamente autógama, que presenta depresión por entrecruzamiento debido a la adaptación de los genotipos autógamos a su ambiente. Los principales polinizadores fueron insectos generalistas como los dípteros. Presentó flores funcionalmente solitarias, actinomórficas, con las partes florales bien expuestas, todas a la misma altura, y anteras de dehiscencia introrsa. La asignación de biomasa fue básicamente hacia estructuras femeninas, como frutos y semillas, lo que se reflejó en una alta eficiencia reproductiva. La relación polen/óvulo fue baja, lo mismo que la relación biomasa de atracción/biomasa de soporte. La unidad de dispersión fue la semilla y el síndrome de dispersión asociado fue la mirmecocoría. En esta especie se presenta un sistema reproductivo mixto, y aunque la mayor proporción de progenie es autógama, no sacrifica la oportunidad de entrecruzarse.The reproductive strategy of Hypoxis decumbens L. (Hypoxidaceae, a perennial herb with hermaphroditic flowers, was studied to check the relations between reproductive system, life form, habitat, pollination system and other morphological and ecological features. The study was done in a secondary deciduous forest with a population of 150-200 plants. Controlled pollinations were done in twenty isolated plants. The results pointed out that H. decumbens is an autogamous species, with outbreeding depression apparently reflecting environmental adaptation of the autogamous genotypes. The main pollinators were generalist insects, like dipterans. It has functionally solitary and actinomorphic flowers, with well exposed floral parts, displayed approximately at the

  17. Upland rice yield as affected by Brachiaria coverage management

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    Adriano S. Nascente

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    Full Text Available An important point in no-tillage system is the time between cover crop glyphosate desiccation and rice sowing. This study aimed to verify the effect of Brachiaria ruziziensis management time before rice sowing on rice yield and its components. The experiment was conducted under greenhouse conditions and consisted of four types of B. ruziziensis management: with Brachiaria and with herbicide (WBWH, without Brachiaria shoots and with herbicide (NBWH, without Brachiaria shoots and without herbicide (NBNH, and with Brachiaria and without herbicide (WBNH, at four times: 30, 20, 10, and 0 days, preceding the rice sowing. The amount of B. ruziziensis dry matter increased as the management was done closer to the rice sowing date. The WBWH and WBNH managements (this one causes the lowest rice grain yield must be done 30 days before rice sowing; while NBWH management must be done ten or more days before rice sowing. On the other hand, NBNH management (this one favors the best rice grain yield can be done until rice sowing day. Despite some reduction in rice yield caused by the B. ruziziensis management, when it was done at the proper time the rice grain yield was similar to the control (without Brachiaria sowing and without herbicide application.

  18. Fontes, doses e modos de aplicação de fósforo na recuperação de pastagem com brachiaria Sources, doses, and application method of phosphorus in the recovery of brachiaria pasture

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    Alfredo Yuji Ieiri

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    Full Text Available Objetivando-se avaliar diferentes fontes, doses e métodos de aplicação de fósforo na recuperação da Brachiaria decumbens, um experimento foi conduzido na Fazenda Caminho das Pedras, município de Uberlândia-MG, em Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, textura média, entre novembro de 2003 e abril de 2004. Os tratamentos constaram de três fontes de fósforo (Superfosfato Triplo, Termofosfato magnesiano e hiperfosfato de Gafsa nas dosagens de 0; 50; 100 e 150 kg ha-1 de P2O5, com manejo incorporado e não incorporado, em três repetições, no delineamento de blocos casualizados. Foram utilizadas parcelas de 2,0 x 5,0 m, as quais foram adubadas uniformemente com 330 kg ha-1 de N e 220 kg ha-1 K2O, na forma de uréia + sulfato de amônio e cloreto de potássio, respectivamente. Foi avaliada a produtividade da Brachiaria em três cortes da parte aérea, em um intervalo de 30 dias entre os cortes. A aplicação de fósforo com diferentes fontes e doses promoveu incremento na produtividade da Brachiaria, porém não houve diferença comparando-se os métodos de aplicação. A maior resposta foi obtida com 150 kg ha-1 de P2O5, na forma de superfosfato triplo com produtividade média de 2997 kg ha-1 de MS por corte, e a menor produtividade ocorreu no tratamento com 50 kg ha-1 de P2O5 na forma de hiperfosfato de Gafsa. Houve aumento na porcentagem do fósforo foliar e do fósforo no solo, com aumento da dose em todas as fontes, em ambos extratores. Na avaliação dos extratores, o Mehlich-1 apresentou maior extração na fonte hiperfosfato de Gafsa, contrariando os resultados de produção.The objective of this work was to evaluate different sources, doses and methods of phosphorus application in the recovery of Brachiaria decumbens. An experiment was installed on the "Caminho das Pedras" Farm, in Uberlândia-MG, in Acroustox soil, medium texture, between November 2003 and April 2004. The treatments were three phosphorus sources (Triple Superphosphate

  19. Atributos morfológicos y fisiológicos de genotipos de Brachiaria en un suelo con bajo fósforo disponible y alta saturación de aluminio

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    Sergio Mejía Kerguelen

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se evaluaron en invernadero en un suelo de Matazul, Meta, Colombia durante 6 semanas, 2 genotipos de Brachiaria (uno mejor adaptado a bajo P, B. decumbens y otro menos adaptado, B. ruziziensis y 8 progenies del cruzamiento entre ellos ( mejores adaptados: H-7, H-40, H-28, H-58; menos adaptados: H-190, H-94, H-82, H-179. Los genotipos mejor adaptados presentaron mayor biomasa aérea, explicada por mayor área foliar, mayor absorción de P en el tallo y mayor volumen de raíz. Las características morfológicas de las raíces, principalmente longitud, peso seco y contenido de P, permiteron mejor adaptación a bajo P disponible en el suelo. El periodo de evaluación fue suficiente para observar diferencias entre progenies.

  20. Oliveria decumbens essential oil: Chemical compositions and antimicrobial activity against the growth of some clinical and standard strains causing infection.

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    Alizadeh Behbahani, Behrooz; Tabatabaei Yazdi, Farideh; Vasiee, Alireza; Mortazavi, Seyed Ali

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    Oliveria decumbens as a valuable medicinal plant is extensively used in traditional medicine. clinical and standard strains causing infection resistance to antimicrobial agents, is one of the important problems in medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activities and phytochemical analysis of Oliveria decumbens essential oil on the growth of some clinical and standard strains causing infection (Pseudomonas aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus epidermidis). Oliveria decumbens essential oil composition was identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Phytochemical analysis (alkaloids, saponins, flavone and phenolic) essential oil of the Oliveria decumbens were appraised based on qualitative methods. Several methods (disk diffusion, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)) were used to appraise the antibacterial activity of the Oliveria decumbens essential oil. Thymol (28.45%) was the major compound of Oliveria decumbens essential oil. The total phenolics content (TPC) of the essential oil positively correlated with antioxidant activity (AA). The TPC and AA of Oliveria decumbens essential oil was equal to 92.45 ± 0.70 μg GAE/mg and 164.45 ± 1.20 μg/ml, respectively. The MIC of Oliveria decumbens essential oil ranged from 1 to 8 mg/ml depending on the type of bacteria (clinical and standard strains). The MBC of Oliveria decumbens essential oil varied from 1 mg/ml to 16 mg/ml. The smallest inhibition zone diameter (IZD) on different Oliveria decumbens essential oil concentrations on P. aeruginosa. Results indicate that Oliveria decumbens essential oil can prove to be an important source of AA and antibacterial and may be used for the treatment of infection diseases. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Crescimento de espécies de Brachiaria sob déficit hídrico e alagamento a campo Effect of water deficit and flooding on the growth of Brachiaria species in the field

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    Jorge Luiz Schirmer de Mattos

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram conduzidos, sendo um instalado em área de encosta e outro em área de baixada. Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância à seca e ao alagamento de três espécies comerciais de Brachiaria (B. decumbens cv. Basilisk, B. brizantha cv. Marandu e B. mutica e três acessos (B. brizantha B-11, B. humidicola cv. Tupi e B. dictyoneura, a partir de suas características morfogênicas, produtivas e relações hídricas. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com seis repetições. As parcelas, com 4 m² de área total, foram constituídas de oito linhas de 2 m de comprimento, com espaçamento entre linhas de 0, 25 m. Dezenove dias após corte de uniformização, a área localizada na baixada foi submetida ao alagamento de uma lámina d'àgua de 56 mm de água, por 30 dias; simultaneamente, suspendeu-se a irrigação na área de encosta sob déficit hídrico. O alagamento foi mais prejudicial às características morfogênicas que déficit hídrico. Enquanto a taxa de alongamento foliar de todas as espécies foi mais baixa sob alagamento, as taxas de aparecimento e senescência foliares responderam ao estresse hídrico conforme a espécie. A taxa de aparecimento de folhas foi mais comprometida pelo alagamento apenas em B. dictyoneura, B. mutica e B. brizantha cv. Marandu. As maiores taxas de senecência de folhas ocorreram sob alagamento, particularmente em B. decumbens, B. brizantha cv. Marandu e B-11. Os estresses hídricos tiveram efeitos diferenciados sobre as características produtivas das espécies. A produção de biomassa verde aérea foi maior em B-11 sob regime de déficit hídrico, enquanto em B. dictyoneura e B. mutica, observou-se tendência de valores mais altos sob regime de alagamento. O índice de área foliar foi mais alto sob deficit hídrico, apenas em B. brizantha Marandu e B-11. A população de perfilhos basilares foi maior sob alagamento apenas em B. dictyoneura.Two experiments were carried out

  2. The effect of exotic grass Urochloa decumbens (Stapf) R.D.Webster (Poaceae) in the reduction of species richness and change of floristic composition of natural regeneration in the Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Brazil.

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    Ferreira, Leandro V; Parolin, Pia; Matos, Darley C L; Cunha, Denise A; Chaves, Priscilla P; Neckel, Selvino O

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    The introduction of exotic species is considered as one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. The National Forest of Carajás is one of the largest mineral provinces in the world. Mining activities caused changes of the natural habitats, leaving degraded areas after the mineral exploitation. One of the mining areas within FLONA Carajás was used for the extraction of gold. In the process of exploitation, a huge depression was formed by the removal of soil which was mounded up nearby. To prevent soil erosion of these mounds, an exotic grass, Urochloa decumbens (Stapf) R.D.Webster (Poaceae) was planted. The objective of this study was to compare the impact of this non-native grass on species richness and species composition of the natural regeneration in the degraded areas. Four areas were compared, two with and two without presence of U. decumbens. In each area, twenty four 1m²/plots were established. Species richness of the regeneration areas and population sizes were significantly lower in the plots where the exotic grass was present. Our study shows that U. decumbens had a negative effect on species richness and population density, and its presence changed the species composition and distribution of life forms of the natural regeneration.

  3. The effect of exotic grass Urochloa decumbens (Stapf R.D.Webster (Poaceae in the reduction of species richness and change of floristic composition of natural regeneration in the Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Brazil

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    LEANDRO V. FERREIRA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The introduction of exotic species is considered as one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. The National Forest of Carajás is one of the largest mineral provinces in the world. Mining activities caused changes of the natural habitats, leaving degraded areas after the mineral exploitation. One of the mining areas within FLONA Carajás was used for the extraction of gold. In the process of exploitation, a huge depression was formed by the removal of soil which was mounded up nearby. To prevent soil erosion of these mounds, an exotic grass, Urochloa decumbens (Stapf R.D.Webster (Poaceae was planted. The objective of this study was to compare the impact of this non-native grass on species richness and species composition of the natural regeneration in the degraded areas. Four areas were compared, two with and two without presence of U. decumbens. In each area, twenty four 1m²/plots were established. Species richness of the regeneration areas and population sizes were significantly lower in the plots where the exotic grass was present. Our study shows that U. decumbens had a negative effect on species richness and population density, and its presence changed the species composition and distribution of life forms of the natural regeneration.

  4. Evidence of natural hybridization in Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle ...

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    2006). There is a large pre- dominance of polyploid forms in the genus Brachiaria and tetraploids prevail. The origin of polyploidy, however, has never been pursued in this genus. Cytological evidence from analysis of meiotic behaviour, including chromosome pair- ing at diakinesis, led to the suggestion that autotetraploidy.

  5. Detecting bacterial endophytes in tropical grasses of the Brachiaria ...

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    Plant-growth-promoting (PGP) bacteria include a diverse group of soil bacteria thought to stimulate plant growth by various mechanisms. Brachiaria forage grasses, of African origin, are perennials that often grow under low-input conditions and are likely to harbour unique populations of PGP bacteria. Three bacterial strains ...

  6. Chromosome number and meiotic behaviour in Brachiaria jubata ...

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    (f) Metaphase II with precocious chromosome migration to the poles. (g) Late anaphase II with laggard. (h). Tetrad with micronuclei in one microspore. (i) Fertile (dark) and sterile pollen grains (400×). The risks associated with extensive Brachiaria monocul- ture in Brazil are obvious. The two most cultivated vari- eties in the ...

  7. Respuesta agronómica de tres variedades de Brachiaria en el cantón El Empalme provincia del Guayas, Ecuador

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    Ricardo Luna Murillo

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se desarrolló con el objetivo de evaluar la respuesta agronómica de tres variedades de pastos del género Brachiaria (B. decumbens; B. brizantha y B. híbrido cv. Mulato (CIAT 36061, como contribución al mejoramiento de la producción animal en el Ecuador. Se empleó un diseño de bloque al azar en arreglo factorial (2x3 con tres repeticiones, con un total de 54 parcelas. Se evaluaron dos localidades y tres estados de madurez (21; 42; y 63 días. Las variables evaluadas fueron altura de planta, número de hojas y de tallos, relación hoja:tallo y biomasa forrajera. Las variedades estudiadas tuvieron un comportamiento superior en la localidad La Guayas, en relación al suelo ácido característico de la zona. El pasto B. mulato se mostró superior en la producción de follaje al resto de las variedades. A los 63 días se observaron los mayores valores en altura de planta (98.57 cm, número de hojas (774.84 y de tallos (162.51. El rendimiento peso de hoja (6.48 t MS/ha-1 resultó superior a los 42 días. La producción de biomasa evidenció un incremento del rendimiento al aumentar la edad de rebrote. Se concluye que en la localidad La Guayas las especies de Brachiaria estudiadas tuvieron un desempeño superior, sobresaliendo la B. mulato, principalmente en el rendimiento. La edad de corte tuvo un marcado efecto en el comportamiento de los indicadores evaluados al aumentar el rendimiento.

  8. Predição da degradação da matéria seca pelo volume de gases utilizando a técnica in vitro semi-automática de produção de gases Prediction of dry matter degradation from volume of gas production using the in vitro semi-automatic gas production technique

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    Ú.T. Nogueira

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Estimou-se a degradação da matéria seca (DMS via produção de gases (PG por meio de equações. Foram agrupados dados de volume de gases e DMS de oito forrageiras (Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, feno de Cynodon spp, silagem de milho, silagem de milheto, sorgo de corte, capim-elefante e cana-de-açúcar e de milho em grão. Os dados de DMS obtidos em laboratório foram comparados à DMS obtida pelas equações de regressão. Apesar dos altos coeficientes de determinação, os resultados demonstraram a impossibilidade de estimar a DMS via PG pelas equações geral, de dois e de três pontos.The dry matter degration (DMD was estimated through volume of gas produced (GP during the in vitro fermentation. The DMD from eight forages (Brachiaria brizantha, Brachiaria decumbens, cynodon hay, maize silage, Pennisetum glaucon, sorghum, elephant grass and sugarcane and corn grain were obtained and were compared with the DMD estimated using regression equations. The results showed the GP can not predict the DMD due to inocula effects, chemical composition of substrate or losses of particles of soluble material during filtration process.

  9. Avaliação das carcaças de novilhos F1 Angus-Nelore em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens submetidos a diferentes regimes alimentares

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    Feijó,Gelson Luís Dias; Euclides Filho,Kepler; Euclides,Valéria Pacheco Batista; Figueiredo,Geraldo Ramos de

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    O experimento foi conduzido no Centro Nacional de Gado de Corte da Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Gado de Corte). Foram utilizados 45 novilhos F1 Aberdeen Angus-Nelore para avaliar o efeito de diferentes regimes alimentares, nos períodos secos da recria/terminação, sobre as características de carcaça. Os tratamentos aplicados foram: testemunha, sem suplementação (S/S); suplementação na 2ª seca (S2S); suplementação na 1ª seca (S1S); suplementação nas duas secas (S12S) e s...

  10. Evaluación agronómica de accesiones de Brachiaria spp. en condiciones agroecológicas de Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: I. Primer año de evaluación Agronomic evaluation of accessions of Brachiaria spp. under the agroecological conditions of Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia.: I. First year of evaluation

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    E.R Canchila

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron 24 accesiones de Brachiaria spp. en 72 parcelas de 21 m², con el objetivo de seleccionar las de mejor respuesta en las condiciones de suelos ácidos y de baja fertilidad de la región de Barrancabermeja. La germinación se realizó en vivero, con semillas sexuales. A los 138 días de sembradas y después de un corte de homogenización comenzó el primer año de evaluación, con cortes cada 42 días hasta los 390 días. Se determi­nó el porcentaje de emergencia y el de cobertura, la altura de la planta, la producción de forraje, el porcentaje de hojas y la incidencia de plagas y enfermedades. Los análisis se realizaron por el paquete estadístico SPSS 10.0. Según el ACP los indicadores más variables fueron: la altura, la producción de forraje, el porcentaje de hojas, el porcentaje de emergencia, la incidencia de plagas y enfermedades, y el porcentaje de cobertura. Se destacaron las especies B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488, CIAT-16212, CIAT-26318, CIAT-16121, CIAT-16113 y CIAT-16322, B. decumbens (CIAT-606 y B. humidicola (CIAT-26159.Twenty-four accessions of Brachiaria spp. were evaluated in 72 plots of 21 m², with the objective of selecting those with the best response under the conditions of low fertility acid soils of the Barrancabermeja region. Germination was carried out in nursery with sexual seed. One hundred thirty eight days after sowing and after a homogenization pruning the first year of evaluation started, with cuttings every 42 days until 390 days. The emergence and cover percentage, plant height, forage production, leaf percentage and incidence of pests and diseases were determined. The analyses were performed by means of the statistical pack SPSS 10.0. According to the MCA the most variable indicators were: height, forage production, leaf percentage, emergence percentage, incidence of pests and diseases and cover percentage. The species B. dictyoneura (CIAT-6133, B. brizantha (CIAT-16488

  11. Parâmetros da degradação protéica ruminal de diferentes alimentos e rações estimados por técnica in vitro Parameters of ruminal protein degradation of different feeds and diets estimated by an in vitro method

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    R.P. Lana

    2007-04-01

    -elefante apresentou o menor nível de amônia e a de cepilho, o maior. As camas influenciaram o conteúdo de proteína solúvel e a DPB, que variaram de 9,0 a 14,5mg/dl e 39 a 63%, respectivamente, sem efeitos da monensina.Three experiments were carried out in order to study the parameters of ruminal protein degradation. In the first, isoproteic diets, constituted of elephant grass, ground corn and soybean meal, at five concentrate levels (0:100, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25 e 100:0, with or without monensin (5µM, were incubated in ruminal fluid of bovines. There was a decreasing linear effect of the concentrate level on ammonia concentration and degradability of crude protein, and cubic effect in soluble protein concentration, with the largest value in the diet with 25% concentrate. Monensin decreased degradability of crude protein and soluble protein concentration with no effect on ammonia production. In the second, five different roughages (corn and elephant grass silage - Pennisetum purpureum, Brachiaria haylage - Brachiaria decumbens, ammoniated Tifton 85 hay - Cynodon sp. e Tifton 85 hay. The were incubated Brachiaria haylage and the ammoniated Tifton 85 hay showed the greatest concentrations of ammonia (8.7 and 5.3mg/dl and soluble protein (5.4 and 7.0mg/dl, due to their higher crude protein content, followed by elephant grass silage and Tifton 85 hay. The degradability of crude protein ranged from 29.6 to 80.6% for Brachiaria haylage and Tifton 85 hay, and the degradability of dry matter ranged from 40.1 to 64.3% for elephant grass silage and Brachiaria haylage, respectively. The effective degradability of crude protein showed low values due to low degradation rate of the insoluble fraction. In the third, four different poultry litter (hulls coffee, shopped dry elephant grass, corn cobs and wood shavings were incubated, with or without monensin (5µM. No difference in ammonia concentration among the poultry litter samples, was observed in the absence of monensin. However, when

  12. Normal microspore production after cell fusion in Brachiaria jubata (Gramineae

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    Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Cytogenetic studies were carried out on 22 accessions of Brachiaria jubata from the Embrapa Beef Cattle Brachiaria collection. One accession was diploid (2n = 2x = 18 and the remaining 21 were tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36. Among five tetraploid accessions, a specific and constant pattern of cell fusion involving only two microsporocytes was recorded. Meiosis proceeded normally from prophase I to the end, giving rise to an octad with normal microspores that developed into fertile pollen grains. Regular octad formation was possible because each cellular chromosome set was maintained in its proper domain, spindles were correctly positioned, and cytokinesis planes were formed in the correct places. Such behavior of meiosis in syncytes has never been reported in any other plant species.

  13. Allelopathic effect of Raphanus sativus on Urochloa decumbens and Lactuca sativa = Efeito alelopático de Raphanus sativus em Urochloa decumbens e Lactuca sativa

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    Rafael Navas

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the allelopathic potential of an extract from the leaves and roots of Raphanus sativus, on the species Urochloa decumbens and Lactuca sativa L. To obtain the extract, the leaves and roots of R. sativus were used separately, crushed at a proportion of 200 g of leaves to 1 L of water to give a crude aqueous extract (100%. Dilutions of 60%, 40% and 20%, and the control were produced from this extract. Seeds of U. decumbens and L. sativa were evenly distributed over two sheets of germitest paper, with four replications of 40 seeds each. Germination was evaluated at 7 and 14 days after sowing, together with the germination speed index (GSI, length of the shoots and roots, and dry weight. The design was completely randomised, and the values submitted to analysis of variance by F-test and regression analysis. The leaf extract gave a reduction in the germination of L. sativa at all tested doses. With application of the root extract, an increase was seen in germination, in the GSI and length of the radicle in U. decumbens at doses of from 40%. Moreover, with application of the leaf extract, the length of the shoot and radicle were also greater, irrespective of the dose applied. There was no effect from the treatments on the dry mass of the species. = Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o potencial alelopático de extrato de folhas e raízes de Raphanus sativus, nas espécies Urochloa decumbens e Lactuca sativa L. Para obtenção do extrato, foram utilizadas separadamente folhas e raízes de R. sativus, trituradas na proporção de 200 g de folhas para 1 L de água, resultando no extrato aquoso bruto (100%. A partir desse extrato, foram realizadas as diluições de 60%, 40% e 20% e testemunha. Sementes de U. decumbens e L. sativa foram distribuídas uniformemente sobre duas folhas de papel germitest, com quatro repetições, com 40 sementes cada. As avaliações de germinação foram realizadas aos 7 e aos 14 dias

  14. Produtividade e valor nutritivo da Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu em um sistema silvipastoril Productivity and nutritional value of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu in a silvopastoral system

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    L.F. Sousa

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em sistema silvipastoril (Ssp localizado no bioma de Cerrado, no município de Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, no ano agrícola de 2004-2005. Avaliou-se a influência do Ssp composto pela arbórea bolsa-de-pastor (Zeyheria tuberculosa sobre os parâmetros produção, atributos morfogênicos, composição bromatológica e valor nutritivo da gramínea Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, e os efeitos sobre as condições microclimáticas. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, com cinco blocos (épocas de corte, dois tratamentos (T1 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu sombreada com a Z. tuberculosa e T2 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu, a pleno sol e três repetições (parcelas. O sombreamento proporcionado pela Z. tuberculosa, apesar de reduzir a produção de matéria seca (MS da gramínea, favoreceu o aumento do teor de proteina bruta (PB e não alterou a produção de PB/ha e nem afetou a concentração de FDN. Os teores de FDA foram mais altos que os encontrados a pleno sol, o que provavelmente resultou em menor degradabilidade in vitro da MS e da matéria orgânica, não alterando a degradabilidade efetiva.The experiment was carried out in a Silvopastoral system (Sps located in Brazilian Savannah, Lagoa Santa county, Minas Gerais State, during the agricultural year of 2004-2005. It was studied the influence of Sps formed by "Bolsa de Pastor" (Zeyheria tuberculosa on the production, morphogenic attributes, bromatological composition and nutritional value of the graminaceous Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu as well as on the microclimatic aspects. The Sps was established in 1982, in a red-yellow latossol by the natural regeneration process. The experiment was based on a randomized block design, with 5 blocks (cutting times, 2 treatments (T1 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu shaded by Z. tuberculosa and T2 - B. brizantha cv. Marandu at open sky and three repetitions (plots. Although the DM production of the graminaceous in the Sps

  15. Brachiaria Grasses (Brachiaria spp.) harbor a diverse bacterial community with multiple attributes beneficial to plant growth and development.

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    Mutai, Collins; Njuguna, Joyce; Ghimire, Sita

    2017-10-01

    Endophytic and plant-associated bacteria were isolated from plants and rhizoplane soil of naturally grown Brachiaria grasses at International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. Eighty-four bacterial strains were isolated from leaf tissues, root tissues, and rhizoplane soil on nutrient agar and 869 media. All bacterial strains were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic unit using 16S rDNA primers and were characterized for the production of Indole-3-acetic acid, hydrogen cyanide, and ACC deaminase; phosphate solubilization; siderophore production; antifungal properties; and plant biomass production. The 16S rDNA-based identification grouped these 84 bacterial strains into 3 phyla, 5 classes, 8 orders, 12 families, 16 genera, and 50 unique taxa. The four most frequently isolated genera were Pseudomonas (23), Pantoea (17), Acinetobacter (9), and Enterobacter (8). The functional characterization of these strains revealed that 41 of 84 strains had a minimum of three plant beneficial properties. Inoculation of maize seedlings with Acinetobacter spp., Microbacterium spp., Pectobacterium spp., Pseudomonas spp., and Enterobacter spp. showed positive effects on seedling biomass production. The ability of Brachiaria grasses to host genetically diverse bacteria, many of them with multiple plant growth-promoting attributes, might have contributed to high biomass production and adaptation of Brachiaria grasses to drought and low fertility soils. © 2017 International Livestock Research Institute. MicrobiologyOpen published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  16. Bioethanol potentials of corn cob hydrolysed using cellulases of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium decumbens

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    Saliu, Bolanle Kudirat; Sani, Alhassan

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    Corn cob is a major component of agricultural and domestic waste in many parts of the world. It is composed mainly of cellulose which can be converted to energy in form of bioethanol as an efficient and effective means of waste management. Production of cellulolytic enzymes were induced in the fungi Aspergillus niger and Penicillium decumbens by growing them in mineral salt medium containing alkali pre-treated and untreated corn cobs. The cellulases were characterized and partially purified. ...

  17. Bioethanol potentials of corn cob hydrolysed using cellulases of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium decumbens.

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    Saliu, Bolanle Kudirat; Sani, Alhassan

    2012-01-01

    Corn cob is a major component of agricultural and domestic waste in many parts of the world. It is composed mainly of cellulose which can be converted to energy in form of bioethanol as an efficient and effective means of waste management. Production of cellulolytic enzymes were induced in the fungi Aspergillus niger and Penicillium decumbens by growing them in mineral salt medium containing alkali pre-treated and untreated corn cobs. The cellulases were characterized and partially purified. Alkali pre-treated corn cobs were hydrolysed with the partially purified cellulases and the product of hydrolysis was fermented using the yeast saccharomyces cerevisae to ethanol. Cellulases of A. niger produced higher endoglucanase and exoglucanase activity (0.1698 IU ml(-1) and 0.0461 FPU ml(-1)) compared to that produced by P. decumbens (0.1111 IU ml(-1) and 0.153 FPU ml(-1)). Alkali pre-treated corn cob hydrolysed by cellulases of A. niger yielded 7.63 mg ml(-1) sugar which produced 2.67 % (v/v) ethanol on fermentation. Ethanol yield of the hydrolysates of corn cob by cellulases of P. decumbens was much lower at 0.56 % (v/v). Alkali pre-treated corn cob, hydrolysed with cellulases of A. niger is established as suitable feedstock for bioethanol production.

  18. COMPARACIÓN BAJO PASTOREO CON BOVINOS MACHOS DE CEBA DE CUATRO ESPECIES DE GRAMÍNEAS DEL GÉNERO Brachiaria

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    Hugo Cuadrado C

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    Full Text Available En una finca localizada en el municipio de Montería, departamento de Córdoba, se evaluó el comportamientoanimal en cuatro ecotipos de especies del género Brachiaria: B. brizantha CIAT 26110, B. brizantha CIAT16322, B. brizantha cv Marandú y B. decumbens. Se utilizó semilla sexual para sembrar una hectárea de cadamaterial, dividiéndose en dos potreros para ser manejados en sistema de pastoreo alterno de 24 días de descansoy 24 días de ocupación. En cada accesión se estimo el rendimiento de materia seca y la relación hoja/tallo a laentrada de los animales. En muestras de cada ecotipo fueron analizadas el contenido de proteína bruta, fibraen detergente neutro (FDN, fibra en detergente ácido (FDA y la digestibilidad In Situ por 48 horas. En laépoca de lluvias, a los 24 días de rebrote, la producción de materia seca fue de 3534 kg/ha, 3192 kg/ha, 2684kg/ha y 1916 kg/ha, respectivamente para B. brizantha CIAT 26110, B. decumbens, B. brizantha CIAT 16322 yB. brizantha cv Marandú, en este mismo orden, durante la época seca, a los 24 días de rebrote, los rendimientosfueron 1184 kg/ha, 950 kg/ha, 710 kg/ha y 1400kg/ha. La calidad nutritiva de los diferentes ecotipos estuvodentro del rango de esta especies, según revisión hecha por Lascano y Euclides (1998. La ganancia de pesopor animal, en una primera evaluación de 168 días (octubre a marzo, con 2 animales de carga por hectárea,fue de 1.255 kg/animal/día, 1.07 kg/animal/día, 071 kg/animal/día y 1.0 kg/animal/día, respectivamentepara CIAT 16322, CIAT 26110, cv Marandú y B. decumbens. En una segunda evaluación con duración de 120días (julio a noviembre la ganancia de peso por animal fue de 0.51 kg/animal/día, 0.610 kg/animal/día,0.57 kg/animal/día y 0.700 kg/animal/día, para los ecotipos CIAT 16322, CIAT 26110, cv Marandú y B.decumbens, respectivamente con una carga de 3, 5, 2 y 3 animales por hectárea.

  19. Produção e composição químico-bromatológica de duas cultivares de braquiária adubadas com nitrogênio e sua relação com o índice SPAD = Production and chemical-bromatological composition of two cultivars of brachiaria fertilized with nitrogen and its relationship with the SPAD index

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    Camila Maida de Albuquerque Maranhão

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    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de se avaliar a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea (PMSA e da raiz (PMSR, a composição bromatológica, o teor de clorofila (valor SPAD, assim como se realizar uma análise de correlação entre o teor de clorofila(índice SPAD e o teor de nitrogênio na planta e produção de matéria seca da parte aérea de duas cultivares de braquiária. O ensaio foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro doses de N (0, 75, 150 e 225 mg dm-3 de N e duas cultivares de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk dispostos no delineamento em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A PMSA foi incrementada com o aumento das doses de N, enquanto que com a PMSR aconteceu o inverso, reduzindo-se à medida que se aplicava N. À medida em que se aumentou a dose de N, houve incremento linear no teor de proteina bruta e também melhorou a composição químico-bromatológica da Brachiaria, pois aumentou o teor proteico e reduziram a FDN e a FDA. O teor de clorofila (índice SPAD pode ser utilizado como indicador do nível de proteína da planta.The work was carried out in a green house, at the campus of Southwest Bahia State University-UESB, with the purpose of evaluating the production of dry matter in the external part (EPDM and root (RDM of Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, as well as their bromatologic composition and chlorophyll content (SPAD value, under different nitrogen doses (N. The experiment was conducted in a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement, using four N doses (0, 75, 150 and 225 mgdm-3 N and two brachiaria species: Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, in five repetitions using a randomized blocks design. EPDM increased with the enlarging of the N doses, while the opposite happened with the RDM. There was no difference in the content of crude protein (CP between the two

  20. Fungos endofíticos em Brachiaria e Cynodon

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    Gama, Danielly de Souza

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    Microrganismos endofíticos habitam o interior das plantas sem causar prejuízos à planta hospedeira. As interações dos endofíticos com suas plantas hospedeiras têm se mostrado muito benéficas e podem estar relacionadas à sanidade vegetal, atuando no controle do crescimento de microrganismos patogênicos, insetos e nematoides, além de outras ações. O objetivo deste estudo foi isolar fungos endofíticos de diferentes espécies de Brachiaria e Cynodon, bem como avaliar seu potencial antifúngico cont...

  1. Desempenho do feijoeiro consorciado com espécies de braquiária em função de doses de fluazifop-p-butil The effect of fluazifop-p-butyl doses on the performance of the common bean plant intercropped with brachiaria species

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    A.J. Carvalho

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar o efeito de doses de fluazifop-p-butil no desempenho do feijoeiro consorciado com braquiária, foi conduzido um experimento em Coimbra, MG, nas safras da seca de 2007 e das águas de 2007-2008. Foi utilizado o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram dispostos em esquema fatorial, envolvendo duas espécies de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens, seis doses de fluazifop-pbutil (0; 7,81; 15,62; 31,25; 62,50; e 125,00 g ha-1, mais o monocultivo de ambas as culturas. O feijoeiro foi plantado a 0,5 m entre linhas, com as sementes de braquiária sendo semeadas nas mesmas fileiras do feijão. Nos sistemas consorciados, além das doses de fluazifop-pbutil, utilizou-se fomesafen (125 g ha-1 e bentazon (336 g ha-1. Para o feijão solteiro foi utilizada uma mistura dos herbicidas fomesafen (125 g ha-1 e fluazifop-p-butil (100 g ha-1. Foram avaliados o estande final de plantas e o rendimento de grãos do feijoeiro com seus componentes primários. Os dados foram submetidos à analise de variância, sendo os efeitos das espécies de braquiária e das safras estudados pelo teste F, e os efeitos das doses de fluazifop-p-butil, por análise de regressão. Conclui-se que B. decumbens é mais competitiva com o feijão que B. hrizantha. Na safra da seca, a utilização de 7,81 g ha-1 de fluazifop-p-butil no consórcio com B. decumbens proporciona rendimento de grãos de feijão equivalente ao do monocultivo. O consórcio com B. brizantha dispensa o uso do herbicida. Na safra das águas, independentemente da espécie de braquiária, é necessária a aplicação de 31,25 g ha-1 de fluazifop-p-butil.To evaluate the effect of fluazifop-p-butyl doses on the performance of bean intercropped with brachiaria species, an experiment was conducted in Coimbra, MG, during the 2007 dry season and 2007-2008 rainy season crops. The experiment was arranged in a randomized block design with four replications. The

  2. Massa seca e composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de braquiárias semeadas na linha ou a lanço, em consórcio com milho no sistema plantio direto na palha = Dry mass and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species sown in rows or spread, in intercrop with corn crop in no-tillage system

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    Cristiano Magalhães Pariz

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a produtividade de massa seca (MS e a composiçãobromatológica de quatro espécies de Brachiaria em diferentes formas de semeadura, exclusivamente ou em consórcio com a cultura do milho, sob sistema plantio direto na palha. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na FEPE, pertencente à FE/Unesp - Campus de IlhaSolteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. O solo da área experimental foi classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições. Ostratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens, B. ruziziensis e capim-mulato II semeadas em linha e a lanço, de forma exclusiva ou consorciada simultaneamente com a semeadura da cultura do milho. Avaliou-se a produtividade de massa seca e os teores de NDT, PB, FDN, FDA, hemicelulose, celulose, lignina e cinzas da forragem. O consórcio a lanço das forrageiras com a cultura do milho se mostrou viável porapresentar produtividade de massa seca semelhante às modalidades de semeadura exclusiva, inversamente o que ocorreu com o consórcio na linha da cultura do milho, a qual reduziu tal produtividade. A B. ruziziensis apresentou melhor composição bromatológica e os consórcioselevaram os teores de NDT e PB, bem como reduziram os componentes da parede celular.The objective of this research was to evaluate the dry mass yield and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species in different options for sowing, exclusively or in intercrop with corn crop, under a no-tillage system. The experiment was carried out during the growing seasons of 2006 at FEPE (FE/Unesp, Ilha Solteira Campus located in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The soil of the experimental area was classified as distroferric Red Latosol (Oxisol. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, in a factorial

  3. RELATIONS BETWEEN DRY MATTER YIELD AND THE AMOUNTS OF NUTRIENTS EXPORTED BY Brachiaria brizantha ON SOILS UNDER THE "BARREIRÃO" CROPPING SYSTEM RELAÇÕES DA PRODUÇÃO DE MASSA SECA E AS QUANTIDADES DE NUTRIENTES EXPORTADOS POR Brachiaria brizantha EM SOLOS SOB O MANEJO PELO SISTEMA "BARREIRÃO"

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    Huberto José Kliemann

    2007-09-01

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    The relation between dry matter yield and the nutrients exported by Brachiaria brizantha on a dystrophic Oxisol (Goiás, Brazil was assessed in a pasture established after clearing an original Cerrado area. This pasture was established by applying 1.5 t/ha of calcitic lime and direct sowing of Brachiaria decumbens. After ten years, this pasture was renewed using the “Barreirão System”. In a single operation, rice was sowed at a depth of 3 cm to 5 cm together with B. brizantha, mixed with fertilizers, placed at a depth of 8 cm to10 cm. Areas where the system has been used from one to six years were compared with a native forest and a seventeen years-old traditional pasture as reference areas. Considering the amounts of exported nutrients from the system, the data allow us to conclude that to sustain productivity of the Barreirão System: a nitrogen from soil organic matter, levels of exchangeable calcium, magnesium and potassium, and available phosphorus and zinc (extracted by Mehlich-1 method are insufficient after four years of use; b available iron, copper and manganese are sufficient to keep the system going longer than six years; c no consistent relationship between potassium exported and dry matter yield was found.

    Avaliaram-se as relações da produção de massa seca com a exportação de nutrientes num solo do tipo Latossolo Vermelho Escuro, distrófico, fase Cerrado, de textura franco-argilo-arenosa, em áreas de pastagem provenientes da abertura do cerrado original. Formou-se o pasto aplicando 1,5 t/ha de calcário calcítico e fazendo semeio direto com Brachiaria decumbens. Após dez anos de uso, renovou-se a pastagem através do “Sistema Barreirão”, corrigindo-a com 2,0 t/ha de calcário dolomítico. Numa única operação, semeou-se o arroz e a Brachiara

  4. Avaliação das carcaças de novilhos F1 Angus-Nelore em pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens submetidos a diferentes regimes alimentares Carcass evaluation of F1 Angus-Nellore steers on Brachiaria decumbens pasture under different feeding regimes

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    Gelson Luís Dias Feijó

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido no Centro Nacional de Gado de Corte da Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa Gado de Corte. Foram utilizados 45 novilhos F1 Aberdeen Angus-Nelore para avaliar o efeito de diferentes regimes alimentares, nos períodos secos da recria/terminação, sobre as características de carcaça. Os tratamentos aplicados foram: testemunha, sem suplementação (S/S; suplementação na 2ª seca (S2S; suplementação na 1ª seca (S1S; suplementação nas duas secas (S12S e suplementação na 1ª seca e confinamento na 2ª (S1C2. Os animais foram abatidos com pesos entre 460 e 480 kg. O efeito dos tratamentos foi avaliado pelo método dos quadrados mínimos. Animais com melhor nível nutricional na 2ª seca (S1C2, S2S e S12S apresentaram melhor rendimento de carcaça e maiores pesos de carcaça quente e fria do que aqueles suplementados somente na 1ª seca ou não suplementados. A suplementação somente na 1ª seca produziu carcaças semelhantes, em todos os aspectos avaliados, às do tratamento testemunha. Conclui-se que melhorar o nível alimentar na 2ª seca da vida do animal é fundamental para aumentar o rendimento de carcaça. Suplementação na 1ª seca, como prática isolada, não contribui para o rendimento e qualidade da carcaça.This trial was conducted at National Beef Cattle Research Center of Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa Beef Cattle. Forty five F1 Aberdeen Angus-Nellore steers were used to evaluate the effects of different dry seasons feeding schemes on carcass characteristics. The treatments were: control, without supplementation (S/S; supplementation in 2nd dry period (S2S; supplementation in 1st dry period (S1S; supplementation in 1st and 2nd dry periods (S12S and supplementation in 1st dry period and confinament in 2nd one (S1C2. Animals were slaughtered at 460-480 kg of live weight and the treatments effects were evaluated by least square means. Steers with higher nutritional levels in 2nd dry season (S1C2; S2S; S12S showed more dressing percentage and higher hot and cold carcass weights than those supplemented only in 1st dry period or non supplemented. Animals supplemented only in 1st dry season showed similar carcasses than non supplemented. It was concluded that increasing the 2nd dry season nutritional level is primary to expand the dressing percentage. Supplementation in 1st dry period solitarily does not affect dressing percentage neither carcass quality.

  5. Renovação de pastagem degradada de capim-gordura com a introdução de forrageiras tropicais adubadas com nitrogênio ou em consórcios Renewing the degraded Melinis minutiflora pasture by introduction of tropical forages fertilized with nitrogen or under mixture cropping system

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    Luciano de Melo Moreira

    2005-04-01

    , melhorando a qualidade do pasto.This study was carried out to evaluate the productivity and quality of either Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. cv. Basilisk and Hyparrhenia rufa (Ness Stapf. grasses fertilized with nitrogen (N or mixed with stylosanthes (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl. Swartz cv. Mineirão, introduced into a degraded pasture. Both grasses were evaluated, as well as four doses of nitrogen (0, 50, 100 and 150 kg/ha and two treatments that consisted of mixing B. decumbens and S. guianensis as well as H. rufa and S. guianensis. After forages were established, two evaluations were also performed (harvests. The dry matter (DM yields of B. decumbens increased from 1,824 up to 4,604 kg/ha and from 1,019 to 2,149 kg/ha in both respective harvests, when the extreme N doses were compared, but H. rufa showed no response. The crude protein (CP content in B. decumbens increased from 3.18 up to 5.68 dag/kg at the first harvest only, whereas H. rufa showed an increment from 2.53 to 3.72 dag/kg and from 7.32 to 8.45 dag/kg in both respective harvests, compared to the extreme doses. The contents of both neutral detergent fiber (NDF and acid detergent fiber in the grasses were not affected by N application. When N doses increased, the P contents in both grasses and K contents in B. decumbens were reduced at both harvests. Most contents of Ca and Mg in grasses were not affected by N at both harvests. The average DM yields of both mixtures were superior to the average yields of both fertilized grasses, as showing increments of 42.62% and 15.00% in forage yield at the first and second harvests, respectively. In general, the mixed forages showed higher contents of CP and Ca, but lower NDF values than those N-fertilized pure grasses, therefore improving the quality of the pasture.

  6. Dinâmicas de trânsito e degradação da fibra em detergente neutro em bovinos alimentados com forragem tropical de baixa qualidade e compostos nitrogenados Transit and degradation dynamics of neutral detergent fiber in cattle fed low-quality tropical forage and nitrogenous compounds

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    I. Lazzarini

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as dinâmicas de trânsito e degradação da fibra em detergente neutro (FDN em bovinos alimentados com forragem tropical de baixa qualidade e compostos nitrogenados. Foram utilizadas cinco novilhas Holandês x Zebu fistuladas no rúmen. A alimentação volumosa basal dos animais foi constituída por feno de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., com 5,08% de proteína bruta (PB, com base na matéria seca (MS, fornecido ad libitum. Os cinco tratamentos avaliados foram definidos de acordo com o nível de suplementação proteica (0, 3, 5, 7 e 9 pontos percentuais acima do nível de PB da forragem. Como fonte de compostos nitrogenados, empregou-se mistura de ureia:sulfato de amônia:albumina (4,5:0,5:1,0. O experimento foi estruturado segundo delineamento em quadrado latino 5 x 5. Os níveis médios de PB nas dietas foram de 5,28; 8,08; 9,82; 11,87 e 13,63%, com base na MS. Verificou-se elevação linear (PRumen transit and degradation dynamics of neutral detergent fiber (NDF in cattle fed low-quality tropical forage and nitrogenous compounds were evaluated. Five crossbred heifers fitted with rumen cannulae were used. The animals were fed ad libitum with signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. hay, which had crude protein (CP content of 5.08% in dry matter (DM. The five treatments were defined according to the level of CP in the diet (0, 3, 5, 7, and 9 percentile points above the CP level of the roughage. The supplement was a mixture of urea, ammonium sulfate, and albumin (4.5:0.5:1.0, respectively. The experiment was carried out according to a 5 x 5 Latin square design. The average CP levels in the diets were: 5.28, 8.08, 9.82, 11.87, and 13.63% in DM basis. The potentially degradable fraction of NDF was linearly increased (P<0.05 by CP levels in diet until 8.62% CP. From this point, there was stabilization of estimates (47.92% of NDF. The degradation rate of potentially degradable NDF showed a quadratic response (P<0

  7. IMPACT OF BRACHIARIA, ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZA, AND POTASSIUM ENRICHED RICE STRAW COMPOST ON ALUMINIUM, POTASSIUM AND STABILITY OF ACID SOIL AGGREGATES

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    Bariot Hafif

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Acid soil is commonly grown with cassava, which in general, tolerate low soil  fertility and aluminum (Al toxicity. However, without any improvement efforts such soil will become worse. Intercropping cassava with Brachiaria decumbens (BD which adapts to acid soil and tolerates low fertility soils as well as application of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM and organic matters are among the important efforts to rehabilitate this soil. The experiment was conducted to  examine the impact of BD, AM, and potassium (K enriched rice straw compost on exchangeable Al, available K, and stability of soil aggregates. Experiment was arranged in a completely randomized design with three factors and three replications. The first factor was BD as cassava intercropping, the second factor was AM, and the third factor was 2 t ha-1 rice straw compost enriched with 0 kg, 50 kg, 100 kg, and 200 kg KCl ha-1. Brick pots (1 m length x 1 m width x 0.45 m depth filled with Kanhapludult soil was used for growing cassava in which row of BD was planted at 60 cm from cassava stem. K-enriched rice straw compost and AM (10 g per stem were applied around cassava stem at 2 and 12 days after planting, respectively. BD was cut every 30 days and the cutting was returned to the soil. Soil exchangeable Al was analyzed at 0, 3, 6 and 9 months after planting (MAP, while Al and K contents as well as aggregate stability were measured at 6 MAP. The results showed that planting BD decreased 33% exchangeable Al, which means that the root exudates of this grass was effective in detoxifying Al3+. Treatment of BD and/or in combination with AM was effective in preserving K added to the soil, increasing total polysaccharides, and improving soil aggregate stability. This indicated that planting BD and applying AM and Kenriched rice straw compost improved acid soil fertility, and therefore can be recommended in cassava cultivation.

  8. Efeitos de extratos aquosos de assa-peixe sobre a germinação de três espécies de braquiária Effects of aqueous extracts of "assa-peixe" on germination and radicle elongation of three brachiaria species

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    A.P. da S. Souza Filho

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    Full Text Available Examinou-se o potencial alelopático da planta invasora de pastagem assa-peixe (Vernonia polyanthes, através dos efeitos dos extratos aquosos (concentração de 10% da parte aérea, de raízes e de sementes sobre a germinação (porcentagem e velocidade e o alongamento da radícula das gramíneas forrageiras Brachiaria humidicola, Brachiaria decumbens e Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu. O pH, a condutividade e o potencial osmótico foram determinados em cada extrato. A contribuição do potencial osmótico foi isolada através de cálculo, tendo por base os potenciais osmóticos dos extratos e da água e a equação de regressão que se ajustou a cada parâmetros, em função da variação do potencial osmótico na faixa de 0,0 a 0,4 MPa. Os bioensaios foram desenvolvidos em câmaras do tipo BOD, com temperatura controlada para 35/15oC (diurna/noturna e fotoperíodo de 12 horas-luz (bioensaios de germinação, e temperatura constante de 35oC e fotoperíodo de 24 horas-luz (bioensaios de alongamento da radícula. Os resultados indicaram que tanto o pH como a concentração de cátions não contribuíram para os resultados encontrado. O assa-peixe evidenciou potencialidade alelopáticas que variaram em função da espécie receptora e da parte da planta doadora do extrato. A velocidade de germinação foi o indicador mais sensível aos efeitos dos extratos aquosos da assa-peixe.The allelopathic potential of pasture weed assa-peixe (Vernonia polyanthes Less. over the forage grasses Brachiaria humidicola. Brachiaria decumbens e Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu was investigated. The effect of aqueous shoot, roots and seeds extracts (in a concentratrion of 10% on germination (% and speed and radicle elongation of the grasses were studied. The pH, conductivity and osmotic potential were analysed in each extract. The contribution of the osmotic potential was isolated considering the osmotic potencial of the extracts and the water, and the regression

  9. Recuperação de um solo degradado com a aplicação de adubos verdes e lodo de esgoto Recovery of a degraded soil with green manure and sewage sludge

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    Aline Emy Kitamura

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A utilização incorreta dos solos vem causando alterações neles, tornando-os cada vez menos produtivos, aumentando as áreas com solos degradados. O presente trabalho teve por objetivos estudar ações para acelerar a formação do horizonte A de um Latossolo Vermelho degradado, via uso de adubos verdes, lodo de esgoto e cultivo de uma espécie arbórea nativa de Cerrado, e selecionar indicadores para detectar alterações da camada superficial do solo. O monitoramento das alterações do solo foi realizado anualmente. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados com seis tratamentos, em cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram: testemunha - solo exposto (sem manejo; vegetação nativa (Cerrado; espécie arbórea Astronium fraxinifolium; Astronium fraxinifolium + Canavalia ensiformis; Astronium fraxinifolium + Raphanus sativus; e Astronium fraxinifolium + Brachiaria decumbens + lodo de esgoto (60 t ha-1. Avaliou-se no solo: porosidade, densidade do solo, cátions trocáveis, pH, acidez potencial (H + Al, soma de bases (SB, saturação por bases (V, CTC e macrorganismos. Nos adubos verdes, foi avaliada a massa seca e, para a espécie arbórea, a altura e o diâmetro de caule. A mobilização do solo e a mobilização mais a adubação verde e o lodo de esgoto estão recuperando as propriedades do solo degradado, com comportamento semelhante entre elas após um ano de adoção. O melhor indicador físico das alterações do solo foi sua densidade. Os tratamentos adotados são semelhantes quanto à população de macrorganismos do solo e contribuindo positivamente para recuperação da macrofauna. A presença de larva e besouro foi indicadora da melhoria da macrofauna do solo.The inadequate use of soils induces alterations, exhausting the productivity, and resulting in growing areas of degraded soil. This study had the objectives of a studying alternatives to promote the formation of the A horizon of a degraded soil through the use

  10. Nitrogen balance in grasses of the genus Brachiaria

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    1985-01-01

    A 15 N aided nitrogen balance experiment was performed in posts in the greenhouse to quantify the contribution of biological nitrogen fixation to four species of Brachiaria grow in two soils. The effects of adding molybdenum to the pots was also investigated. Among various methods for the analysis of total nitrogen in plant material and soil, a technique utilizing a pre-digestion with Devarda's alloy was found to be most efficient. In the nitrogen analyses the sample size and particle size were found to be factors limiting the precision of the analyses. In an analysis of the sources of error, the sampling of the soil was found to be the greatest source of variation on the nitrogen balance. (author)

  11. Banco de sementes de plantas daninhas em solo cultivado com pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria humidicola de diferentes idades Weed seed bank in soil cultivated with pasture of Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria humidicola of different ages

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    D.S.M. Silva

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o banco de sementes do solo de uma pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha com 4 anos de idade e de pastagens de Brachiaria humidicola com 4, 15 e 20 anos de idade, localizadas no nordeste do Estado do Pará. Objetivou-se avaliar a influência da espécie forrageira e da idade da pastagem no tamanho e na composição do banco de sementes de plantas daninhas do solo. Cada pastagem foi dividida em cinco áreas de aproximadamente 500 m², sendo retiradas, de cada área, 10 subamostras de solo na profundidade de 0-10 cm. Cada amostra composta das 10 subamostras de solo foi homogeneizada, identificada, distribuída em bandeja de plástico e levada para germinar em casa de vegetação durante um período de 15 meses. O banco de sementes do solo da pastagem de B. brizantha foi em torno de 10 vezes menor que o da pastagem de B. humidicola de mesma idade. Com relação ao efeito da idade da pastagem, entre as pastagens de B. humidicola, o banco de sementes foi menor naquela de 20 anos de idade (1.247 sementes m-2, não tendo sido detectada diferença significativa entre as pastagens de 15 (11.602 sementes m-2 e 4 (9.486 sementes m-2 anos de idade. As famílias botânicas Cyperaceae, Rubiaceae e Labiateae foram as de maior predominância entre as plantas daninhas infestantes da área, em todos os tratamentos estudados.The objective of this work was to study the soil seed bank of a four-year-old Brachiaria brizantha pasture soil, and in pasture soils of four, 15 and 20 year-old Brachiaria humidicola, in northeastern Pará, Brazil, to evaluate the influence of the forage species and pasture age on weed seed bank size and composition. Each pasture area was divided into five plots of about 500 m², from which 10 soil sub-samples were collected at a depth of 0-10 cm. The soil from each plot was mixed, identified, placed in plastic trays, and put to germinate in a greenhouse during a 15-month period. The seed bank of the four-year-old B. brizantha pasture

  12. Densidade populacional de Pratylenchus spp. em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem

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    Cassia de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a densidade populacional de Pratylenchus brachyurus e Pratylenchus zeae, associados à Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens e B. humidicola, e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem, realizou-se este trabalho. O experimento foi conduzido na Agropecuária Hisaeda, em Terenos, MS. Coletaram-se amostras de solo, raízes e parte aérea, em dez repetições ao acaso, de 1 m² cada, dos seguintes tratamentos: Bom, Intermediário e Ruim, caracterizados visualmente, considerando-se a percentagem de material verde das plantas. As densidades de P. brachyurus e P. zeae foram avaliadas nas amostras de solo e raízes. Na parte aérea, avaliou-se a disponibilidade de matéria seca dos materiais verde, morto e da rebrota, estado nutricional das plantas e qualidade da forragem. A fertilidade do solo foi determinada em todas as unidades amostrais. Ambos os nematoides foram identificados em todas as amostras, com maior número nas raízes (entre 87-311 P. brachyurus e 1-61 P. zeae.10 g-1 que no solo (de 0-8 P. brachyurus a 1-39 P. zeae.200 cm-3, no entanto, não houve diferenças significativas, na quantidade de espécimes, entre os tratamentos. Considerando-se que essas forrageiras são perenes e hospedam Pratylenchus spp., há tendência ao aumento da população desses patógenos, ao longo do tempo, podendo se tornar um sério problema fitossanitário.

  13. Produção e composição químico-bromatológica de duas cultivares de braquiária adubadas com nitrogênio e sua relação com o índice SPAD - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4305 Production and chemical-bromatological composition of two cultivars of brachiaria fertilized with nitrogen and its relationship with the SPAD index - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v31i2.4305

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    Cristina Cavalcante Felix da Silva

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de se avaliar a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea (PMSA e da raiz (PMSR, a composição bromatológica, o teor de clorofila (valor SPAD, assim como se realizar uma análise de correlação entre o teor de clorofila (índice SPAD e o teor de nitrogênio na planta e produção de matéria seca da parte aérea de duas cultivares de braquiária. O ensaio foi conduzido em esquema fatorial 4 x 2, sendo quatro doses de N (0, 75, 150 e 225 mg dm-3 de N e duas cultivares de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk dispostos no delineamento em blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A PMSA foi incrementada com o aumento das doses de N, enquanto que com a PMSR aconteceu o inverso, reduzindo-se à medida que se aplicava N. À medida em que se aumentou a dose de N, houve incremento linear no teor de proteina bruta e também melhorou a composição químico-bromatológica da Brachiaria, pois aumentou o teor proteico e reduziram a FDN e a FDA. O teor de clorofila (índice SPAD pode ser utilizado como indicador do nível de proteína da planta.The work was carried out in a green house, at the campus of Southwest Bahia State University-UESB, with the purpose of evaluating the production of dry matter in the external part (EPDM and root (RDM of Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, as well as their bromatologic composition and chlorophyll content (SPAD value, under different nitrogen doses (N. The experiment was conducted in a 4 x 2 factorial arrangement, using four N doses (0, 75, 150 and 225 mg dm-3 N and two brachiaria species: Brachiaria brizantha’s cv. Marandu and Brachiaria decumbens’ cv. Basilisk, in five repetitions using a randomized blocks design. EPDM increased with the enlarging of the N doses, while the opposite happened with the RDM. There was no difference in the content of crude protein (CP between the two

  14. Massa seca e composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de braquiárias semeadas na linha ou a lanço, em consórcio com milho no sistema plantio direto na palha - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8498 Dry mass and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species sown in rows or spread, in intercrop with corn crop in no-tillage system - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8498

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    Luiz Malcolm Mano de Mello

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a produtividade de massa seca (MS e a composição bromatológica de quatro espécies de Brachiaria em diferentes formas de semeadura, exclusivamente ou em consórcio com a cultura do milho, sob sistema plantio direto na palha. O experimento foi conduzido no ano de 2006, na FEPE, pertencente à FE/Unesp - Campus de Ilha Solteira, localizada no município de Selvíria, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. O solo da área experimental foi classificado como Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4 x 4, com cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constituíram-se de quatro espécies de Brachiaria (B. brizantha cv. Marandu, B. decumbens, B. ruziziensis e capim-mulato II semeadas em linha e a lanço, de forma exclusiva ou consorciada simultaneamente com a semeadura da cultura do milho. Avaliou-se a produtividade de massa seca e os teores de NDT, PB, FDN, FDA, hemicelulose, celulose, lignina e cinzas da forragem. O consórcio a lanço das forrageiras com a cultura do milho se mostrou viável por apresentar produtividade de massa seca semelhante às modalidades de semeadura exclusiva, inversamente o que ocorreu com o consórcio na linha da cultura do milho, a qual reduziu tal produtividade. A B. ruziziensis apresentou melhor composição bromatológica e os consórcios elevaram os teores de NDT e PB, bem como reduziram os componentes da parede celular.The objective of this research was to evaluate the dry mass yield and chemical composition of four Brachiaria species in different options for sowing, exclusively or in intercrop with corn crop, under a no-tillage system. The experiment was carried out during the growing seasons of 2006 at FEPE (FE/Unesp, Ilha Solteira Campus located in Selvíria, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The soil of the experimental area was classified as distroferric Red Latosol (Oxisol. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, in a

  15. Uso de lodo de esgoto na reestruturação de solo degradado Use of sewage sludge to restructure a degraded oxisol

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    Fabiana da Silva de Campos

    2008-08-01

    degradation. In this sense, this study aimed to investigate the influence of sewage sludge on the recovery of physical properties of a degraded Oxisol, cultivated for 2.5 years with eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora Hook and Brachiaria grass (Brachiaria decumbens, in Selvíria, MS, Brazil. Six treatments were evaluated in an experiment in a randomized block design with four replications: (1 Savannah; (2 exposed soil without treatment for recovery; (3 soil under eucalyptus and pasture (without application of sewage sludge or mineral fertilization; (4 soil under eucalyptus and pasture with mineral fertilization; (5 soil under eucalyptus and pasture with application of 30 Mg ha-1 sewage sludge, and (6 soil under eucalyptus and pasture with application of 60 Mg ha-1 sewage sludge. In the soil layers 0.00-0.05; 0.05-0.10; 0.10-0.20 and of 0.20-0.30 m, the following physical properties were studied: macroporosity; microporosity; soil porosity, and bulk density. Green and dry mass of pasture and height and DBH of eucalyptus were evaluated. It was concluded that the studied soil is a recovery process. The treatments with sludge application were more effective because of their influence on the soil physical properties, besides resulting in higher green and dry mass yield in brachiaria and increased growth of eucalyptus trees. The best indicators of soil recovery were plant development, soil bulk density, total porosity, and macroporosity.

  16. Rendimento e composição química do capim-braquiária introduzido em pastagem degradada de capim-gordura Yield and chemical-proximal composition of signalgrass established on a degraded molassesgrass pasture

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    Cláudio Manoel Teixeira Vitor

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido para avaliação de uma pastagem de capim-gordura (Melinis minutiflora, Beauv. degradada, renovada por meio da introdução de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, Stapf em consórcio com estilosantes (Stylosanthes guianensis, cv. Mineirão e da adubação com nitrogênio (0, 50, 100 e 150 kg/ha.ano. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. A pastagem foi avaliada em um período seco com um único corte e em um período chuvoso com três cortes. A adubação nitrogenada aumentou a produção de massa seca (MS e o teor de proteína bruta (PB do capim-braquiária, tanto no período seco quanto no chuvoso. Os teores de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e de fibra em detergente ácido (FDA não foram influenciados pelas doses de nitrogênio em nenhum dos períodos avaliados. Nas maiores doses de nitrogênio, os teores de fósforo, cálcio e magnésio não se alteraram no período seco nem no chuvoso, enquanto os teores de potássio diminuíram em ambos os períodos. A produção de MS no consórcio de capim-braquiária com o estilosantes foi similar à obtida com o capim-braquiária sem adubação nitrogenada no período seco e não diferiu estatisticamente da produção observada com adubação nitrogenada no período chuvoso. Em geral, o teor de proteína bruta da forragem do consórcio foi maior que o da gramínea pura adubada com nitrogênio.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the reclamation of a degraded pasture of molassesgrass (Melinis minutiflora, Beauv., with the establishment of signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens, Stapf, with different N doses (0, 50, 100, and 150 kg/ha.year or in consortium with S. guianensis cv. mineirão, in a complete randomized blocks design, with three replications per treatment. Evaluations were performed during the dry season (one evaluation and wet season (three evaluations. Nitrogen fertilization promoted increment in dry matter production and

  17. Crecimiento del maíz y los pastos (Brachiaria sp. establecidos enmonocultivo y asociados en suelos ácidos del piedemonte llanero colombiano

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    Álvaro Rincón

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El experimento se desarrolló en el piedemonte llanero de Colombia, donde el establecimiento y recuperación de praderas con el cultivo del maíz, es una opción productiva para los sistemas ganaderos de la región. En un diseño de bloques completos al azar con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el establecimiento de maíz y pastos en monocultivo y asociados (Brachiaria decumbens, Brachiaria cv. Mulato y Toledo (Brachiaria brizantha, con el fin de determinar la existencia de efectos de competencia sobre los rendimientos de grano de maíz y sobre la producción de forraje de los pastos. El periodo de evaluación comprendió desde los 15 hasta los 90 días después de la siembra (dds, época en la cual el maíz ya se encontraba en proceso de secado. El crecimiento del maíz no fue afectado por la presencia de los pastos, obteniéndose el índice de área foliar de 3, a los 45 dds y la mayor producción de masa seca a los 66 dds con 29 g MS/planta. Por su parte, el crecimiento de los pastos sí fue afectado por la presencia del maíz durante todo el periodo de evaluación. El área foliar y la masa seca en los pastos asociados con maíz fue inferior en un 50% con respecto a los pastos establecidos sin maíz, de forma que a los 75 dds el índice de área foliar de los pastos asociados con maíz fue de 1,0 y en los pastos en monocultivo fue de 2,6. De igual forma, la masa seca fue de 68 g·m-2 y de 140 g·m-2 en el mismo orden. La asociación de maíz con pastos es una buena opción para el establecimiento o renovación de praderas porque los rendimientos de maíz no fueron afectados por la presencia de los pastos. Los pastos asociados con el maíz presentaron un crecimiento más lento en los primeros 75 dds, sin afectar el crecimiento del maíz, sin embargo durante los 15 días siguientes, el índice de área foliar se incrementó en 170% y la masa seca en 53%, por el secado natural de la planta de maíz que permitió la entrada de radiación solar

  18. Densidade populacional de Pratylenchus spp. em pastagens de Brachiaria spp. e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem Population density of Pratylenchus spp. in pastures of Brachiaria spp. and its influence on the forage availability and quality

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    Cassia de Carvalho

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a densidade populacional de Pratylenchus brachyurus e Pratylenchus zeae, associados à Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens e B. humidicola, e sua influência na disponibilidade e na qualidade da forragem, realizou-se este trabalho. O experimento foi conduzido na Agropecuária Hisaeda, em Terenos, MS. Coletaram-se amostras de solo, raízes e parte aérea, em dez repetições ao acaso, de 1 m² cada, dos seguintes tratamentos: Bom, Intermediário e Ruim, caracterizados visualmente, considerando-se a percentagem de material verde das plantas. As densidades de P. brachyurus e P. zeae foram avaliadas nas amostras de solo e raízes. Na parte aérea, avaliou-se a disponibilidade de matéria seca dos materiais verde, morto e da rebrota, estado nutricional das plantas e qualidade da forragem. A fertilidade do solo foi determinada em todas as unidades amostrais. Ambos os nematoides foram identificados em todas as amostras, com maior número nas raízes (entre 87-311 P. brachyurus e 1-61 P. zeae.10 g-1 que no solo (de 0-8 P. brachyurus a 1-39 P. zeae.200 cm-3, no entanto, não houve diferenças significativas, na quantidade de espécimes, entre os tratamentos. Considerando-se que essas forrageiras são perenes e hospedam Pratylenchus spp., há tendência ao aumento da população desses patógenos, ao longo do tempo, podendo se tornar um sério problema fitossanitário.The aim of this work was to evaluate the population density of Pratylenchus brachyurus and Pratylenchus zeae associated with Brachiaria brizantha, B. decumbens and B. humidicola and their influence on forage availability and quality. The experiment was conducted in the Hisaeda Farm, Terenos, MS, Brazil. Soil, roots and plant aerial part were harvest, with ten replications each, in one square meter randomized sets encompassing three treatments: Good, Intermediary and Bad, visually characterized, considering the percentage of green material. P. brachyurus and P. zeae density

  19. Efeitos de métodos de estabelecimento de braquiária e estilosantes e de doses de calcário, fósforo e gesso sobre alguns componentes nutricionais da forragem Effect of establishment methods of brachiaria and stylosanthes, limestone, gypsum and phosphorus on some forage nutritional components

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    Eduardo Eustáquio Mesquita

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar, em dois anos, os efeitos de métodos de estabelecimento (sulcamento: 1,5 e 1,0 m entre linhas em etapa única; 1,5 e 1,0 m em duas e três etapas, respectivamente; aração, gradeação e sulcos espaçados de 1,0 m entre linhas, doses de calcário (25, 50, 75 e 100% da necessidade de calagem-NC, obtida pelo método do Al, Ca e Mg trocáveis, gesso agrícola (0, 230, 940, 1.880 e 2.820 kg/ha, referentes à substituição de 0, 3,0, 12,5, 25,0 e 37,5% do CaO do calcário pelo CaO do gesso, na dose de 100% da NC e P2O5 (50, 100, 150, 200 e 250 kg/ha nas concentrações de minerais (P, K, Ca, Mg e S, proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA e lignina na matéria seca e na DIVMS de Brachiaria decumbens consorciada com Stylosanthes guianensis cv. Mineirão. Os métodos de estabelecimento em duas e três etapas propiciaram maiores concentrações de K na braquiária e Ca no estilosantes. As maiores concentrações de PB na braquiária foram alcançadas com o estabelecimento com aração e gradeação do solo. A substituição do calcário pelo gesso elevou as concentrações de S, Ca e PB na matéria seca da braquiária e do estilosantes e reduziu as concentrações de FDN na gramínea. As doses de P elevaram as concentrações de P, PB e a DIVMS e reduziram as concentrações de FDN na braquiária, melhorando seu valor nutritivo.A field trial was carried out to evaluate the establishment methods (Furrow only: row 1,5 and 1,0 m apart at one time; 1.5 and 1.0 at two and three times, respectively; Plowing and horrowing: row 1,0 apart, limestone (25, 50, 75 e 100% of necessity of limestone, obtained by Al, Ca e Mg exchangeable, gypsum (0, 230, 940, 1.880 e 2.820 kg/ha and P2O5 (50, 100, 150, 200 e 250 kg/ha on minerals concentration (P, K, Ca, Mg e S; crude protein (CP, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent acid (ADF and in vitro dry matter

  20. Microsporogenesis in Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov. Robyns and B. subulifolia (Mez Clayton (Poaceae Microsporogênese em Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov. Robyns e B. subulifolia (Mez Clayton (Poaceae

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    Claudicéia Risso-Pascotto

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Some African species of Brachiaria have been introduced into the Americas and became the most important forage for pastures in the tropics. New cultivars can be obtained either from direct selections from the natural existing variability in the germplasm collections or from interspecific hybridizations. Polyploidy is predominant in the genus Brachiaria and correlated with apomixis which complicates hybridization. The objective of cytological studies underway on the Brachiaria germplasm collection at Embrapa Beef Cattle is to determine the chromosome number and meiotic behavior of accessions. For the breeding of Brachiaria species, compatible sexual and apomictic accessions need to be identified. Microsporogenesis was evaluated in two accessions of Brachiaria bovonei (BO01 and BO05 and one accession of B. subulifolia (SU01. BO01 is pentaploid (2n = 5x = 45, BO05 is tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36, and SU01 is hexaploid (2n = 6x = 54, derived from x = 9. Meiotic abnormalities typical of polyploids, characterized by precocious chromosome migration to the poles in metaphases, laggard chromosomes in anaphases, and micronuclei in telophases and tetrads, were recorded in high frequency in all the accessions generating unbalanced gametes. Both accessions of B. bovonei presented chromosome stickiness. The results are discussed in the view of the Brachiaria breeding program objectives.Algumas espécies africanas de Brachiaria foram introduzidas nas Américas e tornaram-se importantes pastagens nos trópicos. Novas cultivares podem ser obtidas por seleção direta da variabilidade genética existente na coleção de germoplasma ou por hibridização interespecífica. Poliploidia é predominante no gênero Brachiaria e correlacionada com apomixia, o que complica a hibridização. O objetivo dos estudos citogenéticos na coleção de germoplasma de Brachiaria da Embrapa Gado de Corte é determinar o número de cromossomos e o comportamento meiótico dos acessos. A

  1. Intra-inflorescence pollen viability in accessions of Brachiaria ruziziensis

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    Cristina Maria Pinto de Paula

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge about the pollen viability is important to ensure success in controlled hybridizations and, consequently, support breeding programs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the pollen viability in progenies of artificially induced tetraploid accessions of Brachiaria ruziziensis, and to verify if the position of the flower buds on the raceme affects the pollen viability rate. Staining of aborted and non-aborted pollen (Alexander’s technique was used to determine the viability of the pollen grains. Tetraploid accessions of B. ruziziensis plants had high pollen viability (x = 76.8% to x = 99.6%. Some of these plants had viability rates similar to diploid B. ruziziensis, showing that the induction of chromosome duplication by colchicine did not result in abnormalities in production and morphology of pollen grains. Pollen grains from middle and apical regions of the raceme presented higher viability rates (x = 97.9% and x = 97.7% respectively. The viability of pollen grains in artificially induced tetraploid accessions of B. ruziziensis plants was high, which may favor obtaining fertile descendants in possible crosses

  2. Perfil químico da parede celular e suas implicações na digestibilidade de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria humidicola Chemical profile of cell wall and its implications on Brachiaria brizantha and Brachiaria humidicola digestibility

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    Cláudio José F. Alves de Brito

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foram determinadas a composição química e a digestibilidade de diversas frações de Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria humidicola, após 70 dias de crescimento. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições para cada espécie. As plantas coletadas foram subdivididas nas frações apical, mediana e basal para as folhas e mediana e basilar para caules, de acordo com sua localização. Foram determinadas as concentrações de fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, proteína bruta (PB, lignina, ácido p_cumárico, ácido ferúlico e açúcares neutros (glicose, xilose e arabinose e a digestibilidade in situ após 48 horas de período de incubação ruminal. As diferentes frações das espécies estudadas apresentam distinta composição química, cujos efeitos são observados na digestibilidade. A B. brizantha apresentou maiores concentrações de FDN no caule e PB nas folhas. Isto resultou em coeficientes de digestibilidade maiores em relação à B. humidicola. A diferença de digestibilidade entre caule e folhas e nas frações mais velhas pode estar relacionada ao tipo de condensação da lignina presente nos tecidos. Evidências na concentração e na proporção dos ácidos p_cumárico e ferúlico sugerem esta relação. A concentração de ácidos fenólicos esteve relacionada com a digestibilidade da matéria seca e a lignina com a digestibilidade da FDN. A análise dos ácidos fenólicos pode se constituir em importante ferramenta para avaliar o grau de condensação da lignina na parede celular dos diferentes tecidos das plantas forrageiras. A concentração de açúcares neutros não apresentou um padrão definido na composição dos diferentes tecidos. A arabinose foi o único açúcar que apresentou relações com a digestibilidade da matéria seca e com a concentração de ácidos fenólicos.In the present paper the chemical composition and digestibility of several Brachiaria

  3. Controle de Brachiaria subquadripara e Brachiaria mutica através de diferentes herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência Control of Brachiaria subquadripara and Brachiaria mutica by different herbicides applied post-emergence

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    C.A. Carbonari

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados dois experimentos, com objetivo de avaliar a suscetibilidade de Brachiaria subquadripara e Brachiaria mutica a diferentes herbicidas aplicados em pósemergência. Os herbicidas e doses testados foram: glyphosate (Rodeo a 2.400, 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1 com Aterbane a 0,5% v/v; glyphosate a 2.400, 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1 com Silwet a 0,1% v/v; imazapyr (Arsenal a 750 e 1.500 g e.a. ha-1; e diquat (Reward a 400 e 800 g i.a. ha-1 com aplicação seqüencial. Manteve-se uma testemunha sem aplicação de herbicidas. As parcelas experimentais foram constituídas de caixas d'água de 60 x 60 x 45 cm, com 55 L de solo. A aplicação foi realizada quando as plantas se encontravam a 45 e 65 cm de altura para B. subquadripara e B. mutica, respectivamente. Foi utilizado um pulverizador costal, a pressão constante de CO2 (2 bars, pontas 110.02 XR, com um consumo de calda de 200 L ha-1. O controle foi avaliado visualmente, através de escala percentual de notas, além de se avaliar a massa seca das plantas. O herbicida glyphosate nas doses de 3.360 e 4.320 g e.a. ha-1, independentemente do adjuvante testado, proporcionou controle excelente para as duas espécies, porém as parcelas que receberam glyphosate a 2.400 g e.a. ha-1 apresentaram controle apenas satisfatório. O herbicida imazapyr nas doses de 750 e 1.500 g e.a. ha-1 proporcionou controle eficiente para B. subquadripara e excelente para B. mutica. Já o herbicida diquat, apesar de duas aplicações e independentemente da dose utilizada, mostrou-se ineficiente no controle das duas espécies.Two experiments were carried out to evaluate the susceptibility of Brachiaria subquadripara and Brachiaria mutica to different herbicides applied in post-emergence. The herbicides and doses used were: glyphosate (Rodeo at 2,400, 3,360 and 4,320 (g a.e. ha-1 plus Aterbane 0.5% v/v; glyphosate at 2,400, 3,360 and 4,320 (g a.e. ha-1 plus Silwet 0.1% v/v; imazapyr (Arsenal at 750 and 1,500 (g a

  4. RELAÇÕES DA PRODUÇÃO DE MASSA VERDE DE Brachiaria brizantha COM OS ÍNDICES DE DISPONIBILIDADE DE NUTRIENTES EM SOLOS SOB O SISTEMA BARREIRÃO DE MANEJO RELATIONS OF Brachiaria brizantha TO GREEN MATTER YIELD AND NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY RATES IN SOILS MANAGED UNDER THE "BARREIRÃO" SYSTEM

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    Milton Ferreira de Moraes

    2007-09-01

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    Avaliaram-se as relações da produção de massa verde com a disponibilidade dos nutrientes em um latossolo vermelhoescuro, distrófico, fase Cerrado, textura média, em áreas de pastagem provenientes da abertura do cerrado original. Formou-se o pasto, aplicando-se 1,5 t ha-1 de calcário calcítico e semeadura direta com Brachiaria decumbens. Após dez anos de uso, renovou-se a pastagem através do Sistema Barreirão, corrigindo-a com 2,0 t ha-1 de calcário dolomítico. Em uma única operação, semearam-se o arroz e a Brachiaria brizantha mais a adubação nas profundidades de 3 a 5 cm e de 8 a 10 cm, respectivamente. Monitoraram-se áreas com um a seis anos de implantação do sistema, tendo como referências uma área de mata nativa e outra de dezessete anos de pastejo tradicional. Os dados obtidos levam a concluir: i a relação entre produção de massa verde e teores de matéria orgânica no solo fornece um nível crítico de 19,5 g MO kg-1 de solo, que não pode ser interpretado como indicador confiável de nitrogênio disponível por causa do caráter dinâmico da matéria orgânica no solo; ii as relações entre produção de massa verde e teores de nutrientes nos solos permitem estabelecer níveis críticos para: cálcio + magnésio trocáveis ? 4,5 cmolc dm-3 de solo, potássio trocável ? 123 mg dm-3, zinco disponível ? 1,7 mg Zn dm-3 e cobre disponível ? 2,2 mg Cu dm-3; iii não foi possível determinar o nível crítico de fósforo disponível pelo extrator Mehlich-1, porque a dose de fosfato aplicada foi insuficiente para sustentar a produtividade do sistema ao longo dos anos.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Cerrado; macronutriente; micronutriente; pastagens tropicais.

  5. Tolerance to flooding in five Brachiaria brizantha accessions Tolerância ao alagamento em cinco acessos de Brachiaria brizantha

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    Moacyr Bernardino Dias-Filho

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Some physiological and morphological responses of five Brachiaria brizantha accessions (BRA000591 cultivar Marandu, BRA003441, BRA002844, BRA004308 and BRA004391 were compared for plants grown in pots under flooding and well-drained conditions for 14 days. Flooding caused a significant reduction in leaf dry mass production in all accessions, but, for root biomass, no differences between treatments could be detected in BRA003441 and BRA004391. No adventitious root production was observed in flooded BRA003441; all other accessions produced adventitious roots when flooded. Relative growth rate was reduced by flooding only in BRA000591 and BRA004308. Leaf elongation rate was reduced by flooding in all accessions, however, more severely in BRA003441. Net photosynthesis was reduced by flooding in all accessions, but with less intensity in BRA004391. For all accessions, there was a close relationship between net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance under flooding. The five accessions tested differed in tolerance to flooding. BRA004391 was the most tolerant. Accession BRA003441 was the most sensitive, followed by BRA000591 cultivar Marandu. Accessions BRA002844 and BRA004308 were classified as intermediate in flooding tolerance.Algumas respostas morfológicas e fisiológicas de cinco acessos de Brachiaria brizantha (BRA000591 cultivar Marandu, BRA003441, BRA002844, BRA004308 e BRA004391 foram comparadas em plantas cultivadas em vasos, sob condições de solo alagado e bem drenado, durante 14 dias. O alagamento reduziu significativamente a produção de massa seca foliar em todos os acessos, mas para a massa seca radicular, não foi possível encontrar diferenças entre tratamentos em BRA003441 e BRA004391. Somente BRA003441 não produziu raízes adventícias sob alagamento. A taxa de crescimento relativo foi reduzida pelo alagamento somente em BRA000591 e BRA004308. A taxa de elongação foliar foi reduzida pelo alagamento do solo em todos os acessos

  6. Caespitosa and decumbens Poaceae fertilized with NPK: effects on soil aggregation

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    Dácio Jerônimo de Almeida

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The disintegration of soil particles affects its productive capacity, resulting in compression, erosion and nutrient losses. This study aimed at evaluating the aggregates quality and stability of a Yellow Latosol, in a randomized blocks design represented by Urochloa decumbens and Urochloa brizantha, with and without mineral fertilization, and two sampling forms (rows and between rows, in three sampling depths. The undeformed soil samples collected were shattered and passed through a 9.52 mm sieve and, after drying, through a 2.00 mm, 1.00 mm, 0.50 mm and 0.25 mm sieves, according to the following diameters classes: 9.52-2.00 mm, 2.00-1.00 mm, 1.00-0.50 mm and 0.50-0.25 mm, by using dry sieving. These aggregates were also separated by wet sieving and the dispersed clay and root dry matter were determined. Aggregates larger than 2.00 mm showed high stability, in the 0.00-0.05 m layer, when compared to the aggregates from smaller classes, with no effect of sampling and fertilization site on the aggregates size and stability. There was no difference for the two species analyzed, sampling method and fertilization on the aggregates formation and stability.

  7. Influence of the integrated crop-livestock system on soil and soybean and brachiaria yield

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    João de Andrade Bonetti

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The presence of animals in farming areas can affect soil physical structures depending on grazing intensity. This study aimed to evaluate soil physical attributes, as well as soybean and brachiaria yield, under no-tillage, in an integrated crop-livestock system. Treatments were arranged in a complete randomized blocks design, with three replications, and consisted of different grazing heights (0.25 m, 0.35 m and 0.45 m and a no-grazing area. The shoot and root dry biomass of soybean and brachiaria and soybean yield were evaluated. Soil samples were collected from 0-5 cm, 5-10 cm and 10-20 cm depth layers and the following soil physical attributes were determined: bulk density, total porosity, macroporosity, microporosity, penetration resistance and mean weight diameter of aggregates. Grazing intensities did not affect soil bulk density in any of the analyzed layers. There was a reduction in total porosity after the second grazing cycle, in the 0-5 cm layer. The mean weight diameter of aggregates was lower in grazed areas, in the 0-5 cm and 10-20 cm layers, and an increase in the penetration mechanical resistance was observed in all layers, especially for the 0.25 m height grazing treatment. The total dry biomass (soybean + brachiaria and shoot dry biomass of brachiaria were lower in grazed areas. However, the soybean yield was not affected by the different grazing cycles.

  8. Dependência espacial em levantamentos do estoque de carbono em áreas de pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu Spatial dependence in surveys of carbon storage in grassland areas of Brachiaria brizantha, Marandu grass

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    Sabino Pereira da Silva Neto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um estudo utilizando análise de semivariogramas para quantificar a autocorrelação espacial dos estoques de carbono (EC no solo, biomassa da gramínea e das plantas daninhas em três parcelas experimentais de pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu com níveis baixo, médio e alto de degradação, cultivadas em Neossolo Quartzarênico Órtico. As coletas das plantas e do solo foram realizadas em malha de amostragem regular com distâncias de 5 x 5 m em área de 900 m². Os EC das pastagens foram submetidos às analises de estatística descritiva, ao teste não-paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis ao nível de 5% de significância, ao estudo geoestatístico e interpolação por krigagem ordinária. A variabilidade espacial do EC foi observada dentro e entre as pastagens de capim-Marandu com níveis baixo, médio e alto de degradação. A pastagem de capim-Marandu com nível baixo de degradação teve menor continuidade espacial, por apresentar menores alcances no EC, na biomassa da gramínea e na biomassa total (gramínea + plantas daninhas, no solo e no sistema solo x pastagem (solo + biomassa total. A grade de 5 x 5 m foi adequada para caracterizar a variabilidade espacial de pastagens de capim-Marandu com níveis de degradação baixo e alto. Área de pastagem de capim-Marandu com grau médio de degradação apresenta coeficientes de variação altos entre os valores EC; o que comprometeu a modelagem espacial que também pode ter ocorrido devido ao baixo número de amostras realizadas (n=36. Assim, pontos de amostragem menores que 5 m podem melhorar a precisão dos ajustes dos semivariogramas.A study was carried using semivariogram analysis to quantify spatial autocorrelation of carbon stock (CS in soil, grass and weed species biomass in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha, Marandu grass with low, medium and high degradation, and grown an entisol. The sampling of plants and soil were carried out in regular grid with distances of 5

  9. Características morfológicas, estruturais e produtividade do capim-braquiária e do amendoim forrageiro submetidos ao sombreamento Morphological and structural characteristics and productivity of Brachiaria grass and forage peanut submitted to shading

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    Kátia Fernanda Gobbi

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    Full Text Available As características morfológicas, estruturais e a produção de matéria seca (PMS do capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens, cv. Basilisk e do amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi, cv. Amarillo foram avaliadas em resposta a três níveis de sombreamento artificial (0, 50 e 70%. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com três repetições. Foram realizados três e dois cortes, respectivamente, para avaliação do capim-braquiária e do amendoim forrageiro. O amendoim forrageiro apresentou redução significativa na produção de matéria seca com o sombreamento apenas no segundo corte. A produção de matéria seca no capim-braquiária diminuiu linearmente nos dois primeiros cortes. O sombreamento crescente estimulou o aumento da altura média do dossel e do comprimento de pecíolos, colmos e lâminas foliares em todos os cortes das espécies avaliadas. O sombreamento promoveu diminuição linear da densidade populacional de perfilhos no dossel de braquiária em todos os cortes. O peso médio dos perfilhos, no entanto, só foi afetado no terceiro corte, quando aumentou de forma linear de acordo com os níveis de sombreamento. A relação folha:caule da gramínea e da leguminosa não foi afetada pelo sombreamento. A área foliar específica, a área foliar por folíolo e a área foliar por perfilho aumentaram significativamente com o aumento dos níveis de sombreamento. O índice de área foliar (IAF reduziu de forma linear no segundo corte com o sombreamento do amendoim forrageiro e do capim-braquiária. O amendoim forrageiro e o capim-braquiária são forrageiras com bom potencial para avaliação e uso em sistemas silvipastoris com transmissão luminosa em torno de 50% da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa.The morphological and structural characteristics and dry matter production of signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens, cv. Basilisk and forage peanut (Arachis pintoi, cv. Amarillo were evaluated in response to different shading

  10. Chlorophyll evaluation methods in Brachiaria brizantha brs Piatã added with poultry litter compost

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    Alexandre Antonio Pasqualini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the major limitations for pastures high production is the low fertility of tropical soils. In general, the nutrient reposition through chemical fertilizers increases the cost of production and can unbalance the plant besides the environment pollution. Recycling solid residues from agribusiness is a sustainable alternative for farmers. Among the residues, the poultry litter (PL aerobically fermented is a very good bio fertilizer for pastures. The Piatã Grass (Brachiaria brizantha is a new option for the pasture market and can be used for bovine, equine or ovine. The fast diagnosis of the nutritional stage of this plant, based upon portable methods as the Dualex, measuring leaf light reflectance is a practical alternative.  By this way,  it is possible to offer to the herd high nutritional food, correcting eventual shortage, mainly nitrogen. Nitrogen nutrition is directely related to chlorophyll content in the leaf blade. This study aimed to verify the effects of doses of PL over total chlorophyll, in comparison to two methods of evaluation: Dualex Scientific 4.0 and Spectrophotometer Analysis according to Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983. The experiment was conducted in greenhouse conditions, at IZ, Nova Odessa, with a Haplortox soil, between May and July, 2013. Treatments consisted of five compost doses (PL: 0, 20, 40, 60 and 120 Mg ha-1, with the following chemical composition (%: 2.88 of N, 3.85 of P2O5, 2.50 of K2O, 9.06 of Ca and 1.16 of Mg. The experimental design was on randomized blocks with five replications. Data were analyzed using the GLM procedure of the SAS program. Chlorophyll data were taken from the third medium of the leaf blade from a third of the expanded leaf from the apical using the Dualex. At the same time, samples were harvested for the Spectrophotometer analyses according to methodology described by Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983. Total Chlorophyll amounts were increased with the higher doses of PL, adjusting

  11. The role of biological activity (roots, earthworms) in medium-term C dynamics in vertisol under a Digitaria decumbens (Gramineae) pasture

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    Chevallier, Tiphaine; Blanchart, Eric; Girardin, C.; Mariotti, A.; Albrecht, Alain; Feller, Christian

    2001-01-01

    The natural abundance of 13C was used to estimate the turnover of the soil organic matter in vertisol re-grassed with #Digitaria decumbens$ (C4 plant) following intensive market gardening (C3 plants). In addition, the experimental design allowed us to determine the respective roles of roots and earthworms (#Polypheretima elongata$) in soil C stock restoration in #D. decumbens$ pasture. The C stock increased from 31 to 37 Mg C/ha in 5 years and the delta13C increased from -18.1% in market gard...

  12. Silage quality of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars ensiled with different levels of millet meal

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    K.A.P Costa

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The silage quality of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars ensiled with different levels of millet meal was evaluated. The experimental design was a completely randomized with three replications in a factorial 3 x 4, with three cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha: marandu, xaraés, and piatã and four levels of millet meal 0, 5, 10, and 15%. The addition of millet meal improved the quality of B. brizantha silage. The inclusion of the additive at 15% provided the best nutritional values. The piatã silage had the lowest contents of neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, and lignin and the highest content of total digestible nutrients, being a better quality silage as compared to those of xaraés and marandu grasses.

  13. Tolerância ao alagamento em cinco acessos de Brachiaria brizantha

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    Dias-Filho, Moacyr Bernardino

    2002-01-01

    Some physiological and morphological responses of five Brachiaria brizantha accessions (BRA000591 cultivar Marandu, BRA003441, BRA002844, BRA004308 and BRA004391) were compared for plants grown in pots under flooding and well-drained conditions for 14 days. Flooding caused a significant reduction in leaf dry mass production in all accessions, but, for root biomass, no differences between treatments could be detected in BRA003441 and BRA004391. No adventitious root production was observed in f...

  14. Crecimiento del maíz y los pastos (Brachiaria sp. establecidos en monocultivo y asociados en suelos ácidos del piedemonte llanero colombiano

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    Rincón Álvaro

    2007-12-01

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    El experimento se desarrolló en el piedemonte llanero de Colombia, donde el establecimiento y recuperación de praderas con el cultivo del maíz, es una opción productiva para los sistemas ganaderos de la región. En un diseño de bloques completos al azar con cuatro replicaciones, se evaluó el establecimiento de maíz y pastos en monocultivo y asociados (Brachiaria decumbens , Brachiaria cv. Mulato y Toledo (Brachiaria brizantha, con el fin de determinar la existencia de efectos de competencia sobre los rendimientos de grano de maíz y sobre la producción de forraje de los pastos. El periodo de evaluación comprendió desde los 15 hasta los 90 días después de la siembra (dds, época en la cual el maíz ya se encontraba en proceso de secado. El crecimiento del maíz no fue afectado por la presencia de los pastos, obteniéndose el índice de área foliar de 3, a los 45 dds y la mayor producción de masa seca a los 66 dds con 29 g MS/planta. Por su parte, el crecimiento de los pastos sí fue afectado por la presencia del maíz durante todo el periodo de evaluación. El área foliar y la masa seca en los pastos asociados con maíz fue inferior en un 50% con respecto a los pastos establecidos sin maíz, de forma que a los 75 dds el índice de área foliar de los pastos asociados con maíz fue de 1,0 y en los pastos en monocultivo fue de 2,6. De igual forma, la masa seca fue de 68 g·m-2 y de 140 g·m-2 en el mismo orden. La asociación de maíz con pastos es una buena opción para el establecimiento o renovación de praderas porque los rendimientos de maíz no fueron afectados por la presencia de los pastos. Los pastos asociados con el maíz presentaron un crecimiento más lento en los primeros 75 dds, sin afectar el crecimiento del maíz, sin embargo durante los 15 días siguientes, el índice de área foliar se incrementó en 170% y la masa seca en 53%, por el secado natural de

  15. Bioprospecção de rizobactérias promotoras de crescimento em Brachiaria brizantha Bioprospection of plant growth promoter rhizobacteria in Brachiaria brizantha

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    Fabio Fernando de Araujo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se selecionar e caracterizar bactérias do gênero Bacillus em rizosfera de Brachiaria brizantha como promotoras de crescimento de plantas e correlacionar os diferentes critérios de seleção das bactérias utilizados em laboratório e casa-de-vegetação. Após coleta de amostras de plantas em três municípios da região oeste de São Paulo, foram realizados o isolamento de bactérias da rizosfera e posterior caracterização fenotípica quanto ao potencial de colonização de raízes de braquiária, antagonismo a fungos fitopatogênicos, produção de auxinas, fosfatases e proteases, além da caracterização genotípica utilizando a técnica de PCR-RAPD. Como avaliação final dos isolados bacterianos foi realizado experimento em casa-de-vegetação com inoculação de sementes e cultivo de Braquiaria brizantha com efetivação de três cortes, durante 180 dias. O experimento foi distribuído em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições. Dos 45 isolados de Bacillus sp. avaliados, sete foram competentes para colonização radicular e três (1A, 2B e 6A foram capazes de promover o crescimento de Brachiaria brizantha, na média de três cortes efetuados na cultura. A avaliação da produção de auxinas e fosfatases foi relevante no protocolo de seleção dos isolados de Bacillus sp. como promotores de crescimento de plantas. A produção de proteases foi detectada em todos os isolados avaliados, mas não houve correlação desta característica com o crescimento das plantas.This study proposed to select and characterize bacteria of the genus Bacillus on rhizosphere of Brachiaria brizantha as plant growth promoters and to correlate the different selection criteria of the bacteria utilized in laboratories and greenhouse. After collecting samples of plants in three municipalities of Sao Paulo, bacteria were isolated from the rhizosphere and subsequent phenotypic characterization was carried out, regarding the

  16. Produção de matéria seca, valor nutritivo e a maturidade de Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. transvala Dry matter production, nutritive value and the maturity of Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. transvala

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    Cláudio Maluf Haddad

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    Full Text Available Este experimento teve como objetivo avaliar a produção de matéria seca, a digestibilidade in vitro e a variação na composição químico-bromatológica e mineral do capim-Transvala (Digitaria decumbens Stent. cv. Transvala em função da idade de corte. O delineamento estatístico adotado foi inteiramente casualizado, com seis tratamentos e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos constaram de seis idades de corte, com intervalo de 10 dias entre cada corte, sendo que o primeiro corte foi realizado 20 dias após o corte de uniformização. A produção de matéria seca aumentou de forma linear (P The objective of this experiment was to evaluate dry matter production, in vitro dry matter digestibility, variability in chemical composition and in macro and micro mineral contents for Transvala digitgrass (Digitaria decumbens Stent., as related to the age at cutting. The experimental design was completely randomized, with six treatments, replicated five times. Treatments consisted of six cutting ages spaced 10 days apart, with the first cut made 20 days after staging. Dry matter production increased linearly (P < 0.05 with the age of the plant and in vitro dry matter digestibility and crude protein concentration decreased quadratically (P < 0.05. Conversely, neutral detergent fiber and acid detergent fiber concentrations increased quadratically (P < 0.05 with the age of the plant and the concentrations of the phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur decreased quadratically (P < 0.05. Concentrations of copper and zinc decreased quadratically (P < 0.05, whereas that of manganese increased quadratically (P < 0.05. Results showed that the cutting age to be recommend should be between days 30 to 40, if a well balanced feeding material of high quality that would satisfy animal nutritional requeriments, is desired.

  17. Controle químico de plantas daninhas aquáticas: Alternanthera philoxeroides, Enhydra anagallis e Pycreus decumbens Chemical control of aquatic weed plants: Alternanthera philoxeroides, Enhydra anagallis and Pycreus decumbens

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    N.V. Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available As espécies de plantas aquáticas podem causar inúmeros inconvenientes ao uso múltiplo da água quando elas se desenvolvem desordenadamente. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de diferentes herbicidas no controle químico de plantas de Alternanthera philoxeroides, Enhydra anagallis e Pycreus decumbens em caixa-d'água. Quando as plantas atingiram o seu pleno desenvolvimento (antes do florescimento, foram aplicados, nas espécies Alternanthera philoxeroides e Enhydra anagallis, os herbicidas: 2,4-D amina (U-46 D FLUID 720 a 2.880 g e.a. ha-1; diquat (REWARD 240 a 480 g i.a. ha-1; imazapyr (ARSENAL 250 a 500 e 750 g e.a. ha-1; glyphosate (RODEO 480 a 3.360 g e.a. ha-1 com e sem o surfatante Aterbane BR (0,5% v v-1; glyphosate + diquat (3.360 + 480 g i./e.a. ha-1 ; glyphosate + 2,4-D (3.360 + 2.880 g e.a. ha-1; e diquat + 2,4-D (480 + 2.880 g i./e.a. ha-1, além de uma testemunha sem aplicação de herbicida. Para a espécie Pycreus decumbens foram aplicados: 2,4-D amina (U-46 D FLUID 720 a 2.880 g e.a. ha-1; diquat (REWARD 240 a 480 g i.a. ha-1; propanil (STAM 480 a 2.880 g i.a. ha-1; glyphosate (RODEO 480 a 3.360 g e.a. ha-1 mais o surfatante Aterbane BR (0,5% v v-1; glyphosate + propanil (3.360 + 2.880 g i./e.a. ha-1; glyphosate + diquat (3.360 + 480 g i./e.a. ha-1; glyphosate + 2,4-D (3.360 + 2.880 g e.a. ha-1; propanil + 2,4-D (2.880 + 2.880 g i./e.a. ha-1; e diquat + 2,4-D (480 + 2.880 g i./e.a. ha-1, além de uma testemunha sem aplicação de herbicida. Os herbicidas foram aplicados com um pulverizador estacionário, pressurizado a ar comprimido e equipado com um reservatório de 2 litros, pontas Teejet XR11002VS, com um consumo de calda de 200 L ha-1. As avaliações de controle das plantas daninhas foram visuais, por meio de uma escala de percentual de notas, além de se avaliar a massa seca das plantas. Verificou-se que o controle químico apresenta-se como uma boa alternativa de manejo para as espécies A

  18. DIGESTIBILIDADE APARENTE DO FENO DE Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle SCHWEICKERDT APÓS A COLHEITA DE SEMENTES APPARENT DIGESTIBILITY OF Brachiaria humidicola (RENDLE SCHWEICKERDT HAY AFTER SEED HARVEST

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    Benir de Oliveira

    2007-09-01

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    Objetivando avaliar a composição química e a digestibilidade aparente de feno de Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle Schweickerdt, após a colheita de sementes, foi realizado um experimento nas dependências do Departamento de Zootecnia da Escola de Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Utilizou-se quatro carneiros adultos, castrados, sem raça definida, com bolsas coletoras de fezes e alojados em gaiolas individuais de metabolismo durante 17 dias, sendo 7 de adaptação e 10 de coleta. A digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca (53,64% concorda plenamente com o resultado encontrado "in vitro" (53,37%. Na base de matéria seca, o feno apresentou 53,40% de N.D.T., baixo nível de proteína bruta (3,03% com baixo coeficiente de digestibilidade (11,88%. Nas condições do presente experimento conclui-se que a fenação da Brachiaria humidicola, após a colheita mecânica das sementes, prejudicou o valor nutritivo do feno, principalmente, a proteína bruta e sua digestibilidade.

    A trial to study the apparent digestibility of Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle Schweickerdt, grass, was carried out at the Departamento de Zootecnia da Universidade Federal de Goiás. The seeds of B.humidicola have a good commercial value and the farmers utilized a grass of bad quality after mechanical harvest. Four adult lambs, castrated males, of unknown race, were used and placed in metabolical individual cages during 17 days, 7 for adaptation and 10 for collection period. The apparent digestibility of dry matter was 53.64% and ";in vitro"; 53.37%. On dry matter-basis the hay has 53.40% of TND value, a poor crude protein (3.03% value with low coefficient of digestibility (11 .88%.

  19. Canopy characteristics and behavior of Nellore heifers in Brachiaria brizantha pastures under different grazing heights at a continuous stocking rate

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    Daniel Rume Casagrande

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu canopy structure maintained at different grazing heights under a continuous stocking rate and with a dietary supplementation strategy for the animals during the rainy season. This study also intended to observe the relationships of these variables with the grazing behaviors of the heifers. The effects of three canopy heights (15, 25 and 35 cm were evaluated in association with three types of supplements: one mineral and two protein/energy supplements, the first with a high rumen degradable protein and energy and the others with a low ratio. Both the protein/energy supplements were provided at 0.3% of body weight/day. The experimental design was completely randomized, with two replications and repeated measures, and took place during the period from January to April 2008. The supplementation strategies did not affect any variable related to the canopy structure. Total and green herbage masses and the ratio of green/dead material increased with canopy height. The leaf/stem ratio was higher in the lowest canopy height: 15 cm. Changes in the canopy structure caused variations in the grazing behavior of the animals. Animals maintained in the 15-cm-tall pasture grazed for a longer time, increasing the time for each meal, but the number of meals was lower than that of the animals grazing within the 35-cm-tall pasture. The grazing time of animals receiving the energy/protein supplement was lower only in the period of the day during which it was supplied. Canopy structure is affected by sward height, and changes animal behavior. Supplementation does not affect the canopy structure of the pastures with similar heights.

  20. Viabilidade de sementes de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea e a cobertura do solo com palha Alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea seed viability and soil cover with straw

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    Giovani Theisen

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito de palha de aveia preta (Avena strigosa sobre o solo, na dormência e quiescência de sementes de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea. Os tratamentos testados foram cobertura do solo (0; 2,6; 5,2; 7,8 e 10,5t/ha, o tempo de permanência das sementes submetidas à ação da cobertura do solo (40, 70, 100, 200 e 300 dias e o posicionamento das sementes (2 e 10cm. Elevados níveis de cobertura sobre o solo aumentaram o percentual de sementes de papuã viáveis. Sementes próximas da superfície do solo apresentaram menor dormência e quiescência do que aquelas posicionadas a 10cm de profundidade. A dormência e a quiescência das sementes de papuã se reduziram com o decorrer do tempo.The objective of this work was to determine the effect of black oat (Avena strigosa residues on the viability of alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea seeds. The factors studied were the level of residues on the soil (0, 2.6, 5.2, 7.8 and 10.5t/ha, the time of permanence of seeds in soil submitted to action of residues (40, 70, 100, 200 and 300 days and the seed placement (2 and 10cm. High levels of crop residues on the soil surface increased the seed viability. Seeds placed at 2.0cm presented smaller dormancy and quiescence than those at 10cm depth. Seed dormancy and quiescence were reduced with time.

  1. Recria de bovinos nelore em pastos de Brachiaria brizantha com suplementação protéica ou com acesso a banco de proteína de Leucaena lecocephala: desempenho animal Post-weaning nelore cattle grazing Brachiaria brizantha with protein supplement or free access to a protein bank of Leucaena leucocephala: animal performance

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    Marcelo Queiroz Manella

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Foi avaliado o desempenho de 192 bovinos Nelore recém desmamados em pastos de brachiaria exclusiva (Teste ou suplementados durante a estação seca (Seca, o ano todo (Ano ou com acesso a banco de leucaena (Banco, em delineamento de blocos casualisados com quatro repetições. O suplemento fornecido na seca continha 46,9 % de PB, 70 % degradável no rúmen e o das águas 43,9% PB, 60 % degradável. No período das secas, os animais dos tratamentos Ano e Seca tiveram ganhos maiores que os dos tratamentos Banco e Teste (0,534 e 0,486 vs 0,277 e 0,201 kg/d, respectivamente. Nas águas os animais dos tratamentos Ano e Banco ganharam mais peso que os de Seca e Teste (0,782 e 0,741 vs 0,584 e 0,645 kg/d. O ganho de peso vivo por unidade de área apresentou as mesmas tendências que os ganhos médios diários. A suplementação com fontes protéicas pouco degradáveis nas águas e o banco mostraram-se alternativas eficientes a serem exploradas.The performance of 192 weaned Nelore steers grazing on Brachiaria brizantha pastures(Teste, or supplemented during the dry season (Seca, all year around (Ano or with free access to a leucaena bank (Banco, was evaluated in a random block design with four replications. The dry season supplement had 46.9% CP, 70% rumen degradable, and the wet season supplement, 43.9% CP, 60% degradable. During the dry season, the animals of Ano and Seca showed higher gains than Banco and Teste (.534 and .486 vs .277 and .201 kg/day, respectively. In the wet season animals on Ano and Bank had higher gains than Seca and Teste (.782 and .741 vs .584 and .645 kg/day. The live weight gain per unit of area showed the same behavior of daily gain. Supplements with escape protein or access to a leucaena bank during the wet season showed an efficient alternative.

  2. Morphogenic and structural traits of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu under different nitrogen levels and residues heights

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    Eleuza Clarete Junqueira de Sales

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of leaf appearance, leaf elongation rate, number of green leaves, length of blade and stem of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu under different nitrogen levels and two residue heights. A randomized block design was used in a 4 x 2 factorial scheme, four doses of nitrogen (100, 200, 300 and 400 kg N ha-1 year-1 and two residue heights (5 and 15 cm. There was significant interaction between residue height and nitrogen levels for leaf appearance rate (P> 0.05 of signal grass, which was influenced negatively and linearly (P 0.05 between the levels of nitrogen x residue height on the number of green leaves. The dosage that provided the highest stalk in the residue height of 5 cm was of 271.5 kg N ha -1. An increase of 0.0745 cm tiller -1 day-1 for 1 kg of N ha -1 applied to height of 15 cm of residue was observed. Nitrogen fertilization contributes positively to growth and development of rates of appearance and leaf extension. The management of pasture of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu with 5 cm of residue and fertilization with 100 kg N ha -1 provided better answer morphogenic traits.

  3. Relações entre produtividade de Brachiaria Brizantha e atributos físicos de um latossolo do cerrado Relationships between yield of Brachiaria Brizantha and physical properties of a savannah oxisol

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    Maria Cecília Cavallini

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária, os diversos cultivos em sistema plantio direto alteram os atributos físicos do solo, refletindo sobre a produtividade e a composição vegetal. O objetivo deste trabalho foi indicar atributos do solo com melhor correlação com a produtividade e teor de proteína da Brachiaria brizantha. Foram analisadas as correlações lineares e espaciais entre a produtividade de matéria seca (MS e o teor de proteína bruta (PB de Brachiaria brizantha (cv. Marandu e de alguns atributos físicos de um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico (Oxisol, em três profundidades (zero-0,10; 0,10-0,20; e 0,20-0,30 m. Para isso, foi instalada a malha geoestatística (entre 20 º 18 ' 05 '' S e 20 º 18 ' 28 '' S, e entre 52 º 39 ' 02 '' W e 52 º 40 ' 28 '' W para a coleta dos dados, contendo 124 pontos amostrais, numa área de 4.000 m². A produtividade e o teor de proteína bruta de Brachiaria brizantha não variaram aleatoriamente e seguiram padrões espaciais bem definidos, com semivariogramas do tipo esférico, com alcances da dependência espacial, aproximadamente, entre 40 e 50 m. O aumento da resistência mecânica à penetração e da umidade do solo na camada superficial, no cultivo de Brachiaria brizantha, promove a redução do teor de proteína bruta e da matéria seca. A porosidade total na camada de 0,20-0,30 m, é um importante indicador da qualidade física do solo e apresenta confiabilidade para estimativa da produtividade de matéria seca de Brachiaria brizantha.Crop-livestock integration can affect soil physical properties, altering the yield and plant composition during the various no-tillage crop cycles. The objective of this study was to select the soil properties with the clearest relationship with yield and crude protein content of Brachiaria brizantha. Linear and spatial correlations were analyzed between dry matter yield and crude protein of Brachiaria brizantha and of some physical properties of a

  4. Recria de bovinos Nelore em pastos de Brachiaria brizantha com suplementação protéica ou com acesso a banco de proteína de Leucaena lecocephala: características de fermentação ruminal Post-weaning performance of Nelore cattle grazing Brachiaria brizantha with proteic supplement or free access to a protein bank of Leucaena leucocephala: ruminal fermentation characteristics

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    Marcelo de Queiroz Manella

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas as características de fermentação ruminal de bovinos Nelore com peso médio inicial de 152 kg, submetidos durante 314 dias aos seguintes tratamentos: pastos de Brachiaria brizantha exclusiva (Teste, pasto de Brachiaria mais suplementação durante o período de seca (Seca, pasto de Brachiaria mais suplementação na seca e águas (Ano ou pasto de Brachiaria com acesso a banco de Leucaena (Banco. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições. O suplemento fornecido na seca continha 46,9% de PB e o das águas, 43,9% PB. As coletas de líquido ruminal foram realizadas em agosto, novembro, fevereiro e maio de três animais aleatórios de cada parcela. As porcentagens molares de propionato foram maiores para os animais suplementados, sendo que em agosto foi maior para os tratamentos Ano e Seca; nos outros períodos os animais do tratamento Ano apresentaram as maiores proporções. Similarmente, a relação acetato:propionato diminui nos tratamentos com suplemento em todas épocas. Houve interação dos valores de N-NH3 entre época do ano e tratamento, sendo que os animais suplementados apresentaram concentração mais elevada em agosto (Ano e Seca, fevereiro e maio (Ano. Houve também interação entre época do ano e tratamento para N-uréia, em que os tratamentos suplementados apresentaram valores mais elevados em agosto (Ano e Seca, fevereiro e maio (Ano que os demais tratamentos e, em novembro, o Ano foi maior apenas no tratamento Teste.The rumen fermentative characteristics of Nelore steers grazing Brachiaria Brizantha pastures (Teste, or supplemented during the dry season (Seca, dry and wet seasons (Ano or with free access to a Leucaena bank (Banco, in a randomized block design with four replications, were evaluated. The dry season supplement had 46.9% CP, 70% rumen degradable, and the wet season supplement, 43.9%CP, 60% degradable. Rumen liquor was collected on August, November, February and

  5. ORGANIC FERTILIZER AS PHOSPHORUS SUPPLIER FOR Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDÚ FERTILIZANTE ORGÂNICO COMO FONTE DE FÓSFORO NO CULTIVO INICIAL DE Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDÚ

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    Diego Henriques Santos

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    Phosphorus is considered an essential element for plants, but it is found in low amounts in Brazilian soils, mainly in areas destined to pastures, and the application of organic matter contributes to the improvement of physical, chemical and biological soil attributes. The research had the objective of evaluating the application effects of the Bokashi organic compound on soil macro and micronutrients contents and leaves, as well as on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú dry mass yield, evaluating the potential of the organic fertilizer as phosphorus source, in comparison with conventional chemical fertilizers. Different organic compound doses supplied the soil with 17 kg P2O5 ha-1, 34 kg P2O5 ha-1, 68 kg P2O5 ha-1, 136 kg P2O5 ha-1, and 204 kg P2O5 ha-1, comparing it with the conventional chemical fertilizer and the control. The results revealed that the organic fertilizer Bokashi can adequately replace the conventional chemical fertilizer of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandú, supplying the soil and plant with appropriate nutrients levels and maintaining the dry mass yield.

    KEY-WORDS: Organic matter; organic fertilizers; plants mineral nutrition; Bokashi

  6. Anatomical characters of Brachiaria brizantha submitted to Trinexapac-Ethyl application

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    Fialho, C.M.T.; Ferreira, E.A.; Meira, R.A.S.; Santos, J.B.; Silva, A.A.; Freitas, F.C.L.; Galon, L.; Concenço, G.; Silva, A.F.; Tironi, S.P.; Rocha, P.R.R.

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    Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar alterações nos caracteres anatômicos e morfológicos da folha (bainha e lâmina) e do caule de Brachiaria brizantha tratada com o regulador de crescimento trinexapac-ethyl. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o completamente ao acaso, com duas doses do trinexapac-ethyl (0,00 e 0,75 kg ha-1) e cinco repetições. Cinquenta dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos, amostras do terço médio da bainha, da lâmina da segunda folha completamente expandida e do en...

  7. Viabilidade de sementes de papua (brachiaria plantaginea) e a cobertura do solo com palha

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    Theisen, Giovani; Vidal, Ribas Antonio

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito de palha de aveia preta (Avena strigosa) sobre o solo, na dormência e quiescência de sementes de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea). Os tratamentos testados foram cobertura do solo (0; 2,6; 5,2; 7,8 e 10,5t/ha), o tempo de permanência das sementes submetidas à ação da cobertura do solo (40, 70, 100, 200 e 300 dias) e o posicionamento das sementes (2 e 10cm). Elevados níveis de cobertura sobre o solo aumentaram o percentual de sementes de papuã viá...

  8. Abnormal spindle orientation during microsporogenesis in an interspecific Brachiaria (Gramineae hybrid

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    Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports a case of abnormal spindle orientation during microsporogenesis in an interspecific hybrid of the tropical grass Brachiaria. In the affected plant, prophase I was normal. In metaphase I, bivalents were regularly co-oriented but distantly positioned and spread over the equatorial plate. In anaphase I, chromosomes failed to converge into focused poles due to parallel spindle fibers. As a consequence, in telophase I, an elongated nucleus or several micronuclei were observed in each pole. In the second division, the behavior was the same, leading to polyads with several micronuclei. A total of 40% of meiotic products were affected. The use of this hybrid in production systems needing good-quality seeds is discussed.

  9. Comparative effect of selenium and selenium tolerant microbes on brachiaria reptans l. growth

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    Yasin, M.; Faisal, M.

    2014-01-01

    Brachiaria reptans L. is an annual grass. It is good fodder grass which is distributed in tropical Asia, Kenya, Pakistan and India and introduced throughout the tropics. In present study we determine the growth correlation among B. reptans, selenium (Se) and two Se tolerant bacteria (Bacillus licheniformis-YAP7 and Bacillus cereus-YAP6). Plants treated with Se showed a significant decrease in shoot length (33%) and fresh biomass (41%) compared to control. When plants were co-cultivated in the presence of bacteria or Se and bacteria both the shoot length increased (16-34%) significantly compared to control. B. reptans plants treated with Se have shown a significant decrease in peroxidase contents (59%) compared to control. However, bacterial inoculation of Se treated plants resulted in significant increase in peroxidase contents (113-171%). Selenium treatment caused increase in leaf soluble protein contents compared to control. In conclusion, bacteria can enhance B. reptans growth under Se stress. (author)

  10. Photosynthetic light response of the C4 grasses Brachiaria brizantha and B. humidicola under shade

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    Dias-Filho Moacyr Bernardino

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Forage grasses in tropical pastures can be subjected to considerable diurnal and seasonal reductions in available light. To evaluate the physiological behavior of the tropical forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and B. humidicola to low light, the photosynthetic light response and chlorophyll contents of these species were compared for plants grown outdoors, on natural soil, in pots, in full sunlight and those shaded to 30 % of full sunlight, over a 30-day period. Both species showed the ability to adjust their photosynthetic behavior in response to shade. Photosynthetic capacity and light compensation point were lower for shade plants of both species, while apparent quantum yield was unaffected by the light regime. Dark respiration and chlorophyll a:b ratio were significantly reduced by shading only in B. humidicola. B. humidicola could be relatively more adapted to succeed, at least temporarily, in light-limited environments.

  11. Ingestive Behavior of Heifers Supplemented with Glycerin in Substitution of Corn on Brachiaria brizantha Pasture.

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    Facuri, L M A M; Silva, R R; da Silva, F F; de Carvalho, G G P; Sampaio, C B; Mendes, F B L; Lisboa, M M; Barroso, D S; Carvalho, V M; Pereira, M M S

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    The objective was to evaluate the ingestive behavior of crossbred heifers finished on a Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture receiving four levels of glycerin in their supplementation. Thirty-six crossbred heifers with average initial weight of 264.83±3.83 kg and 20 months of age were distributed into a completely randomized design with four treatments and nine replications: control (0%), 4.82%, 10.12%, and 15.56% glycerin in the dry matter. The grazing time reduced linearly (p0.05). The number of rumination periods reduced linearly (p0.05) whereas the feed efficiency of neutral detergent fiber reduced linearly (p<0.05). Addition of glycerin in substitution of corn in supplements for animals managed on pastures does not influenced feed intake, but reduces the grazing time and increases the idle time. The supplementation also improves feed and rumination efficiencies.

  12. Influence of soil fertility on waterlogging tolerance of two Brachiaria grasses

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    Juan de la Cruz Jiménez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available As a consequence of global warming, rainfall is expected to increase in several regions around the world. This, together with poor soil drainage, will result in waterlogged soil conditions. Brachiaria grasses are widely sown in the tropics and, these grasses confront seasonal waterlogged conditions. Several studies have indicated that an increase in nutrient availability could reduce the negative impact of waterlogging. Therefore, an outdoor study was conducted to evaluate the responses of two Brachiaria sp. grasses with contrasting tolerances to waterlogging, B. ruziziensis (sensitive and B. humidicola (tolerant, with two soil fertility levels. The genotypes were grown with two different soil fertilization levels (high and low and under well-drained or waterlogged soil conditions for 15 days. The biomass production, chlorophyll content, photosynthetic efficiency, and macro- (N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S and micronutrient (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn and B contents in the shoot tissue were determined. Significant differences in the nutrient content of the genotypes and treatments were found. An increase of redoximorphic elements (Fe and Mn in the soil solution occurred with the waterlogging. The greater tolerance of B. humidicola to waterlogged conditions might be due to an efficient root system that is able to acquire nutrients (N, P, K and potentially exclude phytotoxic elements (Fe and Mn under waterlogged conditions. A high nutrient availability in the waterlogged soils did not result in an improved tolerance for B. ruziziensis. The greater growth impairment seen in the B. ruziziensis with high soil fertility and waterlogging (as opposed to low soil fertility and waterlogging was possibly due to an increased concentration of redoximorphic elements under these conditions.

  13. Brachiaria as a Cover Crop to Improve Phosphorus Use Efficiency in a No-till Oxisol

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    Moniki Campos Janegitz

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Oxidic soils are phosphorus drains in soil; hence, P availability is a limiting factor in tropical, weathered Oxidic soils. It has been shown that some brachiarias grown as cover crops may increase soil available P to subsequent crops. The objective of this study was to evaluate soil P cycling and availability, as well as the response of soybean to soluble and natural reactive phosphates as affected by ruzi grass (Urochloa ruziziensis, R. Germ. and C.M. Evrard, Crin grown as a cover crop in a no-till system. Experimental treatments consisted of the presence or absence of ruzi grass in combination with a control (0.0 P and soluble and reactive rock phosphate broadcast on the soil surface in the winter (80 kg ha-1 P2O5, plus three rates of P applied to soybean furrows (0, 30, and 60 kg ha-1 of P2O5 at planting, in the form of triple superphosphate. Soybean was cropped in two seasons: 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. Soil samples were taken before soybean planting (after desiccation of Brachiaria at 0.00-0.05 and 0.05-0.10 m for soil available P. Total weight of dry matter and P accumulated in ruzi grass were determined, as well as soybean yields, P in soybean grains, and P use efficiency (PUE. The use of natural phosphate increased soil P availability. The highest yields were obtained with higher application rates of triple superphosphate in the planting furrow combined with broadcast rock phosphate. Broadcast application of Arad reactive phosphate increases and maintains soil available P, and this practice, associated with ruzi grass grown as a cover crop and the use of triple superphosphate applied to soybean furrows, results in higher use of P by soybeans.

  14. Consórcio entre feijão e Brachiaria brizantha sob doses reduzidas de graminicida Bean intercropped with Brachiaria brizantha under reduced graminicide doses

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    A.C. Silva

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar a viabilidade do consórcio entre os cultivares de feijão BRS Valente e Diamante Negro com Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG5, submetidos a doses reduzidas de fluazifop-p-butil. Utilizou-se um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, tendo na parcela principal dois cultivares de feijão (Diamante Negro e BRS Valente consorciados com B. brizantha e na subparcela as doses de fluazifop-p-butil (0, 15, 30, 45, 60 e 75 g ha-1, no delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições. B. brizantha e os cultivares de feijão foram avaliados também em monocultivo, utilizando capina manual. Foram determinados o estande final, a produtividade de grãos, o peso de 100 sementes, o número de vagens por planta e de sementes por vagem dos cultivares de feijão. B. brizantha foi coletada aos 25 dias após a colheita do cultivar BRS Valente, avaliando-se a biomassa seca da parte aérea e a altura do dossel. Os cultivares de feijão BRS Valente e Diamante Negro semeados na safra das águas não foram afetados pelo consórcio com B. brizantha; o cultivar BRS Valente (1,80 t ha-1 mostrou-se mais adequado a essa época de plantio em relação ao Diamante Negro (1,31 t ha-1. O feijoeiro foi altamente competitivo com B. brizantha, ocasionando redução no acúmulo de biomassa seca da forrageira de 50% em relação a B. brizantha em monocultivo. Comparada ao consórcio sem aplicação de herbicida, a dose de 15 g ha-1 do fluazifop-p-butil reduziu em 12 e 13% a biomassa seca e a altura do dossel da forrageira, respectivamente. A partir de 21 g ha-1 de fluazifop-p-butil a forrageira mostrou-se altamente sensível ao herbicida, apresentando acúmulo de biomassa extremamente reduzido.The objective of this work was to evaluate Brachiaria brizantha intercropped with BRS Valente and Diamante Negro bean cultivars under reduced rates of fluazifop-p-butyl. The experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block arrangement, with four

  15. Efeitos de herbicidas no consórcio de milho com Brachiaria brizantha Effects of herbicides on corn and Brachiaria brizantha intercropping

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    A. Jakelaitis

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A eficiência de herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência foi avaliada para o controle de plantas daninhas no consórcio de milho com Brachiaria brizantha e verificando seus efeitos sobre as espécies consorciadas. Os tratamentos foram representados pelos herbicidas atrazine (1.500 g ha-1, foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + atrazine (15 + 1 + 1.500 e 30 + 2 + 1.500 g ha-1, foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium (45 + 3 g ha¹, nicosulfuron + atrazine (2 + 1.500; 4 + 1.500; 8 + 1.500; 12 + 1.500 g ha-1 mais a testemunha capinada (milho solteiro e sem capina, arranjados em blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. Foram avaliados a porcentagem de controle de Digitaria horizontalis e de espécies do gênero Ipomoea, a toxicidade à cultura do milho, a cobertura vegetal do solo, o estado nutricional e a produtividade do milho e da forrageira. Verificou-se que para D. horizontalis os herbicidas foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + atrazine, foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + espalhante e nicosulfuron + atrazine nas duas maiores doses proporcionaram controle semelhante (acima de 70% aos 28 dias após a aplicação (DAA. Para Ipomoea spp. houve diferença dos tratamentos apenas em relação à testemunha sem capina. Foramsulfuron + iodosulfuron methyl sodium + espalhante mostrou-se tóxico ao milho até 28 DAA, enquanto para B. brizantha somente o atrazine não causou dano. Leituras correspondentes ao teor de clorofila total, N, K e a produtividade do milho foram inferiores na testemunha sem capina e no tratamento com atrazine, sendo os demais não influenciados pelos herbicidas. Ao contrário, no período de convivência com o milho, depois da colheita deste e após período de pastejo, B. brizantha foi mais produtiva nos tratamentos em que foi aplicado atrazine e na testemunha sem capina, apresentando menor desenvolvimento nas maiores doses das sulfoniluréias.The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency

  16. Progresso e controle da mela-das-sementes (Claviceps maximensis de Brachiaria brizantha Progress and control of honeydew (Claviceps maximensis of Brachiaria brizantha

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    Carlos Eduardo Marchi

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Verificou-se a eficiência de uma ou duas aplicações de Piraclostrobin + Epoxiconazole, Mancozeb, Triadimenol, Azoxistrobin + Ciproconazole, Trifloxistrobin + Ciproconazole ou Tebuconazole no controle da mela-das-sementes de Brachiaria brizantha cvs. Marandu e Xaraés, durante a safra 2004-05. Também foram avaliados os indutores de resistência Acibenzolar-S-Metil e Silicato de Potássio (via aérea ou solo. Triadimenol, com uma ou duas aplicações, Piraclostrobin + Epoxiconazole, Azoxistrobin + Ciproconazole, Trifloxistrobin + Ciproconazole ou Tebuconazole, com duas aplicações, foram promissores no controle da mela-das-sementes do capim-marandu. Já para a cv. Xaraés, melhor controle foi alcançado com o Piraclostrobin + Epoxiconazole, independente do número de aplicações, Triadimenol, Trifloxistrobin + Ciproconazole ou Tebuconazole, com duas aplicações. Não houve correlação entre os dados de produção de sementes puras e a intensidade da mela. Com relação ao progresso da mela-das-sementes de B. brizantha cvs. Marandu e Xaraés, constatou-se que a doença manifestou-se em períodos frios associados à umidade relativa alta. Na cv. Marandu a doença ocorreu na fase final da cultura, enquanto que na cv. Xaraés, a mela foi detectada na fase de intenso florescimento. Foram constatados aumentos na intensidade da doença em ambas as cultivares. A mela-das-sementes ocorreu em 64% das panículas da cv. Marandu e em 81% das panículas da cv. Xaraés; cerca de 20% e 18% das flores/sementes, respectivamente, foram afetadas. Os resultados demonstraram existir correlação positiva entre os valores de incidência e severidade da mela.The efficiency of one or two applications of Pyraclostrobin + Epoxyconazole, Mancozeb, Triadimenol, Azoxystrobin + Cyproconazole, Trifloxystrobin + Cyproconazole or Tebuconazole in the control of honeydew in seeds of Brachiaria brizantha cvs. Marandu and Xaraes was verified during crop 2004-05. The inductors

  17. Manejo da Planta Daninha Brachiaria plantaginea Resistente aos herbicidas Inibidores da ACCase Management of the Weed Brachiaria plantaginea Resistant to ACCase Inhibitor Herbicides

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    P.J. Christoffoleti

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o manejo de uma população da planta daninha capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea resistente aos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase (ariloxifenoxipropionatos e ciclohexanodionas, utilizados na cultura da soja no sistema de plantio direto. Para isso, foram realizados dois experimentos: um utilizando herbicidas de manejo, com mecanismos de ação alternativos, comparando a eficácia destes com os inibidores da ACCase; e outro apenas com herbicidas inibidores da ACCase e aditivos misturados à calda. As sementes resistentes foram produzidas a partir de plantas comprovadamente resistentes; para comparação de resultados, foi utilizada uma população de capim-marmelada que nunca tinha sido pulverizada com inibidores da ACCase, portanto uma população suscetível. O experimento com os herbicidas de manejo foi realizado em condições de campo, porém as plantas ficaram em caixas com capacidade de 50 L, evitando-se a disseminação destas para áreas adjacentes. Concluiu-se que as plantas resistentes não apresentam resistência múltipla com herbicidas de manejo com mecanismos de ação alternativos, podendo os herbicidas glyphosate, paraquat, sulfosate, paraquat + diuron, MSMA e glufosinate ser utilizados no período entressafra das áreas com sistema de plantio direto, para manejo de populações resistentes de capim-marmelada aos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase. O experimento com aditivos foi realizado em casa de vegetação, com plantas em vasos individuais, utilizando sementes das populações suscetíveis e resistentes. Os herbicidas utilizados foram inibidores da ACCase, em cuja calda foram adicionados aditivos nitrogenados, do tipo uréia e sulfato de amônio, além de um tratamento sem aditivos. Concluiu-se que os aditivos não alteraram a eficácia dos herbicidas inibidores da ACCase nas plantas provenientes tanto da população suscetível quanto da resistente.The objective of this research was to

  18. Brachiaria ruziziensis and herbicide on the yield of upland rice Brachiaria ruziziensis e herbicida na produtividade do arroz de terras altas

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    A.S. Nascente

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The correct management of cover crops in no-tillage aims to obtain greater benefits with its introduction in agricultural systems. The use of forage species such as Brachiaria, due to the large amount of biomass and for persisting longer on the ground, has become a good option. In this sense, an important point is the time interval between the cover desiccation with glyphosate and planting of rice in order to obtain higher operating income in the sowing, greater availability of nutrients, greater presence of straw on the soil surface, and lower release of possible allelopathic substances. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the management of B. ruziziensis, with or without herbicide, preceding the crop planting, in the yield components and yield of rice. The trial was conducted in greenhouse conditions and consisted of three types of management of B. ruziziensis before sowing rice. B. ruziziensis showed linear growth and the presence of large amounts of its dry matter biomass on the soil surface was detrimental to rice yield; B. ruziziensis management close to planting caused a significant reduction in rice yield; the management of B. ruziziensis with herbicides should be conducted with more than 20 days before planting rice; the management of B. ruziziensis for the removal of its leaves with or without herbicide should be carried out with 10 or more days before planting rice, and the correct management of B. ruziziensis at the right time allowed for significant increases in the rice yield.O manejo das plantas de cobertura visa obter maiores benefícios com a sua introdução nos sistemas agrícolas. O uso de espécies forrageiras como as do gênero Brachiaria, devido à grande quantidade de biomassa e ao fato de persistirem por mais tempo sobre o solo, vem se tornando uma boa opção. Quando se almeja maior rendimento operacional no plantio, maior disponibilidade de nutrientes, maior presença de palha na superfície do solo

  19. Aleloquímico produzido pela gramínea forrageira Brachiaria humidicola Allelochemical produced by the forage grass Brachiaria humidicola

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    A.P.S. Souza Filho

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Os métodos usuais de controle de plantas daninhas não atendem mais as atuais e futuras exigências da sociedade em relação à preservação dos recursos naturais e da qualidade de vida. Uma alternativa para essa questão seriam os metabólitos secundários produzidos pelas plantas, que apresentam pouco risco para o ambiente e para os interesses da sociedade. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram isolar, identificar e caracterizar a atividade alelopática de substâncias químicas produzidas pela gramínea forrageira Brachiaria humidicola. Analisaram-se os efeitos alelopáticos dos extratos, frações e substâncias isoladas sobre a germinação e o desenvolvimento da radícula das invasoras malícia, fedegoso e mata-pasto, em bioensaios monitorados em períodos de 10 dias, em condições de 25 ºC e fotoperíodo de 12 horas, para a germinação, e 24 horas, para o desenvolvimento da radícula. A partir do extrato hidrometanólico, foi isolado e identificado o ácido p-cumárico. Os efeitos alelopáticos estiveram positivamente relacionados à concentração do ácido, à espécie de planta daninha e à característica da espécie analisada. Comparativamente, fedegoso e malícia se mostraram mais sensíveis aos efeitos alelopáticos. A germinação e o desenvolvimento da radícula do mata-pasto não foram afetados pelo ácido p-cumárico nas concentrações de 1,0 a 8,0 mg L¹. O alongamento da radícula se mostrou mais sensível aos efeitos alelopáticos do ácido pcumárico do que a germinação das sementes.The traditional methods of weed control in cultivated pasture do not meet society's present and future needs of protecting natural resources and life quality. An alternative to this problem could be the use of secondary metabolites produced by plants. These products present few risks to the environment and meet society interests. Therefore, this research was carried out to isolate, identify and characterize the allelopathic activity of

  20. Valor nutritivo da forragem e produção animal em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha Forage nutritive value and animal production in Brachiaria brizantha pastures

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    Valéria Pacheco Batista Euclides

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a produção animal e sua relação com as características dos pastos de Brachiaria brizantha cultivares Marandu, Xaraés e Piatã. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com três tratamentos e duas repetições. Os piquetes com 2 ha foram subdivididos em dois e submetidos ao pastejo alternado, com 28 dias de utilização e 28 dias de descanso. Foram utilizados três novilhos teste, por piquete, e novilhos reguladores para manter resíduos pós pastejo em torno de 3 Mg ha-1 de matéria seca. Mensalmente, os pastos foram avaliados para se estimar o valor nutritivo da forragem. Os animais foram pesados, e as taxas de lotação foram ajustadas duas vezes por semana. No pasto da cv. Xaraés, apesar do menor ganho médio diário (GMD dos animais, a taxa de lotação foi maior, o que resultou em maior produtividade da cv. Xaraés, em comparação às cvs. Marandu e Piatã. No pasto da cv. Piatã, houve aumento do GMD, o que indica que as cvs. Xaraés e Piatã são novas alternativas para a diversificação dos pastos no Cerrado. Assim, a escolha da forragem deve se dar em razão da meta do sistema de produção, ou seja, a produção por animal ou por área.The objectives of this work were to evaluate animal production and its relationship with pasture characteristics of Brachiaria brizantha cultivars Marandu, Xaraés and Piatã. The experiment had a randomized complete block design, with three treatments and two replicates. Two-ha paddocks were divided into two and submitted to alternated grazing, with 28 days of grazing and 28 days of rest. Three tester steers were kept in each paddock; additional steers were placed in each paddock by the put and take technique, to assure post grazing residues of about 3 Mg ha-1 of dry matter. The pastures were sampled monthly to estimate the nutritive value of the forage. The animals were weighted, and the stocking rate was adjusted twice a week. Despite the

  1. Tolerância do Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp. e da Brachiaria brizantha ao glyphosate Tifton 85 (Cynodon spp. and Brachiaria brizantha tolerance to glyphosate

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    M.V. Santos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a tolerância de Tifton 85 e Brachiaria brizantha ao glyphosate e verificar o controle de B. brizantha em área de pastagem de Tifton 85 já estabelecida. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, em que se testaram as doses: 0, 720, 1.440, 2.160 e 2.880 g ha-1 de glyphosate. Cada parcela possuía dimensões de 3,5 m de comprimento por 3,0 m de largura, totalizando 10,5 m², com área útil de 7,5 m ². A eficiência do herbicida no controle de B. brizantha e o nível de intoxicação nas plantas de Tifton 85 foram avaliados 15, 30 e 60 dias após aplicação (DAA, mediante escala de 0 a 100, em que 0 é ausência de controle e/ou intoxicação e 100, controle total ou morte das plantas. Para avaliação da produção e do potencial de rebrota das forrageiras, as plantas de ambas as espécies foram colhidas aos 300 DAA e secas em estufa. Observou-se controle acima de 90% das plantas de B. brizantha a partir das doses de 1.473,75 e 1.721,25 g ha-1 de glyphosate, aos 30 e 60 DAA, respectivamente. As porcentagens de intoxicação das plantas de Tifton 85, referente a estas doses de controle de B. brizantha, foram, respectivamente, de 24,90 e 4,13% aos 30 e 60 DAA. Além disso, aos 60 DAA, para a maior dose avaliada (2.880 g ha-1 de glyphosate foi observada intoxicação das plantas de Tifton 85 de apenas 18,22%. Aos 300 DAA, observou-se ausência de produção de massa seca de B. brizantha a partir da dose de 2.160 g ha-1 do herbicida, devido ao eficiente controle. Os resultados evidenciam maior tolerância das plantas de Tifton 85 ao glyphosate em relação às plantas de B. brizantha, possibilitando o controle desta espécie em pastagem estabelecida de Tifton 85, sem causar danos à forrageira cultivada.This study aimed to evaluate Tifton 85 and Brachiaria brizantha tolerance glyphosate and verity Brachiaria brizantha control in an established Tifton 85 pasture area. Rates of 0; 720; 1

  2. Replacement of soybean meal by soybean in multiple supplements for beef heifers grazing Urochloa decumbens during the dry season

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    Daniel Mageste de Almeida

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the effect of replacing soybean meal with soybean in multiple supplements on nutritional parameters, microbial efficiency and productive and reproductive performance of heifers grazing in Urochloa decumbens during the drought period. Were used 39 crossbred heifers of initial age and initial weight of 21 months and 309.5±7 kg, respectively. The experimental design was completely randomized with four treatments with eight replicates, and a control treatment with seven replications. Two treatments had soybean meal as the protein source and two treatments had soybean as the protein source, containing 25% and 40% crude protein. The amount of supplement offered was 1.0 kg/animal/day. The animals of the control group received only mineral salt ad libitum. The supplemented animals had higher average daily gain (ADG than control animals (P<0.10, and there was no difference in ADG among the supplements (P>0.10. There was an effect of supplementation (P <0.10 on intake of dry matter (DM, organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP, ether extract (EE, non-fiber carbohydrates (NFC, total digestible nutrients (TDN and neutral detergent fiber corrected for ash and protein (NDF. There were no differences (P>0.10 on intake of OM and DM grazing between the supplemented and non-supplemented. Supplementation improved DM digestibility and all constituents of the diet (P<0.10. It was found that the provision of multiple supplements optimizes the performance of heifers grazing during the dry season, and that the substitution of soybean meal by soybean did not improve productive performance of animals.

  3. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Profiling in Methanolic and Ethyl-acetate Root and Stem Extract of Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell from Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India.

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    Arora, Sunita; Saini, Manju

    2017-12-01

    Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell ( Molluginaceae ), recently has moved to Lophiocarpaceae as per angiospermic plant group (APG) III system, is an annual or short-lived, dwarf, glabrous subshrub, prefers to grow on rocky places and on sand-stones in dry, hot areas of Rajasthan. This is the potential plant with medicinal properties. Vegetative organs under study show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antimicrobial, and antinociception activity. This study was carried out to identify the phytoconstituents present in the methanolic and ethyl-acetate extract of root and stem of C. decumbens by GC-MS analysis. Powdered test samples were sequentially extracted with methanol and ethyl-acetate. The compounds obtained as a result of GC-MS screening were identified on the basis of their retention time, peak area and compared with that of literature available and by interpretation of mass spectra. GC-MS analysis of a methanolic extract of root detected mome-inositol (49.53%), guanosine (20.91%), and cis-vaccenic acid (9.25%). While ethyl-acetate extract of root analyzed pentadecanoic acid (17.91%), octadecanoic acid (15.01%) and cis-vaccenic acid (12.04%). Methanolic extract of stem detected mome-inositol (75.47%), pentadecanoic acid (6.04%), and 7-tetradecenal, (Z) (4.54%) while ethyl-acetate extract of stem revealed the presence of 1-heptacosanol (17.35%), hexadecanoic acid (17.17%), and octadecanal (12.64%). The results suggest that C. decumbens (Forssk.) Exell is a plant of potential medicinal value, yielding various bioactive compounds that confirm the application of this plant as a plant-based drug in pharmacy-industry. Extraction is the most important step in the analysis of bioactive compounds present in botanical preparations. The strength of solvent plays a key role in this process, methanol as well as ethyl-acetate showed better response as far as extraction potency is concerned. Gas chromatography mass spectrometry analysis is highly reliable, and the

  4. pH foliar e deposição de gotas de pulverização em plantas daninhas aquáticas: Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara e Panicum repens Leaf pH and spray droplet deposition in aquatic weeds: Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara and Panicum repens

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    N.V. Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A diversidade morfológica da superfície foliar existente entre as espécies de plantas e a presença de estruturas foliares, como tricomas, estômatos, cutícula e ceras, podem exercer grande influência na aderência e deposição das gotas de pulverização, assim como na absorção do herbicida. Dessa forma, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi estudar, em plantas daninhas aquáticas emersas (Brachiaria mutica, Brachiaria subquadripara e Panicum repens, o pH foliar, bem como a área de molhamento de gotas de pulverização na superfície foliar adaxial e abaxial. O experimento foi conduzido no Núcleo de Pesquisas Avançadas em Matologia - NUPAM, pertencente à Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas de Botucatu/SP - UNESP. As plantas foram cultivadas em caixas d'água no campo, quando elas atingiram seu pleno desenvolvimento (antes do florescimento, foram feitas as avaliações de pH foliar e da área de molhamento de gotas de pulverização. As tensões superficiais das gotas depositadas (0,5 µL, apresentadas pelas soluções de glyphosate aplicado isoladamente (5,0% v v-1, Rodeo 480g L-1 e.a. - produto comercial, glyphosate + Aterbane BR (5,0% + 0,5% v v-1, glyphosate + Silwet L-77 (5,0% + 0,05% v v-1, além das soluções com os adjuvantes isolados, Aterbane BR (0,5% v v-1 e Silwet L-77 (0,05% v v-1, foram respectivamente de 72,1; 28,7; 23,3; 37,3; e 22,1 mN m-1. As médias obtidas de pH foliar variaram entre 5,71 e 6,03, destacando-se a espécie B. mutica, com valores de 5,72 e 6,03 para as faces adaxial e abaxial, respectivamente. Contudo, mais estudos devem ser realizados para verificar a influência do pH foliar na absorção de herbicidas por espécies daninhas aquáticas. Das plantas daninhas aquáticas avaliadas, B. subquadripara foi a espécie que obteve as maiores médias de área de molhamento nas faces adaxial e abaxial da folha, proporcionadas pelas soluções de glyphosate + Aterbane BR, glyphosate + Silwet L-77 e Silwet L-77

  5. RESPOSTA DE DUAS CULTIVARES DE ARROZ DE TERRAS ALTAS EM CONVIVÊNCIA COM Brachiaria brizantha

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    Abdias Alves De Oliveira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate to the sowing time of the Brachiaria brizantha forage intercrop with two upland rice cultivars on the agronomics characteristics of both species. It was used randomized blocks in experimental design arranged in factorial scheme 2x2+4, with four replicates. The first factor was constituted by the upland rice cultivars (BRS Primavera e BRSMG Curinga and the second factor by two sowing times of B. brizantha forage (simultaneous sowing between rice and forage and sowing of the forage in the flowering of the rice. The additional treatments consisted of the sole crops upland rice cultivars and B. brizantha forage for each sowing time. In rice was evaluated the height of the plants, bedding, difficulty of the harvest, the number of panicles per area, grain per panicles, percentage of full and empty grains, 100-grain mass and grain yield. In the B. brizantha forage was evaluated the height of the tillers, the total dry mass and the rate of cultural growth. It was observed that the B. brizantha forage interfered in the productivity components of both upland rice cultivars and difficult significantly the harvest of the rice. The upland rice cultivars showed small competitive capacity with the B. brizantha forage when the establishment of the forage occurred simultaneously to the rice. However, to the measure that the sowing was occurred with the established rice already, the B. brizantha forage had his growth suppressed.

  6. Fontes e períodos de contato de fertilizantes e germinação de sementes de Brachiaria brizantha Sources and time of contact of mineral fertilizer with Brachiaria brizantha seeds as related with germination

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    Gustavo Pavan Mateus

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available A mistura de sementes forrageiras com fertilizantes pode viabilizar o cultivo consorciado, por diminuir a competição com a cultura produtora de grãos. No entanto, se realizada muito antes da semeadura, pode prejudicar a emergência e o estabelecimento das forrageiras. Realizou-se trabalho em condições de laboratório e casa de vegetação, em Botucatu (SP, com o objetivo de avaliar a germinação de sementes de Brachiaria brizantha em razão do tempo de mistura com fertilizantes químicos. O delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos constaram de um fatorial 6 x 8, constituído de diferentes períodos de contato das sementes de Brachiaria brizantha cultivar Marandu (0, 6, 12, 24, 48 e 96 h com os fertilizantes uréia, sulfato de amônio, cloreto de potássio, sulfato de potássio, superfosfato simples, superfosfato triplo e formulado N-P-K (8-28-16 nas formas de mistura de grânulos e farelado. Não houve relação entre os testes de germinação em laboratório e a emergência a campo. No solo, a emergência das plântulas de Brachiaria brizantha não é afetada se realizada a mistura com fertilizantes minerais fosfatados, cloreto de potássio e formulado farelado até 96 h antes da semeadura.The mixture of forage seeds with mineral fertilizers can make intercropping systems possible by reducing competition with the grain-producing crop. However, if the mixture is prepared too early before sowing, the emergence and establishment of the forages can be negatively affected. Therefore, experiment were carried out in laboratory and greenhouse conditions, in Botucatu, São Paulo, to evaluate Brachiaria brizantha seed germination as related to the time of contact with distinct chemical fertilizers. The experiment had a completely randomized block design, in a 6 x 8 factorial scheme, with six contact periods of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu seeds (0, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 96 hours

  7. Rhizosphere pH and phosphorus forms in an Oxisol cultivated with soybean, brachiaria grass, millet and sorghum

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    Evandro Luiz Schoninger

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Plants have shown different responses to fertilization with rock phosphate, including responses through alteration of the attributes of rhizospheric soil. The objective of this study was to evaluate soil pH alterations and alterations in the contents of forms of phosphorus in the rhizosphere of soil fertilized with rock phosphate as a result of cultivation of species of plants. An experiment was developed under greenhouse conditions to evaluate alterations in the pH and in the forms of phosphorus in the rhizosphere of an Oxisol fertilized with rock phosphate and cultivated with four species. Treatments consisted of the cultivation of four species of soybean - Glycine max (L. Merrill, brachiaria grass - Brachiaria brizantha Hochst Stapf, millet - Pennisetum glaucum (L. R. Brown, and sorghum - Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench grown in PVC columns filled with soil and divided with a nylon screen (25 µm mesh to impede root growth in part of the column. After 45 days of cultivation, the soil was divided into the layers of 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-7, 7-9, and 9-14 mm from the rhizoplane and air dried to determine pH and P contents through Hedley fractionation. In the 1-2 and 2-3 mm layers, soybean cultivation caused an increase in pH when compared to the control treatment (without plants. In the other layers, there were no alterations in pH due to cultivation of plants. The cultivation of millet, brachiaria grass, and sorghum reduced the inorganic P content in the most labile forms only in the 0-1 mm layer from the rhizoplane.

  8. Soil chemical atributtes on brachiaria spp in integrated crop livestock system

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    Valdinei Tadeu Paulino

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Integrated crop-livestock systems have attracted more interest in the last few years due to their capacity of improving stability and sustainability of agricultural systems when compared to more specialized production ones. The crop-livestock integration is an effective technique, but complex to maintain pasture productivity and its recovery, whose efficiency depends on soil physical management and its chemical fertility. Regarding the soil fertility, the corrective practices generally begin with the liming due to the high acidity of most Brazilian soils and low levels of Ca and Mg in the exchange complex and high Al saturation. In areas of crop-livestock systems, liming corrects the surface acidity potential. However, this practice can leave the subsoil with excess aluminum and lack of calcium, which inhibit root growth and affect the absorption of water and nutrients. The application of gypsum allows the improvement of the subsoil, reducing Al saturation and increasing levels of calcium and sulfur. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the soil chemical properties of a Haplorthox soil in integrated crop-livestock system (ICL with Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and Piatã, Brachiaria ruziziensis with gypsum and liming application. This study was conducted at the Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa/SP, a pasture established on a soil with medium texture (61.4% sand, silt 14.6% and 24.0% clay. The treatment plots consisted on integration crop-livestock (ICL cultivated - maize and B. Marandu,  ICL - maize and B. ruziziensis, ICL - maize and B. Piatã and an untreated control group (control - without liming and fertilization grazed pasture throughout the year, located immediately adjacent to the ICL evaluation, which was cultivated for 25 years with B. brizantha cv. Marandu. All pastures were desiccated in October with glyphosate-based herbicide (4 liters per hectare. Then gypsum (1.2 Mg ha-1 and liming (1.2 Mg ha-1 were applied

  9. Nitrogênio e enxofre na produção e no uso de água pelo capim-braquiária em degradação Nitrogen and sulphur on yield and water use efficiency of signalgrass from a degrading area

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    Edna Maria Bonfim-Silva

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    increasing nitrogen supply requires higher sulphur rates to recover signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., and that fertilization increases the water use efficiency by plants. The leaf area, dry matter yield, water consumption, and water use efficiency of the grass were evaluated under the application of nitrogen and sulphur rates. Cylinders of 15 cm diameter and 20 cm depth were used to collect signalgrass + undisturbed soil from an Entisol with degrading pasture. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse, in Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil, from November 2003 through March 2004. Five rates of nitrogen (0; 100; 200; 300 and 400 mg dm-3 and sulphur (0; 10; 20; 30 and 40 mg dm-3 were tested by the response-surface methodology based on a modified central composite design of a 5² fractional factorial scheme. Three harvests were performed in 30 day intervals. The interaction between nitrogen and sulphur rates was significant for the first harvest only, with exception of leaf area for which this interaction was significant for the second harvest as well. The effects of nitrogen were significant in the second and third harvest only. The concomitant supply of nitrogen and sulphur to signalgrass increased leaf area, forage yield, water consumption and use efficiency.

  10. Tóxidad de cadmio y plomo en pasto tanner Brachiaria arrecta

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    Manuel Peláez

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó fisiopatías en Brachiaria arrecta expuestas a contenidos tóxicos de cadmio y plomo en el invernadero de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Palmira, se doparon plántulas sanas de 20 días de edad bajo cultivo hidropónico. El objetivo fue describir síntomas crecientes por intoxicación con el diseño de una escala valorativa de daños crecientes, adicionalmente se evaluaron cambios histológicos de raíz tallo y hojas mediante microscopia de luz de alta resolución (MLAR. Las plantas fueron sometidas a estrés abiótico con los tratamientos de sales de CdCl2 en concentración de 10 ppm, y de Pb (NO32 500 ppm, respectivamente. Los resultados principales mostraron un mayor detrimento cuando las plantas fueron expuestas al metal plomo que al cadmio en las raíces, tallos y hojas. Se apreciaron deformaciones extremas en paredes celulares de las células del cortex y en la endodermis de la raíz; en las hojas los daños fueron notorios para ambos metales sobre todo en el parénquima clorofílico y en la deformación de paredes de la epidermis tanto en haz como envés; en los tallos aparecieron deformaciones de las células del parénquima de relleno cuando ocurre bioacumulación intensa de plomo. Estos resultados sugieren que la bioconcentración en los tejidos vegetales ocasiona trastornos histológicos, que pueden involucrar una red trófica y por consiguiente consecuencias en la Salud Pública.

  11. Evaluation of dairy cows intake behavior grazing Brachiaria brizantha fed different levels of concentrate at diet

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    Fabrício Bacelar Lima Mendes

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective with this research was to evaluate the dairy cows intake behavior grazing Brachiaria brizantha submitted to different levels of concentrate supplementation in the diet. Used 16 lactating cows ½ Holstein x ½ Zebu, with an average of 80 ±10.14 days of lactation and body weight of 454.7 ± 54.51 kg. The animals were distributed in four treatments, using a 4x4 Latin square. The evaluation of behavior was done every ten minutes, during 24 hours on the 16th day of period. We used analysis of variance and regression probability of 0.05. The time spent grazing, ruminating and other activities, the numbers of grazing, ruminating, of bites per day and chews per cake, the grazing times, total power and total chewing, bit rate, time to swallow; time per bolus ruminated; chewing speed and power efficiency for NDF were not altered by increased levels of concentrate. The time of trough, the trough period, the bit size, the chews time for bolus, feeding efficiency for DM, NFC, and TDN and rumination efficiency linearly increased. Periods of rumination, deglutition bits, number of rumination chews per day, decreased linearly with increasing levels of concentrate. Significant quadratic effect of concentrate level on the number of periods in other activities and over time on other activities. Supplementation with 33.8% concentrate in the diet of cows grazing not promote changes in the activity of grazing, ruminating and other activities, but increases the time of trough. The increase in concentrate diet improves the efficiencies of feeding and rumination

  12. GERMINATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BRACHIARIA SEEDLING IN TEXTURES OF SOIL AND SOWING DEPTH

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    J. H. Castaldo

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    Full Text Available The agriculture expansion at Brazil is turning to lower clay index soils and consequently, less organic matter content and cation exchange capacity. To overcome those deficiencies, an intense organic matter addition in these soils may be a solution, and this solution is positive when using a crop-livestock integration with corn-pasture dual crop planted on winter. However, to establish this dual-crop system, there is a need to study the behavior of seeds and seedlings of Brachiaria ruziziensis sown in greater depths than normally recommended. Thus, this work aimed to determine the best depth of sowing B. ruziziensis in sandy and loamy soils of Umuarama region, studying the germination and early development of seedlings. The work was held in pots of 12 cm diameter x 12 cm deep, filled with 2 types of soil, a sandy and clay ones with 30 B. ruziziensis seeds sown each pot in five sowing depths: 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 cm. After 16 days, the number of emerged seedlings was evaluated to set up the germination rate of each treatment, after that, the plants where leveled to 4 each pot, those were cultivated for another 45 days to evaluate the fresh and dried masses of plants and roots, the height of the plants and average length of roots. The sowing depth with higher percentage of germination estimated was 2.65 cm to sandy and 3.02 cm to clay soil. At seedlings development, there was a standard, with better development seedling at lower sowing depths on clay soil and better developments at higher sowing depths in sandy soil.

  13. Oxidizable carbon and humic substances in rotation systems with brachiaria/livestock and pearl millet/no livestock in the Brazilian Cerrado

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The crop-livestock integration system significantly increases the carbon content in chemical fractions of soil organic matter (SOM. This study aimed to evaluate chemical indicators of SOM attributes for sites under brachiaria/livestock and pearl millet/no livestock in Goias, Brazil. A third area covered with natural Cerrado vegetation (Cerradão served as reference. Soil was randomly sampled at 0-5, 5-10, 10-20 and 20-40 cm. Total organic carbon stocks (TOC, oxidizable carbon fractions (OCF (F1>F2>F3>F4, carbon content in the humin (C-HUM, humic acid (C-HAF and fulvic acid (C-FAF fractions were evaluated. F1/F4, F1+F2/F3+F4, C-HAF/C-FAF and (C-HAF+C-FAF/C-HUM indices were calculated, as well as stocks chemical SOM fractions. Brachiaria/livestock produced greater TOC stocks than pearl millet/no livestock (0-5, 5-10 and 10-20 cm. In terms of OCF, brachiaria/livestock generally exhibited higher levels in F1, F2, F4 and F1/F4 than pearl millet/no livestock. C-HUM (0-10 cm and C-HAF (0-20 cm stocks were larger in brachiaria/livestock than pearl millet/no livestock. Compared to the Cerradão, brachiaria/livestock locations displayed higher values for TOC (5-10 and 10-20 cm, C-HAF and C-HAF/C-FAF (5-10 cm stocks. TOC, C-HAF stock and OCF show that land management with brachiaria/livestock was more efficient in increasing SOM than pearl millet/no livestock. Moreover, when compared with pearl millet/no livestock, brachiaria/livestock provided a more balanced distribution of very labile (F1 and recalcitrant (F4 carbon throughout soil layers, greater SOM humification. Brachiaria/livestock leads to higher values of F1 and F4 in depth when compared to pearl millet/livestock and provides a more homogeneous distribution of C-FAF and C-HAF in depth compared to Cerradão.

  14. Effect of denak (Oliveria decumbens Vent) on growth and survival of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum for production of probiotic herbal milk and yoghurt.

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    Ehsandoost, E; Gholami, S P; Nazemi, M

    2013-12-15

    This study was undertaken to determine the suitability of different doses (0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%) of Denak powder (Oliveria decumbens Vent) on viability of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum in milk and yoghurt during 21 day refrigerated storage for production of probiotic herbal milk and yoghurt. In order to determine the effect of different doses of Denak powder on growth of probiotic bacteria in milk and yoghurt, first lyophilized bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus was added to 1 liter of low fat sterilized milk and was considered as control. Denak powder at the concentrations of 0.5, 1 and 1.5% were added to the samples and incubated until acidity reached 40 degrees Dornic and then left in refrigerator. Similar procedure was applied to the bacteria Bifidobacterium bifidum. The results of this experiment indicate the positive correlation between increased bacterial growth and increased Denak concentration. The investigation showed that the yoghurt containing 1% Denak powder had the best for taste, color, and insolubility. The sample with 1.5% Denak powder in milk and yoghurt had greater viscosity than the other samples investigated. The shelf lives of products were determined to be 21 days during which the bacterial count decreased but not less than 10(9). All the results suggest that Denak (Oliveria decumbens Vent) promoted the metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in milk and yoghurt. According to these findings, addition of Denak powder to milk and yoghurt can be recommended to take advantage of their beneficial properties on human health attributed to antimicrobial activities.

  15. Effects of light intensity on growth, anatomy and forage quality of two tropical grasses (Brachiaria brizantha and Panicum maximum var. trichoglume).

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    Deinum, B.; Sulastri, R.D.; Zeinab, M.H.J.; Maassen, A.

    1996-01-01

    Effects of light intensity on growth, histology and anatomy, and nutritive value were studied in seedlings of two shade tolerant species: Brachiaria brizantha and Panicum maximum var. trichoglume. They were studied under greenhouse conditions in pots with sandy soil and sufficient N and cut after a

  16. Supressão imposta pelo mesotrione a Brachiaria brizantha em sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária Suppression imposed by mesotrione to Brachiaria brizantha in crop-livestock system

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    H.A Dan

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Mesotrione é um importante herbicida registrado para uso na cultura do milho, porém pouco tem sido feito para estudar a suscetibilidade de espécies como Brachiaria brizantha a esse herbicida. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a supressão imposta pelo mesotrione em plantas de Brachiaria brizantha, visando à viabilização de um cultivo integrado com a cultura do milho. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, sendo estes constituídos por sete doses de mesotrione (0, 12, 24, 48, 96, 144 e 192 g ha-1, um tratamento com o cultivo de milho solteiro e capinado, além de um tratamento com capim-braquiária cultivado de forma solteira e capinada, totalizando assim nove tratamentos. As espécies milho e B. brizantha (cv. Marandu foram semeadas concomitantemente. Os tratamentos herbicidas foram aplicados aos 20 dias após a emergência das espécies. O mesotrione mostrou maior potencial de fitointoxicação em plantas de B. brizantha ao ser aplicado na dose de 192 g ha-1. Entretanto, a espécie forrageira apresentou tolerância satisfatória ao herbicida, demonstrando potencial de utilização no sistema de integração lavoura-pecuária. A competição interespecífica proporcionou reduções no rendimento do milho, e a melhor relação dose-benefício para esse sistema foi obtida com a utilização de 96 g ha-1 de mesotrione.Mesotrione is an important herbicide applied to corn, but little is known about the susceptibility of species, such as Brachiaria brizantha to this herbicide. The objective of this study was to evaluate the suppression imposed by mesotrione in Brachiaria brizantha, intercropped with maize. The trial was conducted in a randomized block design with four replications, corresponding to seven doses of mesotrione (0; 12; 24; 48; 96; 144 and 192 g ha-1, a control (corn without interference and a treatment with beard grass grown as a single. Both crops were sown on the same day

  17. Histogram score contributes for reliability of DNA content estimatives in Brachiaria spp Notas do histograma contribuem para a confiabilidade das estimativas do conteúdo de DNA de Brachiaria spp

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    Ana Luiza de Oliveira Timbó

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Flow cytometry allows to estimate the DNA content of a large number of plants quickly. However, inadequate protocols can compromise the reliability of these estimates leading to variations in the values of DNA content the same species. The objective of this study was to propose an efficient protocol to estimate the DNA content of Brachiaria spp. genotypes with different ploidy levels using flow cytometry. We evaluated four genotypes (B. ruziziensis diploid and artificially tetraploidized; a tetraploid B. brizantha and a natural triploid hybrid, three buffer solutions (MgSO4, Galbraith and Tris-HCl and three species as internal reference standards (Raphanus sativus, Solanum lycopersicum e Pisum sativum. The variables measured were: histogram score (1-5, coefficient of variation and estimation of DNA content. The best combination for the analysis of Brachiaria spp. DNA content was the use of MgSO4 buffer with R. sativus as a internal reference standard. Genome sizes expressed in picograms of DNA are presented for all genotypes and the importance of the histogram score on the results reliability of DNA content analyses were discussed.A citometria de fluxo permite estimar o conteúdo de DNA de um grande número de plantas rapidamente. No entanto, protocolos inadequados podem comprometer a confiabilidade dessas estimativas, levando a variações nos valores de conteúdo de DNA para uma mesma espécie. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se propor um protocolo eficiente para a estimativa do conteúdo de DNA de genótipos de Brachiaria spp. com diferentes níveis de ploidia, utilizando a citometria de fluxo. Foram avaliados quatro genótipos (B. ruziziensis, diploide e tetraploidizada artificialmente; B. brizantha tetraploide e um híbrido natural triploide, 3 soluções tampões (MgSO4, Galbraith e Tris-HCl e três espécies como padrões de referência interno (Raphanus sativus, Solanum lycopersicum e Pisum sativum. As variáveis mensuradas foram: nota do

  18. Efficiency of a reduced herbicide rate for Brachiaria brizantha control in sugarcane Eficiência de subdoses de herbicidas no controle de Brachiaria brizantha em cana-de-açúcar

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    S.P. Tironi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available At different growth stages, weeds present different sensitivities to herbicides. Thus, the registered herbicide rate may be reduced under specific conditions, while maintaining satisfactory weed control. This study evaluated the efficiency of reduced rates of the formulated herbicide mixture Velpar K WG® (hexazinone + diuron + Volcane® (MSMA for Brachiaria brizantha control at different growth stages. Optimum weed control efficiency was obtained when applying 50% of the recommended rate in younger plants (plants with one to four leaves. In late applications, it is necessary to increase the herbicide rates and, under these conditions, 90% of the recommended rate for (diuron + hexazinone + MSMA was estimated to be the most economical one.Em estádios diferentes de crescimento, as plantas daninhas apresentam sensibilidade diferenciada aos herbicidas. Desse modo, as doses registradas dos herbicidas podem ser reduzidas em condições específicas, mantendo-se o controle satisfatório das plantas daninhas. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a eficiência de subdoses da mistura dos herbicidas formulados Velpar K WG® (hexazinone + diuron + Volcane® (MSMA no controle de Brachiaria brizantha em diferentes estádios de crescimento. Ótima eficiência de controle da espécie daninha foi obtida com aplicação de 50% da dose recomendada, quando os herbicidas foram aplicados em plantas mais jovens (plantas com uma a quatro folhas. Em aplicações tardias, comprovou-se a necessidade de aumentar a dose para obter controle eficiente; nessas condições, a dose econômica ótima estimada foi de 90% da dose recomendada da mistura dos herbicidas (diuron + hexazinone + MSMA.

  19. Cytogenetic evidence for genome elimination during microsporogenesis in interspecific hybrid between Brachiaria ruziziensis and B. brizantha (Poaceae

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    Andréa Beatriz Mendes-Bonato

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsporogenesis was analyzed in an interspecific hybrid between an artificially tetraploidized sexual accession of Brachiaria ruziziensis (R genome and a natural apomictic tetraploid accession of B. brizantha (B genome. Chromosomes associated predominantly as bivalents. From this phase to the end of meiosis, chromosomes presented irregular segregation and abnormal arrangement in the metaphase plate. During metaphase I, in 27.8% of meiocytes, bivalents were distributed in two metaphase plates. In anaphase I, two distinct and typical bipolar spindles were formed. In 29.7% of pollen mother cells, one genome did not divide synchronically, with chromosomes lagging behind or not segregating at all. The second division was very irregular, resulting in polyads. Based on previous results from analysis of a triploid hybrid between these species, where the R genome was eliminated by asynchrony during meiosis, it is suggested that the laggard genome in this hybrid also belongs to B. ruziziensis.

  20. Determinação do momento de colheita da Brachiaria brizantha (Hochest. Stapf. cv. Marandu para produçaõ de silagem Determination of the harvest moment of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu for ensilage prodution

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    Cristiano Gonzaga Jayme

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    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de determinar o momento de colheita da Brachiaria brizantha para produção de silagem. As silagens foram abertas após 56 dias de fermentação. Os tratamentos utilizados foram quatro idades de crescimento: 28, 56, 84 e 112 dias. Foi utilizado delineamento inteiramente casualisado, com quatro repetições por tratamento. As produções de MS aumentaram com o avanço da maturidade da planta, variando de 3,04 a 11,47 t/ha. O menor teor de MS entre as silagens ocorreu aos 28 dias 17,16%, sendo semelhante aos 84 dias (p>0,05, enquanto o maior valor de 22,62% foi observado para a idade de 112 dias de crescimento. Os valores de digestibilidade "in vitro" da matéria seca (DIVMS variaram de 67,40% a 57,40% com o avanço da maturidade e apenas as idades de 84 e 112 dias foram semelhantes (p>0,05. Os valores de nitrogênio amoniacal por nitrogênio total (N-NH3/NT apresentaram diferença apenas para a idade de 28 dias com valor mais elevado que as demais (pThe aim of this work was to determine the harvest moment of Brachiaria brizantha for silage production. The silages were opened at 56 days of fermentation. The treatments used were four growth ages (28, 56, 84, and 112 days. The experimental procedure followed a completely randomized design with four replications for each treatment. The dry matter (DM production increased with the advance of the plant maturity, varying from 3.04 to 11.47 t/ha. The lower dry matter value among the ensilages was observed for the 28-day treatment (17.16%, which was similar to the 84-day treatment (p>0.05, while the highest value of 22.62% was observed for the age of 112 days of growth. The values of in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD in the silages varied from 67.40% to 57.40% with the advance of the maturity and were similar only (p<0.05 between the ages of 84 and 112 days. The values of ammoniacal nitrogen for total nitrogen (N-NH3/NT were higher at the age of 28 days

  1. EFFECT OF LEGUME TREES ON SOIL MACROFAUNA OF A Brachiaria brizantha cv. MARANDU PASTURE EFEITO DE LEGUMINOSAS ARBÓREAS SOBRE A MACROFAUNA DO SOLO EM PASTAGEM DE Brachiaria brizantha cv. MARANDU

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    Avílio Antonio Franco

    2007-09-01

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    The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of four legume tree species in a Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture on soil macrofauna density and diversity, in a low natural fertility soil. The tree leguminous species introduced in the pasture were Pseudosamanea guachapele, Mimosa artemisiana, Mimosa tenuiflora, and Enterolobium contortisiliquum. The macrofauna sampling consisted in collecting six soil monoliths with 25 cm x 25 cm x 30 cm under tree canopies or in a transect in the single Brachiaria pasture. The densities varied from 602 individuals.m-2 under the canopy of E. contortisiliquum to two individuals.m-2 in the single pasture. The largest group richness was found under M. tenuiflora canopy (ten groups, followed by P. guachapele (nine groups, E. contortisiliquum (seven groups and M. artemisiana (six groups. The leguminous species influence was related to N content and to C:N ratio of leaf material. M. artemisiana and M. tenuiflora favored the occurrence of Oligochaeta and Coleoptera larvae, while under the P. guachapele and E. contortisiliquum canopies Formicidae activity was more intense.

    KEY-WORDS: Soil macrofauna; sivipastoral systems; soil quality.

    O objetivou deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de quatro espécies leguminosas arbóreas, em uma pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, com dois anos de estabelecimento, sobre a densidade e diversidade da macrofauna de um planossolo de baixa fertilidade natural. As espécies arbóreas introduzidas na pastagem foram: Pseudosamanea guachapele, Mimosa artemisiana, Mimosa tenuiflora e Enterolobium contortisiliquum. A amostragem da macrofauna consistiu na retirada de seis monolitos de solo com 25 cm x 25 cm x 30 cm sob a copa das árvores ou em um transecto na pastagem solteira. As densidades variaram de 602

  2. Effect of doses of poultry compost on chorophyll and flavonoids of Brachiaria brizantha brs Piatã

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    Alexandre Antonio Pasqualini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In 2012, Brazil produced 12.6 million metric tons of chicken meat, generating 10.3 tons of poultry litter. Compost made from such organic waste can be used as a low-cost bio fertilizer, especially as nitrogen and phosphorus source. The compost can increase pastures quality by giving photosynthetic improvement and altering amounts of chlorophyll and flavonoids.  There is little information about the relationship between chlorophyll a or b and flavonoids in Brachiaria brizantha Piata. The flavonoid is a kind of polyphenol compound which protects the plant against UV-B radiation and pathogen attack, it acts as attractants for pollinators, as signal molecules for initiating plant-microbe symbiotic associations and antioxidant activity. The objective of the present study was verified the effects of poultry litter compost doses on the chlorophyll and flavonoid contents in Piata grass leaves. The experiment was performed at the Animal Nutrition and Pasture Center – Instituto de Zootecnia – Nova Odessa, SP, from May to July 2013, on a Haplorthox soil (pHCaCl2= 4.9, cultivated with Piata grass (Brachiaria brizantha, Stapf, without liming. The treatments consisted of five compost doses: 0; 20; 40; 60 and 120 Mg ha-1, with the following chemical composition (%: 2.88 of N, 3.85 of P2O5, 2.50 of K2O, 9.06 of Ca and 1.16 of Mg. The experimental design was on randomized blocks with five replications.  Chlorophyll amounts and flavonoids were determined by sampling the third medium of the leaf blade from  a third of the expanded leaf from the apical  using the Dualex and the chlorophyll a and b  which were determined by  the Lichtenthaler & Wellburn (1983 method.  Results showed that chlorophyll a was similar in all doses (average of 18.3 micrograms per cm2,therefore for chlorophyll b the amount was significantly increased from 7.3 to 22.4 micrograms per  cm2 (P<0.01when compared to no addition of poultry litter. The fast nitrogen liberation from

  3. Desempenho de pontas de pulverização em Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 para controle de ninfas de cigarrinhas das pastagens Spray nozzles performance in Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 for pastures spittlebugs nymphs control

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    Cleber D. de G. Maciel

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo estudar o desempenho de pontas de pulverização na deposição da calda inseticida para o controle de ninfas de cigarrinhas das pastagens em Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4. Doze tratamentos foram estudados em esquema fatorial 6x2, constituídos pelo contraste de seis pontas de pulverização e pressões de 196 e 392 kPa: TF-VP2 (336 L ha-1 e 467 L ha-1; AI11002-VS (184 L ha-1 e 200 L ha-1; XR11002-VS (200 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1; TT11002-VP (200 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1; TJ60-11002VS (208 L ha-1 e 280 L ha-1 e TX-VK4 (72 L ha-1 e 97 L ha-1. Para monitorar a deposição das caldas de pulverização, utilizaram-se os traçadores Azul Brilhante FD&C-1 (0,3% p/v e Amarelo de Tartrasina FD&C-5 (0,6% p/v. Alvos artificiais, constituídos de lâminas de vidro, foram posicionados na base das plantas, próximos à superfície do solo, e os depósitos por unidade de área das soluções pulverizadas foram quantificados por espectrofotometria. As pontas TF-VP2, XR11002-VS e AI11002-VS, nas pressões de 196 e 392 kPa, proporcionam as maiores deposições da calda de pulverização na região das espumas das cigarrinhas das pastagens, apesar de apresentarem menor uniformidade na distribuição dos depósitos em relação a TX-VK4, XR110.02-VS e TJ110.02-VS. O aumento da pressão de 196 para 392 kPa promoveu aumento na deposição da calda de pulverização sobre a Brachiaria brizantha e na região onde se encontram as espumas das cigarrinhas para todos os tipos de pontas estudadas.The work aimed to study spray nozzles performance in pesticide sprayer deposition for controlling pastures spittlebugs nymphs in Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 pasture. Twelve treatments were studied in factorial scheme 6x2, constituted by the contrast of six spray nozzles and 196 and 392 kPa work pressures: TF-VP2 (336 L ha-1 and 467 L ha-1; AI11002-VS (184 L ha-1 and 200 L ha-1; XR11002-VS (200 L ha-1 and 280 L ha-1; TT11002-VP (200 L ha-1 and 280 L ha¹; TJ60

  4. Reduction of phosphorus concentration in mineral supplement on fertility rate, maternal ability and costs of beef cows reared in pastures of Urochloa decumbens.

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    Costa, Rogério Magnoli; Ponsano, Elisa Helena Giglio; de Souza, Vinícius Carneiro; Malafaia, Pedro

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    Manufacturing and marketing of mineral mixtures with less than 40 g kg(-1) phosphorus (P) is prohibited under Brazilian regulations, although scientific evidence rejects this recommendation. Considering the hypothesis that P levels in commercial mineral supplements can be reduced without affecting animal performance and health, the objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of reducing the concentration of P in the mineral supplement (from 40 to 18 g kg(-1)) of a herd of beef cows grazing tropical pastures of signal grass (Urochloa decumbens). The experiment was carried out in the savanna region of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, during the years 2011 to 2013. Variables analyzed included pregnancy rate, calving interval, weight of calves at weaning, and cost of mineral supplementation. There were no changes in the reproductive parameters of the herd and the weight at weaning of the calves. However, the cost of mineral supplementation was significantly lower when the herd was supplemented with the mineral mix containing only 18 g kg(-1) P. Phosphorus concentration of the forage was analyzed monthly during 1 year and averaged 1.9 ± 0.45 g kg(-1) DM. Thus, it appears possible to reduce P content and cost of mineral supplementation without any adverse effects on the health and productivity of beef cattle herds in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. However, the final decision should be made based on the clinical-nutritional examination and by constant technical assistance to the farm.

  5. Biochemical synthesis of silver nanoprticles using filamentous fungi Penicillium decumbens (MTCC-2494) and its efficacy against A-549 lung cancer cell line.

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    Majeed, Shahnaz; Abdullah, Mohd Syafiq Bin; Dash, Gouri Kumar; Ansari, Mohammed Tahir; Nanda, Anima

    2016-08-01

    Biosynthesis of silver and other metallic nanoparticles is one of the emerging research area in the field of science and technology due to their potentiality, especially in the field of nano-biotechnology and biomedical sciences in order to develop nanomedicine. In our present study, Penicillium decumbens (MTCC-2494) was brought from Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) Chandigarh and employed for extracellular biological synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Ag-NPs formation was appeared with a dark brown color inside the conical flask. Characterization of Ag-NPs were done by UV-Spectrophotometric analysis which showed absorption peak at 430 nm determines the presence of nanoparticles, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic analysis, showed amines and amides are the possible proteins involved in the stabilization of nanoparticles as capping agent. Atomic force Microscopy (AFM) confirmed the particle are spherical, size was around 30 to 60 nm and also the roughness of nanoparticles. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) showed the topology of the nanoparticles and were spherical in shape. The biosynthesis process was found fast, ecofriendly and cost effective. Nano-silver particle was found to have a broad antimicrobial activity and also it showed good enhancement of antimicrobial activity of Carbenicillin, Piperacillin, Cefixime, Amoxicillin, Ofloxacin and Sparfloxacin in a synergistic mode. These Ag-NPs showed good anti-cancer activity at 80 μg·mL(-1)upon 24 hours of incubation and toxicity increases upon 48 hours of incubation against A-549 human lung cancer cell line and the synergistic formulation of the antibiotic with the synthesized nanoparticles was found more effective against the pathogenic bacteria studied. Copyright © 2016 China Pharmaceutical University. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Effect of Caryodendron orinocense on dry matter degradation

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    Pablo Losada Aguilar

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro and in situ dry matter degradation by including cacay cake (Caryodendron orinocense on a diet based on Brachiaria dictyoneura. The experiment was developed in an animal nutrition laboratory on the Animal Sciences Faculty at the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Bogotá, Colombia, in July 2015. Four treatments were evaluated: B. dictyoneura, cacay cake and two mixtures of B. dictyoneura: cacay cake (80:20 and 60:40. The chemical composition and the in vitro and in situ degradability of the dry matter and the crude protein, at 48 hours were determined. The variables were analyzed through a complete randomized design with four treatments. The inclusion of cacay cake decreased the cell wall-associated with carbohydrate concentration and increased the higher digestibility nutrients; the crude protein and dry matter, in situ and in vitro degradability increased 22, 6 and 38%, respectively. In conclusion, the inclusion of cacay cake on a diet of B. dictyoneura improves dry matter degradation in vitro and in situ conditions.

  7. Evaluación de la distancia entre plantas sobre el rendimiento y calidad de semilla de Brachiaria brizantha

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    Santiago Joaquín Cancino

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar el efecto de la distancia entre plantas en el rendimiento y calidad de semilla de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu. El experimento se realizó en temporal durante 2007, en la Universidad del Papaloapan, Loma Bonita, Oaxaca. Se evaluaron seis distancias entre plantas (voleo, 25 x 25, 50 x 50, 75 x 75, 100 x 100 y 125 x 125 cm entre líneas y plantas, respectivamente, con un diseño de bloques completos al azar, con cuatro repeticiones. Se midió el rendimiento de semilla pura (RSP, rendimiento de semilla pura germinable (RSPG, número de panículas m-2, longitud de panícula, número de semillas cosechadas por panícula, peso de 1,000 semillas, porcentaje de dehiscencia, semilla pura y germinación. El RSP y RSPG varió entre tratamientos (P0.05. Se concluye que el mayor rendimiento de semilla de B. brizantha cv. Marandu, se logró con la distancia 25 x 25 cm entre líneas y plantas, respectivamente. La germinación de la semilla no fue mejorada por ninguno de los tratamientos evaluados.

  8. Índices de crescimento de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu adubadas com fontes e doses de silício

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    Kathery Brennecke

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Oobjetivo do experimento foi avaliar características morfométricas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Maranduadubadas com fontes de silício orgânico e inorgânico e doses representativas à 0, 100, 150, 200 e 250 kg.ha-1.O delineamento utilizado foi de parcelas sub-divididas em um fatorial de 2 x 5x 5 (fontes de silício x doses de silício x repetições. Foram avaliados comprimentofinal de folhas e colmo, taxa de alongamento foliar e de colmo e intervalo de aparecimento foliar. Ocomprimento final das folhas foi significativo em função das fontes de silícioutilizadas, porém observam-se diferenças (p<0,01 a partir da quarta folha.Na taxa de alongamento foliar, assim como no intervalo de aparecimento foliar,e taxa de aparecimento foliar não apresentaram diferenças estatísticassignificativas quando estudado as fontes de silício nem quando estudado asdoses, o mesmo ocorrendo para o alongamento de colmo e o tamanho final decolmo. Conclui-se que tanto as fontes como as doses de silício não diferiramentre si e não influenciaram as medidas morfofisiológicas do capim-Marandu.

  9. Estresse por deficiência hídrica em genótipos de Brachiaria brizantha

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    Cristiana de Gaspari Pezzopane

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi desenvolvido em casa de vegetação na Embrapa Pecuária Sudeste, utilizando acessos de Brachiaria brizantha. O delineamento experimental foi o de blocos ao acaso, com arranjo fatorial 2 X 4, sendo dois tratamentos (com e sem déficit hídrico e quatro genótipos. O grupo de genótipos avaliado foi formado pelas cultivares 'BRS Piatã', 'Marandú', 'Xaraés' e 'BRS Paiaguás', sendo o experimento realizado durante o mês de julho de 2008. As variáveis analisadas foram massa seca total, massa seca de parte aérea, massa seca de raiz, massa seca de colmo, massa seca de folha, taxa de alongamento foliar, área foliar, área foliar específica. O estresse por deficiência hídrica exerceu efeito negativo em todas as características estudadas e em todos os acessos avaliados. A cultivar 'BRS Piatã' foi o genótipo que menos apresentou alteração entre os tratamentos com e sem déficit hídrico, indicando portanto, tolerância dessa cultivar em relação ao estresse por falta de água no solo nessas condições experimentais

  10. Ingestive behavior of cattle kept in Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés grass managed under different grazing heights

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    Marco Aurélio Alves de Freitas Barbosa

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of grazing heights on daytime behavioral activities of Nellore beef cattle in the rainy season. The experimental area was 12 hectares divided into paddocks of one hectare each. The treatments consisted of four defoliation heights (15, 30, 45 and 60 cm in pastures of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés with three replicates each. It was used the continuos grazing method, with variable stocking rate. Forage samples collected on the plots were sent to the laboratory for separation of the botanical components, weighing and determination of dry matter, with the material collected by simulated grazing. The variables: grazing time, idle time and ruminating time were evaluated for 12 consecutive hours on days 15 and 16 February 2011, considering the morning and afternoon periods. It was used a completely randomized design. The height of the canopy significantly influenced the daily grazing time and ruminating time, with a quadratic response as a function of time of defoliation. The bite rate decreased as a function of heights studied. However the chemical composition of the material collected by simulated grazing did not differ between treatments. Xaraés grass swards grazed at around 45 cm height provide greater ease of apprehension by grazing cattle.

  11. Interferência da Brachiaria brizantha nas características morfológicas da cana-de-açúcar Interference of Brachiaria brizantha in the morphology of sugarcane

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    L Galon

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A interferência causada pelas plantas daninhas é um dos principais fatores limitantes à produtividade de colmos na cana-de-açúcar. Na atualidade, há grande escassez de informações a respeito de qual é a população de plantas daninhas que poderá causar danos à cultura. Com esse pressuposto, objetivou-se quantificar a interferência de populações de Brachiaria brizantha sobre as variáveis morfológicas dos cultivares de cana-de-açúcar RB72454, RB867515 e SP801816. O experimento foi conduzido em campo, sendo os tratamentos constituídos por 12 populações de B. brizantha. As populações de B. brizantha foram de: 0, 1, 3, 7, 15, 32, 40, 32, 64, 92, 88 e 112; 0, 1, 4, 14, 10, 18, 28, 30, 36, 54, 52 e 72; e 0, 1, 3, 6, 14, 20, 24, 26, 26, 32, 46 e 56 plantas m-2, respectivamente para os cultivares RB72454, RB867515 e SP801816. Aos 120 dias após a emergência da cana-de-açúcar (DAE e da planta daninha, foram quantificados a massa seca da parte aérea (MS, a área foliar (AF, o diâmetro (DC e número de colmos (NC, a estatura (ES e o número médio de folhas por planta. Na colheita (350 DAE, efetuou-se a estimativa da produtividade de colmos (PC da cana-de-açúcar. O aumento da população de B. brizantha desencadeou menores valores de área foliar, número de colmos, acúmulo de massa seca e produtividade de colmos das variedades de cana-deaçúcar. Em contrapartida, ocorreu incremento da estatura e do diâmetro de colmos da canade-açúcar conforme o aumento da população da planta daninha. De todos os cultivares, o genótipo RB72454 foi o que sofreu maiores danos nas características morfológicas com o aumento da população de B. brizantha.Weed interference is one of the main factors limiting sugarcane yield. Currently, there is little data on the density of weed species capable of causing economic damage to sugarcane. This work aimed to analyze the interference of Brachiaria brizantha in the morphological development of

  12. Influência do Fósforo, Micorriza e Nitrogênio no Conteúdo de Minerais de Brachiaria brizantha e Arachis pintoi Consorciados Effect of Phosphorus, Mycorrhizal and Nitrogen on Mineral Content of Brachiaria brizantha - Arachis pintoi Mixture

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    Ívina Paula Almeida dos Santos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação com o objetivo de avaliar a influência do fósforo (P, fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA's e nitrogênio (N no acúmulo de minerais na MS da parte aérea de braquiária MG-4 (Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 e amendoim forrageiro (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo consorciados, em solo de baixa fertilidade. O delineamento utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, num esquema fatorial 5x2x2, sendo cinco doses de P (25, 50, 75, 100 e 200 mg de P/kg de solo, dois tratamentos de inoculação do solo (inoculado e não com o FMA Glomus etunicatum e dois tratamentos de N (com e sem N em cobertura, com quatro repetições. Foi realizado o corte da parte aérea das plantas aos 60 dias após a germinação para a determinação das quantidades acumuladas de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S na MS da parte aérea. As adubações fosfatada e, principalmente, a nitrogenada provocaram aumento no conteúdo de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S na braquiária MG-4, não se verificando tal aumento com a micorrização. No amendoim forrageiro, observou-se redução destes minerais com a aplicação de N, ao passo que a micorrização resultou em aumento dos mesmos. Por outro lado, a adubação fosfatada provocou pequeno aumento no acúmulo de minerais na MS da parte aérea do amendoim forrageiro.This experiment was carried out in a greenhouse condition to study the effect of phosphorus, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen on mineral accumulation in braquiaria MG-4 (Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 above ground forage DM and peanut (Arachis pintoi cv. Amarillo mixture, in soil of low fertility. The experimental design was a completely randomized in a 5x2x2 factorial arrangement, with five P rates (25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 mg/kg of soil, two inoculations (inoculated and no inoculated and two levels of N (with and without N, with four replicates. The harvest of the above ground parts of plants was at 60 days after seed germination to determine

  13. Efeito do fósforo suplementar sobre o desempenho reprodutivo de vacas de corte em pastagem de Brachiaria humidicola Effect of phosphorus supplementation on the reproductive performance of beef cows grazing Brachiaria humidicola

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    LUIZ ROBERTO LOPES S'THIAGO

    2000-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste experimento foi observar e quantificar o efeito de duas misturas minerais (ad libitum, uma sem (M e outra com fósforo suplementar (MP, sobre o desempenho produtivo e reprodutivo de vacas de cria neloradas em pastejo de Brachiaria humidicola. O trabalho foi realizado na Fazenda Modelo (Embrapa-Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Gado de Corte, localizada em Terenos, MS, em duas fases, a primeira, em 1988/92, e a segunda, em 1992/94. Na segunda fase, reduziu-se a carga animal durante a seca e os dias de amamentação (de 1,0 para 0,5 vacas/ha e de 210 para 90 dias, respectivamente. Foram realizadas medidas de consumo da mistura mineral (M = 76 e MP = 112 g/cab./dia; teor médio de fósforo na forrageira (época das chuvas = 0,16%, época seca = 0,11%; peso vivo (primeira fase: M = 363±3,3 e MP = 371±3,8 kg; segunda fase: M = 407± 5,7 e MP = 417± 6,5 kg; taxa de natalidade (primeira fase: M = 67±3,3 e MP = 66± 3,5%; segunda fase: M = 74± 6,3 e MP = 80± 5,7% e bezerros desmamados (primeira fase: M = 86± 5,0 e MP = 91± 5,3; segunda fase: M = 55± 6,4 e MP = 67± 5,7. As vacas de cria não responderam ao fósforo suplementar.The objective of this experiment was to observe and quantify the effect of two mineral mixtures, as free-choice feeding, one without (M and other with phosphorus supplement (MP, on the productive and reproductive performance of Nellore beef cows grazing Brachiaria humidicola. This work was conducted at the Fazenda Modelo (Embrapa-Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Gado de Corte, located in Terenos, MS, Brazil, in two phases, 1st from 1988/92 and 2nd from 1992/94. During the 2nd phase, stocking rate, for the dry period, and suckling days were reduced (from 1.0 to 0.5 cows/ha and 210 to 90 days, respectively. Mineral intake (M = 76 and MP = 112 g/had/day, forage phosphorus level (wet season = 0.16%; dry season = 0.11%, liveweight (1st phase: M = 363± 3.3 and MP = 371± 3.8 kg; 2nd phase: M = 407± 5.7 and MP

  14. Caracteres morfoanatômicos de Brachiaria brizantha submetida à aplicação de Trinexapac-Ethyl Anatomical characters of Brachiaria brizantha submitted to Trinexapac-Ethyl application

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    C.M.T. Fialho

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar alterações nos caracteres anatômicos e morfológicos da folha (bainha e lâmina e do caule de Brachiaria brizantha tratada com o regulador de crescimento trinexapac-ethyl. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o completamente ao acaso, com duas doses do trinexapac-ethyl (0,00 e 0,75 kg ha-1 e cinco repetições. Cinquenta dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos, amostras do terço médio da bainha, da lâmina da segunda folha completamente expandida e do entrenó do caule abaixo da inserção da bainha foliar foram coletadas para a determinação de características morfológicas, como altura de planta, comprimento e diâmetro de entrenó, comprimento da bainha, comprimento e largura da folha. Para avaliação das características anatômicas, foram realizados cortes transversais da folha e do caule e cortes longitudinais do caule, em micrótomo de mesa, e corados com fuccina e azul de astra preparadas em lâminas semipermanentes. As imagens obtidas foram digitalizadas usando-se microscópio de luz acoplado a câmera digital e conectado a um computador. Para obtenção das medidas de área e medidas lineares foi utilizado o software Image Pro-Plus. Os dados foram submetidos à análise estatística, pelo teste F a 5% de probabilidade. O regulador de crescimento promoveu redução do comprimento do limbo foliar, do entrenó, da bainha e da altura de plantas. Por outro lado, no limbo foliar, o trinexapac-ethyl aumentou a espessura da lâmina foliar, da área das células da bainha e da área do mesofilo em B. brizantha.The objective of this work was to evaluate changes in the anatomical and morphological characters of leaf (sheath and mesophyll, and stem of Brachiaria brizantha when treated with the plant growth regulator trinexapac-ethyl. The experimental design was completely randomized, with two doses of trinexapac-ethyl (0.00, 0.75 kg ha-1 and five repetitions. Fifty days after treatment

  15. Growth and biomass allocation of the C4 grasses Brachiaria brizantha and B. humidicola under shade Crescimento e alocação de biomassa nas gramíneas C4 Brachiaria brizantha e B. humidicola sob sombreamento

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    MOACYR BERNARDINO DIAS-FILHO

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The growth and biomass allocation responses of the tropical forage grasses Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and B. humidicola were compared for plants grown outdoors, in pots, in full sunlight and those shaded to 30% of full sunlight over a 30day period. The objective was to evaluate the acclimation capacity of these species to low light. Both species were able to quickly develop phenotypic adjustments in response to low light. Specific leaf area and leaf area ratio were higher for low-light plants during the entire experimental period. Low-light plants allocated significantly less biomass to root and more to leaf tissue than high-light plants. However, the biomass allocation pattern to culms was different for the two species under low light: it increased in B. brizantha, but decreased in B. humidicola, probably as a reflection of the growth habits of these species. Relative growth rate and tillering were higher in high-light plants. Leaf elongation rate was significantly increased on both species under low light; however, the difference between treatments was higher in B. brizantha. These results are discussed in relation to the pasture management implications.O crescimento e a alocação de biomassa das gramíneas forrageiras tropicais Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e B. humidicola foram comparados, em plantas cultivadas em vasos, a pleno sol e a 70% de interceptação da luz solar, durante um período de 30 dias. O objetivo foi avaliar a capacidade de aclimatação dessas espécies ao sombreamento. Ambas as espécies mostraram-se capazes de desenvolver rapidamente ajustes fenotípicos em resposta ao sombreamento. A área foliar específica e a razão de área foliar foram maiores durante todo o período experimental, nas plantas cultivadas à sombra. As plantas sombreadas alocaram significativamente menos biomassa nas raízes e mais nas folhas do que as plantas cultivadas à sombra. No entanto, a alocação de biomassa no colmo foi

  16. Forage intake and botanical composition of feed for cattle fed Brachiaria/legume mixtures Consumo e composição da forragem ingerida por bovinos alimentados com Brachiaria e uma leguminosa

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    Robert Macedo

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A key contribution to study the cycling of nutrients in soil/plant/animal systems is the evaluation of the consumption of forage and their nutrients by cattle. The objective of this study was to test techniques to evaluate faecal production, in vitro digestibility, forage consumption and the proportion of legume in the acquired diet. Five Zebu steer calves were confined and fed five diets of different combinations of Brachiaria dictyoneura and Desmodium ovalifolium. All quantities of faeces were collected per animal and these values were found to compare favourably with those derived from using the chromium oxide technique. In vitro digestibility ranged from 7 to 10% higher than the actual in vivo digestibility. Faecal samples from steers fed with diets with 25% or more of grass in the mixture were found to be depleted in δ13C between 1.7 and 2.1‰, but no depletion was observed when the diet was 100% D. ovalifolium. There was a positive linear regression (r² = 0.97*** of the δ13C of the diet with the δ13C of faeces, but if the acquired diet contained a very high proportion of legume, the legume content could be underestimated by as much as 10%. None of the internal indicators, such as lignin or ash content of the diets, were useful to predict feed intake, but the chromium oxide external indicator performed satisfactorily. The 13C analysis of the faeces was an effective predictor of the proportion of the legume in the consumed diet.Uma contribuição fundamental para o estudo da ciclagem de nutrientes no sistema solo/planta/ animal é a avaliação do consumo pelo gado de forragem e dos nutrientes nela contidos. Testaram-se, sob condições controladas, técnicas para avaliar a produção fecal, digestibilidade in vitro, consumo de forragem e a proporção de leguminosa ingerida na dieta. Cinco novilhos de Zebu foram confinados e alimentados com quantidades conhecidas de cinco rações com diferentes proporções de Brachiaria dictyoneura e

  17. Efeitos de densidade e época de emergência de Brachiaria brizantha em competição com plantas de milho = Effects of density and emergence period of Brachiaria brizantha in competition with maize plant

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    Adriano Jakelaitis

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de densidades e épocas de emergência de Brachiaria brizantha em relação ao milho sobre a produção de ambas as espécies cultivadas em conjunto. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, dispostos em arranjo fatorial, sendo que para o milho adotou-se o esquema 4x5+1, constituído de quatro densidades de B. brizantha por vaso (1, 2, 4 e 8 plantas, e cinco épocas de emergência de B. brizantha (7 dias antes, no mesmo dia e aos 7, 14 e 28 dias após a emergência do milho, mais um tratamento adicional correspondente ao milho solteiro. Na forrageira adotou-se o arranjo 4x5x2, constituídos pelas mesmas densidades e épocas de emergência e pela B. brizantha na presença e na ausência do milho. Utilizou-se uma planta de milho por vaso e as densidades da B. brizantha foram obtidas de sementes pré-germinadas em câmara úmida. Avaliou-se no milho a altura, o diâmetro do colmo, a biomassa seca total da parte aérea e o rendimento de grãos, e na forrageira a biomassa seca total da parte aérea. Verificou-se que a época de emergência da B. brizantha em relação ao milho interferiu na altura, diâmetro do colmo, produção de biomassa da parte aérea e no rendimento de grãos, principalmente quando a forrageira se estabeleceu antecipadamente à cultura e nas maiores densidades. Entretanto, quando a emergência de B. brizantha ocorreu após o estabelecimento do milho houve a supressão do desenvolvimento da B. brizantha independentemente da sua densidade.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of density and emergence period of Brachiaria brizantha compared to maize on the production of both species under coexistence. The design was randomized blocks in a factorial arrangement. A 4x5+1 arrangement was adopted for maize, consisting of four densities of B. brizantha per pot (1, 2, 4, and 8 plants, and five emergence periods of B. brizantha (7 days before, on the same day and

  18. Competitivity of the common-bean plant relative to the weed alexandergrass [Brachiaria plantaginea (link hitch.] Competitividade do feijoeiro-comum com o capim-marmelada [Brachiaria plantaginea (link hitch.

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    Telma Passini

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Methodologies of competitive interaction quantification between weeds and crops are not widely elucidated and compared in the literature. The competitive ability of common-bean (Phaseolus vulgaris relative to alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea was assessed and two approaches of replacement series experiment analysis were compared. The response of the species to the presence of each other at different densities and proportion was evaluated. Replacement series at total densities of 625, 816 and 1,111 plants m-2 were performed at the proportions of common-bean:alexandergrass of 100:0 (pure stand of common-bean, 75:25, 50:50, 25:75 and 0:100% (pure stand of alexandergrass, at four replicates in a randomized block design. Data analyses were performed by the qualitative compared to the quantitative approach. The quantitative approach provided larger number of information than did the qualitative approach, and indicated that there was intraspecific competition among common-bean plants, and a minimum of interspecific competition from alexandergrass. There was no intraspecific competition among alexandergrass plants, being the crop effect on the weed larger than the effect among alexandergrass plants. The ecological niche differentiation was partial, since the crop intraspecific competition was larger than the interspecific, and the last one was negligible, at the same time that the weed interspecific competition was larger than the intraspecific. Common-bean, as a competitor species, is superior to alexandergrass.As metodologias de quantificação das interações competitivas entre plantas cultivadas e daninhas não estão amplamente elucidadas e comparadas na literatura. A competitividade da cultura de feijão-comum (Phaseolus vulgaris em relação ao capim-marmelada (Brachiaria plantaginea foi avaliada pela comparação entre o método qualitativo e um método quantitativo de análise de resultados. A resposta de cada espécie à presença da

  19. Redução da infestação de Brachiaria plantaginea em soja pela cobertura do solo com palha de aveia-preta Reduction of Brachiaria plantaginea infestation on soybean crop with black oat residues

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    GIOVANI THEISEN

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido em área da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, em Eldorado do Sul, RS, em 1996/97, com o objetivo de avaliar os efeitos de resíduos de aveia-preta (Avena strigosa Schreb. sobre o solo na densidade de papuã (Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitch. e no rendimento da cultura da soja (Glycine max L. Merrill. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento de blocos casualizados em parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições; os tratamentos método de controle de papuã (nas parcelas e cobertura do solo (nas subparcelas foram arranjados em esquema fatorial. A densidade da planta daninha diminuiu de forma exponencial com o aumento da cobertura de aveia sobre o solo, variando de 829 a 86 plantas/m² para níveis de cobertura 0,0 t/ha e 10,5 t/ha, respectivamente. Houve maior infestação de papuã nas linhas do que nas entrelinhas da cultura. Não houve efeito da cobertura vegetal no rendimento da soja quando a cultura foi mantida livre de papuã. Por sua vez, níveis crescentes de resíduos vegetais sobre o solo controlaram papuã e aumentaram linearmente o rendimento da cultura. Nas condições de alta infestação da área, a produção de grãos aumentou na razão de 158 kg/ha de grãos por tonelada de palha sobre o solo.This work was conducted at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Eldorado do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, during 1996/97, to evaluate the effect of black oats (Avena strigosa Schreb. residues on alexandergrass (Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitch. density and on soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill yield. Treatments were arranged in split-plot in a randomized complete block design with four replicates, with weed control method as main plots and level of black oat residues as subplots. An exponential reduction of alexandergrass density was observed, with data varying from 829 to 86 plants/m² for levels of straw on the soil surface of 0 to 10.5 ton/ha, respectively. Higher weed

  20. Disponibilidade de macronutrientes em cultivares de cana-de-açúcar submetidas à competição com Brachiaria brizantha Macronutrients availability in sugarcane varieties grown under increasing densities of Brachiaria brizantha

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    Leandro Galon

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com o trabalho verificar os teores foliares dos macronutrientes e o desenvolvimento das cultivares de cana-açúcar 'RB72454', 'RB867515' e 'SP801816' em competição com populações de Brachiaria brizantha. Os tratamentos utilizados foram: 1 cultivar de cana-de-açúcar 'RB72454' e população de B. brizantha de 0, 1, 3, 7, 15, 32, 40, 32, 64, 92, 88 e 112; 2 'RB867515' e 0, 1, 4, 14, 10, 18, 28, 30, 36, 54, 52 e 72; 3 'SP801816' e 0, 1, 3, 6, 14, 20, 24, 26, 26, 32, 46 e 56 plantas m-2. Aos 120 dias após a emergência da cultura, foi quantificada a massa seca (MS da parte aérea da cana-de-açúcar e da B. brizantha. Aos 290 dias após a emergência (DAE, foram coletadas amostras das folhas +3 (terceira folha a partir do ápice das plantas, nas quais foram avaliadas as concentrações de nitrogênio total, fósforo, potássio, magnésio e cálcio. Com o aumento da população de B. brizantha, observou-se redução da MS somente na cultivar 'RB72454'. O aumento na população de B. brizantha reduziu a concentração de fósforo em todas as cultivares, nitrogênio em 'RB72454' e 'SP801816', potássio e magnésio para 'RB72454'. Nas populações mais elevadas de B. brizantha, houve maior competição pelos nutrientes disponíveis no meio, sendo o fósforo o mais limitante. A cultivar 'RB72454' foi a menos competitiva pelos nutrientes no solo. As cultivares apresentaram redução média de 76% na produtividade de colmos na densidade máxima de B. brizantha.This trial aimed to verify foliar levels of macronutrients and development of sugarcane cultivars 'RB72454', 'RB867515' and 'SP801816' under competition with populations of Brachiaria brizantha. The field trial was installed where treatments were: 1 Sugarcane 'RB72454' and B. brizantha population of 0, 1, 3, 7, 15, 32, 40, 32, 64, 92, 88 e 112; 2 'RB867515' e 0, 1, 4, 14, 10, 18, 28, 30, 36, 54, 52 e 72; 3 'SP801816' e 0, 1, 3, 6, 14, 20, 24, 26, 26, 32, 46 e 56 plants m-2. At 120

  1. Cathode degradation

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    Shores, D.A.; Selman, J.R.; Ong, E.T.

    1989-12-01

    This report describes the results of a three-year study of cathode degradation in molten carbonate fuel cells involving both experimental and theoretical work. A keystone of the study is the development of a mathematical model, which describes cathode degradation in terms of the fundamental processes of a fluxing mechanism, i.e., dissolution, transport and precipitation. New fundamental data have been obtained on the solubility of NiO, especially on the effect of water vapor, and on the kinetics of NiO dissolution in (Li{sub 0.62}K{sub 0.38}){sub 2}CO{sub 3}, and these data have been incorporated in the model. Laboratory cell testing in 3 cm{sup 2} cells has been carried out to obtain experimental data on degradation rates for direct comparison with the calculated results from the model. These comparisons have helped to verify several aspects of the model. For example, the model predicts with fair accuracy the location of the Ni deposit in the tile and the deposition rate. It is also fair to point out that the model is a relatively simple representation of complex processes, and it does not answer all questions about cathode degradation. Further work is needed. Because of its fundamental basis, the model can readily be upgraded and extended when further experimental data become available. The solubility studies, modeling efforts and cell testing have interacted iteratively to optimize progress. 94 figs., 24 tabs.

  2. Effects of inclusion levels of Indigofera sp. on feed intake, digestibility and body weight gain in kids fed Brachiaria ruziziensis.

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    Andi Tarigan

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Twenty weaned male goats (F1 of Boer x Kacang with initial weight of 9 to 12 kg and ages ranging between 3.0 and 4.0 months were used in a study to evaluate the increasing inclusion of Indigofera sp foliage as a source of protein in diets based on chopped Brachiaria ruziziensis for growing goats. Five goats were allocated to one of four treatments in a randomised block design. The diet treatments were: T0 (control diets: B. ruziziensis (100%, T1 (85% B. ruziziensis + 15% Indigofera sp., T2 (70% B. ruziziensis + 30% Indigofera sp. T3 (55% B. ruziziensis + 45% Indigofera sp. all on DM basis. Feed (DM was offered daily at 3.5% BW. The content of CP in Indigofera sp is relatively high (258 g/kg DM, while the NDF (350.7 g/kg DM and ADF (232.2 g/ kg DM concentrations were low. The content of secondary compounds such as total phenol (8.9 g/kg DM, total tannin (0.8 g/kg DM and condensed tannin (0,5 g/kg DM were considerably low. The inclusion of Indigofera sp foliage in diets increased (P 0.05 among the T0,T1 and T2 diets and ranged from 0.08 to 0.09. It is concluded that the foliage of Indigofera sp could be used as feed supplement to supply proteins with low tannin contents. In a grass-based diets Indigofera sp colud be used at the level of 30 to 45% (DM for growing kids.

  3. Caracterización morfológica de 19 accesiones de Brachiaria brizantha en un suelo ácido

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    Yuseika Olivera

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar una colección de 19 accesiones de Brachiaria brizantha, procedentes del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT, Colombia, que se conserva en el banco de germoplasma de la Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes de Cascajal, Cuba. Se utilizaron descriptores internacionales para gramíneas forrajeras y otros de interés (17 en total, 13 cuantitativos y 4 cualitativos. Las mediciones y observaciones se realizaron en la fase vegetativa y en la reproductiva. El análisis de componentes principales permitió comprobar la existencia de una variabilidad relativamente alta, ya que el acumulado alcanzó 81,22 % en las cinco primeras componentes. En la componente uno, los indicadores con mayor influencia fueron: el número de espículas y de raquis, y el ancho de la inflorescencia. Con la utilización del análisis de conglomerados se diferenciaron seis grupos; en el grupo V, formado por dos accesiones (CIAT-16317 y CIAT-26290, se detectó que estas maximizaron los valores en varios indicadores. Esa variabilidad fenotípica es importante, ya que permite aseverar que se cuenta con un germoplasma de B. brizantha diferenciado, con una riqueza morfológica aceptable, la que se debe conocer para evitar duplicaciones. La caracterización de esta colección permitió comprobar que el mayor grado de diferenciación se encontró en los caracteres cuantitativos. Se sugiere realizar esta actividad como etapa inicial del proceso de evaluación, así como ensayos en los que se evalúen sus potencialidades para indicadores agroproductivos de interés, con fines selectivos.

  4. Morphogenetic traits and biomass accumulation of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés subjected to nitrogen doses

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    Welton Batista Cabral

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the morphogenetic traits and biomass accumulation of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés subjected to doses of N (0, 125, 250, 375 and 500 kg.ha-1 N. The treatments were arranged in a completely randomized design with four replications. Morphogenetic traits and biomass accumulation of dry matter (DM.ha-1 were evaluated. The results were subjected to statistical analysis by grouping the data in two periods, rainy season and throughout the year. Nitrogen doses influenced leaf appearance in the rainy season and throughout the year, with significant increase in leaf elongation during the rainy season, an increase of 56% compared with control. During this period, maximum dose of N (248.1 kg.ha-1 produced 214.49 kg.ha-1.day-1 DM of leaf blade, which was 133% higher than the control. However, the higher N dose in the rainy season resulted in an increase of 137% in the stalk accumulation compared with non-fertilized grass; estimating maximum accumulation of salk of 84.97 kg.ha-1.day-1 of DM for the application of 326.2 kg.ha-1 N. Doses of N also intensified leaf senescence during the rainy season and throughout the year. The control treatment presented 32% less senescence compared with maximum N dose (270.1 kg.ha-1 N in the rainy season. Forage loss was estimated at 26.08 kg ha-1.day-1 DM at the maximum dose of 295.0 kg.ha-1 N for this period. All variables studied responded positively to N supply in the rainy season. The accumulation of biomass of the plant reached the maximum point with fertilization close to 250 kg.ha-1 N in the rainy season and 375 kg.ha-1 N throughout the year.

  5. Métodos de amostragem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, parâmetros nutricionais e desempenho produtivo em novilhos submetidos a diferentes tipos de suplementos

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    2006-01-01

    O experimento, conduzido em uma propriedade rural localizada no município de Francisco Sá, região norte do Estado de Minas Gerais, teve como objetivo avaliar os métodos de amostragem de Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf cv. Marandu, os parâmetros nutricionais e o desempenho produtivo em novilhos submetidos a diferentes tipos de suplementos. O experimento para avaliação dos métodos de amostragem da pastagem foi dividido em seis períodos de 12 dias, com duração total de 72 dias. ...

  6. Análise do crescimento de uma cultivar de braquiária em cultivo solteiro e consorciado com cereais Growth analysis of a brachiaria cultivar sole and intercropped with cereals

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    TOMÁS DE AQUINO PORTES

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o crescimento de braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, em consorciação com milho, sorgo, milheto e arroz, bem como da sua rebrota após a colheita dos cereais. A presença dos cereais provocou redução no número de perfilhos, índice de área foliar, massa seca total da parte aérea, massa seca das folhas verdes e dos colmos e taxa de crescimento na braquiária, até a colheita dos cereais. O número de perfilhos alcançou valores maiores do que os da braquiária solteira, após a colheita dos cereais. Os índices de área foliar da braquiária consorciada foram baixos, em comparação com os dos cereais, e a baixa competição, em cobertura foliar, favoreceu a boa produtividade de grãos das culturas. Aos 60-70 dias após a colheita dos cereais, a braquiária rebrotada possuía fitomassa semelhante à da solteira 70 dias após a emergência.The aim of this work was to evaluate the growth of brachiaria (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu intercropped with maize, sorghum, pearl millet and rice and its regrowth after cereals harvest. The presence of cereals caused reduction of tillers number, foliar area index, total dry matter of leaves, dry matter of green leaves and stems, and growth rate of brachiaria up to harvest of cereals. Number of tillers m-2 reached higher values than those of sole cropped brachiaria after the cereals harvest. The leaf area indices of intercropped brachiaria were low, when compared to those of the cereals; and the low competition in the leaf area favoured the good grain yield of the crops. Sixty to seventy days after cereals harvest, brachiaria regrowth showed phytomass similar to that of sole cropped brachiaria 70 days after emergence.

  7. FILM COATING OF INTACT AND SCARIFIED Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf SEEDS PELICULIZAÇÃO DE SEMENTES INTACTAS E ESCARIFICADAS DE Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf

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    Vanessa Dias Factur

    2011-07-01

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    Brazil is the largest producer, consumer, and exporter of forage seeds, requiring new technologies and treatments to maintain and expand this market. The aim of this study was to evaluate the film coating (polymer, fungicide, and dye effect, preceded or not by acid scarification, on commercial Brachiaria brizantha seeds germination, under water stress conditions, simulated in laboratory. Seeds, intact or scarified with sulfuric acid, with or without film coating, all from the same batch, were evaluated by using a germination test, immediately (0 MPa, -0.3 MPa, -0.6 MPa, -0.9 MPa, and -1.2 MPa and six months (0 MPa, -0.1 MPa, -0.2 MPa, and -0.4 MPa after the treatment, in hydric potentials induced by mannitol, simulating water deficiency. Seeds were stored at 20o

  8. Efectividad de métodos de control de malezas en la producción de forraje del pasto Pangola (Digitaria decumbens Stent.

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    Valent\\u00EDn Alberto Esqueda-Esquivel

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Efectividad de métodos de con trol de ma le zas en la producción de forraje del pasto Pangola (Digitaria decumbens Stent. En el periodo de agosto de 1998 a agosto de 1999 se condujo un experimento en Emilio Carranza, municipio de Ve ga de Alatorre, Ve racruz, México, con el objeto de determinar el efec to de tra ta mien tos de con trol quí mi co y ma nual de ma le zas en la pro duc ción de fo rraje de zacate Pangola y en la den si dad de po bla ción de ma le zas presentes al inicio del siguiente ciclo de lluvias. Se utilizó el diseño experimental de blo ques completos al azar con cua tro re pe ti cio nes. Los tra tamien tos evaluados fueron: 1. Mezcla for mulada de picloram + 2,4-D (64 + 240 g/100 l agua 2. Mez cla for mu la da de pi cloram + flu ro xi pir (40 + 40 g/100 l agua 3. Con trol ma nual mediante chapeo con machete y 4. Testigo enhierbado. Las parcelas experimentales tuvieron 30 m de longitud y 10 m de anchura. Los tra ta mien tos 1, 2 y 3 se apli ca ron el 17 de agos to de 1998, cuan do la zar za de lo ma (Mimosa albida, que fue la es pe cie de ma le za do mi nan te te nía en tre 40 y 60 cm de al tu ra y la cobertura promedio de malezas del lote experimental, era de 57,9%. Se eva luó la co ber tu ra de ma le zas y pas to y el control de ma le zas a los 29, 60, 80, 114 y 154 días des pués de la aplicación de los tratamientos (DDA. También se determinó la producción de forraje de za ca te Pan go la a los 45, 80, 143 y 178 DDA. Con pi clo ram + flu ro xi pir y pi clo ram + 2,4-D, se controló más eficientemente a M. albida y el com ple jo de ma le zas her bá ceas que con el cha peo y se ob tu vo una produc ción significativamente mayor de ma teria seca de pas to. Ambos tratamientos herbicidas presentaron menor densidad de po bla ción de ma le zas en el si guien te ci clo de llu vias que el tratamiento con chapeo.

  9. CHEMICAL CONTROL EVALUATION OF ALEXANDER GRASS (Brachiaria plantaginea ON MAIZE (Zea mays YIELD AVALIAÇÃO DO MÉTODO QUÍMICO DE CONTROLE DE PAPUÃ (Brachiaria plantaginea SOBRE A PRODUTIVIDADE DO MILHO

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    Evander Alves Ferreira

    2010-10-01

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the Brachiaria plantaginea control with pre and post-emergence herbicides and their effects on the hybrid Pioneer 3063 maize yield. The trial was conducted by using a complete randomized blocks design, with four replications, under the conventional sowing system. The treatments consisted of the herbicide s-metolachlor (1,620 g ha-1 and the mixture in tank of atrazine + nicosulfuron (1,250 + 28 g ha-1, applied in pre and early post-emergence of the culture, respectively, plus one infested and one weed-free control. The plants of B. plantaginea were obtained from the soil seed bank, with average population of 312 plants m-2. The evaluated variables were control of B. plantaginea by the herbicides and maize grain yield components, as well as grain yield. Among the herbicides, the one that provided better control of B. plantaginea was the mixture atrazine plus nicosulfuron, applied in post-emergence of the crop, maintaining the field free of B. plantaginea, from the beginning to the end of the cycle. The herbicide s-metolachlor showed to be an alternative for the initial control of weeds in maize, up to 20 days after emergence. The absence of B. plantaginea control causes interference in all grain yield components of maize, being observed up to 98% of grain yield losses.

    KEY-WORDS: Chemical control; herbicide

  10. Efeito de pontas de pulverização na deposição e na dessecação em plantas de Brachiaria brizantha Nozzle effect on deposition and desiccation on Brachiaria brizantha plants

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    N.V. Costa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a eficiência de pontas de pulverização com diferentes vazões e tamanhos de gotas na deposição e na dessecação de plantas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, além da quantificação das perdas da calda de pulverização para o solo. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Cada unidade experimental constituiu-se de três linhas de 5 m de comprimento, espaçadas de 1 m. A aplicação dos tratamentos foi realizada 16 meses após a semeadura da braquiária; 40 dias antes da aplicação foi realizada uma roçagem para uniformização da área. Foram avaliadas as pontas de pulverização de jato plano XR 11001 VS (100 L ha-1 e XR 11002 VS (200 L ha-1, jato cônico TX-4VS (100 L ha-1 e TX-8 VK (200 L ha-1, ponta com indução de ar AI 11002 VS (200 L ha-1 e jato plano duplo TJ60 11002 VS (200 L ha-1. A calda foi aplicada com o herbicida glyphosate na dose de 1.800 g ha-1, mais um traçador (FD&C nº1 2.000 ppm. Foram coletados imediatamente após a aplicação da calda 25 perfilhos por repetição, sendo lavadas separadamente as folhas e caules de cada perfilho em 150 ml de água destilada, para posterior quantificação do traçador em espectrofotômetro. Os dados foram ajustados à curva de regressão pelo modelo de Gompertz. Todas as pontas utilizadas foram eficientes na dessecação das plantas de B. brizantha, independentemente do volume utilizado, o que evidencia a possibilidade de redução do volume de aplicação e da dosagem do herbicida na dessecação de pastagens, considerando-se a utilização de herbicidas sistêmicos. Ressalta-se que houve diferença na quantidade e na uniformidade de distribuição da calda pulverizada nos alvos avaliados em função da ponta testada e, conseqüentemente, do volume utilizado.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of spray nozzles with different flows and droplet size on the deposition and

  11. Degraded Crater

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    2004-01-01

    21 October 2004 Near the center of this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image lies the degraded remnants of an old meteor impact crater. The terrain in which it occurs is a heavily eroded, north middle-latitude surface. The image is located in the fretted terrains north of Arabia Terra near 41.3oN, 305.8oW. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

  12. Biological fixation of nitrogen in three tropical feed crops leguminous and its transfer to Brachiaria humidicola in association

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    Gil, Jose Luis; Guenni, Orlando; Espinoza, Yusmary

    1997-01-01

    In Cojedes State drained savannas an experiment was carried out with the purpose of: a) to determine the biological fixation of nitrogen (BFN) in three tropical feed crops leguminous (Centrosema pubescens Cp, Stylosanthes hamata Sh and Pueraria phaseoloides, Pp) cultivated in monoculture and associated with the gramineous Brachiaria humidicola (Bh); b) to evaluate the transfer potential of N fixed to the air to the companion gramineous. To calculate the proportion of N biologically fixed, the technique of isotopic dilution was used with N 1 5. The fertilizer (enriched ammonium sulphate to 10% with N 1 5) was added during the rainy season in two regrowth periods. In each case, the aerial biomass was determined after 90 days of growth, being analyzed the total content of N and N 1 5 in the foliage. In both periods of evaluation, the association Bh / Cp was stabler, with a proportion of the leguminous in the mixture 20-30%. As monoculture, Bh had the biggest production of aerial biomass (972 gm -2 ) among all the treatments for the first period of evaluation (middle rainy season). The total production of dry matter (DM) in association, was modified between 574 (Bh/Cp) and 807 gm -2 (Bh/Sh). The production DM for the second period of evaluation (end rainy season) followed the same tendency, being observed, however, a general decrease in the yields due to the beginning of drought. The content of N in the leguminous was always higher than in Bh. Nevertheless, Bh in association reached an accumulation bigger than N (14 gm -2 ) due to its higher rate of growth. The leguminous alone had a significant proportion of N (47-69%) derivated of the BFN. Cp was the one that showed higher values of BFN (51-69%). Likewise, one observes a high proportion (57-76%) of element starting from the BFN when the leguminous were cultivated in association. In this sense one doesn't observe a clear transfer of N from the leguminous to the gramineous, since the contents of N 1 5 in Bh they were

  13. Chromosome numbers and meiotic analysis in the pre-breeding of ...

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    2011-08-19

    Aug 19, 2011 ... Seixas M. A. C. and Esteves A. 2000 Determinação de poli- ploidia e avaliação da quantidade de DNA total em diferentes espécies de gênero Brachiaria. Boletim de Pesquisa 11, Embrapa. Gado de Corte, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil. Pritchard A. J. 1967 Apomixis in Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. J. Aust.

  14. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. Maria Suely Pagliarini. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 83 Issue 3 December 2004 pp 279-283 Research Note. Abnormal pollen mitoses (PM I and PM II) in an interspecific hybrid of Brachiaria ruziziensis and Brachiaria decumbens (Gramineae) · Andréa Beatriz ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics. Cacilda Borges Do Valle. Articles written in Journal of Genetics. Volume 83 Issue 3 December 2004 pp 279-283 Research Note. Abnormal pollen mitoses (PM I and PM II) in an interspecific hybrid of Brachiaria ruziziensis and Brachiaria decumbens (Gramineae) · Andréa Beatriz ...

  16. Fotossensibilização hepatógena em eqüinos pela ingestão de Brachiaria humidicola (Gramineae no Estado do Pará Hepatogenous photosensitization in horses caused by Brachiaria humidicola (Gramineae in the State of Pará

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    José Diomedes Barbosa

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados os aspectos clínico-patológicos e epidemiológicos de doença, caracterizada por fotossensibili-zação, que ocorre em eqüinos no nordeste do Estado do Pará. De um total de 40 animais examinados clinicamente, sete foram necropsiados, e tiveram fragmentos de órgãos examinados microscopicamente. Em virtude das lesões características encontradas, sobretudo nas partes despigmentadas da pele, das le-sões hepáticas macro e microscópicas, e sabendo-se que as brachiárias, de uma maneira geral, encerram saponinas com propriedades tóxicas, que causam alterações hepáticas e fo-tossensibilização em bovinos e ovinos, conclui-se, que essa doença fotossensibilizante foi determinada pelo pastoreio de Brachiaria humidicola, alimentação exclusiva dos animais enfermos.Data on the clinical-pathological aspects and on the epidemioloy of a disease in horses, characterized by phototsensitization, which occurs in northeastern of Pará, Brazil, are presented. Of a total of 40 horses examined clinically, post-mortem examination was performed on seven. Due to the characteristic lesions found on the non-pigmented skin, the macroscopic and histological alterations in the liver, and knowing that Brachiaria grasses contain saponins with toxic properties, which cause liver lesions and photosensitization in cattle and sheep, it is concluded that this disease in horses is caused by grassing exclusively Brachiaria humidicola.

  17. Acúmulo de macro e micronutrientes por soja e Brachiaria brizantha emergida em diferentes épocas Accumulation of macro and micronutrients by soybean and Brachiaria brizantha emerged in different periods

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    A.C. Silva

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A rotação entre soja e B. brizantha tem sido muito utilizada na integração agricultura-pecuária. Contudo, o banco de sementes formado pela pastagem anterior torna a forrageira uma espécie daninha importante no cultivo da soja. Objetivou-se neste trabalho avaliar os efeitos de diferentes épocas de emergência de B. brizantha em relação à soja no acúmulo de macro e micronutrientes por ambas as espécies. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, avaliando-se sete épocas de emergência de B. brizantha em relação à emergência da soja, sendo: -21, -14 e -7 dias, as épocas da emergência da braquiária antes da emergência da soja (DA; 0, a emergência simultânea da soja e da braquiária; e 7, 14 e 21 dias, as épocas de emergência da braquiária depois da soja (DD, além de duas testemunhas (apenas soja ou B. brizantha, no delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado. A avaliação nutricional das plantas foi realizada no estádio de pleno florescimento da soja. Na emergência simultânea das espécies, B. brizantha apresentou maior acúmulo de N, P, K, S, Mg, Cu, Mn e Fe, enquanto a soja acumulou mais Ca, Zn e B. A soja obteve vantagem no acúmulo dos demais nutrientes quando a forrageira emergiu em torno de 7 DD, com máximo acúmulo quando B. brizantha emergiu aos 21 DD.Soybean and Brachiaria brizantha rotation has been frequently used in croplivestock integration. However, the pasture seed bank makes forage an important weed in soybean growing areas. This study aimed to quantify the effects of different B. brizantha emergence periods in relation to soybean on macro and micronutrient accumulation by both species. This study was conducted under greenhouse conditions, with the following seven emergence periods of B. brizantha being evaluated in relation to soybean:: -21, -14, -7 days, emergence periods of the B. brizantha before the emergence of soybean (DB, 0, simultaneous emergence of soybean and B. brizantha; 7

  18. Fotossensibilização em ovinos associada à ingestão de Brachiaria brizantha no estado do Pará Photosensitization of sheep kept on Brachiaria brizantha pasture in the state of Pará

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    Tatiane Teles Albernaz

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados dois surtos e realizado um experimento de fotossensibilização associada à ingestão por Brachiaria brizantha em ovinos mestiços de Santa Inês e Dorper, com idade variando de dois a três meses, em uma fazenda no município de Santa Luzia do Pará. Esses animais foram mantidos desde o nascimento até aproximadamente dois meses de idade, em apriscos suspensos do chão, recebendo capim-elefante roxo (Pennisetum purpureum cv. roxo, concentrado, sal mineral e água ad libitum. Após esse período foram introduzidos em um piquete de B. brizantha. Na ocasião dos surtos e do experimento a fazenda foi visitada para observação dos dados epidemiológicos, avaliação clínica dos animais, colheita de amostras de sangue para dosagem de GGT, AST, BD, BI, BT, ureia e creatinina e colheita de pastagem para pesquisa de Pithomyces chartarum e saponinas. Também foi realizada necropsia com colheita de material para estudo histológico. O surto 01 ocorreu na época de escassez de chuva, com taxa de morbidade e letalidade de 43,4% e 81,6%, respectivamente. O surto 02 aconteceu no início da época chuvosa, com taxas de morbidade e letalidade de 16,3% e 76,9%, respectivamente. Em ambos os surtos o capim encontrava-se com massa residual reduzida e senescente. Dos 50 animais do experimento, 10 receberam 200ml de fluido ruminal retirado de ovelhas mães do mesmo lote, a primeira administração foi feita um dia antes da introdução desses animais na pastagem, e mais duas subsequentes com intervalo de uma semana. Após 15 dias de pastejo, os animais começaram a apresentar inquietação, procura por sombra, edema nas orelhas, mucosas amareladas, apatia, anorexia e desprendimento da pele seguido por formação de crostas em algumas áreas do corpo. Tanto os animais dos surtos quanto do experimento apresentaram aumento nos níveis de GGT, AST, BD, BI, BT, ureia e creatinina. Os valores de ureia e GGT dos animais que receberam fluido ruminal e dos

  19. Use of N-alkanes for estimations of botanical composition in samples with different proportions of Brachiaria brizantha and Arachis pintoi

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    Côrtes, Cristiano; Damasceno, Julio César; Paine, Rafael Cesário; Fukumoto, Nelson Massaru; Rêgo, Fabíola Cristine de Almeida; Cecato, Ulysses

    2005-01-01

    Este trabalho foi conduzido para se determinar a composição de n-alcanos (C24 a C36) em diferentes proporções de dietas hipotéticas de Brachiaria brizantha Stapf. cv. Marandu e Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory. cv. Amarillo (0; 15; 30; 45; 60 e 100% de Arachis pintoi) e identificar a combinação de alcanos que permite calcular a composição botânica de dietas com o menor valor residual (real menos o estimado). As forragens foram amostradas no verão e os n-alcanos extraídos pelo método de saponif...

  20. Estratégias de manejo do pastejo baseadas em ofertas de forragem alteram a estrutura de pastos de Brachiaria Brizantha cultivar xaraés

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    Oferta de forragem pode ser utilizada como uma estratégia de manejo do pastejo, já que considera tanto a planta quanto o animal. Assim, o objetivo foi avaliar a estrutura pré e pós-pastejo de pastos de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés manejados sob as ofertas de forragem de 4; 7; 10 e 13 kg de matéria seca (MS)/100 kg de peso corporal (PC). Os pastos foram manejados sob mob stocking por fêmeas da raça Holandesa com um dia de pastejo e 21 dias de descanso. A altura pré-pastejo aumentou com as o...

  1. Efecto de los métodos de cosecha y secado de la semilla de Brachiaria dictyoneura en su microflora y calidad (viabilidad y germinación

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    Lenne Jilliam M.

    1988-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de los métodos de cosecha con sudado (cosecha manual pila horizontal sometida a 3 días de sudado, cosecha manual pila vertical a 3 días, 6 días y 9 días de sudado, cosecha manual pila apretada a 3 días de sudado, sin sudado (cosecha manual sin sudado, cosecha con combinada y de la mezcla fungicida (Benlate + Difolatan sobre microflora, viabilidad y germinación de las semillas de Brachiaria dictyoneura. Para la determinación de la viabilidad se utilizó el método topográfico del tetrazolio, en las pruebas de germinación se utilizaron cuatro técnicas para romper latencia de las semillas (H20, H2S04, KN03 Y H2S04 + KN03.In this work, the effect of harvesting methods with sweating (manual harvesting horizontal pile exposed to 3 days sweating, manual harvesting vertical pile at 3,6 and 9 days sweating, manual harvesting disturbed pile at 3 days sweating; without sweating (manual harvest without sweating, combine harvesting and of a mixture of fungicides (Benlate and Difolatan on the microflora, viability and germination of the seeds of Brachiaria dictyoneura was evaluated. In order to determine the viability the topographical method of tetrazolium was used, in the germination test four methods to break latency of seeds were used H20, H2S04, KN03 and H2S04 + KN03.

  2. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT PHOSPHORUS SOURCES IN BRACHIARIA BRIZANTHA CV. MARANDU CULTIVATED IN TWO SOILS EFEITO DE DIFERENTES FONTES DE FÓSFORO NA Brachiaria Brizantha CV. MARANDU CULTIVADA EM DOIS TIPOS DE SOLOS

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    Mozart Martins Ferreira

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was carried out at the Soil Science Department of the Federal University of Lavras, with the objective to evaluate the effect of the furnishment of different phosphorus (P sources, during the implantation of Bracharia brizantha in the accumulation of phosphorus (P, nitrogen (N content and shoot’s dry matter production (SDMP. The forage was grown in two distinct soils, a clayey dystrophic Red Latosol (Oxisol- LVdf and in a sandy Neosol (Entisol- NQ, for 180 days, in pots (3 dm3. Four different phosphorus sources were evaluated: triple superphosphate (TS - 46.1% total P2O5, Arad reactive phosphate (AR - 33. 1% total P2O5, Araxá natural phosphate (AN - 22.71% total P2O5, and a 1:1 ratio mixture TS/AR (1:1 total P2O5. Each P-source furnished 200 and 350 mg kg-1 of P2O5, for the NQ and LVdf soils, respectively, based on the each source’s P2O5 total content. The experimental design was a completely randomized in 4x2 scheme, with four replicates. Based on the nitrogen (N complementary fertilization, applied after each cut, high shoot’s N content were found ranging from 1.32 to 2.6 g/kg for the LVdf soil and 1.01 to 2.82 g/kg for the NQ soil, such that values for crude protein ranged from 8.25 to 16.25% and 6.31 to 17.62% for the LVdf and NQ soils respectively. Soil’s distinct mineralogy influenced Braquiaria response to the different P sources furnished. Considering that the shoot’s dry matter production (SDMP was higher in the NQ soil, and the total P accumulation after four cuts was higher in the LVdf soil. The use of P- sources of higher solubility promoted higher values for SDMP. High values for brachiaria N content were observed under the addition of low solubility P-sources such as, AR and AN. Growth and dry matter production were limited by the lack of phosphorus in the grass’s establishment. KEY-WORDS: Concentration, solubility, crude protein, forage, phosphate fertilization. O experimento foi realizado no

  3. Caracteres morfológicos de soja e braquiária consorciadas sob subdoses de fluazifop-p-butil Morphologic characters of soybean and Brachiaria intercropped under reduced rates of fluazifop-p-butil

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    Andréia Cristina Silva

    2005-04-01

    -p-butil.Pasture degradation is one of the most important problems, affecting directly the sustainability of animal production. As one of the alternatives for the recovery of the degraded pasture, the use of annual crops intercropped with forages has been proposed. However, for the viabilization of the intercropping it is necessary the adequate management of the forage to reduce the competition with the crop, searching both development. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of fluazifop-p-butil on the morphology of Brachiaria brizantha and soybean grown intercropped. The experiment was conducted at Coimbra-MG to evaluate six doses of fluazifop-p-butil (0, 18, 36, 54, 72 and 90g ha-1 applied at two times (21 and 28 days after soybean emergence - DAE. Additionally, two control treatments were included: soybean and B. brizantha in monocrop kept free of weeds. The time of application did not affect the efficacy of herbicide doses. The treatment without herbicide or at lower doses, affected negatively the leaf area index (LAI, leaves biomass, stem + petioles biomass and pods biomass of the soybean plants. The LAI, leaves biomass (LB, stems number, stem length and stems biomass (SB of the B. brizantha, were affected by the doses and time of application. The application at 28 DAE caused more injury to the B. brizantha than at 21 DAE. It was verified that at 53 DAE the doses 0, 18 and 36g ha-1, applied at 21 DAE, and the doses 0 and 18g ha-1, applied at 28 DAE were similar to that of control (B. brizantha monocrop for SB, LB and LAI. The dose of 36g ha-1 of fluazifop-p-butil benefited the B. brizantha compared to soybean. For the other hand the dose of 54g ha-1 of fluazifop-p-butil benefited the soybean compared to B. brizantha. For the conditions of this experiment, the ideal dose of fluazifop-p-butil for the intercropping establishment was 40g ha-1 of fluazifop-p-butil.

  4. Suplementação mineral e mobilização de cálcio nos ossos de eqüinos em pastagem de Brachiaria humidicola Effect of mineral supplement on calcium mobilization from bone of equine grazing Brachiaria humidicola

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    José Nicolau Prospero Puoli Filho

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    Full Text Available Durante 150 dias, 12 potras Quarto-de-Milha de 1 ano de idade permaneceram exclusivamente em pastagem de Brachiaria humidicola, num experimento inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos, nível 0 (recomendação do NRC, 1989; nível 50 (50% a mais do NRC; nível 100 (100% a mais do NRC, e quatro repetições. Como palatabilizante foram empregadas 270 g de açúcar. Realizaram-se biópsias na asa do osso do ílio de cada potra, no início e final do experimento, para avaliar a mobilização de Ca e a relação Ca:P. As amostras da gramínea, foram coletadas mensalmente para verificação do teor de oxalato e composição químico-bromatológica. Houve efeito de tempo na mobilização de Ca, P e da relação Ca:P (pDuring 150 days 12 female Quarter Horse yearlings at one year of age were kept solely on Brachiaria humidicola pasture, on a complete randomized design, with three treatments and four replications: level 0 (NRC1989; level 50 (50% above NRC; level 100 (100% above NRC. It was used 270 g of sugar as an intake promoter. Biopsis were perfomed on the wing of ileum of each animal, one at the onset and the other at the end of trial, in order to evaluate Ca mobilization and Ca:P of the bone. Forage samples were collected monthly to evaluate oxalate levels and chemical composition. There was a time effect on Ca mobilization and Ca:P (P< 0.05, regardless the treatments. The average of the three treatments, at the onset and at the end of the trial, for Ca and P levels and Ca:P was, respectively: 10.05, 5.22, 1.93:1 and 6.24, 4.06, 1.54:1. The levels of oxalate in the grass varied from 1.18 to 2.00%. Suplementing Ca to young horses at a level 200% greater than the National Research Council recomendation did not prevent Ca mobilization from the bone when the animals were grazing Brachiaria humidicola for an extended period of time.

  5. Consumo e digestibilidade aparente total dos nutrientes e ganho de peso de bovinos de corte alimentados com silagem de Brachiaria brizantha e concentrado em diferentes proporções Intake and apparent digestibility of the nutrients and weight gain of beef cattle fed diets with different proportions of Brachiaria brizantha silage and concentrate

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    Bruno Ceolin da Silva

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo e as digestibilidades aparentes totais dos nutrientes e o ganho de peso de bovinos de corte recebendo dietas contendo concentrado e silagem de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu nas seguintes proporções: 20:80, 35:65, 50:50 e 65:35, com base na matéria seca. Foram utilizados vinte e quatro animais castrados Holandês x Zebu, com peso vivo inicial médio de 364 kg, distribuídos em um delineamento em blocos casualizados. Por ocasião da ensilagem, procedeu-se o tratamento do capim com o inoculante enzimo-bacteriano Nutroeste 50 t. Para o cálculo da matéria seca fecal, utilizou-se a fibra em detergente ácido indigestível (FDAI como indicador. Os animais foram alojados em baias individuais e alimentados ad libitum. O ensaio teve duração de 84 dias, divididos em três períodos de 28 dias após 15 dias de adaptação. Os consumos médios de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE e carboidratos totais (CHO e as digestibilidades aparentes totais de MS, MO, CHO e carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF elevaram linearmente com o aumento dos níveis de concentrado nas dietas. Comportamento semelhante foi observado para o ganho de peso médio diário, estimando-se incrementos de 0,0184 kg/unidade de concentrado adicionado. Contudo, as digestibilidades aparentes de PB, EE e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN não foram influenciadas pelas dietas, registrando-se, respectivamente, valores médios de 77, 88 e 60%. Silagem de Brachiaria brizantha não-emurchecida, constituindo 50% da dieta de bovinos H x Z, promoveu ganhos de peso em torno de 1,0 kg/dia.Intake and total apparent digestibilities of the nutrients and average daily gains (ADG by beef cattle fed diets based on concentrate and Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu silage in the following proportions: 20:80, 35:65, 50:50 and 65:35, in dry matter basis were evaluated. Twenty-four crossbred (Holstein x Zebu steers, with initial live weight of

  6. PEM fuel cell degradation

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    Borup, Rodney L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    The durability of PEM fuel cells is a major barrier to the commercialization of these systems for stationary and transportation power applications. While significant progress has been made in understanding degradation mechanisms and improving materials, further improvements in durability are required to meet commercialization targets. Catalyst and electrode durability remains a primary degradation mode, with much work reported on understanding how the catalyst and electrode structure degrades. Accelerated Stress Tests (ASTs) are used to rapidly evaluate component degradation, however the results are sometimes easy, and other times difficult to correlate. Tests that were developed to accelerate degradation of single components are shown to also affect other component's degradation modes. Non-ideal examples of this include ASTs examining catalyst degradation performances losses due to catalyst degradation do not always well correlate with catalyst surface area and also lead to losses in mass transport.

  7. Targeting proteins for degradation.

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    Schrader, Erin K; Harstad, Kristine G; Matouschek, Andreas

    2009-11-01

    Protein degradation plays a central role in many cellular functions. Misfolded and damaged proteins are removed from the cell to avoid toxicity. The concentrations of regulatory proteins are adjusted by degradation at the appropriate time. Both foreign and native proteins are digested into small peptides as part of the adaptive immune response. In eukaryotic cells, an ATP-dependent protease called the proteasome is responsible for much of this proteolysis. Proteins are targeted for proteasomal degradation by a two-part degron, which consists of a proteasome binding signal and a degradation initiation site. Here we describe how both components contribute to the specificity of degradation.

  8. QUALIDADE FISIOLÓGICA DE SEMENTES DE Brachiaria E AVALIAÇÃO DA PRODUTIVIDADE DE MASSA SECA, EM DIFERENTES SISTEMAS DE INTEGRAÇÃO LAVOURA-PECUÁRIA SOB IRRIGAÇÃO PHYSIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF Brachiaria SEEDS AND DRY MASS YIELD ESTIMATE UNDER DIFFERENT IRRIGATED CROP-LIVESTOCK INTEGRATION SYSTEMS

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    Carlos Alessandro Chioderoli

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    A velocidade e a amplitude da expansão de pastagens tropicais, no Brasil, estão associadas à disponibilidade de sementes de qualidade. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar, neste estudo, a qualidade fisiológica de sementes de duas espécies de braquiária, submetendo-as a testes de germinação e viabilidade, e, ainda, estimar, para ambas as espécies, a produtividade de massa verde e seca, em diferentes sistemas de integração lavoura-pecuária (ILP, sob irrigação. Na avaliação a campo, o arranjo experimental foi o de blocos completos casualizados, em parcelas subdivididas, alocando quatro consórcios nas parcelas (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria ruziziensis estabelecidas, simultaneamente, ao milho e por ocasião da adubação nitrogenada de cobertura e quatro épocas de corte da forragem, no inverno/primavera, nas subparcelas, com quatro repetições. Em laboratório, o delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições por tratamento/teste. Os testes de germinação e viabilidade indicaram que as sementes de B. brizantha apresentaram qualidade fisiológica superior às de B. ruziziensis, enquanto o teste de tetrazólio e as características das plântulas germinadas foram semelhantes. A B. ruziziensis, consorciada simultaneamente ao milho, foi o consórcio que se mostrou menos viável, em função da menor produtividade de massa verde, massa seca e deposição de resíduos vegetais na superfície do solo. No geral, a formação de pastagem para a entressafra, por intermédio do consórcio com o milho, se mostrou excelente alternativa na integração lavoura-pecuária, sob irrigação, em sistema plantio direto.

    DESEMPENHOS TÉCNICOS E ECONÔMICOS DA CONSORCIAÇÃO DE MILHO COM FORRAGEIRAS DOS GÊNEROS Panicum E Brachiaria EM SISTEMA DE INTEGRAÇÃO LAVOURA-PECUÁRIA TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OF CORN INTERCROPPED WITH Panicum AND Brachiaria FORAGE IN CROP-LIVESTOCK INTEGRATION SYSTEM

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    Carlos Alessandro Chioderoli

    2009-10-01

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    O trabalho teve como objetivo analisar a produtividade de grãos e os resultados econômicos de modalidades do cultivo de milho com forrageiras dos gêneros Panicum e Brachiaria, na integração lavoura-pecuária (ILP, sob sistema plantio direto (SPD. O experimento foi conduzido no ano agrícola de 2007/2008, no município de Selvíria, MS, em Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições, sendo os tratamentos constituídos por oito modalidades de cultivo do milho consorciado, simultaneamente e por ocasião da adubação nitrogenada de cobertura com os capins Tanzânia, Mombaça, Marandu e Ruziziensis, além do seu cultivo sem consórcio. A análise dos custos operacionais foi baseada nos preços de insumos e operações e a receita bruta no preço médio de venda do milho, no Estado de São Paulo. O decréscimo dos valores da relação custo/benefício e os melhores retornos econômicos, obtidos em função dos maiores índices de margem de contribuição, determinaram as modalidades de cultivo mais viáveis. Os capins Mombaça e Marandu, consorciados, simultaneamente, ao milho, reduziram a produtividade de grãos, em relação ao milho cultivado sem o consórcio. Com relação aos benefícios técnico-econômicos, visando à utilização em sistemas de ILP, o consórcio mais recomendado é o de milho com capim Tânzania, principalmente no cultivo simultâneo. No entanto, resultados técnico-econômicos a longo prazo, com diferentes preços e produtividades, devem ser avaliados

  9. Época e densidade de semeadura afetando a produção de Capim Piatã e Brachiaria ruziziensis em consórcio com soja

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    Eduardo Andrea Lemus Erasmo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available O sistema de consórcio entre culturas é usado em muitas partes do mundo, em geral, tem se mostrado mais produtivo que o monocultivo. Assim sendo, o presente trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar a densidade e época de semeadura de Brachiária brizantha cv. BRS Piatã e Brachiaria ruziziensis em consorcio com a cultura da soja. O estudo foi conduzido em condições de campo na estação experimental da Universidade Federal do Tocantins. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial de (2 x 2 x 3 + 4, com quatro repetições, correspondendo a duas épocas de semeadura da Brachiaria brizantha cv. BRS Piatã e Brachiaria ruziziensis, duas densidades de semeadura da braquiária e a braquiária crescida isoladamente nas duas densidades e épocas testadas. 140 dias após o plantio da soja foram determinados o número de perfilhos, altura, massa seca da parte aérea; massa seca foliar e massa seca do colmo. Os dados foram submetidos à análise variância e as médias comparadas pelo teste Tukey. O cultivo da braquiária em consórcio com a soja promoveu a redução de todos os parâmetros avaliados. O aumento da densidade de semeadura promoveu redução no perfilhamento, e aumento na produção de matéria seca.

  10. Optimización de las condiciones de germinación de cuatro especies de pastos tropicales II Brachiaria humidicola y panicum maximum

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    Carlos Gutiérrez

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de diferentes condiciones ambientales y de sustrato sobre la germinación de semilla de los pastos Brachiaria humidicola y Panicum maximum. Los sustratos evaluados fueron: papel, turba y suelo; las condiciones de temperatura fueron: continua a 30 °C y alterna con 8h a 20 °C y 16 h a 30° C. Se utilizaron diferentes contenidos de humedad en los sustratos: papel saturado, turba con 30, 45 y 60%, y suelo con 10, 20 y 30%. Se evaluó el porcentaje de germinación a los 3, 14 y 22 días, la longitud de la plúmula a los 5 días y el peso seco de las plántulas a los 7 días de la Alizaga3siembra. En P. maximum la temperatura no afectó la germinación, mientras que en B. humidicola la temperatura alterna favoreció un mayor porcentaje de plántulas normales. El mayor peso seco y longitud de plúmula se obtuvo con 30 °C. En B. humidicola el mejor sustrato fue turba y en P. maximum papel. La humedad de la turba no tuvo efecto sobre la germinación, en suelo fue crítica únicamente en P. maximum con 10% de humedad. La menor longitud se alcanzó en P. maximum en papel, mientras que en B. humidicola en suelo.

  11. Performance of dairy heifers raised on Xaraés palissadgrass (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés pasture supplemented with two types of mineral mixture

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    Carlos Augusto B. de Carvalho

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of selective (e.g. mineral supplement formulated on the basis of nutritional and clinical examination of the herd or commercial mineral supplementation of crossbred dairy heifers (Holstein-Mantiqueira, on daily weight gain (DWG, body condition score (BCS, age at first mating (AFM and the intake of mineral mixture (IMM managed on Xaraés palissadgrass pasture (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Xaraés were evaluated from February 2006 to March 2008. Structural characteristics, forage allowance and nutritional value of Xaraés palissadgrass were also evaluated. The structural variables of pasture, allowances and nutritive value of forage, besides the DWG were only affected (p<0.05 by season, with highest results for spring and summer. Throughout the experimental period (730 days, no sign of mineral deficiency was detected in heifers that ingested the selective supplement. The DWG and AFM were not influenced by the mineral mixture offered (0.52 and 0.33 kg/day during the spring/summer and in fall/winter for DWG, respectively, and 813 days of AFM. The IMM was higher for commercial mineral mixture than for selective (61.6 and 51.0g/day respectively. The BCS was slightly higher for selective (3.17 than for the commercial (3.02 mineral mixture. Thus, the selective mineral supplement was a strategy to prevent mineral deficiency in this herd and resulted in similar performance at lower costs (e.g. due to less IMM of crossbred heifers when compared with the commercial mineral supplementation.

  12. Sward canopy structure and performance of beef heifers under supplementation in Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures maintained with three grazing intensities in a continuous stocking system

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    Daniel Rume Casagrande

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to assess the sward canopy structure of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pastures maintained in three grazing intensities under continuous stocking system during the rainy season, along with the behavior and performance of grazing beef heifers supplemented with mineral salt or an energy/protein supplement. Three levels of forage allowance were assessed: 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 kg of forage/kg of live weight, combined with two supplements (ad libitum mineral salt, and an energy/protein supplement at 0.3% of live weight/day, supplied daily. The experiment was designed as a randomized block study with two replications. The supplements did not influence the variables related to the canopy structure. Canopy height was greater at higher forage allowances during the late summer and early fall. Similarly, the stem mass was greater in pastures with higher forage allowances. Animals fed protein supplement spent less time grazing than animals supplemented with mineral salt. Stocking rate was higher in pastures with lower forage allowance levels, which increased the live weight gain per grazing area. Daily weight gain did not vary according to the forage allowance levels. The use of an energy/protein supplement did not affect the stocking rate; however, it increased individual live weight gain and live weight gain per grazing area compared with mineral salt supplementation. The use of energy/protein supplements is an efficient alternative to enhance animal performance and production under grazing systems during the rainy season

  13. Influência da distribuição espacial do milho e da Brachiaria brizantha consorciados sobre a população de plantas daninhas em sistema plantio direto na palha

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    O cultivo consorciado de milho com forrageiras tropicais no sistema plantio direto na palha pode diminuir a incidência de plantas daninhas em decorrência da elevada produção de fitomassa e da alelopatia proporcionada pela deposição superficial de palha no solo. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar a influência da distribuição espacial da cultura do milho com Brachiaria brizantha, cultivados em consórcio no sistema plantio direto na palha, sobre a população de plantas daninhas. O experimento foi in...

  14. Aplicação de fosfato natural e reciclagem de fósforo por milheto, braquiária, milho e soja Rock phosphate fertilization and phosphorus recycling by pearl millet, Brachiaria sp., corn and soybean

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    José Salvador Simoneti Foloni

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar, comparativamente, a capacidade extratora de P da soja (Glycine max, milho (Zea mays, braquiária brizantha (Brachiaria brizantha e milheto (Pennisetum glaucum, submetidos a diferentes doses do fertilizante fosfatado natural fosforita Alvorada, em condições controladas. Utilizou-se um Argissolo Vermelho distroférrico de textura média, corrigido e adubado com N, K e micronutrientes. As espécies foram cultivadas em vasos de 18 dm³ por 50 dias em casa de vegetação, com aplicação de 0, 100, 200 e 400 kg ha-1 de P2O5. As quantidades de fosfato natural foram calculadas com base na teor total de P2O5. O milho, ao contrário da soja, respondeu positivamente ao aumento da dose de P2O5 via fosforita Alvorada. A Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, apesar da menor produção de matéria seca em relação ao milheto, apresentou alta eficiência na absorção de P, mesmo com o fornecido deste nutriente por meio de fonte pouco solúvel. O milheto apresentou-se como importante espécie de cobertura do solo, graças ao alto potencial para produção de fitomassa e reciclagem de P num intervalo de tempo relativamente curto (50 dias.The objective of this experiment was to compare the ability of soybean (Glycine max, corn (Zea mays, Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum for P-uptake, at different levels of the Alvorada natural rock phosphate, under controlled conditions. The soil used was a dystrophic Hapludalf (180 g kg-1 clay, which was limed and fertilized with N, K and micronutrients. The crops were grown in 18 dm³ pots for 50 days in a greenhouse, at different P2O5 rates (0, 100, 200, and 400 kg ha-1. The amount of rock phosphate was calculated based on the total P2O5 content. Contrasting to soybean, there was a positive response of maize to higher P2O5 doses. The dry matter production by Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu was lower than that observed for pearl millet, but it still

  15. Consumo, digestibilidade total e desempenho de novilhos Nelore recebendo dietas contendo diferentes proporções de silagens de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e de sorgo Intake, apparent total tract digestibility and production of Nellore steers fed diets containing different proportions of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and sorghum silages

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    Fernanda Helena Martins Chizzotti

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo e a digestibilidade total dos nutrientes e o desempenho de novilhos Nelore recebendo dietas contendo silagens de capim-braquiarão e de sorgo como fonte de volumoso nas proporções de 100:0, 67:33, 33:67 e 0:100, com base na matéria seca. Foram utilizados 24 novilhos Nelore, castrados, com peso médio inicial de 380 kg, distribuídos em um delineamento em blocos casualizados, com seis repetições, recebendo 60% de volumoso e 40% de concentrado, com base na matéria seca. O ensaio teve duração de 78 dias - 15 dias de adaptação seguidos de três períodos de 21 dias. Os consumos médios de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, carboidratos não-fibrosos (CNF e nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT, assim como a taxa de passagem, aumentaram linearmente com o incremento da silagem de sorgo nas dietas. Tendência semelhante foi observada para o ganho de peso médio diário, estimando-se acréscimos de 0,00313 kg/unidade de silagem de sorgo adicionada. As digestibilidades totais de MS, MO, PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN também apresentaram comportamento linear crescente com o incremento dos níveis de silagem de sorgo. Contudo, as digestibilidades aparentes do EE e dos CNF não foram influenciadas pelas dietas, registrando-se, respectivamente, valores médios de 80,1 e 89,5%. A associação de 67% de silagem de sorgo e 33% de silagem de capim-braquiarão consistiu em como boa alternativa de volumoso para a alimentação de novilhos Nelore, uma vez que promoveu consumo e ganho de peso próximos aos observados para a dieta contendo apenas silagem de sorgo.The objective of this trial was to study intake, apparent total tract digestibility, and production of Nellore steers fed diets containing the following ratios of Brachiaria brizantha and sorghum silages: 100:0, 67:33, 33:67, and 0:100 on dry matter (DM basis. Twenty-four castrated steers averaging 380 kg at the beginning

  16. Evaluación de dos especies de Leucaena, asociadas a Brachiaria brizantha y Clitoria ternatea en un sistema silvopastoril de Nayarit, México: I. Comportamiento agronómico Evaluation of two Leucaena species, associated to Brachiaria brizantha and Clitoria ternatea in a silvopastoral system from Nayarit, Mexico: I. Agronomic performance

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar el comportamiento agronómico de dos especies de Leucaena, asociadas a Brachiaria brizantha y Clitoria ternatea en un sistema silvopastoril en la llanura costera norte del estado de Nayarit, en México, se desarrolló la presente investigación. Se utilizó un diseño de bloques al azar con cuatro repeticiones por tratamiento (proporción de leguminosa:gramínea: 1 L. leucocephala-B. brizantha (30:70; 2 L. glauca-B. brizantha (30:70; 3 L. leucocephala-B. brizantha- C. ternatea (28:52:20; 4 L. glauca-B. brizantha-C. ternatea (28:52:20; 5 B. brizantha (100. Con una frecuencia mensual se midió el crecimiento de las especies arbóreas, además de la supervivencia y el comportamiento de la relación leguminosa:gramínea en el sistema. L. glauca mostró una mayor altura (66 cm y diámetro (0,98 cm cuando se combinó con brachiaria y clitoria, y L. leucocephala un mayor número de ramas (8,7 y altura (4,5 cm. En la sobrevivencia se observaron valores de 70 a 80% después de un año de implementado el sistema. De acuerdo con los resultados se concluye que la mezcla de las leguminosas arbóreas con C. ternatea y B. brizantha es una importante opción en las condiciones ecológicas del trópico seco mexicano.This study was conducted with the objective of evaluating the agronomic performance of two Leucaena species, associated to Brachiaria brizantha and Clitoria ternatea in a silvopastoral system in the northern coastal prairie of the Nayarit state, Mexico. A randomized block design was used with four repetitions per treatment (legume:grass proportion: 1 L. leucocephala-B. brizantha (30:70; 2 L. glauca-B. brizantha (30:70; 3 L. leucocephala-B. brizantha- C. ternatea (28:52:20; 4 L. glauca-B. brizantha-C. ternatea (28:52:20; 5 B. brizantha (100. Tree growth was measured on a monthly basis, in addition to survival and the performance of the legume:grass relationship in the system. L. glauca showed more height (66 cm and diameter

  17. Morfogênese na germinação e na fase de estabelecimento da Brachiaria ruziziensis submetida à adubação nitrogenada e potássica Morphogenesis in the germination and establishment phase of Brachiaria ruziziensis subjected to fertilization with nitrogen and potassium

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    Marcelo Barcelo Gomes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar as respostas morfogênicas da Brachiaria ruziziensis submetida à adubação nitrogenada e potássica na germinação e na fase de estabelecimento. Adotou-se esquema fatorial 4x4 em DIC, com três repetições. Foram utilizadas as doses 0, 100, 200 e 300kg N ha-1 e as doses de 0, 60, 90 e 120kg K ha-1. Verificou-se, na avaliação na germinação, efeito da interação N x K na TAlC. Houve efeito isolado das doses de nitrogênio sobre a TApF, TAlF, filocrono, NFV e TSF. O potássio exerceu efeito isolado sobre a DVF e NFV. Na avaliação de estabelecimento, observou-se que houve efeito da interação N x K para TAlF e CFF. Houve efeito isolado das doses de nitrogênio sobre a TApF, TAlC, filocrono, NFV, TSF e DVF. O potássio exerceu efeito isolado sobre a DVF, NFV e TSF. Tanto na germinação quanto no estabelecimento, o nitrogênio exerceu maior efeito sobre a morfogênese do que o potássio.This study was conducted to assess the morphogenic responses of Brachiaria ruziziensis subjected to nitrogen and potassium fertilization in the germination and establishment phase. It was used a complete randomized experimental design in 4x4 factorial arrangement with three replicates. There were used 0, 100, 200 and 300kg N ha-1 and 0, 60, 90 and 120kg K ha-1. In the germination, it was verified the effect of the interaction N x K in SER. There was isolated effect of nitrogen doses on LAR, LER, phyllochron, LLN, LSR. Potassium exerted isolated effect on the LLS and LLN. In the established phase, it was observed that there was a significant interaction between N x K for LER and LFL. There was isolated effect of nitrogen on LAR, SER, phyllochron, LLN, LSR and LLS. Potassium exerted isolated effect on LLS, LLN and LSR. Nitrogen had greater effect on the morphogenesis than potassium on both, germination and established phase.

  18. PHYTOSOCIOLOGY OF SOWN PASTURE WEEDS UNDER TWO LEVELS OF DEGRADATION IN BRAZILIAN SAVANNA AREAS, MATO GROSSO DO SUL STATE, BRAZIL FITOSSOCIOLOGIA DE PLANTAS DANINHAS DE PASTAGENS CULTIVADAS SOB DOIS NÍVEIS DE DEGRADAÇÃO EM CERRADO, NO MATO GROSSO DO SUL

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    Adriana Guglieri-Caporal

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    Cultivated pastures, in general, go through a decline process, associated with the occurrence of weeds, whose successful management begins with the survey of species and their biology. This study aimed to carry out phytosociological surveys, during the rainy and dry seasons, in two pastures cultivated with Brachiaria (Urochloa spp., with cattle (AI and without cattle (AII, in Cerrado (Brazilian savanna areas of the Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. The occurrence of 104 weedy herbaceous and subshrubby Phanerogams species was recorded. The families with the highest number of species were Fabaceae (23 species, Poaceae (16, and Asteraceae (15. Hemicryptophytes predominate with 41% of the species. The species with the highest importance value and relative coverage are B. decumbens and Sida rhombifolia, in AI, and B. brizantha and Desmodium incanum, in AII, plus Paspalum notatum, in both pastures. The Shannon diversity index was 4.19 and 4.43 nats, for AI and AII, respectively, indicating considerable weed species richness. The floristic dissimilarity index between AI and AII, obtained from the Euclidian

  19. Influência de esterco bovino e calcário sobre o efeito residual da adubação fosfatada para a Brachiaria brizantha cultivada após o feijoeiro Influence of cattle manure and limestone on residual effects of phosphorus fertilizer in Brachiaria brizantha grown after common bean

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    Renato Ferreira de Souza

    2010-02-01

    to evaluate the influence of manure and lime applications on the residual effect of phosphorus applied to common bean on phosphorus nutrition and yield of Brachiaria brizantha grown in succession. Four experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, in a completely randomized design, in a 4 x 5 factorial layout with three replications. Each experimental unit consisted of a pot containing 4 dm³ of the following soil: clayey dystrophic Red Latosol (Oxisol, sandy clay loam dystrophic Red-Yellow Latosol (Oxisol, sandy loam dystrophic Red-Yellow Latosol (Oxisol, or sandy orthic Quartzarenic Neosol (Quartzpsament. Each soil represented an experiment and was treated with four liming levels (0.0; 0.5; 1.0 and 2.0 times the recommended dose to reach 60 % base saturation and five doses of cattle manure (0.0; 2.5; 5.0; 7.5 and 10.0 % of the soil volume. In each pot, bean plants were grown and harvested and followed by planting of three brachiaria plants, which were cut 70, 160 and 290 days after seedling emergency. Total dry matter productions and P accumulation in the above-ground part of the brachiaria plants were positively influenced by manuring and liming. These treatments influenced positively the residual effect of P fertilizer applied to the bean plants, in terms of P nutrition and production of the succession Brachiaria brizantha crop.

  1. Syntrophy in Methanogenic Degradation

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    Worm, P.; Müller, N.; Plugge, C.M.; Stams, A.J.M.; Schink, B.

    2010-01-01

    This chapter deals with microbial communities of bacteria and archaea that closely cooperate in methanogenic degradation and perform metabolic functions in this community that neither one of them could carry out alone. The methanogenic degradation of fatty acids, alcohols, most aromatic compounds,

  2. Degradations and Rearrangement Reactions

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    Zhang, Jianbo

    This section deals with recent reports concerning degradation and rearrangement reactions of free sugars as well as some glycosides. The transformations are classified in chemical and enzymatic ways. In addition, the Maillard reaction will be discussed as an example of degradation and rearrangement transformation and its application in current research in the fields of chemistry and biology.

  3. Effect of supplementation of beef cattle with different protein levels and degradation rates during transition from the dry to rainy season.

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    Fernandes, Rodolfo Maciel; de Almeida, Chafic Mustafé; Carvalho, Bruna Caldas; Alves Neto, João Alexandrino; Mota, Verônica Aparecida Costa; de Resende, Flávio Dutra; Siqueira, Gustavo Rezende

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of increasing the supply of protein with different degradation rates on the performance and metabolism of growing Nellore cattle reared on Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture during the transition period from the dry to rainy season. The experiment was installed on an area of 34 ha, divided into 12 paddocks with an average area of 2.85 ha. In the performance evaluation were utilized 72 recently weaned, non-castrated Nellore cattle with an initial body weight (BW) of 199 kg (SEM = 16). The following supplements were used: energy protein supplement containing 25% crude protein (CP) (C-25) and energy protein supplements containing 40% CP with one third highly degradable CP and two thirds poorly degradable CP (40-1/3NPN), one half highly degradable CP and one half poorly degradable CP (40-1/2NPN), and two thirds highly degradable CP and one third poorly degradable CP (40-2/3NPN). Higher protein degradation rates reduced supplement intake (P supplement 40-1/3NPN exhibited higher average daily gain (ADG) (0.30 kg/day), similar to that of animals receiving supplement 40-1/2NPN (P = 0.04). In the second period, supplement 40-2/3NPN resulted in lower ADG (0.19 kg/day less than the other supplements). There was no effect of supplement on animal performance in the third period (P > 0.10), when ADG was 0.56 kg/day. In conclusion, the response to supplementation is associated with interactions with characteristics of the forage canopy. Supplementation with a true protein source will be beneficial only during the early stage of the dry-rainy season transition period.

  4. Purex diluent degradation

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    The chemical degradation of normal paraffin hydrocarbon (NPH) diluents both in the pure state and mixed with 30% tributyl phosphate (TBP) was investigated in a series of experiments. The results show that degradation of NPH in the TBP-NPH-HNO 3 system is consistent with the active chemical agent being a radical-like nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) molecule, not HNO 3 as such. Spectrophotometric, gas chromatographic, mass spectrographic, and titrimetric methods were used to identify the degradation products, which included alkane nitro and nitrate compounds, alcohols, unsaturated alcohols, nitro alcohols, nitro alkenes, ketones, and carboxylic acids. The degradation rate was found to increase with increases in the HNO 3 concentration and the temperature. The rate was decreased by argon sparging to remove NO 2 and by the addition of butanol, which probably acts as a NO 2 scavenger. 13 references, 11 figures

  5. Bacterial Degradation of Pesticides

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    . Bioaugmentation i.e. addition of specific degrader organisms, has been suggested as an environmentally friendly and economically competitive strategy for cleaning polluted sites. Several organisms have been isolated, capable of degrading different compounds. However the capacity to degrade the desired compound...... that it was possible to produce MSH1 in large amounts within 12-24 hours. Moreover, mineralization experiments showed that the capacity to mineralize BAM was kept intact, and that maximal mineralization rate was not influenced by the state of the cells at the time of harvest (in exponential or stationary phase...... SRS2, Variovorax SRS16 and Arthrobacter globiformis D47. The degradation capacity of each strain individually as well as two- and three-member consortia was studied in a sand column set up. Glass beads were added to the set up to create a dry patch, separating the organisms and the diuron-spiked sand...

  6. How do polymers degrade?

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    Materials derived from agricultural products such as cellulose, starch, polylactide, etc. are more sustainable and environmentally benign than those derived from petroleum. However, applications of these polymers are limited by their processing properties, chemical and thermal stabilities. For example, polyethylene terephthalate fabrics last for many years under normal use conditions, but polylactide fabrics cannot due to chemical degradation. There are two primary mechanisms through which these polymers degrade: via hydrolysis and via oxidation. Both of these two mechanisms are related to combined factors such as monomer chemistry, chain configuration, chain mobility, crystallinity, and permeation to water and oxygen, and product geometry. In this talk, we will discuss how these materials degrade and how the degradation depends on these factors under application conditions. Both experimental studies and mathematical modeling will be presented.

  7. Thraustochytrid protists degrade hydrocarbons

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    Although thraustochytrid protists are known to be of widespread occurrence in the sea, their hydrocarbon-degrading abilities have never been investigated. We isolated thraustochytrids from coastal waters and sediments of Goa coast by enriching MPN...

  8. Degradation of fluorotelomer alcohols

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    Ellis, David A; Martin, Jonathan W; De Silva, Amila O

    2004-01-01

    Human and animal tissues collected in urban and remote global locations contain persistent and bioaccumulative perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs). The source of PFCAs was previously unknown. Here we present smog chamber studies that indicate fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) can degrade...

  9. Fontes energéticas e níveis de suplementação para vacas em pastagem de capim-marandu (Brachiaria brizantha Hochst ex. A. Rich Stapf no inverno Energy sources and supplementation level for beef cows grazing marandugrass (Brachiaria brizantha Hochst ex. A. Rich Stapf during winter

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    Renata Alves Agulhon

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Quarenta vacas de corte (330 kg foram distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 2x2 (dois sistemas de suplementação [0,5 e 1,0% do PV ] e duas fontes de energia [grão de aveia e milho quebrado], para avaliar o desempenho em pastagem de capim-marandu (Brachiaria brizantha Hochst ex. A. Rich Stapf, durante a estação seca. Os suplementos foram formulados para conter 15% de proteína bruta (PB. O ganho médio diário não diferiu entre os tratamentos (0,58 e 0,69 kg/dia para aveia e 0,54 e 0,66 kg/dia para milho, nos níveis 0,5 e 1,0% do PV, respectivamente. Não houve diferença para rendimento de carcaça entre os tratamentos (média de 46,12%. Observou-se elevada quantidade de massa de forragem de baixa qualidade, em decorrência, principalmente, de geadas ocorridas no período. Os valores médios para PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN e fibra em detergente ácido (FDA foram 5,34; 74,95 e 47,66, respectivamente. Grãos de aveia e grãos de milho apresentaram a mesma qualidade como suplemento para vacas de corte. Para uma situação com alta oferta de forragem, o nível de 0,5% no PV de milho mostrou maior retorno econômico.Fourty beef cows (330 kg were allotted to a completely randomized design, in a 2x2 factorial scheme (two supplementation levesl [0.5 and 1.0% LW] and two energy sources [whole oat grain and ground corn grain] to evaluate perfomance of animal grazing Marandugrass (Brachiaria brizantha Hochst ex. A. Rich Stapf, during the dry season. Supplements were formulated to contain 15% of crude protein (CP. Average daily gain showed no difference among treatments (0.58 and 0.69 kg/d for oat, and 0.54 and 0.66 kg/d for corn, at levels of 0.5 and 1.0% LW, respectively. No difference was detected for carcass dressing among treatments, with average value of 46.12%. Forage mass available was high, but quality was low, mainly as result of frost occurred in the period. Average values for CP, neutral

  10. Produção e composição química da Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 sob efeito de adubação com NPK = Yield and chemical composition of Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4 under the effect of NPK fertilization

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    Thaisa Grazielle Radin Magalhães Teles

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de combinações de doses de nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio sobre a produção de matéria seca e composição química de Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4. O experimento foi composto por 16 tratamentos de NPK, conforme matriz experimental Plan Puebla II, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramentecasualizado com cinco repetições. Utilizou-se um Argissolo Vermelho-Amarelo Distrófico Arênico e, como fonte de N, P e K, foram utilizados sulfato de amônio e uréia, superfosfato triplo e cloreto de potássio, respectivamente. O material coletado foi separado em colmo e folha, e pré-seco para a determinação da produção matéria seca de folhas (MSF, colmos (MSC e total (MST, teor de proteína bruta (PB, N, P e K. A adubação promoveu incremento na produção da B. brizantha cv. MG-4, cujas doses de 360-370-360 g vaso-1 de NPK, respectivamente, proporcionaram 95% da maior produção de MST observada. As produtividades máximas foram nas doses de 373, 407 e 317 mg dm-3 de N de solo para MST, MSF e MSC, respectivamente. As doses de N proporcionaram incrementos nos teores de PB das folhas. As adubações fosfatada e nitrogenada proporcionaram aumento na quantidade acumulada de N, P e K na B. brizantha cv. MG-4.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of combinations of nitrogen (N, phosphorus (P and potassium (K on the dry matter yield and chemical composition of Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-4. The experiment consisted of 16 combination levels of NPK, according to experimental matrix Plan Puebla II, in a completely randomized design with five replications. It used a dystrophic RedYellow Sand-Argisol; ammonium and urea sulfate, triple super phosphate and potassium chloride were used as sources of N, P and K, respectively. The harvested material was separated into leaves and stem and submitted to dry matter yield (DMY evaluations of the aerial part, crude protein (CP and determination of

  11. Uso de N-alcanos na estimativa da composição botânica em amostras com diferentes proporções de Brachiaria brizantha e Arachis pintoi Use of N-alkanes for estimations of botanical composition in samples with different proportions of Brachiaria brizantha and Arachis pintoi

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    Cristiano Côrtes

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido para se determinar a composição de n-alcanos (C24 a C36 em diferentes proporções de dietas hipotéticas de Brachiaria brizantha Stapf. cv. Marandu e Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory. cv. Amarillo (0; 15; 30; 45; 60 e 100% de Arachis pintoi e identificar a combinação de alcanos que permite calcular a composição botânica de dietas com o menor valor residual (real menos o estimado. As forragens foram amostradas no verão e os n-alcanos extraídos pelo método de saponificação direta, sendo identificados e quantificados por meio de análise de cromatografia gasosa. O alcano C34 foi utilizado como padrão interno. As proporções de A. pintoi nas dietas foram estimadas pela minimização do z (soma dos quadrados dos desvios entre a proporção real dos alcanos analisados e as proporções pré-estabelecidas (tratamentos, utilizando-se a equação de Duncan et al. (1999. Observou-se que houve predomínio das cadeias carbônicas ímpares e que a concentração total de n-alcanos decresceu à medida que se aumentou a proporção de A. pintoi nos tratamentos. Estimativas acuradas da composição botânica de misturas de A. pintoi com B. brizantha foram obtidas utilizando-se os alcanos C29, C31, C33 e C35. O alcano C35 foi fundamental para a qualidade das estimativas. Os resultados indicaram o grande potencial da técnica para estudos com animais em pastejo.This trial was carried out to determine the composition of n-alkanes (C24 to C36 in hypothetical diets comprising of pure Brachiaria brizantha Stapf. cv. Marandu and Arachis pintoi Koprov & Gregory. cv. Amarillo and mixtures of these two spececies with 15%, 30%, 45%, or 60% of Arachis pintoi; it also intended to identify the combination of alkanes that allows to calculate the botanical composition of diets with the smallest residual value (real less estimated values. The forages were sampled in the summer. The n-alkanes were extracted for the direct saponification

  12. Seleção de genótipos de Brachiaria Ruziziensis quanto ao alumínio em solução nutritiva: II: Avaliação da tolerância ao alumínio Brachiaria Ruziziensis genotypes selection: II: Evaluation of the aluminum tolerance

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    Paulo Sérgio Balbino Miguel

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O alumínio, em solos ácidos, é um dos principais responsáveis pela baixa produtividade de culturas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a variabilidade genética da Brachiaria ruziziensis para a tolerância ao alumínio. Foram utilizados 10 genótipos da espécie referida, crescidas em vasos com 0, 30 e 60 mg/L de alumínio em solução nutritiva. Foi utilizado o delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial, com seis repetições e parcelas de uma planta por vaso. Foram avaliados: a produção de massa verde da parte aérea e raízes (MVPA e MVR, a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea e raízes (MSPA e MSR, o incremento no crescimento da parte aérea e das raízes (IPA e IR, expresso pela diferença entre o crescimento final e o inicial, e o incremento no número de perfilhos (INP. O aumento nas concentrações de alumínio provocou decréscimos para as médias de todas as características avaliadas, excetuando o IR. A ausência de diferenças do genótipo 8 para seis das sete características analisadas, com exceção da MVPA, demonstra ser ela a mais promissora para estudos posteriores em melhoramento, visando maior produtividade em solos ácidos. Os resultados evidenciaram a existência de variabilidade genética entre os genótipos avaliados para a tolerância ao alumínio tóxico, sendo possível identificar materiais mais produtivos na presença desse metal.In acid soils, the aluminum is responsible for the low cultures productivity. The objective of this work was to evaluate the Brachiaria ruziziensis genetic variability for the aluminum tolerance.10 genotypes of that species were used, grown in vases with 0, 30 and 60 mg/L of aluminum in nutritious solution. A completely randomized design under 10 x 3 factorial, with six replicates. The following variables were evaluated: the green mass production of the aerial part and roots (MVPA and MVR, the dry matter production of the aerial part and roots (MSPA and MSR

  13. Dynamics, production and quality of “Brachiaria brizantha” subjected to water diet and nitrogen fertilization Dinâmica, produção e qualidade da "Brachiaria brizantha" submetida a regime hídrico e adubação nitrogenada1

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    Daniela Deitos Fries

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was conducted in vegetation house of the area of Forragicultura and Pasture of the State University of Southwest Bahia, from January to June 2009. The treatments were 4 diet water (20, 40, 60 and 80% of field capacity and 2 nitrogen levels (0 and 150kg N/ha with four replications. We used a completely randomized design in a factorial 4 x 2. The studied morphogenical characteristics were: leaf appearance rate, leaf elongation rate, phyllochron, leaf life span and rate of stem elongation; and the structural were: final leaf length, total number of leaves, number of leaves in senescence, number of dead leaves, maximum height of plant, number of tillers per plant and number of tillers per pot than the dry matter production of shoots and roots as well as the chemical components of air stop. The results had demonstrated that the interaction between diet water x doses of nitrogen was significant for the productions of natural matter, dry matter of the aerial part and roots. The results had evidenced that the practical of the nitrogen fertilization and the irrigation contributes positively in the forage production and development of the Brachiaria brizantha cv. MG-5.O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação da Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, de janeiro a junho de 2009. Os tratamentos utilizados foram quatro regimes hídricos (20, 40, 60 e 80% da capacidade de campo e duas doses de nitrogênio (0 e 150kg de N/ha com quatro repetições. O delineamento utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 4 x 2. As características morfogênicas avaliadas foram: taxa de aparecimento foliar, taxa de alongamento foliar, filocrono, duração de vida da folha e taxa de alongamento do colmo; e as estruturais: comprimento final da folha, número total de folhas, número de folhas em senescência, número de folhas mortas, altura máxima da planta, número de perfilhos por planta e número de perfilhos por vaso, al

  14. Drift Degradation Analysis

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    D. Kicker

    2004-01-01

    Degradation of underground openings as a function of time is a natural and expected occurrence for any subsurface excavation. Over time, changes occur to both the stress condition and the strength of the rock mass due to several interacting factors. Once the factors contributing to degradation are characterized, the effects of drift degradation can typically be mitigated through appropriate design and maintenance of the ground support system. However, for the emplacement drifts of the geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, it is necessary to characterize drift degradation over a 10,000-year period, which is well beyond the functional period of the ground support system. This document provides an analysis of the amount of drift degradation anticipated in repository emplacement drifts for discrete events and time increments extending throughout the 10,000-year regulatory period for postclosure performance. This revision of the drift degradation analysis was developed to support the license application and fulfill specific agreement items between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The earlier versions of ''Drift Degradation Analysis'' (BSC 2001 [DIRS 156304]) relied primarily on the DRKBA numerical code, which provides for a probabilistic key-block assessment based on realistic fracture patterns determined from field mapping in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. A key block is defined as a critical block in the surrounding rock mass of an excavation, which is removable and oriented in an unsafe manner such that it is likely to move into an opening unless support is provided. However, the use of the DRKBA code to determine potential rockfall data at the repository horizon during the postclosure period has several limitations: (1) The DRKBA code cannot explicitly apply dynamic loads due to seismic ground motion. (2) The DRKBA code cannot explicitly apply loads due to thermal stress. (3) The DRKBA

  15. Drift Degradation Analysis

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    2004-09-16

    Degradation of underground openings as a function of time is a natural and expected occurrence for any subsurface excavation. Over time, changes occur to both the stress condition and the strength of the rock mass due to several interacting factors. Once the factors contributing to degradation are characterized, the effects of drift degradation can typically be mitigated through appropriate design and maintenance of the ground support system. However, for the emplacement drifts of the geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, it is necessary to characterize drift degradation over a 10,000-year period, which is well beyond the functional period of the ground support system. This document provides an analysis of the amount of drift degradation anticipated in repository emplacement drifts for discrete events and time increments extending throughout the 10,000-year regulatory period for postclosure performance. This revision of the drift degradation analysis was developed to support the license application and fulfill specific agreement items between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The earlier versions of ''Drift Degradation Analysis'' (BSC 2001 [DIRS 156304]) relied primarily on the DRKBA numerical code, which provides for a probabilistic key-block assessment based on realistic fracture patterns determined from field mapping in the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF) at Yucca Mountain. A key block is defined as a critical block in the surrounding rock mass of an excavation, which is removable and oriented in an unsafe manner such that it is likely to move into an opening unless support is provided. However, the use of the DRKBA code to determine potential rockfall data at the repository horizon during the postclosure period has several limitations: (1) The DRKBA code cannot explicitly apply dynamic loads due to seismic ground motion. (2) The DRKBA code cannot explicitly apply loads due to thermal

  16. Microbial degradation of herbicides.

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    2016-01-01

    Herbicides remain the most effective, efficient and economical way to control weeds; and its market continues to grow even with the plethora of generic products. With the development of herbicide-tolerant crops, use of herbicides is increasing around the world that has resulted in severe contamination of the environment. The strategies are now being developed to clean these substances in an economical and eco-friendly manner. In this review, an attempt has been made to pool all the available literature on the biodegradation of key herbicides, clodinafop propargyl, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, atrazine, metolachlor, diuron, glyphosate, imazapyr, pendimethalin and paraquat under the following objectives: (1) to highlight the general characteristic and mode of action, (2) to enlist toxicity in animals, (3) to pool microorganisms capable of degrading herbicides, (4) to discuss the assessment of herbicides degradation by efficient microbes, (5) to highlight biodegradation pathways, (6) to discuss the molecular basis of degradation, (7) to enlist the products of herbicides under degradation process, (8) to highlight the factors effecting biodegradation of herbicides and (9) to discuss the future aspects of herbicides degradation. This review may be useful in developing safer and economic microbiological methods for cleanup of soil and water contaminated with such compounds.

  17. FERTILIZATION AND PLANT ARRANGEMENT IN INTERCROPPED MAIZE AND BRACHIARIA ADUBAÇÃO E ARRANJO DE PLANTAS NO CONSÓRCIO MILHO E BRAQUIÁRIA

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    The optimization of maize and Brachiaria intercropping managment is influenced by soil fertility, Brachiaria plant density, and maize plant arrangement. This research evaluated those factors interactions and their influence on the productivity of maize and Brachiaria. The experiment was carried out during two crop cycles, in a 2x2x3+1 factorial scheme, combining two conditions of maize fertilization (grain yield expectation of 6 or > 10 t ha-1, medium or high plant density of Brachiaria (< 20 or > 30 plant m-2, three maize plant arrangements (A = 90 cm row spacing with 5 plants m-1; B = 45 cm row spacing with 2.5 plants m-1; and C = 45 cm row spacing with 3 plants m-1, and one additional treatment (heavier fertilization, without Brachiaria and maize A arrangement. Water availability influenced the responses to treatments. In the rainy year, heavier fertilization promoted expressive grain yield increase

  18. CUSTO PARA IMPLANTAÇÃO DE Astronium fraxinifolium SCHOTT EM ÁREA DEGRADADA UTILIZANDO-SE ADUBOS VERDES E LODO DE ESGOTO IMPLANTATION COST OF Astronium fraxinifolium SCHOTT IN DEGRADED AREA BY USING GREEN FERTILIZER AND SEWAGE SLUDGE

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    ,serif;">; Astronium fraxinifolium + NPK (04-14-08; and Astronium fraxinifolium + Brachiaria decumbens + sewage sludge. The estimated cost for the implantation of Astronium fraxinifolium

  19. Ecosystem degradation in India

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    Sinha, B.N.

    1990-01-01

    Environmental and ecosystem studies have assumed greater relevance in the last decade of the twentieth century than even before. The urban settlements are becoming over-crowded and industries are increasingly polluting the air, water and sound in our larger metropolises. Degradation of different types of ecosystem are discussed in this book, Ecosystem Degradation in India. The book has been divided into seven chapters: Introduction, Coastal and Delta Ecosystem, River Basin Ecosystem, Mountain Ecosystem, Forest Ecosystem, Urban Ecosystem and the last chapter deals with the Environmental Problems and Planning. In the introduction the environmental and ecosystem degradation problems in India is highlighted as a whole while in other chapters mostly case studies by experts who know their respective terrain very intimately are included. The case study papers cover most part of India and deal with local problems, stretching from east coast to west coast and from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. (author)

  20. PWR degraded core analysis

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    Gittus, J.H.

    1982-04-01

    A review is presented of the various phenomena involved in degraded core accidents and the ensuing transport of fission products from the fuel to the primary circuit and the containment. The dominant accident sequences found in the PWR risk studies published to date are briefly described. Then chapters deal with the following topics: the condition and behaviour of water reactor fuel during normal operation and at the commencement of degraded core accidents; the generation of hydrogen from the Zircaloy-steam and the steel-steam reactions; the way in which the core deforms and finally melts following loss of coolant; debris relocation analysis; containment integrity; fission product behaviour during a degraded core accident. (U.K.)

  1. Motor degradation prediction methods

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    Arnold, J.R.; Kelly, J.F.; Delzingaro, M.J.

    1996-12-01

    Motor Operated Valve (MOV) squirrel cage AC motor rotors are susceptible to degradation under certain conditions. Premature failure can result due to high humidity/temperature environments, high running load conditions, extended periods at locked rotor conditions (i.e. > 15 seconds) or exceeding the motor`s duty cycle by frequent starts or multiple valve stroking. Exposure to high heat and moisture due to packing leaks, pressure seal ring leakage or other causes can significantly accelerate the degradation. ComEd and Liberty Technologies have worked together to provide and validate a non-intrusive method using motor power diagnostics to evaluate MOV rotor condition and predict failure. These techniques have provided a quick, low radiation dose method to evaluate inaccessible motors, identify degradation and allow scheduled replacement of motors prior to catastrophic failures.

  2. Motor degradation prediction methods

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    Arnold, J.R.; Kelly, J.F.; Delzingaro, M.J.

    1996-01-01

    Motor Operated Valve (MOV) squirrel cage AC motor rotors are susceptible to degradation under certain conditions. Premature failure can result due to high humidity/temperature environments, high running load conditions, extended periods at locked rotor conditions (i.e. > 15 seconds) or exceeding the motor's duty cycle by frequent starts or multiple valve stroking. Exposure to high heat and moisture due to packing leaks, pressure seal ring leakage or other causes can significantly accelerate the degradation. ComEd and Liberty Technologies have worked together to provide and validate a non-intrusive method using motor power diagnostics to evaluate MOV rotor condition and predict failure. These techniques have provided a quick, low radiation dose method to evaluate inaccessible motors, identify degradation and allow scheduled replacement of motors prior to catastrophic failures

  3. Antifoam degradation testing

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    Lambert, D. P. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Ecology Lab. (SREL); Zamecnik, J. R. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Ecology Lab. (SREL); Newell, D. D. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Ecology Lab. (SREL); Williams, M. S. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Ecology Lab. (SREL)

    2015-08-20

    This report describes the results of testing to quantify the degradation products resulting from the dilution and storage of Antifoam 747. Antifoam degradation is of concern to the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) due to flammable decomposition products in the vapor phase of the Chemical Process Cell vessels, as well as the collection of flammable and organic species in the offgas condensate. The discovery that hexamethyldisiloxane is formed from the antifoam decomposition was the basis for a Potential Inadequacy in the Safety Analysis declaration by the DWPF.

  4. Influência das adubações nitrogenada e fosfatada sobre a composição químico-bromatológica do capim Marandu (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst Stapf cv. Marandu - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v26i3.1837 Influence of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on the chemical composition of marandu grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochts Stapf cv. Marandu - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v26i3.1837

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    Antonio Ferriani Branco

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar o efeito da adubação nitrogenada e fosfatada sobre teores de proteína bruta (PB, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, fibra em detergente ácido (FDA, digestibilidade in vitro da matéria seca (DIVMS e teores de fósforo (P do capim Marandu (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst Stapf cv. Marandu, com níveis de nitrogênio (0; 200; 400; 600kgha-1 de N e fósforo (0; 50; 100; 150; 200kgha-1 de P2O5, no período de verão (PV e inverno (PI. O teor de PB e P aumentou, com a elevação de nitrogênio (N, linear (p The carried out to estimate the effect of nitrogen and phosphorus’ fertilization on the crude protein (CP content, neutral detergent fiber (NDF, acid detergent fiber (ADF, dry matter digestibility (IVDMD, and phosphorus’ content in dry matter of Marandu grass (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu in summer period (SP and winter period (WP, under crescent levels of nitrogen (0; 200; 400; 600kgha-1 and phosphorus’ fertilization (0; 50; 100; 150; 200kgha-1. The CP and P content showed a increase by crescent levels of nitrogen (P < 0.05, with a linear effect and a quadratic response, respectively, at SP. However, the NDF showed a decrease in two periods (P < 0.05, and at RP it showed an association effect of nitrogen/phosphorus, and a linear effect by crescent levels of nitrogen at WP. The ADF showed a linear decrease at SP and WP, by crescent levels of nitrogen. The nitrogen and phosphorus’ fertilization did not make better the IVDMD, however, there was a lower decrease at FDA, FDN.

  5. Drift Degradation Analysis

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    G.H. Nieder-Westermann

    2005-01-01

    The outputs from the drift degradation analysis support scientific analyses, models, and design calculations, including the following: (1) Abstraction of Drift Seepage; (2) Seismic Consequence Abstraction; (3) Structural Stability of a Drip Shield Under Quasi-Static Pressure; and (4) Drip Shield Structural Response to Rock Fall. This report has been developed in accordance with ''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Modeling of Drift Degradation, Waste Package and Drip Shield Vibratory Motion and Seismic Consequences'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 171520]). The drift degradation analysis includes the development and validation of rockfall models that approximate phenomenon associated with various components of rock mass behavior anticipated within the repository horizon. Two drift degradation rockfall models have been developed: the rockfall model for nonlithophysal rock and the rockfall model for lithophysal rock. These models reflect the two distinct types of tuffaceous rock at Yucca Mountain. The output of this modeling and analysis activity documents the expected drift deterioration for drifts constructed in accordance with the repository layout configuration (BSC 2004 [DIRS 172801])

  6. Radiation degradation of silk

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    Ishida, Kazushige; Kamiishi, Youichi [Textile Research Institute of Gunma, Kiryu, Gunma (Japan); Takeshita, Hidefumi; Yoshii, Fumio; Kume, Tamikazu [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Takasaki, Gunma (Japan). Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research Establishment

    2001-03-01

    Silk fibroin powder was prepared from irradiated silk fibroin fiber by means of only physical treatment. Silk fibroin fiber irradiated with an accelerated electron beam in the dose range of 250 - 1000 kGy was pulverized by using a ball mill. Unirradiated silk fibroin fiber was not pulverized at all. But the more irradiation was increased, the more the conversion efficiency from fiber to powder was increased. The conversion efficiency of silk fibroin fiber irradiated 1000 kGy in oxygen was 94%. Silk fibroin powder shows remarkable solubility, which dissolved 57% into water of ambient temperature. It is a very interesting phenomenon that silk fibroin which did not treat with chemicals gets solubility only being pulverized. In order to study mechanism of solubilization of silk fibroin powder, amino acid component of soluble part of silk fibroin powder was analyzed. The more irradiation dose up, the more glycine or alanine degraded, but degradation fraction reached bounds about 50%. Other amino acids were degraded only 20% even at the maximum. To consider crystal construction of silk fibroin, it is suggested that irradiation on silk fibroin fiber selectively degrades glycine and alanine in amorphous region, which makes it possible to pulverize and to dissolve silk fibroin powder. (author)

  7. Degradation and resi

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    2011-10-25

    Oct 25, 2011 ... Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, J.B. Justo 4302,. 7600 Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abstract. 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP) is a toxic compound widespread in the environment, with numerous applications. There are many fungi capable of degrading it, although little attention has ...

  8. Detection of pump degradation

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    Greene, R.H.; Casada, D.A.; Ayers, C.W.

    1995-08-01

    This Phase II Nuclear Plant Aging Research study examines the methods of detecting pump degradation that are currently employed in domestic and overseas nuclear facilities. This report evaluates the criteria mandated by required pump testing at U.S. nuclear power plants and compares them to those features characteristic of state-of-the-art diagnostic programs and practices currently implemented by other major industries. Since the working condition of the pump driver is crucial to pump operability, a brief review of new applications of motor diagnostics is provided that highlights recent developments in this technology. The routine collection and analysis of spectral data is superior to all other technologies in its ability to accurately detect numerous types and causes of pump degradation. Existing ASME Code testing criteria do not require the evaluation of pump vibration spectra but instead overall vibration amplitude. The mechanical information discernible from vibration amplitude analysis is limited, and several cases of pump failure were not detected in their early stages by vibration monitoring. Since spectral analysis can provide a wealth of pertinent information concerning the mechanical condition of rotating machinery, its incorporation into ASME testing criteria could merit a relaxation in the monthly-to-quarterly testing schedules that seek to verify and assure pump operability. Pump drivers are not included in the current battery of testing. Operational problems thought to be caused by pump degradation were found to be the result of motor degradation. Recent advances in nonintrusive monitoring techniques have made motor diagnostics a viable technology for assessing motor operability. Motor current/power analysis can detect rotor bar degradation and ascertain ranges of hydraulically unstable operation for a particular pump and motor set. The concept of using motor current or power fluctuations as an indicator of pump hydraulic load stability is presented

  9. Influência do orvalho e volume de calda de aplicação na eficácia do glyphosate na dessecação de Brachiaria plantaginea Influence of dew and spray volume on the efficacy of glyphosate for Brachiaria plantaginea burndown

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    E.S. Roman

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A eficácia de herbicidas é influenciada por diversos fatores que afetam a absorção e a translocação desses compostos na planta. A absorção de herbicidas pelas plantas, por exemplo, é influenciada, tanto física como biologicamente, pela temperatura e pela umidade relativa do ar dentro do dossel. Com a diminuição da umidade relativa do ar e/ou com o aumento da temperatura, as gotas da pulverização secam mais rapidamente e a absorção do produto diminui, ou até mesmo cessa, afetando o desempenho biológico. Com base nessa premissa, o presente estudo teve como objetivo examinar a influência do orvalho e do volume de calda de aplicação na eficiência de doses de glyphosate para o controle de Brachiaria plantaginea. Foram observadas interações significativas entre volume de calda, orvalho e dose de glyphosate. O volume mais baixo (100 L ha-1 resultou em melhor controle da espécie, especialmente quando o herbicida foi usado na menor dose (90 g ha-1. A presença de orvalho nas folhas causou reduções na atividade do produto, especialmente quando aplicado na menor dose e combinado com maior volume de calda.The efficacy of herbicides is influenced by several factors affecting the absorption and translocation of these compounds in the plant. Herbicide plant absorption, for example, is both physically and biologically influenced by temperature and air relative humidity in the plant canopy. With the reduction in relative air humidity and/or increase in temperature, the spray droplets dry more rapidly and the absorption of the herbicide decreases or even stops, affecting the biological performance. Based on that, this research aimed to study the influence of dew and spray volume on the efficacy of glyphosate rates in the control of B. plantaginea. There were significant interactions among volume of water, dew and rate of glyphosate. The lower the water volume, the more effective the glyphosate activity was, especially when applied at

  10. African Journal of Range and Forage Science - Vol 33, No 2 (2016)

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    Decomposition of cattle dung on grazed signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf) pastures in monoculture or intercropped with tree legumes · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Hugo N.B. Lima, Jose C. Dubeux Jr, Mercia V.F. dos Santos, Alexandre C.L. de Mello, ...

  11. Allelopathic potential of Polypogon monspeliensis L. against two ...

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    2011-12-28

    Dec 28, 2011 ... effects of Cymbopogon citratus volatile and its chemical components. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao., 16:763-767. Maciel CDG, Correa MR, Alves E, Negrisoli E, Velini ED, Rodrigues JD,. Ono EO, Boaro CSF (2003). Influencia do manejo de palhada de capim-braquiária (Brachiaria decumbens) sobre o ...

  12. Consumo, digestibilidade e produção microbiana em novilhos alimentados com diferentes volumosos, com e sem suplementação Intake, digestibility and microbial production in steers fed with different forages, supplemented or not

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    S.P. Gomes

    2006-10-01

    - tifton-85 bermudagrass haylage (PS; 3- brachiaria decumbens hay (FB; 4- brachiaria decumbens hay plus concentrate at 0.5% LW (FB:C1; and 5- brachiaria decumbens hay plus concentrate at 1.0% LW (FB:C2. Tifton-85 bermudagrass haylage provided higher intake of DM (6.0kg/steer/day and TDN (4.2kg/steer/day related to other forages, showing that its use is a good alternative for bovine feeding. The addition of concentrate to the brachiaria decumbens hay increased the forage intake, from 2.7kg/steer/day to 3.9kg/steer/day, constituting a strategy for the poor quality forages use. The highest concentrate C2 intake (1.0% LW increased DM (0.9kg/steer/day and TDN (1.0kg/steer/day intake of FB:C2 dietary, relative to FB:C1 dietary.

  13. Nylon separators. [thermal degradation

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    Lim, H. S.

    1977-01-01

    A nylon separator was placed in a flooded condition in K0H solution and heated at various high temperatures ranging from 60 C to 110 C. The weight decrease was measured and the molecular weight and decomposition product were analyzed to determine: (1) the effect of K0H concentration on the hydrolysis rate; (2) the effect of K0H concentration on nylon degradation; (3) the activation energy at different K0H concentrations; and (4) the effect of oxygen on nylon degradation. The nylon hydrolysis rate is shown to increase as K0H concentration is decreased 34%, giving a maximum rate at about 16%. Separator hydrolysis is confirmed by molecular weight decrease in age of the batteries, and the reaction of nylon with molecular oxygen is probably negligible, compared to hydrolysis. The extrapolated rate value from the high temperature experiment correlates well with experimental values at 35 degrees.

  14. Degradation of fluorotelomer alcohols

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    Ellis, David A; Martin, Jonathan W; De Silva, Amila O

    2004-01-01

    Human and animal tissues collected in urban and remote global locations contain persistent and bioaccumulative perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs). The source of PFCAs was previously unknown. Here we present smog chamber studies that indicate fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) can degrade...... observed in arctic animals. Furthermore, polar bear liver was shown to contain predominately linear isomers (>99%) of perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), while both branched and linear isomers were observed for perfluorooctanoic acid, strongly suggesting a sole input of PFNA from "telomer"-based products...

  15. CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL SOIL CHARACTERIZATION AND Brachiaria brizantha BIOMASS PRODUCTION, AT DIFFERENT SAMPLING PERIODS CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUÍMICA E MICROBIOLÓGICA DO SOLO E DA PRODUÇÃO DE BIOMASSA DE Brachiaria brizantha, EM DIFERENTES ÉPOCAS DE AMOSTRAGEM

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    Salatier Buzetti

    2008-03-01

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    This study aimed to characterize the chemical and microbiological soil as microbial carbon biomass (MCB, released carbon dioxide (C-CO2, mycorrhizal colonization (COL, and Brachiaria brizantha dry matter production (DMP, at different sampling periods. The test areas were located in four farms on the São Paulo State, Brazil: São José da Barra (51°07'59,02";W and 20°25'24,82";S, Valência (51°07'10,38";W and 20°27' 59,96";S, Primavera (50°59'44,02";W and 20°31'17,42";S and Gior (50°59'19,00";W and 20°31'25,31";S. The predominant soil was a eutrophic red-yellow podzolic, for the S. J. da Barra, Valência, and Primavera farms, and an alic red-yellow podzolic for the Gior farm. The highest values for MCB were found on Apr./2003, with no differences between areas; for released C-CO2, highest values were showed on Aug./2002, at S. J. da Barra; highest DMP values were found on Aug./2002, at the Primavera; the highest COL values were obtained in Jul./2003, and the highest spore numbers were counted on Apr./2003, both in the S. J. da Barra. Despite the acid soil condition in all farms, as well as low nutrient content and moderate organic matter levels, the values for microbiological variables and DMP ranges from satisfactory to highly satisfactory. However, considering the areas histories, the necessity of chemical management in those areas is evident.

    KEY-WORDS: Arbuscular micorrhyzal fungi; microbial biomass carbon; released C-CO2.carbon; released C-CO2.

  16. Atividade microbiana e produção de milho (Zea mays e de Brachiaria brizantha sob diferentes métodos de controle de plantas daninhas Microbial activity and production of corn (Zea mays and Brachiaria brizantha under different methods of weed control

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    A. Jakelaitis

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se nesta pesquisa os efeitos dos herbicidas atrazine + nicosulfuron aplicados no consórcio entre milho a Brachiaria brizantha sobre a atividade microbiana do solo e a produtividade de ambas as espécies consorciadas. Os tratamentos constituíram-se do consórcio entre o milho e a forrageira B. brizantha, tratado com os herbicidas atrazine (1.500 g ha-1 ou a mistura deste com nicosulfuron (0, 4 e 32 g ha-1, e de duas testemunhas, representadas pelo consórcio capinado e sem capina. Os herbicidas foram aplicados 30 dias após a emergência (DAE do milho. Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, com quatro repetições. Foram avaliados a respiração, a biomassa microbiana (BM e o quociente metabólico (qCO2 de amostras de solo coletadas aos sete dias após a aplicação dos herbicidas (DAA, no florescimento e em pré-colheita do milho. Amostras de solo não tratadas foram coletadas a campo e tratadas com herbicidas atrazine (1.500 g ha-1 + nicosulfuron (0, 2, 4, 8, 16 e 32 g ha-1 em laboratório, onde se determinaram também a respiração, a BM e o qCO2. Em pré-colheita do milho, avaliaram-se as massas secas das plantas daninhas e da forrageira e o rendimento de grãos de milho. Observou-se que os métodos de controle não influenciaram a respiração, a BM e o qCO2 no solo nas três épocas avaliadas em campo e nas amostras de solo tratadas em laboratório. Todavia, em campo, verificou-se maior BM por ocasião do florescimento e maior qCO2 após a aplicação dos herbicidas, aos 7 DAA. Maior produção de massa seca de plantas daninhas foi observada nas parcelas não-capinadas e naquelas tratadas somente com atrazine. O rendimento forrageiro de B. brizantha foi superior no consórcio capinado, enquanto o rendimento de grãos de milho foi superior tanto no consórcio capinado quanto nas parcelas tratadas com nicosulfuron.This study aimed to evaluate the effects of atrazine + nicosulfuron on soil microbial activity and

  17. PRODUCTION AND CHEMICAL-BROMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION OF Brachiaria Brizantha CV. MARANDU FERTILIZED wITH SUINE LIQUID wASTE PRODUÇÃO E COMPOSIÇÃO QUÍMICO- BROMATOLÓGICA DA Brachiaria brizantha CV. MARANDU ADUBADA COM DEJETOS LÍQUIDOS DE SUÍNOS

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    Eurídice de Paula Pinheiro

    2007-09-01

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    The present work evaluated the effects of the ap-plication of different amounts of liquid pig waste (LPw in the manuring of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu in relation to the chemical manuring usually recommended, as the production and composition chemist - bromatológica during the period from January at April/00. The treatments consisted of T1 = it controls, T2 = chemical manuring (60 kg/ha of N in form of sulfate of ammonium, 30 kg/ha of P in form of simple superfosfato and 37,5 kg/ha of K in form of potassium chloride, T3 = 50 m³/ha, T4 = 100 m³/ha and T5 = 150 m³/ha, being the  LPw,manurings divided in three applications. The used experimental deli-neament was it of blocks complete casualizados, with four repetitions. They were appraised: production of dry matter (PMS (kg/ha, medium tenors of rude protein (PB, fiber in neutral detergent (NDF, fiber in acid detergent (ADF and hemicelulose (HC, besides the medium tenors of the macrominerals: match (P, potassium (K, calcium (Ca and magnesium (Mg. The manuring with dejections and the chemical manuring provided significant increments in PMS of the grass Marandu. The application of LPW influenced the composition bromatologyc of the forage, as well as the chemical composition. For the found results the application of 150 m3 of DLS can be recommended to substitute the recommended chemical manuring. 

    KEY-WORDS: ADF, cruden protein, mineral macroelements, NDF, production of dry mater.

    O presente trabalho avaliou os efeitos da aplicação de diferentes quantidades de dejetos líquidos de suínos (DLS na adubação da Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu em relação à adubação química normalmente recomendada, quanto à produção e à composição químico-bromatológica durante o período de janeiro a abril de 2000. Os tratamentos consistiram em T1= controle, T2= adubação química (60 kg/ha de N na forma de sulfato de amônio, 30 kg/ha de P2O5 na forma de superfosfato simples

  18. Stapf colhidas por varredura manual ou mecanizada Components of seed production of two cultivars of Brachiaria Componentes da produção e qualidade de sementes dos cultivares marandu e xaraés de Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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    Danilo Gusmão de Quadros

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the seed production compounds and productivity of seeds of cvs. Marandu and Xaraés of Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf harvest by manual or mechanical sweeping. There was used completely randomized design, with 20 replications, quantifying reproductive tillers density, number of racemes/tiller, the length of basal raceme, number of spikelets / raceme, and the pure seed productivety/ha, using squares of 1m2 in the seed production field with 320 and 80 ha sowing with cvs. Xaraés and Marandu, respectively, in the Sagrillo Farmer, Barreiras, western Bahia State-Brazil, with samples occurring from May to Jun of 2008. The seeds harvest manually handle were analyzed in pureness, germination, and seedling vigor under three depths in sand box (1, 2 and, 4 cm. The data were statistically analyzed by ASSISTAT program, assuming as significative differences between averages when F values were lower than 0.05 by the test Tukey. The cv. Xaraés showed more reproductive tiller density (206/m2, higher number of racemes (7.25 and more length per raceme (15.8 cm than the cv. Marandu (100 tillers/m2, 6.80 racemes/tiller e 14.9 cm/raceme, respectively. However, the number of spikelets by raceme was the same (50.8 units. The pure seed productivity was higher in the cv. Xaraés (188 kg/ha than the cv. Marandu (154 kg/ha. Germination in sand was not different between cultivars, harvest method, or depth of seed. However, seedling development decreased with increase of seed depth from 1 and 2 cm to 4 cm. The cv. Xaraés was superior considering the seed production compounds, resulting in higher seed productivity, while quality did not differ between cultivars or harvest method. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar os componentes da produção e a qualidade de sementes dos cvs. Marandu e Xaraés de Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich. Stapf nos cerrados baianos, colhida por varredura manual ou mecanizada

  19. Quimio e termoterapia em sementes e aplicação de fungicidas em Brachiaria brizantha como estratégias no manejo do carvão Chemical and thermal therapy in seeds and application of fungicides in Brachiaria brizantha as strategies for managing smut

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    Carlos Eduardo Marchi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se estudar os potenciais dos tratamentos térmico e químico em sementes de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piatã, preconizados como eficientes na superação da dormência física das mesmas, na redução do inóculo de carvão (Ustilago operta. Amostras de sementes foram expostas ao ácido sulfúrico por tempo variando de 0 a 10 min, ou imersas em água à temperatura variável (27 a 60 ºC por 5 ou 10 min. Avaliaram-se os efeitos dos tratamentos no número de teliósporos de U. operta remanescentes e na freqüência de germinação das sementes tratadas. À medida que se prolongou a escarificação química das sementes se evidenciou decréscimo do inóculo de carvão. Menor número de teliósporos foi observado nas sementes submetidas à quimioterapia por 10 min. Em geral, a exposição das sementes ao H2SO4 não levou ao decréscimo da capacidade germinativa das mesmas. Os resultados da termoterapia não foram tão evidentes como os observados para a quimioterapia, sejam na redução do número de teliósporos ou na superação da dormência. É provável que o tempo de exposição das sementes não tenha sido o suficiente. Paralelamente, verificou-se a eficiência da aplicação de fungicidas na parte aérea das plantas no controle da incidência do carvão. Foram testados os fungicidas: 1 - tiofanato metílico + chlorothalonil; 2 - mancozeb; 3 - tebuconazole; 4 - triadimenol; 5 - azoxystrobin + cyproconazole; 6 - pyraclostrobin + epoxyconazole; 7 - trifloxystrobin + cyproconazole; 8 - carboxin + thiram; 9 - tiofanato metílico + flutriafol; 10 - carbendazin, e 11 - difenoconazole. Mesmo com a ocorrência de baixa incidência de carvão na área experimental (máximo de 15%, observaram-se diferenças entre os fungicidas quanto ao controle da doença. O fungicida tebuconazole e as formulações pyraclostrobin + epoxyconazole e trifloxystrobin + cyproconazole foram os mais promissores.This work investigated the potentials of the thermal

  20. Avaliação da deposição da calda de pulverização em função da densidade populacional de Brachiaria plantaginea, do volume e do ângulo de aplicação: effects of density, volume and spraying angle Evaluation of spray solution retention by Brachiaria plantaginea

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a quantidade de calda de pulverização depositada nas folhas de Brachiaria plantaginea, em aplicações de pós-emergência precoce, em que se variou o volume de calda de pulverização, a densidade de plantas m-2 e o ângulo de posicionamento da ponta de pulverização na barra de aplicação. Para isso, foram conduzidos três experimentos em condições de laboratório. Nestes estudos, o volume de calda de pulverização foi obtido por meio da variação da velocidade de deslocamento de um veículo composto por plataforma e quatro rolamentos tracionados por um motor elétrico. Foi utilizada a ponta de pulverização XR Teejet 8001 EVS, na pressão de 241,4 kPa. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente casualizado, com cinco repetições. No primeiro experimento, os volumes utilizados foram de 1147,57; 860,68; 573,78; 459,02; 344,27; 229,51; 114,75; e 57,37 L ha-1 de calda de pulverização, com densidade de 600 plantas m-2. No segundo experimento foram estudadas as densidades de 300, 600, 900 e 1.200 plantas m-2; neste caso, utilizou-se o volume de 229,51 L ha-1 de calda de pulverização. No terceiro experimento avaliou-se o posicionamento do ângulo da ponta de pulverização na barra de aplicação e utilizou-se a densidade de 600 plantas m-2. Estudaram-se os ângulos de -30º, -15º, 90º, +15º e +30º e os volumes de calda de pulverização de 198,76; 221,69; 229,51; 221,69; e 198,76 L ha-1, respectivamente. Foram adotados sinais negativos para o sentido de deslocamento do veículo e sinais positivos para o sentido contrário ao deslocamento. As avaliações do depósito de calda de pulverização, na planta e no solo, foram feitas utilizando-se condutividade elétrica. A porcentagem de depósito de calda de pulverização nas plantas de B. plantaginea foi incrementada com a redução do volume de calda pulverizada por hectare. O depósito de calda por planta foi maior nas

  1. ACUMULAÇÃO DE NUTRIENTES EM FOLHAS DE MILHETO E DOS CAPINS BRAQUIÁRIA E MOMBAÇA NUTRIENT ACCUMULATION IN LEAVES OF MILLET, BRACHIARIA AND GUINEAGRASS

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    Antônio Joaquim Braga Pereira Braz

    2007-09-01

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    O milheto (Pennisetum glaucum e os capins braquiária (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e mombaça (Panicum maximum cv. Mombaça são importantes gramíneas cultivadas nos solos sob cerrados, da região Centro-Oeste do Brasil, utilizadas principalmente para pastoreio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a acumulação dos nutrientes N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, Mn e Fe nas folhas dessas gramíneas, em função dos dias após a emergência da planta. O experimento foi conduzido em Latossolo Vermelho distrófico, na Embrapa Arroz e Feijão, em Santo Antônio de Goiás, GO. Os tratamentos foram testados em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições, em parcelas de 6,0 m de largura e 20 m de comprimento. No plantio foram usados 400 kg/ha de adubo da fórmula comercial 5-30-15. O plantio foi feito em dezembro de 2001 e, durante o ciclo das culturas, foram feitas nove amostragens de folhas para análise química, em diferentes períodos, tomados em dias após emergência. De posse da massa seca e da concentração dos nutrientes calcularam-se as respectivas acumulações no limbo foliar das três gramíneas. Fez-se o ajuste dos dados de acumulação do nutriente (Y, em função de dias após a emergência, por um modelo exponencial quadrático: Y= a exp(bx + cx2. O milheto foi a gramínea que mais acumulou nutrientes no limbo foliar e em menor tempo, seguido pelos capins mombaça e braquiária. Entre os macronutrientes, as maiores acumulações foram as de N e as de K, e as menores, as de P. Entre os micronutrientes, o ferro foi o elemento que apresentou maior acúmulo no limbo foliar das três gramíneas.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Gramíneas; nutrição mineral; Brachiaria brizantha; Pennisetum glaucum; Panicum maximum.

    Millet (

  2. Optical Enhancement of Degraded Fingerprints.

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    They form a general set of simple filters that can enhance various types of degraded fingerprints ( whorl , central pocket loop, tented arch, twinned...section 1). Both the degraded fingerprint and its enhancement are shown and discussed. The first degraded fingerprint , shown in Figure 4-6(a), is a whorl ...Enhancement of Degraded Fingerprints THESIS/WWATIO 6. PERFORMING ORG. REPORT NUMBER 7. AUTHOR(s) 8. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(s) Hal Erling Olimb

  3. Sowing depths of brachiaria in intercropping with corn in no tillage planting Profundidade de semeadura de braquiárias em consorciação com milho em plantio direto

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    Rodolfo de N. Gazola

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    Full Text Available The forage production in crop-livestock integration is critical both for formation of straw for no tillage planting and food for livestock farm. The experiment was conducted in the autumn/winter of 2009 and 2010, in the city of Selvíria -state of Mato Grosso do Sul -MS, Brazil, at Experimental Station of FEIS/UNESP. The objective was to evaluate the optimal depth for deposition of seeds of two Brachiaria species intercropped with corn with emphasis on grain yield and straw. The experimental design was a randomized block design in a factorial scheme 3 x 3, with four replications. The main treatments were two species of Brachiaria (Urochloa brizantha "Marandú" and Urochloa ruziziensis, which seeds were mixed with corn fertilizer and a control treatment (without intercropping. Secondary treatments consisted of three depths (8; 10 and 16 cm in the deposition of fertilizer (in the consortium and the control treatments. The intercropping corn with Brachiaria produced similar amounts of straw. The straw total production was higher when intercropped and decreased with depth. The consortium with U. ruziziensis provided higher grain yield of corn in relation to U. brizantha, in 2010. The sowing depth of forages did not affect corn yield.A produção de forragem na integração lavoura-pecuária é de suma importância, tanto para alimentação animal como para formação de palhada para plantio direto. O experimento foi conduzido no outono/inverno de 2009 e 2010, em Selvíria -MS, na Fazenda de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão da FEIS/UNESP. O objetivo foi avaliar a profundidade mais adequada para deposição das sementes de duas espécies de braquiárias em consórcio com milho, com ênfase para a produtividade do milho e formação de palha. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 x 3, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos principais foram duas espécies de braquiárias (Urochloa brizantha cv. Marandú e Urochloa

  4. Statistical modeling for degradation data

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    Lio, Yuhlong; Ng, Hon; Tsai, Tzong-Ru

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    This book focuses on the statistical aspects of the analysis of degradation data. In recent years, degradation data analysis has come to play an increasingly important role in different disciplines such as reliability, public health sciences, and finance. For example, information on products’ reliability can be obtained by analyzing degradation data. In addition, statistical modeling and inference techniques have been developed on the basis of different degradation measures. The book brings together experts engaged in statistical modeling and inference, presenting and discussing important recent advances in degradation data analysis and related applications. The topics covered are timely and have considerable potential to impact both statistics and reliability engineering.

  5. Bacterial Degradation of Pesticides

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    Knudsen, Berith Elkær

    This PhD project was carried out as part of the Microbial Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Water Resources (MIRESOWA) project, funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (grant number 2104-08-0012). The environment is contaminated with various xenobiotic compounds e.g. pesticides......D student, to construct fungal-bacterial consortia in order to potentially stimulate pesticide degradation thereby increasing the chance of successful bioaugmentation. The results of the project are reported in three article manuscripts, included in this thesis. In manuscript I, the mineralization of 2...

  6. Radiation degradation of polymethacrylamide

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    1984-01-01

    The effects of radiation on polymers have been studied for many years. When polymers are subjected to ultraviolet light or ionizing radiation, chain scission and crosslinking are possible. The radiation degradations of several methacrylate type polymers were investigated. The primary polymer studied was polymethacrylamide (PMAAm). Ultraviolet irradiated PMAAm yielded a five line ESR spectrum with 22 gauss splitting which is believed to arise from a polymeric radical ending with a methacrylamide unit. The results obtained indicate that polymethacrylamide is a polymer which undergoes main chain cleavage upon irradiation. As such this polymer may have potential applicability as a positive resist for fabrication of microelectronic devices

  7. Outdoor PV Degradation Comparison

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    Jordan, D. C.; Smith, R. M.; Osterwald, C. R.; Gelak, E.; Kurtz, S. R.

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    As photovoltaic (PV) penetration of the power grid increases, it becomes vital to know how decreased power output; may affect cost over time. In order to predict power delivery, the decline or degradation rates must be determined; accurately. At the Performance and Energy Rating Testbed (PERT) at the Outdoor Test Facility (OTF) at the; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) more than 40 modules from more than 10 different manufacturers; were compared for their long-term outdoor stability. Because it can accommodate a large variety of modules in a; limited footprint the PERT system is ideally suited to compare modules side-by-side under the same conditions.

  8. Tebuconazole photocatalytic degradation kinetics

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    Prestes, Thiago de Hermann; Gibbon, Danielle de Oliveira; Lansarin, Marla Azário; Moro, Celso Camilo

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    The tebuconazole photocatalytic degradation kinetics was studied in a batch reactor using TiO2 (P25-Degussa) as catalyst and a high pressure mercury lamp. The photolysis, adsorption and irradiation effects in the reaction rate were evaluated. Afterward, the suspension catalyst concentration and initial pH to the maximum reaction rate was determined. It was observed that the reaction rate can be approached by a pseudo-first order, with a maximum kinetics constant at 260 mg L-1catalyst concentr...

  9. Degradation of copepod fecal pellets

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    Poulsen, Louise K.; Iversen, Morten

    2008-01-01

    Copepod fecal pellets are often degraded at high rates within the upper part of the water column. However, the identity of the degraders and the processes governing the degradation remain unresolved. To identify the pellet degraders we collected water from Oresund (Denmark) approximately every...... second month from July 2004 to July 2005. These water samples were divided into 5 fractions (pellet degradation rate and species composition of the plankton from triplicate incubations of each fraction and a known, added...... amount of fecal pellets. The total degradation rate of pellets by the natural plankton community of Oresund followed the phytoplankton biomass, with maximum degradation rate during the spring bloom (2.5 +/- 0.49 d(-1)) and minimum (0.52 +/- 0.14 d(-1)) during late winter. Total pellet removal rate ranged...

  10. Sward structure and herbage yield of rotationally stocked pastures of 'Marandu' palisadegrass [Brachiaria brizantha (A.Rich. Stapf] as affected by herbage allowance Estrutura do dossel e produção de forragem em pastagens de capim Marandu [Brachiaria brizantha (A.Rich. Stapf] sob lotação rotacionada em resposta à oferta de forragem

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    Gustavo José Braga

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    Full Text Available In ruminant-forage systems herbage allowance (HAL has a major impact on grazing intensity and sward structure, affecting animals, plants, and ultimately, pasture yield. Data on HAL responses of tropical cultivated pastures are scarce and this information may be useful in optimizing pasture utilization. The objective of this study was to describe and contrast sward structure and herbage accumulation responses of 'Marandu' palisadegrass [Brachiaria brizantha (A.Rich. Stapf] pastures to HAL during two grazing seasons (warm-rainy season of 2003 and 2004. Treatments were four daily HAL levels, 5, 10, 15 and 20 kg herbage mass per 100 kg live weight (% in a rotational stocking system with 35 days of grazing cycle (28-day rest; 7-d grazing. Post-graze swards were shorter (~17 cm under 5% HAL. For the other HAL levels, postgraze sward height increased throughout the experiment (21 to 50 cm. Changes in sward light interception (LI were highly associated with height, but differed across HALs in 2004. Early in the 2003 season, HAL increases resulted in linear increase of the daily herbage accumulation rate (HAR; 47, 66, 78, and 98 kg DM ha-1 d-1 for 5, 10, 15 and 20%-HAL, respectively. For the subsequent grazing cycles of 2003 and all through 2004, HAR decreased with increasing HAL. This was associated with the excessive increase in sward height and mean forage mass, caused by lower grazing intensity. The use of lax (high HAL to maximize animal performance, especially 10, 15 and 20%-HAL, resulted in decreased pasture performance (lower herbage accumulation, HAC in palisadegrass pastures.A oferta de forragem (OF aos animais em pastejo causa forte impacto na intensidade de desfolhação e conseqüentemente na estrutura do dossel, influindo indiretamente no acúmulo de forragem. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar estrutura do dossel e acúmulo de forragem em pastagens de capim-Marandu em resposta à OF. Os tratamentos foram quatro OFs, 5, 10, 15 e 20 kg

  11. Formação de pastagem via consórcio de Brachiaria brizantha com o milho para silagem no sistema de plantio direto Implantation of pastures via consortium of Brachiaria brizantha with corn for silage under no-tillage system

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    F.C.L. Freitas

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar arranjos de semeadura e manejo de plantas daninhas na implantação de pastagem de B. Brizantha cv. MG5 Vitória consorciada com milho para silagem no sistema de plantio direto. Foram avaliados cinco arranjos de semeadura (milho em monocultivo; B. brizantha em monocultivo; duas linhas de B. brizantha na entrelinha do milho, em semeadura simultânea; B. brizantha a lanço no dia da semeadura do milho e 30 dias após, combinados com dois manejos de plantas daninhas (1,50 kg ha-1 de atrazine aplicado isoladamente e a mistura no tanque de 1,50 kg ha-1 de atrazine com 4,00 g ha¹ de nicosulfuron, mais quatro testemunhas (milho e B. brizantha em monocultivo, com e sem capina, no delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em parcelas subdivididas, sendo os arranjos de semeadura colocados nas parcelas e os sistemas de manejo nas subparcelas, totalizando 14 tratamentos, com quatro repetições. A aplicação dos herbicidas foi feita aos 18 dias após a emergência do milho. Trinta dias depois da aplicação dos herbicidas e na colheita do milho para silagem, foram avaliadas as biomassas secas das plantas daninhas e de B. brizantha. Aos 60 dias após a colheita, fez-se nova avaliação da biomassa seca de braquiária. A infestação de plantas daninhas foi baixa e a produção de milho para silagem não foi influenciada pelos arranjos de semeadura nem pelos sistemas de manejo de plantas daninhas, demonstrando que, mesmo em semeadura simultânea, B. brizantha não afeta a produtividade do milho para silagem. Maior produção de biomassa seca de forragem foi obtida com o arranjo de duas linhas de B. brizantha na entrelinha do milho, em semeadura simultânea.The objective of this work was to evaluate the arrangements of weed sowing and management for the implantation of Brachiaria brizantha pastures in consortium with corn for silage under no-tillage system. The treatments consisted of five sowing arrangements (corn alone; B

  12. Endocytic collagen degradation

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    Madsen, Daniel H.; Jürgensen, Henrik J.; Ingvarsen, Signe Ziir

    2012-01-01

    Fibrosis of the liver and its end-stage, cirrhosis, represent major health problems worldwide. In these fibrotic conditions, activated fibroblasts and hepatic stellate cells display a net deposition of collagen. This collagen deposition is a major factor leading to liver dysfunction, thus making...... it crucially important to understand both the collagen synthesis and turnover mechanisms in this condition. Here we show that the endocytic collagen receptor, uPARAP/Endo180, is a major determinant in governing the balance between collagen deposition and degradation. Cirrhotic human livers displayed a marked...... importance of this collagen receptor in vivo, liver fibrosis was induced in uPARAP/Endo180-deficient mice and littermate wild-type mice by chronic CCl(4) administration. A strong up-regulation of uPARAP/Endo180 was observed in wild-type mice, and a quantitative comparison of collagen deposits in the two...

  13. Soil degradation in Pakistan

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    2005-01-01

    This paper diagnoses the issues involved behind the current state, usage, interactions and linkages in the soils in Pakistan. The condition of soils is deteriorating due to developmental and environmental factors such as soil degradation, water pollution, fauna degeneration etc. Issues, problems and constraints faced in the management and usage of soils are diagnosed at different levels in the ecosystems predominant in Pakistan. The research questions propose effective solutions, types of instruments, methods or processes to resolve the issues within the various areas or ecosystems in the most sustainable and effective manner [23]. Biological solutions and methods can be applied at the sub-system level by private individuals or communities at a lower cost, and at a more localized level than engineering methods. Engineering methods may be suited for interventions at a system level rather than at a sub-system level; but even at this level they will be complementary with biological methods. (author)

  14. Degraded Crater Rim

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    (Released 3 May 2002) The Science The eastern rim of this unnamed crater in Southern Arabia Terra is very degraded (beaten up). This indicates that this crater is very ancient and has been subjected to erosion and subsequent bombardment from other impactors such as asteroids and comets. One of these later (younger) craters is seen in the upper right of this image superimposed upon the older crater rim material. Note that this smaller younger crater rim is sharper and more intact than the older crater rim. This region is also mantled with a blanket of dust. This dust mantle causes the underlying topography to take on a more subdued appearance. The Story When you think of Arabia, you probably think of hot deserts and a lot of profitable oil reserves. On Mars, however, Southern Arabia Terra is a cold place of cratered terrain. This almost frothy-looking image is the badly battered edge of an ancient crater, which has suffered both erosion and bombardment from asteroids, comets, or other impacting bodies over the long course of its existence. A blanket of dust has also settled over the region, which gives the otherwise rugged landscape a soft and more subdued appearance. The small, round crater (upper left) seems almost gemlike in its setting against the larger crater ring. But this companionship is no easy romance. Whatever formed the small crater clearly whammed into the larger crater rim at some point, obliterating part of its edge. You can tell the small crater was formed after the first and more devastating impact, because it is laid over the other larger crater. How much younger is the small one? Well, its rim is also much sharper and more intact, which gives a sense that it is probably far more youthful than the very degraded, ancient crater.

  15. Degradation of thiram in soil

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    Raghu, K.; Murthy, N.B.K.; Kumarsamy, R.

    1975-01-01

    Determination of the residual 35 S labelled tetramethylthiuram disulfide showed that the fungicide persisted longer in sterilized than in unsterilized soil, while the chloroform extractable radioactivity decreased, the water extractable radioactivity increased with increase in time. However, in sterilized soil the water extractable radioactivity remained more or less constant. Degradation of the fungicide was further demonstrated by the release of C 35 S 2 from soil treated with labelled thiram. Dimethylamine was found to be one of the degradation products. A bacterium isolated from thiram-enriched soil could degrade the fungicide in shake culture. The degradation pathways of thiram in sterilized and unsterilized soils are discussed. (author)

  16. Evaluation Of Cooling Tower Degradation

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    2001-01-01

    Cooling tower degradation has been evaluated for the last 10 years. Its heat transfer capacity has been decreasing after several years of operation due to aging. Evaluation is carried out by calculating the degradation rate, namely the annual increase of outlet temperatures of the cooling tower. Data was randomly taken daily at 15 MW reactor power. Data was taken after the reactor operation of ± 8 hours. Evaluation since 1990 shows that the degradation rate is nearly one degree per year. This degradation can be by minimized, replacement of damaged components, non-excessive operation and design modification of the cooling tower namely by extending the period of contract between water and air

  17. The radiation degradation of polypropylene

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    De Hollain, G.

    1977-04-01

    Polypropylene is used extensively in the manufacture of disposable medical devices because of its superior properties. Unfortunately this polymer does not lend itself well to radiation sterilization, undergoing serious degradation which affects the mechanical properties of the polymer. In this paper the effects of radiation on the mechanical and physical properties of polypropylene are discussed. A programme of research to minimize the radiation degradation of this polymer through the addition of crosslinking agents to counteract the radiation degradation is proposed. It is furthermore proposed that a process of annealing of the irradiated polymer be investigated in order to minimize the post-irradiation degradation of the polypropylene [af

  18. Recria de novilhos mestiços em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha, com diferentes níveis de suplementação, na região Amazônica. Consumo e parâmetros ruminais Effects of different supplementation levels on intake and ruminal parameters of post weaning steers grazing Brachiaria brizantha, in the Amazonian area

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    Rafael Henrique de Tonissi e Buschinelli de Goes

    2005-10-01

    intake and of ruminal pH and ammonia content of growing steers grazing Brachiaria brizantha, during the dry to rainy transition season, from April to June 2003. Five ruminally fistulated steers averaging 15 months old and initial weight of 271 kg were assigned to a 5x5 Latin square design. The treatments were as follows: control (mineral salt and supplements fed at different levels (0.125, 0.25, 0.50, and 1.0% body weight/animal/day and contained corn and soybean meal formulated to yield 24% crude protein. The voluntary intake was calculated by the relation between the amount of fecal dry matter excreted by using both external (chromium oxide and internal (indigestible acid detergent fiber markers. It was observed difference on dry matter forage intake by increasing the levels of supplementation. The control group showed higher dry matter intake (9.27 kg/day, with no difference among the supplementation levels. The most evident decrease of forage intake was observed at 1.0% BW (1.95% BW, with no change on average daily gain. Observed replacement and additive effects increased stocking rate by 16, 25, 27 and 32%, respectively, at 0.125, 0.25, 0.5% and 1.0% BW. The pH values for all treatments averaged 6.2, below which inhibit fiber digestion. The ruminal ammonia contents of the supplemented animals were always higher than the threshold value of 10 mg/dL that maximize microbial growth and ruminal digestibility in tropical conditions.

  19. Meiotic behavior of interspecific hybrids between artificially tetraploidized sexual Brachiaria ruziziensis and tetraploid apomictic B. brizantha (Poaceae Comportamento meiótico de híbridos interespecíficos entre tetraplóides artificiais de Brachiaria ruziziensis e tetraplóides apomíticos de B. brizantha (Poaceae

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    Mariana Ferrari Felismino

    2010-04-01

    íficos promissores de Brachiaria foi avaliado por metodologia citogenética convencional. Os genitores femininos eram dois acessos sexuais tetraploidizados artificialmente de B. ruziziensis (R41 e R44, 2n = 4χ = 36, os quais foram cruzados com um genσtipo tetraplσide natural apomítico agronomicamente superior de B. brizantha (B140 - BRA003395. Três deles (HBGC313, HBGC 315 e HBGC324 eram sexuais e um (HBGC325 apomítico. A análise de algumas células em diacinese revelou a presença de configurações cromossômicas multivalentes, sugerindo que recombinação genética e introgressão de alguns genes poderão estar presentes. Os quatro híbridos apresentaram freqüências e tipos variados de anormalidades meióticas. Anormalidades relacionadas à segregação irregular de cromossomos devido à poliploidia foram comuns entre os híbridos e caracterizadas pela presença de cromossomos em ascensão para os pólos e cromossomos retardatários, ambos levando à formação de micronúcleos em telófases e tétrades e, como conseqüência, gametas desbalanceados. Uma anormalidade genótipo-específica, relacionada à orientação do fuso (uma possível mutação fuso divergente foi observada pela primeira vez em dois dos híbridos, HBGC313 e HBGC325. O híbrido sexual HBGC324 apresentou menor freqüência de anormalidades meióticas, podendo ser usado como genitor feminino em futuros cruzamentos no programa de melhoramento. A frequência e os tipos de anormalidades observadas podem afetar a fertilidade e a produção de sementes. Com base nos resultados, o híbrido HBGC324 é recomendado para o programa de melhoramento. Híbridos devem produzir grande quantidade de sementes viáveis, além de matéria seca com alto valor nutritivo para serem amplamente utilizados na produção de pastagens. Devido à pseudogamia, os híbridos apomíticos superiores necessitam de grãos de pólen viáveis para fertilizar o núcleo secundário do saco embrionário assegurando o desenvolvimento vigoroso

  20. Drift Degradation Analysis

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    Dwayne C. Kicker

    2001-09-28

    A statistical description of the probable block sizes formed by fractures around the emplacement drifts has been developed for each of the lithologic units of the repository host horizon. A range of drift orientations with the drift azimuth varied in 15{sup o} increments has been considered in the static analysis. For the quasi-static seismic analysis, and the time-dependent and thermal effects analysis, two drift orientations have been considered: a drift azimuth of 105{sup o} and the current emplacement drift azimuth of 75{sup o}. The change in drift profile resulting from progressive deterioration of the emplacement drifts has been assessed both with and without backfill. Drift profiles have been determined for four different time increments, including static (i.e., upon excavation), 200 years, 2,000 years, and 10,000 years. The effect of seismic events on rock fall has been analyzed. Block size distributions and drift profiles have been determined for three seismic levels, including a 1,000-year event, a 5,000-year event, and a 10,000-year event. Data developed in this modeling and analysis activity have been entered into the TDMS (DTN: MO0109RDDAAMRR.003). The following conclusions have resulted from this drift degradation analysis: (1) The available fracture data are suitable for supporting a detailed key block analysis of the repository host horizon rock mass. The available data from the north-south Main Drift and the east-west Cross Drift provide a sufficient representative fracture sample of the repository emplacement drift horizon. However, the Tptpln fracture data are only available from a relatively small section of the Cross Drift, resulting in a smaller fracture sample size compared to the other lithologic units. This results in a lower degree of confidence that the key block data based on the Tptpln data set is actually representative of the overall Tptpln key block population. (2) The seismic effect on the rock fall size distribution for all events

  1. Desempenho reprodutivo de ovelhas mestiças da raça Santa Inês em Brachiaria humidícula e efeito do sexo no ganho de peso de cordeiros

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    P.A. Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o desempenho reprodutivo de ovelhas deslanadas em função do manejo alimentar das crias e idade de desmame, além de mensurar o efeito do sexo no ganho de peso de cordeiros. Sessenta e quatro ovelhas mestiças da raça Santa Inês foram distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 4 x 2 x 2 - quatro idades de desmame (56, 70, 84 e 98 dias, sexo e manejo alimentar das crias, cada tratamento com quatro repetições. As ovelhas foram manejadas com a cria ao pé, em 14 piquetes de 1,5 ou 2,0 hectares, formados com pastagem de Brachiaria humidícola. As crias nascidas de partos simples, filhos de reprodutores Santa Inês puros de origem (PO. Após o desmame de todos os grupos, sessenta e quatro cordeiros (32 machos e 32 fêmeas foram distribuídos ao acaso em baias individuais e confinados por 30 dias. A comparação dos parâmetros foi realizada pelo ajuste do modelo de regressão linear simples. Verificou-se vício de tempo longo do manejo alimentar das crias de + 3,7% (P<0,05 para o intervalo entre partos e de + 1,4% (P<0,05 para o período de serviço. Houve efeito linear crescente (P<0,05 da idade de desmame sobre o intervalo entre partos e período de serviço. Verificou-se vício de tempo longo do sexo das crias de + 2,0% (P<0,05 para o intervalo entre partos e de + 0,8% (P<0,05 para o período de serviço das ovelhas. Constatou-se vício de tempo longo do sexo de + 35,2% e + 36,9% (P<0,05, respectivamente, para o ganho de peso diário de cordeiros do nascimento ao desmame e pós desmame em confinamento. A suplementação das crias em alimentador privativo e a antecipação da idade de desmame reduzem o intervalo entre partos e período de serviço de ovelhas deslanadas em pastagem de Brachiaria humidícula. O sexo da cria é fonte de variação na análise da eficiência reprodutiva de matrizes ovinas e no ganho de peso de cordeiros mestiços da raça Santa Inês do nascimento ao desmame e ap

  2. Crescimento inicial e absorção de nutrientes pelo algodoeiro cultivado sobre a palhada de Brachiaria ruziziensis Initial Growth and nutrient absorption of cotton cultivated on congo grass residues

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    F.R. Echer

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    Full Text Available As gramíneas forrageiras possuem alta capacidade para produzir palha no sistema de semeadura direta em integração lavoura-pecuária. No entanto, essas plantas podem reduzir o crescimento das culturas, em função de efeitos alelopáticos ou pela competição por nutrientes. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de resíduos culturais de Brachiaria ruziziensis no crescimento inicial e no acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea do algodoeiro, quando foram deixados sobre o solo ou no solo. O experimento foi conduzido em casa de vegetação, sendo o algodão cultivado com os tratamentos: raízes e parte aérea da braquiária cultivada previamente e deixadas no vaso; parte aérea da braquiária colocada sobre o solo; raízes da braquiária ficaram no solo, mas a parte aérea foi retirada; uma testemunha (sem braquiária. As raízes de braquiária remanescentes no solo causaram diminuição na produção de matéria seca da parte aérea e no crescimento inicial das raízes do algodoeiro. O teor e o acúmulo de N na parte aérea da planta foram menores na presença de raízes de braquiária, porém o teor de P na parte aérea do algodoeiro foi maior, e tanto o teor como o acúmulo de K na parte aérea do algodão foram maiores quando este foi cultivado sobre resíduos da parte aérea da braquiária.Grasses have a high ability to produce straw under no-tillage system. However, these plants can reduce the growth of crops, caused by allelopathic effects or competition for nutrients. An experiment was conducted to study the early growth and nutrition of cotton as affected by residues of Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis cropped before in the same pots. Cotton was grown in glass-windowed pots with a combination of congo grass roots, with shoot residues being left or not. Cotton growth and N accumulation were decreased in the presence of congo grass roots in the soil, probably due to N immobilization. However, these plants accumulated more P

  3. Anaerobic benzene degradation by bacteria.

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    Vogt, Carsten; Kleinsteuber, Sabine; Richnow, Hans-Hermann

    2011-11-01

    Benzene is a widespread and toxic contaminant. The fate of benzene in contaminated aquifers seems to be primarily controlled by the abundance of oxygen: benzene is aerobically degraded at high rates by ubiquitous microorganisms, and the oxygen-dependent pathways for its breakdown were elucidated more than 50 years ago. In contrast, benzene was thought to be persistent under anoxic conditions until 25 years ago. Nevertheless, within the last 15 years, several benzene-degrading cultures have been enriched under varying electron acceptor conditions in laboratories around the world, and organisms involved in anaerobic benzene degradation have been identified, indicating that anaerobic benzene degradation is a relevant environmental process. However, only a few benzene degraders have been isolated in pure culture so far, and they all use nitrate as an electron acceptor. In some highly enriched strictly anaerobic cultures, benzene has been described to be mineralized cooperatively by two or more different organisms. Despite great efforts, the biochemical mechanism by which the aromatic ring of benzene is activated in the absence of oxygen is still not fully elucidated; methylation, hydroxylation and carboxylation are discussed as likely reactions. This review summarizes the current knowledge about the 'key players' of anaerobic benzene degradation under different electron acceptor conditions and the possible pathway(s) of anaerobic benzene degradation. © 2011 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2011 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  4. Anaerobic benzene degradation by bacteria

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    Vogt, Carsten; Kleinsteuber, Sabine; Richnow, Hans‐Hermann

    2011-01-01

    Summary Benzene is a widespread and toxic contaminant. The fate of benzene in contaminated aquifers seems to be primarily controlled by the abundance of oxygen: benzene is aerobically degraded at high rates by ubiquitous microorganisms, and the oxygen‐dependent pathways for its breakdown were elucidated more than 50 years ago. In contrast, benzene was thought to be persistent under anoxic conditions until 25 years ago. Nevertheless, within the last 15 years, several benzene‐degrading cultures have been enriched under varying electron acceptor conditions in laboratories around the world, and organisms involved in anaerobic benzene degradation have been identified, indicating that anaerobic benzene degradation is a relevant environmental process. However, only a few benzene degraders have been isolated in pure culture so far, and they all use nitrate as an electron acceptor. In some highly enriched strictly anaerobic cultures, benzene has been described to be mineralized cooperatively by two or more different organisms. Despite great efforts, the biochemical mechanism by which the aromatic ring of benzene is activated in the absence of oxygen is still not fully elucidated; methylation, hydroxylation and carboxylation are discussed as likely reactions. This review summarizes the current knowledge about the ‘key players’ of anaerobic benzene degradation under different electron acceptor conditions and the possible pathway(s) of anaerobic benzene degradation. PMID:21450012

  5. Taxa transpiratória de mudas de eucalipto em resposta a níveis de água no solo e à convivência com braquiária Transpiratory rate of eucalypt seedlings in response to water levels in the soil and to association with brachiaria

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    WILSON DA SILVA

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a interferência de Brachiaria brizantha Stapf sobre a taxa transpiratória de mudas de Eucalyptus citriodora Hook e Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden, cultivadas em solos com diferentes níveis de água, em condições de casa de vegetação. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições, em arranjo fatorial (2x3x4: duas espécies (E. citriodora e E. grandis, três níveis de água (20%, 23% e 26% e quatro populações de B. brizantha (0, 1, 2 e 3 plantas/vaso. O nível de água nos vasos foi mantido constante, até a última avaliação do experimento, 70 dias após o transplante das mudas. A mensuração da taxa transpiratória foi realizada com um analisador de gás infravermelho. Brachiaria brizantha, independentemente do nível de água no solo, demonstrou ser competitiva no crescimento inicial de E. citriodora ou E. grandis, pela redução da taxa transpiratória. As folhas do terço superior das mudas de E. citriodora ou de E. grandis apresentaram maior taxa transpiratória que as folhas dos terços mediano e inferior, independentemente da população de B. brizantha e do nível de água no solo.The effects of Brachiaria brizantha Stapf on the transpiratory rate of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook and E. grandis W. Hill ex Maiden seedlings cultivated in soils with three levels of water under greenhouse conditions were evaluated. Treatments were arranged in a factorial design, with four repetitions (2x3x4: two species (E. citriodora and E. grandis, three levels of water (20%, 23% and 26%, and four populations of B. brizantha (0, 1, 2 and 3 plants per vase. Water level in the vases was maintained constant until the last experiment evaluation, at 70 days after seedlings transplant. Measurements were done with an infrared gas analyzer (IRGA. Independently of water level in the soil, Brachiaria brizantha demonstrated its competitiveness for E. citriodora and E. grandis initial growing, by

  6. Intrinsic immunogenicity of rapidly-degradable polymers evolves during degradation.

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    Andorko, James I; Hess, Krystina L; Pineault, Kevin G; Jewell, Christopher M

    2016-03-01

    Recent studies reveal many biomaterial vaccine carriers are able to activate immunostimulatory pathways, even in the absence of other immune signals. How the changing properties of polymers during biodegradation impact this intrinsic immunogenicity is not well studied, yet this information could contribute to rational design of degradable vaccine carriers that help direct immune response. We use degradable poly(beta-amino esters) (PBAEs) to explore intrinsic immunogenicity as a function of the degree of polymer degradation and polymer form (e.g., soluble, particles). PBAE particles condensed by electrostatic interaction to mimic a common vaccine approach strongly activate dendritic cells, drive antigen presentation, and enhance T cell proliferation in the presence of antigen. Polymer molecular weight strongly influences these effects, with maximum stimulation at short degradation times--corresponding to high molecular weight--and waning levels as degradation continues. In contrast, free polymer is immunologically inert. In mice, PBAE particles increase the numbers and activation state of cells in lymph nodes. Mechanistic studies reveal that this evolving immunogenicity occurs as the physicochemical properties and concentration of particles change during polymer degradation. This work confirms the immunological profile of degradable, synthetic polymers can evolve over time and creates an opportunity to leverage this feature in new vaccines. Degradable polymers are increasingly important in vaccination, but how the inherent immunogenicity of polymers changes during degradation is poorly understood. Using common rapidly-degradable vaccine carriers, we show that the activation of immune cells--even in the absence of other adjuvants--depends on polymer form (e.g., free, particulate) and the extent of degradation. These changing characteristics alter the physicochemical properties (e.g., charge, size, molecular weight) of polymer particles, driving changes in

  7. Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes

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    Alinger, Matthew

    2013-09-30

    This final report summarizes the progress made during the October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2013 period under Cooperative Agreement DE-NT0004109 for the U. S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (USDOE/NETL) entitled “Performance Degradation of LSCF Cathodes”. The primary objective of this program is to develop a performance degradation mitigation path for high performing, cost-effective solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Strategies to mitigate performance degradation are developed and implemented. In addition, thermal spray manufacturing of SOFCs is explored. Combined, this work establishes a basis for cost-effective SOFC cells.

  8. Influencia de la fertilización, la época y la especie forrajera en la presencia Influence of fertilization, season, and forage species in presence of arbuscular mycorrhizae in a degraded Andisoil of Colombia

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    Arnulfo Gómez-Carabalí

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar la influencia de la fertilización, época, y especies forrajeras en la producción de micorrizas arbusculares se realizó un experimento con una gramínea C4, (Brachiaria dictyoneura), dos leguminosas forrajeras C3 (Arachis pintoi y Centrosema macrocarpum) y la vegetación nativa; cultivadas en dos sistemas de siembra (monocultivo y asociación), dos niveles de fertilización (alto y bajo) y cuatro edades de cosecha. Se uso un diseño de parcelas sub-sub divididas, en el cual la parcela principal fue la especie, los niveles de fertilización como subparcelas y la edad de rebrote como la sub-sub parcela. El número de esporas de hongos micorrízicos en el suelo y el porcentaje de infección en las raíces se incrementó con la edad y varió con la especie y la época del muestreo (seca o húmeda). Se encontraron diferencias en la capacidad para formar simbiosis micorrízica entre las especies de gramíneas y leguminosas bajo condiciones de campo.In the Colombian coffee zone much of the land has infertile soils with an ongoing accelerated degradation. As vegetation has changed from forest to transitory base (cassava cropping) and overgrazed pastures, ground cover has decreased resulting in increasing runoff. These changes have contributed to severe erosion, decline in soil fertility, productivity, soil structure, and water quality as well as loss of biodiversity. A field study was conducted at the farm "La Esperanza" (Mondomo, Department of Cauca, Colombia, South-America). The main objective was to determine the influence of fertilization, season and forage species in Arbuscular Mycorrhyzae in a degraded Andisol. One C4 forage grass (Brachiaria dictyoneura) and two C3 forage legumes (Arachis pintoi and Centrosema macrocarpum) and native vegetation grown under two fertilization levels, cultivated either in monoculture or in association and harvested at four different ages were evaluated. The numbers of mycorrizal spores in the soil

  9. Influência da adubação orgânica nas propriedades químicas de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico e na produção de matéria seca de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu = The influence of organic fertilization on the chemical properties of a dystrophic Red Latosol and on the production of Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu dry matter

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    José Jaime de Lima

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de conhecer a influência da adubação orgânica naspropriedades químicas de um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico cultivado com Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e na produção de matéria seca, foi instalado o experimento no município de Cidade Gaúcha, noroeste do estado do Paraná. Foram testadas as doses de 0, 5, 10, 15 e 20 t ha-1 de cama de frango e 100 kg ha-1 de nitrogênio sob a forma de uréia. A produção de matéria seca apresentou crescimento linear em função do aumento nas doses de cama de frango aplicadas. A dose máxima testada de 20 t ha-1 foi 321% superior a testemunha sem adubação e 96,6% superior a adubação química. Também houve diferençasignificativa para as variáveis teor de potássio, fósforo e carbono em relação a adubação química. Para as variáveis pH, H+Al, Ca, Mg e CTC não houve significância comparada a adubação química, porém houve diferença significativa do pH em relação à testemunha sem adubação.Aiming at discovering the influence of organic fertilization uponthe chemical properties of a dystrophic Red Latosol cultivated with Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu, as well as, on the production of dry matter, an experiment was set in Cidade Gaucha, a small town located in the Northwest of Parana state. Doses of poultry manure orwaste 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 t ha-1 and 100 kg ha-1 of nitrogen, in the form of urea, were tested. The production of dry matter presented a linear growing. Such a growing was due to the increase in the poultry manure control treatment applied onto the pasture. The 20 t ha-1maximum dose tested was 321% superior to the testing dose without any fertilization and 96.6% superior to the chemical fertilization. There were significant differences regarding the variables such as, Potassium, Phosphorus and Carbon content, whereas, for pH, H+Al,Ca, Mg and CTC there were no significance. However, there was a significant difference concerning pH in relation to testing

  10. Chitin Degradation In Marine Bacteria

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    Paulsen, Sara; Machado, Henrique; Gram, Lone

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    Introduction: Chitin is the most abundant polymer in the marine environment and the second most abundant in nature. Chitin does not accumulate on the ocean floor, because of microbial breakdown. Chitin degrading bacteria could have potential in the utilization of chitin as a renewable carbon...... and nitrogen source in the fermentation industry.Methods: Here, whole genome sequenced marine bacteria were screened for chitin degradation using phenotypic and in silico analyses.Results: The in silico analyses revealed the presence of three to nine chitinases in each strain, however the number of chitinases...... chitin regulatory system.Conclusions: This study has provided insight into the ecology of chitin degradation in marine bacteria. It also served as a basis for choosing a more efficient chitin degrading production strain e.g. for the use of chitin waste for large-scale fermentations....

  11. Trypsin-Catalyzed Deltamethrin Degradation

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    Xiong, Chunrong; Fang, Fujin; Chen, Lin; Yang, Qinggui; He, Ji; Zhou, Dan; Shen, Bo; Ma, Lei; Sun, Yan; Zhang, Donghui; Zhu, Changliang

    2014-01-01

    To explore if trypsin could catalyze the degradation of non-protein molecule deltamethrin, we compared in vitro hydrolytic reactions of deltamethrin in the presence and absence of trypsin with ultraviolet-visible (UV/Vis) spectrophotometry and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). In addition, acute oral toxicity of the degradation products was determined in Wistar rats. The results show that the absorption peak of deltamethrin is around 264 nm, while the absorption peaks of deltameth...

  12. Anaerobic benzene degradation by bacteria

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    2011-01-01

    Summary Benzene is a widespread and toxic contaminant. The fate of benzene in contaminated aquifers seems to be primarily controlled by the abundance of oxygen: benzene is aerobically degraded at high rates by ubiquitous microorganisms, and the oxygen‐dependent pathways for its breakdown were elucidated more than 50 years ago. In contrast, benzene was thought to be persistent under anoxic conditions until 25 years ago. Nevertheless, within the last 15 years, several benzene‐degrading cultures...

  13. Seleção de genótipos de Brachiaria Ruziziensis quanto à tolerância ao alumínio em solução nutritiva: I: Resposta a diferentes concentrações de alumínio e valores de ph em solução nutritiva Brachiaria ruziziensis genotypes selection: I: Responses under different aluminum concentrations and ph values in nutritive solution

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    Carlos Eugênio Matins

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A seleção de gramíneas forrageiras tolerantes ao alumínio tóxico, abundante em solos ácidos, é etapa indispensável em programas de melhoramento que procuram identificar materiais mais adaptados a essas condições de estresse abiótico. Visando aumentar a eficiência das avaliações realizadas em solução nutritiva, foi realizado um experimento em casa de vegetação para avaliar os efeitos de doses crescentes de alumínio e o valor de pH da solução nutritiva no desenvolvimento de genótipos de Brachiaria ruziziensis. Dois tratamentos, com avaliações de pH, foram estudados. Em um deles, o pH da solução nutritiva era corrigido diariamente e mantido em 4,5 ± 0,1 (na primeira semana e em 4,5 ± 0,1 (no início da segunda semana até o final do experimento e um outro tratamento sem controle de pH. As concentrações de alumínio utilizadas foram: 0, 15, 30, 45 e 60 mg/L. Foram avaliados: a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea e das raízes (MSPA e MSR, o incremento no crescimento da parte aérea e das raízes (IPA e IR, expresso pela diferença entre o crescimento final e o inicial, razões entre MS e MV da parte aérea (MS/MV - PA e das raízes (MS/MV - R e o número de perfilhos (NP. Oaumento na concentração de alumínio em solução nutritiva não afetou o crescimento das raízes (IR, nem a sua matéria seca (MSR, a razão entre a matéria seca e a massa verde da raiz (MS/MV - R e o número de perfilhos. De modo geral, o controle do pH da solução nutritiva não influenciou a seleção de genótipos de B. ruziziensis quanto à tolerância ao alumínio, proporcionando os menores valores para as características incremento no crescimento das raízes (IR e razão entre a matéria seca e a massa verde da parte aérea (MS/MV - PA, enquanto as demais características avaliadas apresentaram os maiores valores nos tratamentos sem a correção e manutenção do valor de pH da solução nutritiva.The selection of aluminum

  14. Abiotic degradation of plastic films

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    Ángeles-López, Y. G.; Gutiérrez-Mayen, A. M.; Velasco-Pérez, M.; Beltrán-Villavicencio, M.; Vázquez-Morillas, A.; Cano-Blanco, M.

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    Degradable plastics have been promoted as an option to mitigate the environmental impacts of plastic waste. However, there is no certainty about its degradability under different environmental conditions. The effect of accelerated weathering (AW), natural weathering (NW) and thermal oxidation (TO) on different plastics (high density polyethylene, HDPE; oxodegradable high density polyethylene, HDPE-oxo; compostable plastic, Ecovio ® metalized polypropylene, PP; and oxodegradable metalized polypropylene, PP-oxo) was studied. Plastics films were exposed to AW per 110 hours; to NW per 90 days; and to TO per 30 days. Plastic films exposed to AW and NW showed a general loss on mechanical properties. The highest reduction in elongation at break on AW occurred to HDPE-oxo (from 400.4% to 20.9%) and was higher than 90% for HDPE, HDPE-oxo, Ecovio ® and PP-oxo in NW. No substantial evidence of degradation was found on plastics exposed to TO. Oxo-plastics showed higher degradation rates than their conventional counterparts, and the compostable plastic was resistant to degradation in the studied abiotic conditions. This study shows that degradation of plastics in real life conditions will vary depending in both, their composition and the environment.

  15. Working session 1: Tubing degradation

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    Kharshafdjian, G.; Turluer, G.

    1997-01-01

    A general introductory overview of the purpose of the group and the general subject area of SG tubing degradation was given by the facilitator. The purpose of the session was described as to open-quotes develop conclusions and proposals on regulatory and technical needs required to deal with the issues of SG tubing degradation.close quotes Types, locations and characteristics of tubing degradation in steam generators were briefly reviewed. The well-known synergistic effects of materials, environment, and stress and strain/strain rate, subsequently referred to by the acronym open-quotes MESSclose quotes by some of the group members, were noted. The element of time (i.e., evolution of these variables with time) was emphasized. It was also suggested that the group might want to consider the related topics of inspection capabilities, operational variables, degradation remedies, and validity of test data, and some background information in these areas was provided. The presentation given by Peter Millet during the Plenary Session was reviewed; Specifically, the chemical aspects and the degradation from the secondary side of the steam generator were noted. The main issues discussed during the October 1995 EPRI meeting on secondary side corrosion were reported, and a listing of the potential SG tube degradations was provided and discussed

  16. Trypsin-catalyzed deltamethrin degradation.

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    Chunrong Xiong

    Full Text Available To explore if trypsin could catalyze the degradation of non-protein molecule deltamethrin, we compared in vitro hydrolytic reactions of deltamethrin in the presence and absence of trypsin with ultraviolet-visible (UV/Vis spectrophotometry and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS. In addition, acute oral toxicity of the degradation products was determined in Wistar rats. The results show that the absorption peak of deltamethrin is around 264 nm, while the absorption peaks of deltamethrin degradation products are around 250 nm and 296 nm. In our GC setting, the retention time of undegraded deltamethrin was 37.968 min, while those of deltamethrin degradation products were 15.289 min and 18.730 min. The LD50 of deltamethrin in Wistar rats is 55 mg/kg, while that of deltamethrin degradation products is 3358 mg/kg in female rats and 1045 mg/kg in male rates (61-fold and 19-fold reductions in toxicity, suggesting that trypsin could directly degrade deltamethrin, which significantly reduces the toxicity of deltamethrin. These results expand people's understanding of the functions of proteases and point to potential applications of trypsin as an attractive agent to control residual pesticides in the environment and on agricultural products.

  17. Nutritive value and in situ rumen degradability of Marandu palisade grass at different locations within the pasture in a silvopastoral system with different babassu palm densities

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    Xerxes M. Tosta

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutritive value and in situ rumen degradability of grass collected from different locations within the pasture in a silvopastoral system with different densities of trees. The silvopastoral system consisted of Urochloa (syn. Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and the babassu palm, Orbignya sp. (now: Attaleia speciosa. We used a completely randomized design with a 3 x 3 factorial arrangement for nutritional value (3 differently shaded locations and 3 palm tree densities and a 3 x 3 x 3 factorial arrangement for dry matter (DM disappearance (3 locations, 3 palm densities and 3 incubation times. There was no effect of location within the pasture nor of palm tree density on the concentrations of NDF, ADF, lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose. However, location influenced the concentrations of crude protein (CP and DM, with highest CP in material grown in full sunlight. At all densities, DM disappearance at 96 h for pasture grown in full sunlight exceeded that for pasture grown in full shade. These factors need to be compounded with the possible depressant effect of trees on DM production of pasture when considering the benefits of silvopastoral systems.Keywords: Digestibility, fiber, Northeast Brazil, protein, tree-grass associations, Urochloa  brizantha.DOI: 10.17138/TGFT(3187-193

  18. Redox regulation of insulin degradation by insulin-degrading enzyme.

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    Crystal M Cordes

    Full Text Available Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE is a thiol sensitive peptidase that degrades insulin and amyloid β, and has been linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease. We examined the thiol sensitivity of IDE using S-nitrosoglutathione, reduced glutathione, and oxidized glutathione to distinguish the effects of nitric oxide from that of the redox state. The in vitro activity of IDE was studied using either partially purified cytosolic enzyme from male Sprague-Dawley rats, or purified rat recombinant enzyme. We confirm that nitric oxide inhibits the degrading activity of IDE, and that it affects proteasome activity through this interaction with IDE, but does not affect the proteasome directly. Oxidized glutathione inhibits IDE through glutathionylation, which was reversible by dithiothreitol but not by ascorbic acid. Reduced glutathione had no effect on IDE, but reacted with partially degraded insulin to disrupt its disulfide bonds and accelerate its breakdown to trichloroacetic acid soluble fragments. Our results demonstrate the sensitivity of insulin degradation by IDE to the redox environment and suggest another mechanism by which the cell's oxidation state may contribute to the development of, and the link between, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

  19. Biodegradability of degradable plastic waste.

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    Agamuthu, P; Faizura, Putri Nadzrul

    2005-04-01

    Plastic waste constitutes the third largest waste volume in Malaysian municipal solid waste (MSW), next to putrescible waste and paper. The plastic component in MSW from Kuala Lumpur averages 24% (by weight), whereas the national mean is about 15%. The 144 waste dumps in the country receive about 95% of the MSW, including plastic waste. The useful life of the landfills is fast diminishing as the plastic waste stays un-degraded for more than 50 years. In this study the compostability of polyethylene and pro-oxidant additive-based environmentally degradable plastics (EDP) was investigated. Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) samples exposed hydrolytically or oxidatively at 60 degrees C showed that the abiotic degradation path was oxidative rather than hydrolytic. There was a weight loss of 8% and the plastic has been oxidized as shown by the additional carbonyl group exhibited in the Fourier transform infra red (FTIR) Spectrum. Oxidation rate seemed to be influenced by the amount of pro-oxidant additive, the chemical structure and morphology of the plastic samples, and the surface area. Composting studies during a 45-day experiment showed that the percentage elongation (reduction) was 20% for McD samples [high-density polyethylene, (HDPE) with 3% additive] and LL samples (LLDPE with 7% additive) and 18% reduction for totally degradable plastic (TDP) samples (HDPE with 3% additive). Lastly, microbial experiments using Pseudomonas aeroginosa on carbon-free media with degradable plastic samples as the sole carbon source, showed confirmatory results. A positive bacterial growth and a weight loss of 2.2% for degraded polyethylene samples were evident to show that the degradable plastic is biodegradable.

  20. Photocatalytic degradation of textile dyes.

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    Mahadwad, O K; Jasra, R V; Parikh, P A; Tayade, R J

    2010-07-01

    The photocatalytic degradation of commonly used textile dyes, namely, Reactive Black-5 (RB-5), Red (ME4BL), Golden Yellow (MERL), Blue-222, Methylene Blue, and Malachite Green, has been studied, using TiO2 (P25) as a photocatalyst. All the dye solutions could be decolorized. Kinetics of RB-5 oxidation reaction has been studied and was found to be of first order in dye concentration. Effects of different parameters such as catalyst amount, initial concentration of the dyes, and pH of solution along with biological parameters (TOC and COD) on the rate of degradation were studied. Experimental results showed that photocatalytic degradation of commonly used RB-5 was very effective at the optimum catalyst quantity of 2.5 g/L.

  1. Operationalizing measurement of forest degradation

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    Dons, Klaus; Smith-Hall, Carsten; Meilby, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    Quantification of forest degradation in monitoring and reporting as well as in historic baselines is among the most challenging tasks in national REDD+ strategies. However, a recently introduced option is to base monitoring systems on subnational conditions such as prevalent degradation activities....... In Tanzania, charcoal production is considered a major cause of forest degradation, but is challenging to quantify due to sub-canopy biomass loss, remote production sites and illegal trade. We studied two charcoal production sites in dry Miombo woodland representing open woodland conditions near human...... settlements and remote forest with nearly closed canopies. Supervised classification and adaptive thresholding were applied on a pansharpened QuickBird (QB) image to detect kiln burn marks (KBMs). Supervised classification showed reasonable detection accuracy in the remote forest site only, while adaptive...

  2. Clad Degradation - FEPs Screening Arguments

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    E. Siegmann

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to document the screening of the cladding degradation features, events, and processes (FEPs) for commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF). This report also addresses the effect of some FEPs on both the cladding and the CSNF, DSNF, and HLW waste forms where it was considered appropriate to address the effects on both materials together. This report summarizes the work of others to screen clad degradation FEPs in a manner consistent with, and used in, the Total System Performance Assessment-License Application (TSPA-LA). This document was prepared according to ''Technical Work Plan for Waste Form Degradation Modeling, Testing, and Analyses in Support of LA'' (BSC 2004a [DIRS 167796])

  3. Radiation degradation of silk protein

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    Pewlong, W.; Sudatis, B. [Office of Atomic Energy for Peace, Bangkok (Thailand); Takeshita, Hidefumi; Yoshii, Fumio; Kume, Tamikazu [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Takasaki, Gunma (Japan). Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research Establishment

    2000-03-01

    Silk fibroin fiber from the domesticated silkworm Bombyx mori was irradiated using an electron beam accelerator to investigate the application of the radiation degradation technique as a means to solubilize fibroin. The irradiation caused a significant degradation of the fiber. The tensile strength of fibroin fiber irradiated up to 2500 kGy decreased rapidly with increasing dose. The presence of oxygen in the irradiation atmosphere enhanced degradation of the tensile strength. The solubilization of irradiated fibroin fiber was evaluated using the following three kinds of solutions: a calcium chloride solution(CaCl{sub 2}/C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OH/H{sub 2}O=1:2:8 in mole ratio), a hydrochloric acid (0.5 N) and a distilled water. Dissolution of fibroin fiber into these solutions was significantly enhanced by irradiation. Especially, an appreciable amount of water soluble proteins was extracted by a distilled water. (author)

  4. The Science of Battery Degradation

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    Sullivan, John P. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Physics; El Gabaly Marquez, Farid [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Physics; McCarty, Kevin [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Physics; Sugar, Joshua Daniel [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Physics; Talin, Alec A. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Materials Physics; Fenton, Kyle R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Power Sources Design and Development; Nagasubramanian, Ganesan [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Power Sources Design and Development; Harris, Charles Thomas [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Nanosystems Synthesis/Analysis; Jungjohann, Katherine Leigh [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Nanosystems Synthesis/Analysis; Hayden, Carl C. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Combustion Chemistry Dept.; Kliewer, Christopher Jesse [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Combustion Chemistry Dept.; Hudak, Nicholas S. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Power Sources Research and Development; Leung, Kevin [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Nanostructure Physics; McDaniel, Anthony H. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States). Hydrogen and Combustion Technology; Tenney, Craig M. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Chemical and Biological Systems; Zavadil, Kevin R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.

    2015-01-01

    This report documents work that was performed under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development project, Science of Battery Degradation. The focus of this work was on the creation of new experimental and theoretical approaches to understand atomistic mechanisms of degradation in battery electrodes that result in loss of electrical energy storage capacity. Several unique approaches were developed during the course of the project, including the invention of a technique based on ultramicrotoming to cross-section commercial scale battery electrodes, the demonstration of scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) to probe lithium transport mechanisms within Li-ion battery electrodes, the creation of in-situ liquid cells to observe electrochemical reactions in real-time using both transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and STXM, the creation of an in-situ optical cell utilizing Raman spectroscopy and the application of the cell for analyzing redox flow batteries, the invention of an approach for performing ab initio simulation of electrochemical reactions under potential control and its application for the study of electrolyte degradation, and the development of an electrochemical entropy technique combined with x-ray based structural measurements for understanding origins of battery degradation. These approaches led to a number of scientific discoveries. Using STXM we learned that lithium iron phosphate battery cathodes display unexpected behavior during lithiation wherein lithium transport is controlled by nucleation of a lithiated phase, leading to high heterogeneity in lithium content at each particle and a surprising invariance of local current density with the overall electrode charging current. We discovered using in-situ transmission electron microscopy that there is a size limit to lithiation of silicon anode particles above which particle fracture controls electrode degradation. From electrochemical entropy measurements, we discovered that entropy

  5. Polymeric Materials - introduction and degradation

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    Kontogeorgis, Georgios

    1999-01-01

    These notes support the polymer part of the courses 91742 and 91762 (Materials and Corrosion/degradation of materials) taught in IFAKthey contain a short introduction on group contribution methods for estimating properties of polymers, polymer thermodynamics, viscoelasticity models as well...

  6. Plant biomass degradation by fungi

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    Mäkelä, Miia R; Donofrio, Nicole; de Vries, Ronald P; van den Brink, J.

    2014-01-01

    Plant biomass degradation by fungi has implications for several fields of science. The enzyme systems employed by fungi for this are broadly used in various industrial sectors such as food & feed, pulp & paper, detergents, textile, wine, and more recently biofuels and biochemicals. In addition, the

  7. (ethylene terephthalate) degradation in phenol

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    No abstract available. The evaluation of the acid number, ash content and melting temperature of poly (ethylene terephthalate) has been reported (Otaigbe et al, 2003). The polymer was dissolved in phenol: 1,2 dichlorobenzene solvent mixture of 35%: 65% and 50%: 50% by weight and then degraded at 143±2oC.

  8. Abiotic degradation of antibiotic ionophores

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    Bohn, Pernille; Bak, Søren A; Björklund, Erland

    2013-01-01

    Hydrolytic and photolytic degradation were investigated for the ionophore antibiotics lasalocid, monensin, salinomycin, and narasin. The hydrolysis study was carried out by dissolving the ionophores in solutions of pH 4, 7, and 9, followed by incubation at three temperatures of 6, 22, and 28 °C f...

  9. Degradation of CIGS solar cells

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    Theelen, M.J.

    2015-01-01

    Large scale commercial introduction of CIGS photovoltaics (PV) requires modules with low costs, high efficiencies and long and predictable lifetimes. Unfortunately,knowledge about the lifetime of CIGS PV is limited, which is reflected in the results of field studies: degradation rates varying from

  10. Degradation of materials and passivity

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    Meisel, W.

    1997-01-01

    Demanding for a reduction in materials degradation is a serious problem all over the world. Moessbauer spectroscopy (MS) is, among others, a very valuable tool to follow many degradation processes. Evidently, Fe is the most important Moessbauer element considering the overall presence of iron in everyday life. MS may contribute to our knowledge about nearly all fields of materials degradation, chemical, mechanical, thermal, irradiative, etc. Following some general lines, corrosion is considered in particular. MS is applicable to investigate the bulk of materials as well as their surface layers with an information depth of ca. 250 nm. In general, it has to be applied as a surface sensitive method in combination with other relevant methods in order to get a detailed insight into ongoing processes. Some examples have been selected to elucidate the application of MS in this field. Another class of examples concerns attempts to prevent corrosion, i.e., the application of coatings and transforming chemicals. A very effective and most natural way to reduce corrosion is the passivation of materials. The effect of passive layers and their destruction by environmental influences are discussed using results of MS and related methods. It is outlined that passivity is not restricted to chemically treated metals but can be considered as a general concept for preventing different kinds of materials from degradation. (orig.)

  11. Methods of degrading napalm B

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    Tyndall, R.L.; Vass, A.

    1995-09-12

    Methods of degrading napalm and/or trinitrotoluene involve contacting the waste with specific intra-amoebic isolates of ATCC 40908 and/or dispersants derived therefrom. Useful isolates are deposited as ATCC 77529, NAP-1 deposited as ATCC 77526 and 13 deposited as ATCC 77527.

  12. Antioxidant degradation kinetics in apples.

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    Arora, Bindvi; Sethi, Shruti; Joshi, Alka; Sagar, V R; Sharma, R R

    2018-04-01

    The effect of shelf storage under ambient conditions of cut apple dices on degradation of bioactive compounds such ascorbic acid, total phenols, antioxidant activity (% DPPH inhibition) and PPO activity were investigated. The results indicated that antioxidant activity declined significantly over 80 min storage of diced apples at ambient temperature. Similar trend was observed for ascorbic acid, total phenols and PPO activity. Ascorbic acid, total phenols and antioxidant activity degradation followed first-order kinetics where the rate constant (k) was found to be in range for all the thirteen cultivars, though initial ascorbic acid and phenol content varied in different apple cultivars. The reaction rate constant (k) for first order degradation ranged from 1.16 to 1.97, 0.89 to 1.29 and 0.37 to 1.54 for antioxidant activity, total phenols and ascorbic acid, respectively. This explains that antioxidant activity degrades at higher rate than total phenols and ascorbic acid, which also corroborates that antioxidant activity is affected by both total phenols and ascorbic acid content. In general, total antioxidant activity for apple dices kept for 80 min under ambient conditions exhibited lower values as compared to control.

  13. Fraccionamiento y cuantificación de la materia orgánica en Andisoles bajo diferentes sistemas de producción

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    Juan Carlos Montoya Salazar; Juan Carlos Menjivar Flores; Isabel del Socorro Bravo Realpe

    2013-01-01

    En Andisoles de los municipios de Cajibío, departamento del Cauca y Sevilla, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, se evalúo el efecto del uso del suelo con sistemas de bosque; guadua (Guadua angustifolia K.); cultivo de café (Coffea arabiga var. Caturra) a plena exposición, con sombra de guamo (Inga sp.) y sombra de nogal (Cordia alliodora); y pastura de brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens) sobre diferentes formas de la materia orgánica (M.O.). Para el efecto en Cauca se tomaron muestras de un Typic Melan...

  14. Avaliação de gramíneas forrageiras na região sul de Minas Gerais Evaluation of forage grasses for the south region of Minas Gerais

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    Milton de Andrade Botrel

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram conduzidos dois experimentos na região do sul de Minas Gerais para avaliar o potencial de gramíneas forrageiras. No experimento 1 foram avaliadas as seguintes espécies, consideradas de baixa exigência nutricional: Andropogon gayanus, Kunt; Brachiaria brizantha, Stapf; Brachiaria decumbens, Stapf; Brachiaria ruziziensis, Germain Evrard; Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle Schweickt e Melinis minutiflora, Beauv. No experimento 2 foram avaliadas as gramíneas consideradas de média e alta exigência nutricional, a saber: Setaria sphacelata (Schum. Moss; Hemarthria altissima (Poir. Stapf; Chloris gayana, Kunt; Cynodon nlemfuensis, Vanderyst var. nlemfuensis; Hyparrhenia rufa, (Ness Stapf. e as cultivares de Panicum maximum, Jacq.: Tobiatã, Green Panic e Makueni. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso com três repetições. Os níveis de calagem e de adubação para estabelecimento e manutenção foram diferenciados para os dois experimentos. Cada espécie foi avaliada nos seguintes aspectos: produção de forragem e teor de proteína bruta no período da seca e das chuvas e cobertura vegetal do solo. As gramíneas do experimento 1 que se destacaram na maioria dos aspectos avaliados foram: B. brizantha, B. decumbens, A. gayanus enquanto que no experimento 2 as espécies que apresentaram maior potencial forrageiro foram: S. sphacelata, P. maximum cv. Tobiatã.experiments were undertaken in the South region of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, to evaluate the yield potential of forage grasses. In experiment 1, the following species, considered as having low nutritional requirements, were evaluated: Andropogon gayanus, Kunt; Brachiaria brizantha, Stapf; Brachiaria decumbens, Stapf; Brachiaria ruziziensis, Germain Evrard; Brachiaria humidicola (Rendle Schweickt and Melinis minutiflora, Beauv. In experiment 2, the species considered as having medium and high nutritional requirements, that is: Setaria sphacelata (Schum.; Hemarthria altissima

  15. Effect of sulfur levels on four tropical grasses in cerrado soils of mato grosso do sul, Brazil

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    Carlos Casagrande, J.; Correa De Souza, O.

    1982-01-01

    A greenhouse experiment was conducted to evaluate responses of four tropical grasses, Melinis minutiflora cv. Cabelo de Negro Hyparrhenia rufa, Brachiaria decumbens australian type and Setaria anceps cv. kazungula to five levels of sulfur (0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 kg/ha) in two cerrado Oxisols and one Entisol. Cuttings were done at 50, 95 and 150 days after plant exposure. Besides dry matter production, visible symptoms of sulfur deficiency were observed. Greater responses were associated with sulfur rates up to 30 kg/ha. Molasses grass and brachiaria were the most responsive species.

  16. Solar photocatalytic degradation of Aldrin

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    Bandala, Erick R.; Gelover, Silvia; Leal, Maria Teresa [Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Paseo Cuauhnahuac 8532, Morelos 62550 Jiutepec (Mexico); Arancibia-Bulnes, Camilo; Jimenez, Antonio; Estrada, Claudio A. [Centro de Investigacion en Energia-UNAM, Privada Xochicalco S.N. A.P. 34, Morelos 62580 Temixco (Mexico)

    2002-11-15

    Photocatalytic degradation of the pesticide Aldrin dissolved in water was carried out, in one case, using concentrated solar radiation and, in another case, using non-concentrated solar radiation. In these experiments, the effects of catalyst concentration, oxidant agent concentration, and solar irradiation were tested. In experiments without irradiation, strong adsorption of the pesticide over titanium dioxide was observed in the first few minutes of contact in the presence of titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}). These results can be explained by means of Coulombic interactions between the catalyst surface and the pesticide molecules. During the photodegradation process, results show a residual degradation (photolysis) in both the cases, when no catalyst was added. In the case of the non-concentrated solar system, the achieved results suggest that the use of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} increased the degradation rate. For concentrated sunlight, an increase of the Aldrin concentration was observed during the first few minutes of irradiation. This can be explained as a desorption process that is triggered by a change in surface charge of the catalyst in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) during irradiation. When photocatalysis was performed with TiO{sub 2} alone, no Aldrin was detected in the water solutions throughout the entire experiment. This result was unexpected; however, it might be explained by the adsorption of the pesticide on the catalyst surface and by the absence of the oxidant's effect. Three transformation products (TPs) of the degradation process were identified: dieldrin, chlordene and 12-hydroxy-dieldrin. The results presented here are in agreement with previously reported results for photocatalytic degradation of other chlorinated pesticides using lamps as radiation sources.

  17. Balanço do nitrogênio (15N da uréia nos componentes de uma pastagem de capim-marandu sob recuperação em diferentes épocas de calagem Urea 15N balance in the fractions of a Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu pasture under recovery with different liming dates

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    Patrícia Perondi Anchão Oliveira

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a fertilização nitrogenada com uréia, realizou-se um experimento com duas formas de aplicação de uréia (incorporada ou em superfície e com calagem em duas épocas (março e agosto, para balanço do nitrogênio (15N em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha. A recuperação e retenção do N-uréia foram obtidas para cada estrutura do sistema solo-pastagem, comprovando que a coroa da planta é um importante órgão de reserva do nitrogênio proveniente do fertilizante uréia. A calagem no mês de março favoreceu a produção de forragem e melhorou a eficiência de uso do N quando se incorporou a uréia. A incorporação melhorou a recuperação e a retenção de nitrogênio na maioria das estruturas de braquiária. A diferença na recuperação de N entre o melhor tratamento (calagem em março e incorporação de uréia e o pior (calagem em março e uréia em superfície foi de 50 kg de N/ha após um ano.In order to evaluate the use of urea nitrogen, the balance of nitrogen (15N in Brachiaria brizantha pastures was obtained when urea was applied either incorporated or in the soil surface (in four applications beginning in November of 1998 and the lime was applied in two periods (March and August of 1998. The recovery and retention of the N-urea were obtained for each plant structure of the soil-pasture system, and indicated that the plant crown is a very important storage organ for the N applied via Urea. Liming in March favored forage mass production and improved the efficiency of N use when urea was incorporated. The incorporation of urea improved both, the recovery and retention of nitrogen in most Brachiaria structures. Difference in N recovery between the best (lime application in March with urea incorporated and the worst treatment (liming in March with urea-N on the soil-surface was around 50 kg N.ha-1 after one year.

  18. CARACTERÍSTICAS ESTRUTURAIS DE PERFILHOS VEGETATIVOS E REPRODUTIVOS EM PASTOS DIFERIDOS DE CAPIM-BRAQUIÁRIA

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    Manoel Eduardo Rozalino Santos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to compare the structural characteristics of vegetative and reproductive tillers on Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures diferred for 73, 95 and 116 days. Randomized block design in a split plot scheme with three replications was used. The stockpiling period did not influence (P>0.10 the number of vegetative tillers (VT but increased (P0.10 by the deferring period. The RT revealed (P<0.05 a higher pseudostem length, higher number of dead leaves (NDL and lower NLL when compared to VT. RT showed (P<0.05 higher percentages of stem and dead leaf as well as a lower percentage of living leaf (P<0.05 than VT. VT showed a better morphological composition than RT. The deferring period alters the structural characteristics and worsens the morphological composition of tillers on deferred Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk pastures.KEYWORDS:

  19. Reconocimiento de nematodos en pastos tropicales en las comunidades de Sucre y San Vicente, Cantón de San Carlos

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    Rodolfo Wing-Jones

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar la presencia de nematodos fitoparásitos en pastos tropicales en la zona alta de San Carlos; se muestrearon 6 pastos de piso y 1 de corta, se recolectó muestras de raíces y de suelo en mayo y setiembre de 2003. El pasto Camerún (Pennisetum purpureum var Camerún fue el único ejemplar de corta y Decumbens (Brachiaria decumbens, Estrella (Cynodom nlemfluensis, Tanner (Brachiaria radicans, San Juan (Setaria ancept, Guinea (Panicum maximun, y Kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum, los pastos de piso. Los nematodos identificados pertenecen a los géneros Pratylenchus sp, Helicotylenchus sp, Tylenchus sp, Psylenchus sp, Ditylenchus sp, Criconemella sp, Xiphinema sp, Trichodorus sp, Hemicycliophora sp, Meloidogyne sp, y a nematodos no fitoparásitos.

  20. Advanced Oxidation Degradation of Diclofenac

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    Cooper, William J.; Song Weihua

    2012-01-01

    Advanced oxidation/reduction processes (AO/RPs), utilize free radical reactions to directly degrade chemical contaminants as an alternative to traditional water treatment. This study reports the absolute rate constants for reaction of diclofenac sodium and the model compound (2, 6-dichloraniline) with the two major AO/RP radicals; the hydroxyl radical (•OH) and hydrated electron (e - aq ). The bimolecular reaction rate constants (M -1 s -1 ) for diclofenac for •OH was (9.29 ± 0.11) x 10 9 , and, for e- aq was (1.53 ± 0.03) x10 9 . Preliminary degradation mechanisms are suggested based on product analysis using 60 Co γ-irradiation and LC-MS for reaction by-product identification. The toxicity of products was evaluated using the Vibrio fischeri luminescent bacteria method. (author)

  1. [Cartilage degradation in rheumatoid arthritis].

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    Ishiguro, Naoki

    2009-03-01

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a polyarticular joint disease. The inflammatory process is characterized by infiltration of inflammatory cells into the joints, leading to proliferation of synoviocytes and destruction of cartilage and bone. The Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent proteinases. It had been well recognized that MMP play major roles in the cartilage breakdown in RA and OA. Moreover ADAM-TS-1, -4, -5 have aggrecanase activity, and also involve the cartilage degradation in RA and OA. Of course they contribute the cartilage homeostasis in healthy subjects. Failure to regulate the synthesis, activation and inhibition of the proteinases finally leads to cartilage destruction. Aggrecan and type II collagen are major components in cartilage matrix. Cleavage of aggrecan by aggrecanase and that of collagen by collagenase are critical steps for degradation of articular cartilage in RA. To prevent the cartilage damage, inflammatory synovitis should be suppressed in early stage.

  2. Fungal degradation of organophosphorous insecticides

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    Bumpus, J.A. [Notre Dame Univ., IN (United States); Kakar, S.N.; Coleman, R.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1992-07-01

    Organophosphorous insecticides are used extensively to treat a variety of pests and insects. Although as a group they are easily degraded by bacteria in the environment, a number of them have half-lives of several months. Little is known about their biodegradation by fungi. We have shown that Phanerochaete chrysosporium can substantially degrade chlorpyrifos, fonofos, and terbufos (27.5%, 12.2%, and 26.6%, respectively) during 18-day incubation in nitrogen-limited stationary cultures. The results demonstrate that the clorinated pyridinyl ring of chlorpyrifos and the phenyl ring of fonofos undergo ring cleavage during biodegradation by the fungus. The usefulness of the fungus system for bioremediation is discussed. 16 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Fungal degradation of organophosphorous insecticides

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    Bumpus, J.A. (Notre Dame Univ., IN (United States)); Kakar, S.N.; Coleman, R.D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

    1992-01-01

    Organophosphorous insecticides are used extensively to treat a variety of pests and insects. Although as a group they are easily degraded by bacteria in the environment, a number of them have half-lives of several months. Little is known about their biodegradation by fungi. We have shown that Phanerochaete chrysosporium can substantially degrade chlorpyrifos, fonofos, and terbufos (27.5%, 12.2%, and 26.6%, respectively) during 18-day incubation in nitrogen-limited stationary cultures. The results demonstrate that the clorinated pyridinyl ring of chlorpyrifos and the phenyl ring of fonofos undergo ring cleavage during biodegradation by the fungus. The usefulness of the fungus system for bioremediation is discussed. 16 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Abiotic degradation of antibiotic ionophores

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    Bohn, Pernille; Bak, Søren A; Björklund, Erland

    2013-01-01

    Hydrolytic and photolytic degradation were investigated for the ionophore antibiotics lasalocid, monensin, salinomycin, and narasin. The hydrolysis study was carried out by dissolving the ionophores in solutions of pH 4, 7, and 9, followed by incubation at three temperatures of 6, 22, and 28 °C...... for maximum 34 days. Using LC-MS/MS for chemical analysis, lasalocid was not found to hydrolyse in any of the tested environments. Monensin, salinomycin, and narasin were all stable in neutral or alkaline solution but hydrolysed in the solution with a pH of 4. Half-lives at 25 °C were calculated to be 13, 0.......6, and 0.7 days for monensin, salinomycin, and narasin, respectively. Absorbance spectra from each compound indicated that only lasalocid is degraded by photolysis (half-life below 1 h) due to an absorbance maximum around 303 nm, and monensin, salinomycin, and narasin are resistant to direct photolysis...

  5. Mechanical Protein Unfolding and Degradation.

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    Olivares, Adrian O; Baker, Tania A; Sauer, Robert T

    2018-02-10

    AAA+ proteolytic machines use energy from ATP hydrolysis to degrade damaged, misfolded, or unneeded proteins. Protein degradation occurs within a barrel-shaped self-compartmentalized peptidase. Before protein substrates can enter this peptidase, they must be unfolded and then translocated through the axial pore of an AAA+ ring hexamer. An unstructured region of the protein substrate is initially engaged in the axial pore, and conformational changes in the ring, powered by ATP hydrolysis, generate a mechanical force that pulls on and denatures the substrate. The same conformational changes in the hexameric ring then mediate mechanical translocation of the unfolded polypeptide into the peptidase chamber. For the bacterial ClpXP and ClpAP AAA+ proteases, the mechanical activities of protein unfolding and translocation have been directly visualized by single-molecule optical trapping. These studies in combination with structural and biochemical experiments illuminate many principles that underlie this universal mechanism of ATP-fueled protein unfolding and subsequent destruction.

  6. Methods for degrading lignocellulosic materials

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    Vlasenko, Elena [Davis, CA; Cherry, Joel [Davis, CA; Xu, Feng [Davis, CA

    2008-04-08

    The present invention relates to methods for degrading a lignocellulosic material, comprising: treating the lignocellulosic material with an effective amount of one or more cellulolytic enzymes in the presence of at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of a secondary alcohol ethoxylate, fatty alcohol ethoxylate, nonylphenol ethoxylate, tridecyl ethoxylate, and polyoxyethylene ether, wherein the presence of the surfactant increases the degradation of lignocellulosic material compared to the absence of the surfactant. The present invention also relates to methods for producing an organic substance, comprising: (a) saccharifying a lignocellulosic material with an effective amount of one or more cellulolytic enzymes in the presence of at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of a secondary alcohol ethoxylate, fatty alcohol ethoxylate, nonylphenol ethoxylate, tridecyl ethoxylate, and polyoxyethylene ether, wherein the presence of the surfactant increases the degradation of lignocellulosic material compared to the absence of the surfactant; (b) fermenting the saccharified lignocellulosic material of step (a) with one or more fermentating microoganisms; and (c) recovering the organic substance from the fermentation.

  7. Experimental studies on urea degradation in seawater

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    Rajendran, A.; Joseph, T.; Reddy, C.V.G.

    The rate of urea degradation in seawater was studied under various conditions and the kinetics of urea degradation was evaluated. Urea decomposition experiments showed that the rates and quantity of ammonium oxidation were slower in the relatively...

  8. Seletividade de herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência sobre capim-braquiária Selectivity of post-emergence herbicides applied on signalgrass and palisadegrass

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    Dagoberto Martins

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar a seletividade de alguns herbicidas inibidores de ALS e FS II aplicados em pós-emergência em plantas de Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu e Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk em condições de campo e seu efeito na qualidade das sementes. Os herbicidas testados (em g/ha foram: imazethapyr a 100; chlorimuronethyl a 15; nicosulfuron a 50; bentazon a 720; e atrazine a 3.000, além de uma testemunha, sem aplicação de herbicidas. Dois experimentos em campo foram instalados em delineamento em blocos casualizados com quatro repetições e os ensaios de laboratório em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 16 repetições. Todos os herbicidas testados tiveram algum efeito de fitointoxicação visual aos cultivares avaliados. O nicosulfuron foi o herbicida que visualmente proporcionou os níveis mais elevados de injúrias às plantas de B. decumbens e B. brizantha. A produção de MS de B. brizantha nos estádios iniciais de crescimento foi reduzida pelos herbicidas nicosulfuron e atrazine, enquanto, em B. decumbens, apenas o herbicida nicosulfuron ocasionou redução da produção de MS. A qualidade das sementes de ambos os cultivares foi afetada pelo nicosulfuron, que induziu a dormência em sementes de B. decumbens, reduziu a porcentagem de sementes normais e, assim como o atrazine, aumentou a porcentagem de sementes mortas.This work evaluated the herbicides selectivity acetolactate synthase inhibitors and photosynthetic II applied in post- emergency in palisadegrass (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu and signalgrass (Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk plants in field conditions and their effect in seed quality. Treatments tested in g ha-1 were: imazethapyr at 100, chlorimuron-ethyl at 15, nicosulfuron at 50, bentazon at 720, atrazine at 3.000, and control plot. Two field trials were set up on complete randomized block design with four replicates; laboratory studies were carried out in a complete

  9. Comportamento ingestivo diurno de novilhos Nelore recebendo níveis crescentes de suplementação em pastejo de capim-braquiária Diurnal ingestive behavior of Nellore steers receiving increasing levels of supplement in brachiaria pasture

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o comportamento ingestivo diurno de novilhos em pastagem de capim-braquiária submetidos a suplementação energética e proteica. Foram utilizados 40 novilhos Nelore, com peso inicial de 373,7 ± 14,9 kg e 26 meses de idade, distribuídos em quatro níveis de suplementação: mistura mineral, 0,3; 0,6 e 0,9% do peso vivo de suplementação energética e proteica. Os animais foram observados visualmente por dois períodos de 12 horas; das 6 às 18 h. Os tempos de pastejo, ruminação e ócio sofreram efeito quadrático, e o tempo de cocho efeito linear crescente. Os consumos de matéria seca total não foram alterados pelos níveis de suplementação. O consumo total de matéria seca oriunda da pastagem e todas variáveis relacionadas à fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido decresceram linearmente. O número de mastigações por bolo decresceu linearmente. O número de períodos de pastejo e o tempo por período de cocho aumentaram linearmente. O tempo por período de pastejo decresceu linearmente. O número de períodos de ruminação, número de períodos de ócio e tempo por período de ruminação sofreram efeito quadrático. O número de períodos de cocho sofreu efeito cúbico. A suplementação compromete as variáveis relacionadas ao comportamento ingestivo diurno, não só pela quantidade de alimento ingerido, mas também por sua composição e pela razão volumoso:concentrado, portanto, exige atenção no balanceamento de rações.The objective this study was to evaluate the diurnal ingestive behavior of Nellore steers on Brachiaria grass pasture submitted to protein and energy supplementation. It was used 40 Nellore steers, at initial weight of 373.7 ± 14.9 kg, and at 26 months of age, distributed in four levels of supplementation:mineral mixture, 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9% of body weight of energy and protein supplementation. The animals were visually observed by two 12-hour periods from 6:00 a.m. to

  10. Applications and extensions of degradation modeling

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    Hsu, F.; Subudhi, M.; Samanta, P.K.; Vesely, W.E.

    1991-01-01

    Component degradation modeling being developed to understand the aging process can have many applications with potential advantages. Previous work has focused on developing the basic concepts and mathematical development of a simple degradation model. Using this simple model, times of degradations and failures occurrences were analyzed for standby components to detect indications of aging and to infer the effectiveness of maintenance in preventing age-related degradations from transforming to failures. Degradation modeling approaches can have broader applications in aging studies and in this paper, we discuss some of the extensions and applications of degradation modeling. The application and extension of degradation modeling approaches, presented in this paper, cover two aspects: (1) application to a continuously operating component, and (2) extension of the approach to analyze degradation-failure rate relationship. The application of the modeling approach to a continuously operating component (namely, air compressors) shows the usefulness of this approach in studying aging effects and the role of maintenance in this type component. In this case, aging effects in air compressors are demonstrated by the increase in both the degradation and failure rate and the faster increase in the failure rate compared to the degradation rate shows the ineffectiveness of the existing maintenance practices. Degradation-failure rate relationship was analyzed using data from residual heat removal system pumps. A simple linear model with a time-lag between these two parameters was studied. The application in this case showed a time-lag of 2 years for degradations to affect failure occurrences. 2 refs

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    Hsu, F.; Subudhi, M.; Samanta, P.K. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Vesely, W.E. [Science Applications International Corp., Columbus, OH (United States)

    1991-12-31

    Component degradation modeling being developed to understand the aging process can have many applications with potential advantages. Previous work has focused on developing the basic concepts and mathematical development of a simple degradation model. Using this simple model, times of degradations and failures occurrences were analyzed for standby components to detect indications of aging and to infer the effectiveness of maintenance in preventing age-related degradations from transforming to failures. Degradation modeling approaches can have broader applications in aging studies and in this paper, we discuss some of the extensions and applications of degradation modeling. The application and extension of degradation modeling approaches, presented in this paper, cover two aspects: (1) application to a continuously operating component, and (2) extension of the approach to analyze degradation-failure rate relationship. The application of the modeling approach to a continuously operating component (namely, air compressors) shows the usefulness of this approach in studying aging effects and the role of maintenance in this type component. In this case, aging effects in air compressors are demonstrated by the increase in both the degradation and failure rate and the faster increase in the failure rate compared to the degradation rate shows the ineffectiveness of the existing maintenance practices. Degradation-failure rate relationship was analyzed using data from residual heat removal system pumps. A simple linear model with a time-lag between these two parameters was studied. The application in this case showed a time-lag of 2 years for degradations to affect failure occurrences. 2 refs.

  12. Applications and extensions of degradation modeling

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    Hsu, F.; Subudhi, M.; Samanta, P.K. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Vesely, W.E. (Science Applications International Corp., Columbus, OH (United States))

    1991-01-01

    Component degradation modeling being developed to understand the aging process can have many applications with potential advantages. Previous work has focused on developing the basic concepts and mathematical development of a simple degradation model. Using this simple model, times of degradations and failures occurrences were analyzed for standby components to detect indications of aging and to infer the effectiveness of maintenance in preventing age-related degradations from transforming to failures. Degradation modeling approaches can have broader applications in aging studies and in this paper, we discuss some of the extensions and applications of degradation modeling. The application and extension of degradation modeling approaches, presented in this paper, cover two aspects: (1) application to a continuously operating component, and (2) extension of the approach to analyze degradation-failure rate relationship. The application of the modeling approach to a continuously operating component (namely, air compressors) shows the usefulness of this approach in studying aging effects and the role of maintenance in this type component. In this case, aging effects in air compressors are demonstrated by the increase in both the degradation and failure rate and the faster increase in the failure rate compared to the degradation rate shows the ineffectiveness of the existing maintenance practices. Degradation-failure rate relationship was analyzed using data from residual heat removal system pumps. A simple linear model with a time-lag between these two parameters was studied. The application in this case showed a time-lag of 2 years for degradations to affect failure occurrences. 2 refs.

  13. Degradation analysis of thin film photovoltaic modules

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    Radue, C., E-mail: chantelle.radue@nmmu.ac.z [Department of Physics, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth 6031 (South Africa); Dyk, E.E. van [Department of Physics, PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth 6031 (South Africa)

    2009-12-01

    Five thin film photovoltaic modules were deployed outdoors under open circuit conditions after a thorough indoor evaluation. Two technology types were investigated: amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). Two 14 W a-Si:H modules, labelled Si-1 and Si-2, were investigated. Both exhibited degradation, initially due to the well-known light-induced degradation described by Staebler and Wronski [Applied Physics Letters 31 (4) (1977) 292], and thereafter due to other degradation modes such as cell degradation. The various degradation modes contributing to the degradation of the a-Si:H modules will be discussed. The initial maximum power output (P{sub MAX}) of Si-1 was 9.92 W, with the initial light-induced degradation for Si-1 approx30% and a total degradation of approx42%. For Si-2 the initial P{sub MAX} was 7.93 W, with initial light-induced degradation of approx10% and a total degradation of approx17%. Three CIGS modules were investigated: two 20 W modules labelled CIGS-1 and CIGS-2, and a 40 W module labelled CIGS-3. CIGS-2 exhibited stable performance while CIGS-1 and CIGS-3 exhibited degradation. CIGS is known to be stable over long periods of time, and thus the possible reasons for the degradation of the two modules are discussed.

  14. Degradation analysis of thin film photovoltaic modules

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    Radue, C.; Dyk, E.E. van

    2009-01-01

    Five thin film photovoltaic modules were deployed outdoors under open circuit conditions after a thorough indoor evaluation. Two technology types were investigated: amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). Two 14 W a-Si:H modules, labelled Si-1 and Si-2, were investigated. Both exhibited degradation, initially due to the well-known light-induced degradation described by Staebler and Wronski [Applied Physics Letters 31 (4) (1977) 292], and thereafter due to other degradation modes such as cell degradation. The various degradation modes contributing to the degradation of the a-Si:H modules will be discussed. The initial maximum power output (P MAX ) of Si-1 was 9.92 W, with the initial light-induced degradation for Si-1 ∼30% and a total degradation of ∼42%. For Si-2 the initial P MAX was 7.93 W, with initial light-induced degradation of ∼10% and a total degradation of ∼17%. Three CIGS modules were investigated: two 20 W modules labelled CIGS-1 and CIGS-2, and a 40 W module labelled CIGS-3. CIGS-2 exhibited stable performance while CIGS-1 and CIGS-3 exhibited degradation. CIGS is known to be stable over long periods of time, and thus the possible reasons for the degradation of the two modules are discussed.

  15. Thermal degradation kinetics and solid state, temperature ...

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    supposed that the thermal degradation in presence of air proceeds due to the oxidation of sulphur atom in the ring to sulphoxide, for the majority of these compounds (Bor- dea and Silberg 1964). The nature of TGA curves indi- cated that PTZ–CHL degraded in two steps whereas PTZ–. PA degraded in three steps (figure 3).

  16. Nylon biodegradation by lignin-degrading fungi.

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    Deguchi, T; Kakezawa, M; Nishida, T

    1997-01-01

    The biodegradation of nylon by lignin-degrading fungi was investigated. The fungus IZU-154 significantly degraded nylon-66 membrane under ligninolytic conditions. Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis showed that four end groups, CHO, NHCHO, CH3, and CONH2, were formed in the biodegraded nylon-66 membranes, suggesting that nylon-66 was degraded oxidatively. PMID:8979361

  17. Nylon biodegradation by lignin-degrading fungi.

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    1997-01-01

    The biodegradation of nylon by lignin-degrading fungi was investigated. The fungus IZU-154 significantly degraded nylon-66 membrane under ligninolytic conditions. Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis showed that four end groups, CHO, NHCHO, CH3, and CONH2, were formed in the biodegraded nylon-66 membranes, suggesting that nylon-66 was degraded oxidatively.

  18. Diagnóstico e perspectivas do manejo de plantas daninhas na cultura da pupunha no Noroeste do Estado do Paraná - DOI: 10.4025/actasciagron.v27i2.1913

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    Oliveira Júnior, Rubem Silverio de; Fitotecnia - UEM; Constantin, Jamil; UEM; Inoue, Mirian Hiroko; UEM; Carreira, Sílvio Anésio Mesquita; UEM; Dvoranen, Eslauco César; UEM; Tessmann, Dauri José; UEM

    2008-01-01

    Levantamento em 24 áreas cultivadas com pupunha no Noroeste do Paraná evidenciou que há alta incidência de plantas daninhas como Brachiaria decumbens, Cenchrus echinatus, Panicum maximum, Emilia sonchifolia, Sida spp. e Sida micranthum. As maiores dificuldades de controle são observadas para as espécies perenes (Cynodon dactylon, Cyperus spp., S. micranthum) ou para aquelas em que o glyphosate é menos efetivo (Commelina benghalensis, Heteranthera limosa). Experimento preliminar conduzido em c...

  19. Apomixie, sexualité et amélioration des graminées tropicales

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    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available Apomixis, sexuality and improvement of tropical grasses. Gametophytic apomixis together with sexuality can be used for the improvement of tropical grasses. Apomixis is researched for providing an easy spreading of cultivars. Apomictic and sexual species are found in the genus Brachiaria ; hybridizations are carried out between a tetraploid, colchicine induced form of the sexual species B. ruziziensis Germain et Evrard, and natural tetraploid apomicts, B. brizantha Stapf. and B. decumbens (Hochst Stapf.

  20. Primary and secondary metabolites production in signal grass around the year under nitrogen fertilizer

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    Plants produce a number of substances and products and primary and secondary metabolites (SM) are amongst them with many benefits but limitation as well. Usually, the fodder are not considered toxic to animals or as a source having higher SM. The Brachiaria decumbens has a considerable nutritional value, but it is considered as a toxic grass for causing photosensitization in animals, if the grass is not harvested for more than 30 days or solely. The absence of detailed information in the lite...

  1. Características morfogênicas e estruturais de duas espécies de braquiária adubadas com diferentes doses de nitrogênio Morphogenetic and structural characteristics of two grasses submitted to different nitrogen doses

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    Cristina Cavalcante Félix da Silva

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar as características morfogênicas e estruturais de Brachiaria brizantha e B. decumbens adubados com diferentes doses de nitrogênio (N. O experimento foi realizado em casa de vegetação, com quatro doses de nitrogênio (0, 75, 150 ou 225 mg/dm³ e duas gramíneas (B. brizantha e decumbens, em um delineamento de blocos casualizados com cinco repetições. A adubação nitrogenada foi parcelada em três aplicações. A taxa de aparecimento foliar, o número total de folhas e o número de perfilhos por planta na B. decumbens foram maiores que na B. brizantha. No entanto, o filocrono, a taxa de alongamento foliar e a duração de vida da folha foram maiores na B. brizantha. A B. decumbens e a brizantha responderam de forma crescente até a dose de 190 mg/dm³ de nitrogênio para a maioria das características avaliadas. O processo de senescência destas forrageiras acelera com o aumento das doses de nitrogênio, reduzindo a duração de vida das folhas.The objective of this work was to evaluate the morphogenetic and structural characteristics of Brachiaria brizantha and decumbens submitted to different nitrogen doses (N. The experiment was carried in a greenhouse. The treatments consisted of four N doses (0, 75, 150 and 225 mg/dm³ of N and two grasses (Brachiaria brizantha and decumbens. Nitrogen fertilization was subdivided into three applications. A completely randomized block experimental design with five repetitions was used. For the morphogenetic and structural characteristics, the daily foliar structure emergence, total number of leaves and number of tillers per B. decumbens plant was higher for B. brizantha. However, for phyllochron, the daily foliar prolongation and life duration of the B. brizantha leaf were higher. B. decumbens and brizantha responded increasingly up to 190 mg/dm³ of nitrogen in relation to the majority the available characteristics. The process senescence is accelerated with

  2. Ametryne degradation by ionizing radiation

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    Andrade, Debora Cristina de; Mori, Manoel Nunes; Duarte, Celina Lopes; Melo, Rita Paiva

    2007-01-01

    Ametryne may be released to the environment during its manufacture, transport, storage, formulation and use as selective herbicide for the control of annual broadleaf and grass weeds. It is applied as an aqueous suspension for preemergence or post-directed applications on crops. Depending on the pesticide formulation and type of application, ametryne residues may be detectable in water, soil and on the surfaces for months or years. The herbicide used to this study was Ametryne (commercial name, Gesapax 500), commonly used on field crops and on corn and commercialized since 1975. Ametryne was analyzed by gas chromatography (GC Shimadzu 17A), after extraction with hexane/dichloromethane (1:1 v/v) solution. The calibration curve was obtained with a regression coefficient of 0.9871. In addition, the relative standard deviation was lower than 10%. The radiation-processing yield was evaluated by the destruction G-value (Gd) (Eq. 1), that is defined by the number of destroyed molecules by absorption of 100 eV of energy from ionizing radiation. Different concentrations of the herbicide (11.4 mol L -1 ; 22.7 mol L -1 ; 34.1 mol L -1 and 45.5 mol L -1 ) were irradiated at the AECL 'Gammacell 220' 60 Co source, with 1 kGy, 3 kGy, 6 kGy, 9 kGy, 12 kGy, 15 kGy and 30 kGy absorbed doses. After irradiation processing, the ametryne highest reduction rate occurs at low doses of radiation: at 6 kGy more than 85-90% of all ametryne compounds were removed. Two products of incomplete degradation of ametryne were identified as s-triazyne isomers. However, further work is needed in order to fully understand the ametryne degradation mechanisms the degradation yield of ametryne depends on its initial concentration and the process seems to be more efficient at higher concentrations. (author)

  3. Energy analysis in a swine production system with use of manure as bio fertilizer in pasture; Analise energetica em sistema de producao de suinos com aproveitamento dos dejetos como biofertilizante em pastagem

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    Souza, Cassio V. [Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, MG (Brazil)], email: agro.cassio@hotmail.com; Campos, Alessandro T. [Universidade Federal de Lavras (DEG/UFLA), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia], email: campos@deg.ufla.br; Bueno, Osmar C. [Universidade Estadual Paulista (FCA/UNESP), Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Ciencias Agronomicas; Silva, Enilson B. [Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Agronomia

    2009-07-01

    This work objective was to esteem the amount of energy employed in a complete cycle swine production and the energy balance of the system with utilization of the generated manure as bio fertilizer in pasture area, by using five cycles' average data, in a commercial farm in Diamantina municipal district - MG Brazil. The energy coefficient of each involved component was quantified in the productive process of finished swine, residues treatment and Brachiaria decumbens pasture production, in the form of ration, human labor, electric power, machines and equipment, fuel and lubricants, buildings, finished swine production and Brachiaria decumbens production. The average quantity of energy to produce 1 kg of alive swine was of 53.35 MJ. Of total employed energy in the system 76.03% (1,067,106.07 MJ) refers to the inputs and 23.97% (331,400 MJ) refers to the outputs, resulting in an energy efficiency coefficient of 0.31. The energy converted in swine for abate corresponded to 55.58% (184,200 MJ) of the outputs, while the pasture of Brachiaria decumbens reached a value of 44.42% (147,200 MJ). (author)

  4. Study of PP/montmorillonite composite degradation

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    2009-01-01

    The objective of this work was to produce composites of PP/sodium bentonite and PP/ organophilic bentonite through melt intercalation and analyze the degradation produced by ultraviolet irradiation. The XRD results showed that the samples of nature bentonite had better interaction with de polymer and produced intercalated nanocomposite. The effect of UV irradiation on degradation was observed after 24 hours of exposition. The samples showed the same photoproducts and at the same proportion until 240 hours of UV exposition; with 480 hours the organophilize bentonite composite showed higher degradation than other ones. The superficial cracks increased with degradation time. The degradation occurs due chromophores impurities presented in the samples, thus samples with sodium clay show higher degradation, and organophilic clay contains ammonium salt that contribute to increase the degradation. (author)

  5. Using microorganisms to aid in hydrocarbon degradation

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    Black, W.; Zamora, J.

    1993-01-01

    Aliphatic hydrocarbons are threatening the potable water supply and the aquatic ecosystem. Given the right microbial inhabitant(s), a large portion of these aliphatic hydrocarbons could be biodegraded before reaching the water supply. The authors' purpose is to isolate possible oil-degrading organisms. Soil samples were taken from hydrocarbon-laden soils at petroleum terminals, a petroleum refinery waste-treatment facility, a sewage-treatment plant grease collector, a site of previous bioremediation, and various other places. Some isolates known to be good degraders were obtained from culture collection services. These samples were plated on a 10w-30 multigrade motor oil solid medium to screen for aliphatic hydrocarbon degraders. The degrading organisms were isolated, identified, and tested (CO 2 evolution, BOD, and COD) to determine the most efficient degrader(s). Thirty-seven organisms were tested, and the most efficient degraders were Serratia marcescens, Escherichia coli, and Enterobacter agglomerans

  6. Using microorganisms to aid in hydrocarbon degradation

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    Black, W.; Zamora, J. (Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro (United States))

    1993-04-01

    Aliphatic hydrocarbons are threatening the potable water supply and the aquatic ecosystem. Given the right microbial inhabitant(s), a large portion of these aliphatic hydrocarbons could be biodegraded before reaching the water supply. The authors' purpose is to isolate possible oil-degrading organisms. Soil samples were taken from hydrocarbon-laden soils at petroleum terminals, a petroleum refinery waste-treatment facility, a sewage-treatment plant grease collector, a site of previous bioremediation, and various other places. Some isolates known to be good degraders were obtained from culture collection services. These samples were plated on a 10w-30 multigrade motor oil solid medium to screen for aliphatic hydrocarbon degraders. The degrading organisms were isolated, identified, and tested (CO[sub 2] evolution, BOD, and COD) to determine the most efficient degrader(s). Thirty-seven organisms were tested, and the most efficient degraders were Serratia marcescens, Escherichia coli, and Enterobacter agglomerans.

  7. STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF DEGRADED REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS

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    Braverman, J.I.; Miller, C.A.; Ellingwood, B.R.; Naus, D.J.; Hofmayer, C.H.; Bezler, P.; Chang, T.Y.

    2001-01-01

    This paper describes the results of a study to evaluate, in probabilistic terms, the effects of age-related degradation on the structural performance of reinforced concrete members at nuclear power plants. The paper focuses on degradation of reinforced concrete flexural members and shear walls due to the loss of steel reinforcing area and loss of concrete area (cracking/spalling). Loss of steel area is typically caused by corrosion while cracking and spalling can be caused by corrosion of reinforcing steel, freeze-thaw, or aggressive chemical attack. Structural performance in the presence of uncertainties is depicted by a fragility (or conditional probability of failure). The effects of degradation on the fragility of reinforced concrete members are calculated to assess the potential significance of various levels of degradation. The fragility modeling procedures applied to degraded concrete members can be used to assess the effects of degradation on plant risk and can lead to the development of probability-based degradation acceptance limits

  8. Alteração em atributos fisicos de um solo sob pastagem após escarificação Changes in soil physical attributes in pasture after chisel plowing

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    Marcelo José Colet

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available A compactação do solo pode ser considerada uma das principais causas de degradação de pastagens. Entre várias técnicas de mobilização do solo para rompimento de camadas compactadas, a escarificação apresenta aspectos positivos para um manejo conservacionista. Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar as alterações ocorridas na resistência do solo à penetração, porosidade do solo e densidade do solo de um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo, sob pastagem mediante sua escarificação. Implementou-se um experimento em uma área de Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. em Nova Odessa (SP, utilizando um escarificador com discos de corte e ponteiras aladas. A resistência do solo à penetração foi avaliada utilizando um penetrógrafo hidráulico eletrônico e a densidade do solo e porosidade do solo, a partir de amostras indeformadas. As camadas de solo identificadas por análise multivariada da resistência do solo à penetração foram alteradas pela escarificação. A escarificação do solo reduziu significativamente os valores de resistência do solo à penetração. A escarificação do solo promoveu maiores alterações nos atributos físicos na profundidade de 0,0-0,1 m, na entrelinha da passagem das hastes do escarificador.Soil compaction is considered one of the main causes of pasture degradation. Several techniques can be applied to reduce compacted soil layers. Chisel plowing is one of the farming expedients that present the most positive aspects regarding the soil conservation management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in soil penetration resistance, soil porosity and bulk density in an oxisol soil of a pasture field after chisel plowing. The experiment was set up in Nova Odessa (SP on a Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. field, using a chisel plow with cutting discs and winged tips. The soil penetration resistance was evaluated with an electronic hydraulic penetrographer, and the porosity and bulk density with undeformed samples

  9. Chemical composition and photosynthetically active radiation of forage grasses under irrigation

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    Edilane Aparecida da Silva

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The present study aimed to estimate the photosynthetically active radiation of tropical forage grasses in ten cutting dates, under irrigation. The following treatments were used: Brachiaria decumbens grass (Brachiaria decumbens cultivar Basilisk, Marandu grass (Brachiaria brizantha cultivar Marandu, Xaraes grass (Brachiaria brizantha, cultivar Xaraes, Mombaça grass (Panicum maximum cultivar Mombaça, Tanzania grass (Panicum maximum, cultivar Tanzania and Tifton 85 grass (Cynodon spp cultivar Tifton 85. The weather parameters were collected by an automatic meteorological station installed in the location and used for irrigation management. The experiment was arranged in a split-plot completely randomized block design, considering the grasses as plots and cutting seasons as subplots, with four replications in a 6 × 10 factorial arrangement, six grasses and ten cutting seasons. The results indicated increased use of photosynthetically active radiation in the wet season, in relation to the dry-wet season transition. Basilisk presented the highest values of photosynthetically active radiation (1,648.9 mE. The variables studied were affected by photosynthetically active radiation. The grass cultivars presented different light interceptions. The values of 87; 90; 90; 88; 92 and 77% were found for grass cultivars Basilisk, Marandu, Mombaça, Tanzania, Xaraes and Tifton 85, respectively. Differences were observed in forage accumulation rates for the grass plants studied. The grasses with the best productive performance were Brachiaria decumbens cultivar Basilisk and B. brizantha cultivar Xaraes. The highest values of crude protein and neutral detergent fiber were observed for Tifton 85. The use of photosynthetically active radiation was different among the grasses evaluated. There is a positive association between photosynthetically active radiation and dry matter production. Besides, photosynthetically active radiation indirectly affects crude protein

  10. Charcoal production and environmental degradation

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    Hosier, R.H.

    1993-01-01

    This paper examines the environmental impacts of continued tree harvesting for charcoal production to supply the urban areas in Tanzania. Woodlands appear to recover relatively well following harvesting for charcoal production. Selective harvesting, where the high quality, low cost fuel production species and specimens are culled first from a piece of land, serves to maintain the viability of the woodlands resource while providing charcoal. This recovery period can be prolonged through any number of human induced activities, such as heavy grazing, multiple burns and extended cultivation periods. At the same time, post-harvest management techniques, such as coppice management, sprout protection and fertilization, can also improve the ability of woodlands to recover following harvesting. The environmental history of a given area determines why certain areas continue to be strong suppliers of woodfuel while others are not. For example, Shinyanga started from a low productivity base and has been degraded by successive waves of tree harvesting compounded by heavy grazing pressure. It is this multiple complex of pressures over a long period of time on land which is intrinsically of low productivity, and not the harvesting of woodlands for fuels, which has led to the environmental degradation in these areas. (author)

  11. Hydrolytic Degradation of Estane 5703

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    Wrobleski, D.A.; Smith, M.E.; Orler, E.B.

    1999-04-27

    Relative to the unaged Estane{reg_sign} 5703, heating decreases the modulus and ultimate stress for both the dry and humid samples. The sample aged in dry air, quickly recovered to its original mechanical properties. The reversibility of the mechanical properties is a result of the reorganization of the hard segments into domains. For the Estane 5703 samples aged in humid air, the mechanical properties only partially recovered with time. Molecular weight data confirm that differences in the extent of the recovery for the samples aged under humid environments are likely due to the hydrolytic scission of the polyester soft segments. Since the tensile moduli are similar for the samples aged in both the dry and humid environments, it is believed that the phase behavior of the hard domains dictate the mechanical properties at low extensions. However, at higher elongations, the mechanical properties are dominated by the soft segments. Both the influences of morphological changes and chemical changes induced by heating must be considered in multiphase polymers when accelerated aging is utilized to predict long term polymer properties. After accelerated aging experiments, the morphology must be allowed to recover to equilibrium conditions in order to assess the extent of degradation and aging. Also, the effect of different humidities on the rate of hydrolytic degradation are presented.

  12. Factors influencing degradation of pesticides in soil.

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    Kah, Melanie; Beulke, Sabine; Brown, Colin D

    2007-05-30

    Degradation and sorption of six acidic pesticides (2,4-D, dicamba, fluroxypyr, fluazifop-P, metsulfuron-methyl, and flupyrsulfuron-methyl) and four basic pesticides (metribuzin, terbutryn, pirimicarb, and fenpropimorph) were determined in nine temperate soils. Results were submitted to statistical analyses against a wide range of soil and pesticide properties to (i) identify any commonalities in factors influencing rate of degradation and (ii) determine whether there was any link between sorption and degradation processes for the compounds and soils studied. There were some marked differences between the soils in their ability to degrade the different pesticides. The parameters selected to explain variations in degradation rates depended on the soil-pesticide combination. The lack of consistent behavior renders a global approach to prediction of degradation unrealistic. The soil organic carbon content generally had a positive influence on degradation. The relationship between pH and degradation rates depended on the dominant mode of degradation for each pesticide. There were positive relationships between sorption and rate of degradation for metsulfuron-methyl, pirimicarb, and all acidic pesticides considered together (all P pesticides.

  13. Microbial Enzymatic Degradation of Biodegradable Plastics.

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    Roohi; Bano, Kulsoom; Kuddus, Mohammed; Zaheer, Mohammed R; Zia, Qamar; Khan, Mohammed F; Ashraf, Ghulam Md; Gupta, Anamika; Aliev, Gjumrakch

    2017-01-01

    The renewable feedstock derived biodegradable plastics are important in various industries such as packaging, agricultural, paper coating, garbage bags and biomedical implants. The increasing water and waste pollution due to the available decomposition methods of plastic degradation have led to the emergence of biodegradable plastics and biological degradation with microbial (bacteria and fungi) extracellular enzymes. The microbes utilize biodegradable polymers as the substrate under starvation and in unavailability of microbial nutrients. Microbial enzymatic degradation is suitable from bioremediation point of view as no waste accumulation occurs. It is important to understand the microbial interaction and mechanism involved in the enzymatic degradation of biodegradable plastics under the influence of several environmental factors such as applied pH, thermo-stability, substrate molecular weight and/or complexity. To study the surface erosion of polymer film is another approach for hydrolytic degradation characteristion. The degradation of biopolymer is associated with the production of low molecular weight monomer and generation of carbon dioxide, methane and water molecule. This review reported the degradation study of various existing biodegradable plastics along with the potent degrading microbes (bacteria and fungi). Patents available on plastic biodegradation with biotechnological significance is also summarized in this paper. This paper assesses that new disposal technique should be adopted for the degradation of polymers and further research is required for the economical production of biodegradable plastics along with their enzymatic degradation. Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at epub@benthamscience.org.

  14. STRAW DEGRADATION AND NITROGEN RELEASE FROM COVER CROPS UNDER NO-TILLAGE

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    ADRIANO STEPHAN NASCENTE

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Culturas de cobertura são usadas para cobrir o solo e também podem liberar nitrogênio para o solo durante a mineralização. No entanto, é necessário identificar espécies que combinem liberação rápida de nutri- entes com maior persistência da palhada na superfície do solo. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a degrada- ção da palha e a liberação de nitrogênio por culturas de cobertura sob plantio direto. O experimento de campo foi conduzido durante dois anos no verão (2008/2009 e 2009/2010 na região do Cerrado do Brasil. O delinea- mento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso no esquema fatorial. Os tratamentos foram a combinação de cinco plantas (quatro espécies de plantas de cobertura 1- Panicum maximum, 2- Brachiaria ruziziensis, 3- Brachiaria brizantha e 4- Pennisetum glaucum [milheto] e pousio como controle com seis épocas de avaliação (seis pri- meiras semanas após a aplicação de glifosato nessas plantas de cobertura. Entre as espécies avaliadas, Penise- tum glaucum e pousio tiveram rápida degradação da palhada e liberação de nitrogênio. As culturas de cobertura Panicum maximum, Brachiaria brizantha e Brachiaria ruziziensis se destacaram na produção de biomassa e na quantidade de nitrogênio nas suas palhadas, mas apresentaram baixos coeficientes de degradação e persistiram por mais tempo na superfície do solo em relação a Pennisetum glaucum e pousio.

  15. Nanoparticles from Degradation of Biodegradable Plastic Mulch

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    Flury, Markus; Sintim, Henry; Bary, Andy; English, Marie; Schaefer, Sean

    2017-04-01

    Plastic mulch films are commonly used in crop production. They provide multiple benefits, including control of weeds and insects, increase of soil and air temperature, reduction of evaporation, and prevention of soil erosion. The use of plastic mulch film in agriculture has great potential to increase food production and security. Plastic mulch films must be retrieved and disposed after usage. Biodegradable plastic mulch films, who can be tilled into the soil after usage offer great benefits as alternative to conventional polyethylene plastic. However, it has to be shown that the degradation of these mulches is complete and no micro- and nanoparticles are released during degradation. We conducted a field experiment with biodegradable mulches and tested mulch degradation. Mulch was removed from the field after the growing season and composted to facilitate degradation. We found that micro- and nanoparticles were released during degradation of the mulch films in compost. This raises concerns about degradation in soils as well.

  16. Robust PV Degradation Methodology and Application

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    Jordan, Dirk [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Deline, Christopher A [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kurtz, Sarah [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kimball, Greg [SunPower; Anderson, Mike [SunPower

    2017-11-15

    The degradation rate plays an important role in predicting and assessing the long-term energy generation of PV systems. Many methods have been proposed for extracting the degradation rate from operational data of PV systems, but most of the published approaches are susceptible to bias due to inverter clipping, module soiling, temporary outages, seasonality, and sensor degradation. In this manuscript, we propose a methodology for determining PV degradation leveraging available modeled clear-sky irradiance data rather than site sensor data, and a robust year-over-year (YOY) rate calculation. We show the method to provide reliable degradation rate estimates even in the case of sensor drift, data shifts, and soiling. Compared with alternate methods, we demonstrate that the proposed method delivers the lowest uncertainty in degradation rate estimates for a fleet of 486 PV systems.

  17. Bacteria-mediated bisphenol A degradation.

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    Zhang, Weiwei; Yin, Kun; Chen, Lingxin

    2013-07-01

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is an important monomer in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics, food cans, and other daily used chemicals. Daily and worldwide usage of BPA and BPA-contained products led to its ubiquitous distribution in water, sediment/soil, and atmosphere. Moreover, BPA has been identified as an environmental endocrine disruptor for its estrogenic and genotoxic activity. Thus, BPA contamination in the environment is an increasingly worldwide concern, and methods to efficiently remove BPA from the environment are urgently recommended. Although many factors affect the fate of BPA in the environment, BPA degradation is mainly depended on the metabolism of bacteria. Many BPA-degrading bacteria have been identified from water, sediment/soil, and wastewater treatment plants. Metabolic pathways of BPA degradation in specific bacterial strains were proposed, based on the metabolic intermediates detected during the degradation process. In this review, the BPA-degrading bacteria were summarized, and the (proposed) BPA degradation pathway mediated by bacteria were referred.

  18. Robust PV Degradation Methodology and Application

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    Jordan, Dirk [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Deline, Christopher A [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kurtz, Sarah [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Kimball, Gregory M. [SunPower Corporation; Anderson, Mike [SunPower Corporation

    2017-12-21

    The degradation rate plays an important role in predicting and assessing the long-term energy generation of photovoltaics (PV) systems. Many methods have been proposed for extracting the degradation rate from operational data of PV systems, but most of the published approaches are susceptible to bias due to inverter clipping, module soiling, temporary outages, seasonality, and sensor degradation. In this paper, we propose a methodology for determining PV degradation leveraging available modeled clear-sky irradiance data rather than site sensor data, and a robust year-over-year rate calculation. We show the method to provide reliable degradation rate estimates even in the case of sensor drift, data shifts, and soiling. Compared with alternate methods, we demonstrate that the proposed method delivers the lowest uncertainty in degradation rate estimates for a fleet of 486 PV systems.

  19. Oils degradation in agricultural machinery

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    Vojtěch Kumbár

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Evaluating of oils condition in agricultural machinery is very important. With monitoring and evaluating we can prevent technical and economic losses. In this paper there were monitored the liquid lubricants taken from mobile thresher New Holland CX 860. Chemical and viscosity degradation of the lubricants were evaluated. Temperature dependence dynamic viscosity was observed in the range of temperature from −10 °C to 80 °C (for all oils. Considerable temperature dependence dynamic viscosity was found and demonstrated in case of all samples, which is in accordance with theoretical assumptions and literature data. Mathematical models were developed and tested. Temperature dependence dynamic viscosity was modeled using a polynomial 6th degree. The proposed models can be used for prediction of flow behavior of oils.

  20. Soil physical land degradation processes

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    Horn, Rainer

    2017-04-01

    According to the European Soil Framework Directive (2006) soil compaction is besides water and wind erosion one of the main physical reasons and threats of soil degradation. It is estimated, that 32% of the subsoils in Europe are highly degraded and 18% moderately vulnerable to compaction. The problem is not limited to crop land or forest areas (especially because of non-site adjusted harvesting machines) but is also prevalent in rangelands and grassland, and even in so called natural non-disturbed systems. The main reasons for an intense increase in compacted agricultural or forested regions are the still increasing masses of the machines as well the increased frequency of wheeling under non favorable site conditions. Shear and vibration induced soil deformation enhances the deterioration of soil properties especially if the soil water content is very high and the internal soil strength very low. The same is true for animal trampling in combination with overgrazing of moist to wet pastures which subsequently causes a denser (i.e. reduced proportion of coarse pores with smaller continuity) but still structured soil horizons and will finally end in a compacted platy structure. In combination with high water content and shearing due to trampling therefore results in a complete muddy homogeneous soil with no structure at all. (Krümmelbein et al. 2013) Site managements of arable, forestry or horticulture soils requires a sufficiently rigid pore system which guarantees water, gas and heat exchange, nutrient transport and adsorption as well as an optimal rootability in order to avoid subsoil compaction. Such pore system also guarantees a sufficient microbial activity and composition in order to also decompose the plant etc. debris. It is therefore essential that well structured horizons dominate in soils with at best subangular blocky structure or in the top A- horizons a crumbly structure due to biological activity. In contrast defines the formation of a platy

  1. Thermal degradation of plastic scintillators

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    Andreeshchev, E.A.; Kilin, S.F.; Kushakevich, Yu.P.; Rozman, I.M.; Shoniya, V.M.

    1982-01-01

    The methods for investigations of thermal degradation of plastic scintillators (PS) in air at 120 deg C are described and the results of studies are presented. It is shown that at the elevated temperature under conditions of free access of air a decrease in the luminescence yield and reduction in scintillation duration is observed. In the near-surface layer of scintillators a quenching of molecular excited states and absorption of luminescence are observed. No restoration of the scintillation properties in scintillators treated with heat has been observed. A conclusion is drawn that the PS thermal stability could be improved either by the use of a reflector or larger sizes of PS, or by shifting the luminescence spectrum to the long-wave region

  2. Bacterial Degradation of Aromatic Compounds

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    Qing X. Li

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aromatic compounds are among the most prevalent and persistent pollutants in the environment. Petroleum-contaminated soil and sediment commonly contain a mixture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs and heterocyclic aromatics. Aromatics derived from industrial activities often have functional groups such as alkyls, halogens and nitro groups. Biodegradation is a major mechanism of removal of organic pollutants from a contaminated site. This review focuses on bacterial degradation pathways of selected aromatic compounds. Catabolic pathways of naphthalene, fluorene, phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, and benzo[a]pyrene are described in detail. Bacterial catabolism of the heterocycles dibenzofuran, carbazole, dibenzothiophene, and dibenzodioxin is discussed. Bacterial catabolism of alkylated PAHs is summarized, followed by a brief discussion of proteomics and metabolomics as powerful tools for elucidation of biodegradation mechanisms.

  3. Bioresorption and degradation of biomaterials.

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    Das, Debarun; Zhang, Ziyang; Winkler, Thomas; Mour, Meenakshi; Gunter, Christina; Morlock, Michael; Machens, Hans-Gunther; Schilling, Arndt F

    2012-01-01

    The human body is a composite structure, completely constructed of biodegradable materials. This allows the cells of the body to remove and replace old or defective tissue with new material. Consequently, artificial resorbable biomaterials have been developed for application in regenerative medicine. We discuss here advantages and disadvantages of these bioresorbable materials for medical applications and give an overview of typically used metals, ceramics and polymers. Methods for the quantification of bioresorption in vitro and in vivo are described. The next challenge will be to better understand the interface between cell and material and to use this knowledge for the design of “intelligent” materials that can instruct the cells to build specific tissue geometries and degrade in the process.

  4. The degradation of Brazilian socioeconomics

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    MARCUS ALBAN

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT In recent years, a number of illegal activities operated under the radar of conventional analysis have taken place in Brazil. This study proposes an Extended Keynesian Model in order to understand this phenomenon, a model that explains that crises happen because of the replacement of productive activities with unproductive and destructive activities. The model is used here to examine Brazil’s socioeconomic history since the institution of the economic plan that established the actual currency “Real” (R$, concluding that as the plan’s concern was predominantly with stabilization and not growth, productive activities have never been promoted on an appropriate scale. This has paved the way for the advancement of unproductive and destructive activities which have ultimately led to the country’s increasing degradation.

  5. CLAD DEGRADATION - FEPS SCREENING ARGUMENTS

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    R. Schreiner

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the screening of the clad degradation features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the Total System Performance Assessment-License Application (TSPA-LA). This report also addresses the effect of certain FEPs on both the cladding and the commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), DOE-owned spent nuclear fuel (DSNF), and defense high-level waste (DHLW) waste forms, as appropriate to address the effects on multiple materials and both components (FEPs 2.1.09.09.0A, 2.1.09.11.0A, 2.1.11.05.0A, 2.1.12.02.0A, and 2.1.12.03.0A). These FEPs are expected to affect the repository performance during the postclosure regulatory period of 10,000 years after permanent closure. Table 1-1 provides the list of cladding FEPs, including their screening decisions (include or exclude). The primary purpose of this report is to identify and document the analysis, screening decision, and TSPA-LA disposition (for included FEPs) or screening argument (for excluded FEPs) for these FEPs related to clad degradation. In some cases, where a FEP covers multiple technical areas and is shared with other FEP reports, this report may provide only a partial technical basis for the screening of the FEP. The full technical basis for shared FEPs is addressed collectively by the sharing FEP reports. The screening decisions and associated TSPA-LA dispositions or screening arguments from all of the FEP reports are cataloged in a project-specific FEPs database

  6. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies

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    Borup, Rodney L. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Mukundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Spernjak, Dusan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Baker, Andrew M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lujan, Roger W. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Langlois, David Alan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Ahluwalia, Rajesh [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Papadia, D. D. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Weber, Adam Z. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Kusoglu, Ahmet [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Shi, Shouwnen [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); More, K. L. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Grot, Steve [Ion Power, New Castle, DE (United States)

    2015-08-03

    The durability of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells is a major barrier to the commercialization of these systems for stationary and transportation power applications. By investigating cell component degradation modes and defining the fundamental degradation mechanisms of components and component interactions, new materials can be designed to improve durability. To achieve a deeper understanding of PEM fuel cell durability and component degradation mechanisms, we utilize a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team with significant experience investigating these phenomena.

  7. Simulating Degradation Data for Prognostic Algorithm Development

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — PHM08 Challenge Dataset is now publicly available at the NASA Prognostics Respository + Download INTRODUCTION - WHY SIMULATE DEGRADATION DATA? Of various challenges...

  8. Antimisting kerosene: Low temperature degradation and blending

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    Yavrouian, A.; Parikh, P.; Sarohia, V.

    1988-01-01

    The inline filtration characteristics of freshly blended and degraded antimisting fuels (AMK) at low temperature are examined. A needle valve degrader was modified to include partial recirculation of degraded fuel and heat addition in the bypass loop. A pressure drop across the needle valve of up to 4,000 psi was used. The pressure drop across a 325 mesh filter screen placed inline with the degrader and directly downstream of the needle valve was measured as a function of time for different values of pressure drop across the needle valve. A volume flux of 1 gpm/sq in was employed based on the frontal area of the screen. It was found that, at ambient temperatures, freshly blended AMK fuel could be degraded using a single pass degradation at 4,000 psi pressure drop across the needle valve to give acceptable filterability performance. At fuel temperatures below -20 C, degradation becomes increasingly difficult and a single pass technique results in unacceptable filtration performance. Recirculation of a fraction of the degraded fuel and heat addition in the bypass loop improved low temperature degradation performance. The problem is addressed of blending the AMK additive with Jet A at various base fuel temperatures.

  9. Degradation characteristics of CFRP by heat cycle

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    Nakano, N.J; Hasegawa, S.

    1986-02-01

    Fatigue tests on CFRP were performed in order to evaluate the durability of composite materials in thermal environments. The role of flexural strength was most pronounced in the case of thermal cycling fatigue under creep stress. The maximum degradation was found when the high temperature side of the heat cycle fatigue showed three different behaviors depending on the combination of stress and temperature range; (1) a pronounced degradation in the early stage; (2) a gradual degradation; and (3) slight degradation in the early stage.

  10. Photovoltaic Degradation Rates -- An Analytical Review

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    Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

    2012-06-01

    As photovoltaic penetration of the power grid increases, accurate predictions of return on investment require accurate prediction of decreased power output over time. Degradation rates must be known in order to predict power delivery. This article reviews degradation rates of flat-plate terrestrial modules and systems reported in published literature from field testing throughout the last 40 years. Nearly 2000 degradation rates, measured on individual modules or entire systems, have been assembled from the literature, showing a median value of 0.5%/year. The review consists of three parts: a brief historical outline, an analytical summary of degradation rates, and a detailed bibliography partitioned by technology.

  11. PRINCIPAIS PLANTAS DANINHAS QUE INFESTAM AS CULTURAS DE ALGODÃO, ARROZ, CAFÉ, MILHO, SOJA E PASTAGENS NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS MAIN WEEDS THAT INFEST COTTON, RICE, COFFEE, MAIZE, SOYBEAN, AND PASTURES IN THE GOIÁS STATE

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    Márcia Regina Albertoni

    2007-09-01

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    No presente trabalho foi realizado o levantamento das plantas daninhas nas culturas de algodão, arroz, café, milho, soja e nas pastagens de Brachiaria decumbens, Hyparrhenia rufa, Panicum maximum e Brachiaria humidicola em 65 municípios de 12 microrregiões do Estado de Goiás, entre janeiro de 1980 e julho de 1981, num total de 275 observações para 59 espécies de plantas daninhas identificadas.

    A survey was made of weeds found in cotton, rice, corn and soybean fields and coffee plantations, and also in pastures composed of the following grasses: Brachiaria decumbens, Hyparrhenia rufa, Panicum maximum and Brachiaria humidicola. The study was carried out between January 1980 and July 1981, in a total of sixty-five counties within twelve micro-regions in the State of Goiás. Fifty-nine of known species of weeds were identified in a total of two-hundred and seventy-nine observations.

  12. Organic matter fractions in areas Oxisol under different management systems in Cerrado the State of Goiás, Brazil

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    Roni Fernandes Guareschi

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical fractions of soil organic matter (SOM, as well as perform the spectroscopic analysis in ultraviolet-visible humic acid in a Oxisol under no-tillage system (NTS with different years of implementation, and compare them to areas of native cerrado and pasture. Was evaluated five areas namely: native cerrado (CE, planted pasture (PA with Brachiaria decumbens; NTS with 3 (NTS 3 years of implementation; NTS with 15 years (NTS 15 of implementation and NTS with more than 20 (NTS 20 years of implementation. The levels and total carbon stocks and humic fractions of SOM, increased with deployment time the NTS at all depths analyzed, with the humic fractions presented the following order: fraction fulvic acid > fraction humic acid > humin fraction. The results showed that depending on the time of implementation of the NTS was observed an increase of more stable fractions of humic substances and physical fractions of SOM, providing greater stability of this system. There is increasing the E4/E6 ratio of humic acids according on the time of implementation of the NTS, demonstrating an increase of aliphatic structures. The area evaluated PA had the lowest concentrations and inventories of humic fractions, carbon associated with minerals (CAM and E4/E6 ratio, demonstrating to be in an advanced stage of degradation relative to the other areas assessed.

  13. Effects of soil management systems on soil microbial activity, bulk density and chemical properties

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    Valpassos Maria Alexandra Reis

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to study the effects of soil management systems on the bulk density, chemical soil properties, and on the soil microbial activity on a Latossolo Vermelho distrófico (Oxisol. Soil samples were collected from plots under the following management conditions: a natural dense "cerrado" vegetation (savanna; b degraded Brachiaria decumbens pasture, 20 years old; c no-tillage treatment with annual crop sequence (bean, corn, soybean and dark-oat in continuous rotation, 8 years old; d conventional tillage treatment with crop residues added to the soil, and annual crop sequence, 10 years old. The continuous use of no-tillage system resulted in an increase in microbial biomass and decrease in soil basal respiration, therefore displaying evident long-term effects on the increase of soil C content. The no-tillage system also provided an improvement in bulk density and chemical properties of the soil. Hence, the no-tillage management system could be an alternative for the conservation and maintenance of physical and chemical conditions and the productive potential of "cerrado" soils.

  14. Mechanisms of humic substances degradation by fungi

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    Chen, Y.; Hadar, Y.; Grinhut, T.

    2012-04-01

    Humic substances (HS) are formed by secondary synthesis reactions (humification) during the decay process and transformation of biomolecules originating from plants and other dead organisms. In nature, HS are extremely resistant to biological degradation. Thus, these substances are major components in the C cycle and in the biosphere and therefore, the understanding of the process leading to their formation and transformation and degradation is vital. Fungi active in the decomposition process of HS include mainly ascomycetes and basidiomycetes that are common in the upper layer of forest and grassland soils. Many basidiomycetes belong to the white-rot fungi (WRF) and litter-decomposing fungi (LDF). These fungi are considered to be the most efficient lignin degraders due to their nonspecific oxidizing enzymes: manganese peroxidase (MnP), lignin peroxidase (LiP) and laccase. Although bacteria dominate compost and participate in the turnover of HS, their ability to degrade stable macromolecules such as lignin and HS is limited. The overall objectives of this research were to corroborate biodegradation processes of HS by WRF. The specific objectives were: (i) To isolate, identify and characterize HS degrading WRF from biosolids (BS) compost; (ii) To study the biodegradation process of three types of HS, which differ in their structure, by WRF isolated from BS compost; and (iii) To investigate the mechanisms of HA degradation by WRF using two main approaches: (a) Study the physical and chemical analyses of the organic compounds obtained from direct fungal degradation of HA as well as elucidation of the relevant enzymatic reactions; and (b) Study the enzymatic and biochemical mechanisms involved during HA degradation. In order to study the capability of fungi to degrade HS, seventy fungal strains were isolated from biosolids (BS) compost. Two of the most active fungal species were identified based on rDNA sequences and designated Trametes sp. M2