Resumo em português O feijão (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) constitui a base alimentar da população brasileira. Muitos fatores determinam a baixa produtividade do feijoeiro, desde problemas políticos até fatores técnicos, dentre eles a adubação e nutrição. O objetivo foi avaliar os atributos químicos do solo e produção do feijoeiro (cv. Pérola) de acordo com a aplicação de calagem e Mn. O experimento foi realizado em vasos com Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico típico fase cerr (mais) ado, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com três repetições, em esquema fatorial 2 x 6, envolvendo duas doses de uma mistura de CaCO3 e MgCO3, na relação molar 3:1 (de calcário, calculadas) para elevar a saturação por base para 50 % e para 70 % e seis doses de Mn (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100 mg dm-3). Na análise dos resultados, verificou-se decréscimo no teor foliar de Mn de acordo com o aumento da saturação por base, não sendo observado o mesmo efeito no solo após o cultivo. O teor de Mn no solo para produção máxima de grãos mostrou-se semelhante para saturação por base de 50 e 70 %; no entanto, a dose do micronutriente aplicada para essa produção foi de 28 mg dm-3 e 57 mg dm-3, respectivamente. Resumo em inglês Common bean is one of the most important staples in Brazil. The objective of this study was to evaluate the common bean cv. Pérola yield and changes in soil chemical attributes as influenced by liming and manganese rates. The experiment was carried out in pots containing dystrophic Red Yellow Latosol (Oxisol). Treatments consisted of a 2 x 6 factorial combination of two limestone (CO3 and MgCO3 in a 3:1 molar ratio) rates, calculated to increase base saturation to 50 and (mais) 70 %, respectively, and six Mn rates (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 mg kg-1), using MnSO4.H2O as source. There were three repetitions. Results showed that a higher base saturation reduced leaf Mn concentration, but soil Mn concentration after harvest was not altered. The soil Mn concentration sufficient to reach the maximum grain yield was similar for both 50 and 70 % base saturation, but the doses to reach such critical soil concentration were 28 and 57 mg dm-3, respectively.
Avaliação da disponibilidade de manganês e ferro em solos pelo uso do método modificado da resina de troca iônica/ Evaluation of manganese and iron availability in soils by a modified ion exchange resin method
Resumo em português A avaliação do método modificado da resina de troca de íons para extração de Mn e Fe dos solos foi o objetivo desta pesquisa. Foram utilizadas 44 amostras de solo, cujos teores de Mn variaram de baixos a altos e de Fe de médios a altos. Como plantas-teste, utilizaram-se o milho e a soja, cultivadas em casa de vegetação. O Fe e o Mn do solo foram determinados, usando o método modificado da resina de troca de íons, DTPA, AB-DTPA, Mehlich-1 e Mehlich-3. Os coefici (mais) entes de correlação entre Mn no solo e Mn acumulado na parte aérea da soja foram: resina (0,62*), DTPA (0,58*), Mehlich-3 (0,54*), Mehlich-1 (0,51*) e AB-DTPA (0,26NS). Para o milho, houve correlação entre Mn-solo e Mn-planta somente nas amostras de solo com baixos teores desse elemento, para todos os extratores, exceto para AB-DTPA. Concluiu-se que a resina foi tão eficiente quanto os extratores DTPA, M-1 e M-3 em avaliar a disponibilidade de Mn para a soja, e que nenhum extrator foi eficiente em avaliar a disponibilidade de Fe para as plantas de milho e soja, com 53 dias de idade, cultivadas em casa de vegetação. Resumo em inglês The objective of this research was to evaluate a modified ion exchange resin method for Mn and Fe extraction from soils. Forty-four soil samples presenting low, medium, and high Mn and medium to high Fe concentrations were used. Maize and soybeans plants were grown as test plants in a pot experiment in a greenhouse. Soil samples were analyzed for Mn and Fe using the modified ion exchange resin, DTPA, AB-DTPA, Mehlich-1, and Mehlich-3 methods. The correlation coefficients (mais) between soil Mn and Mn accumulated in the soybean shoot were: ion exchange resin (0.62*), DTPA (0.57*), Mehlich-3 (0.54*), Mehlich-1 (0.51*), and AB-DTPA (0.26). For maize, significant correlation coefficients between soil Mn and plant-Mn were obtained only when low-initial Mn soil samples were considered for all extractants, except for AB-DTPA. For soybeans, the modified ion exchange resin method was as efficient as DTPA, Mehlich-1 and Mehlich-3 for the evaluation of soil Mn availability. None of the methods was efficient for evaluating the soil Fe availability for the 53 day-old maize and soybean plants grown in greenhouse.
Resumo em inglês In the beginning of this work a brief idea was given on what is understood as "clay", on the scientific methods applied to the study of the matter "clay" as well as on its conception with regard to the edaphic studies. A description is given of the methods of total and natural mechanical analyses which were employed in the agro-geological Department. The work is illustrated by a graphic showing the fractions of the mechanical analysis of the chief great soil types of the (mais) State of São Paulo. The fraction clay is then studied by chemical way in the following sequence : 1.° total chemical analysis, 2.° partial chemical analysis, 3.° chemical analysis of the Helmholz layer and 4.° study of the fixation of the ion Ca+ + in the already mentioned Helmholz layer. The first analysis separates and attacks the hydrated aluminium silicates, the hydrated oxyds of iron and aluminium, manganese, etc. In this analysis the relationship between silica and sesquioxyds was determined. The second type of attack or chemical analysis does not affect the hydrated silicates of aluminium, all others go in dissolution. In this analysis were determined chiefly the sesquioxyds in their free form in the clay complex. For the study of the Helmholz layer, i.e. the determination of changeable ions, solutes of NH4Cl N/l, HNO3 N/5, KCl N/l, etc. were used, percolation of these liquids being made through a layer of air dried soil. The relationship between soil and liquid was always 1:10. In this analysis, principally the cations K+, Ca++, Mg++, Al+ + +, H+ etc. were determined. With such determinations the calculations of the following values were obtained: S = sum of the changeable bases in ME; T = total value in ME of the sorptive power of the complex in each 100 g dried soil at 110° C. and V = percentage of saturation of the complexes with bases. Finally, the qualitative radiographic analysis of the fraction clay was carried out by means of the Debye-Scherrer-Hull method. For these studies the Siemens-Berlin apparatus was used, the transformer of which runs with all0-220 volts 60-cycle alternating current. The bulb has a copper anti-cathode and is fed by a current of 13 m.A. of intensity and the difference of potential is of 30,000, 35,000 and 47,000 volts. The flash of X-rays goes through the nickel filter in order to free it of the b irradiations which are deleterious. In this way, inciding vertically on the preparation, radiations CuK a with l = 1,539 A are obtained. The sensible film used was a Lawe-Film-Agfa, with an exposure going from 11/2 to 2 hours with 35,000 V. The chassis has a diameter of 57 mm. More than 500 radiographs of soil samples were taken, of those proceding from all districts of the State, 79 of which are presented in the present work. With this material the different constituents of the clay minerals contained in our soils were known. Thus, in the soils over the Archean geological formation, kaolinite is represented most frequently and abundantly ; the hydrargillite also appears commonly. The soils over the Glacial formation contain the same representatives and oscillations as those just mentioned. In the Corum-batai formation, quartz is the most important constituent. The Botucatu formation (lava) is that which gave origin to our legitimate red soils ; the mineralogical clay constituents of these soils are : 1.° large amount of hydrated oxyds of iron up to 35% of Fe2O3 for each 100 g of soil at 110° C. ; 2.° hydrargillite and 3.° kaolinite. The amount of the latter in the clay complex ranges between 9 and 25%. The sandy soils existing in the geological formations of lower and upper Baurú bear in their clays the following mineralogical constituents : 1.° kaolinite, 2.° montmorrillonitic type (on the upper Baurú only), 3.° hydrargillite (more common on the lower Baurú) and 4.° quartz, generally, in small percentages. These researches made it evident that the constituents of the clay fraction of our soils commonly have a small sorptive power related to the cations; it follows hence that they do not show a great power of retention of manure with the exception of the montmorrillonitic type.