Growth and Visual Symptoms of Macro Deficiencies and Micronutrientes in Mallow (Urena lobata) Plants, Variety BR-01

  •  Ismael de Jesus Matos Viégas    
  •  Jorge Aquiles Fasabi    
  •  Gabriela Mourão de Almeida    
  •  Heráclito Eugênio Oliveira da Conceição    
  •  Diocléa Almeida Seabra Silva    
  •  Jessivaldo Rodrigues Galvão    
  •  Sávia Poliana da Silva    
  •  Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto    
  •  Joze Melisa Nunes de Freitas    
  •  Deila da Silva Magalhães    


Within the increase of Coffee production and its export as well, a larger resourcefulness is been required to manufacture its bags. Due to these increases, a natural fiber source became valued again despite its growing had been forgotten for some years. The mallow is being observed as an excellent ecological alternative, but the knowledge of its handling and natural requirements are restricted, by the fact of lately inattention in this natural fiber. In this context with the purpose of contributing with the knowledge of this cultivation, an experiment was settled aiming to evaluate its growth, to characterize the visual of macro and micronutrients deficiency symptoms to determine the analytical levels of these nutrients. The mallow plants, variety BR-01, were cultivated in the Department of Soil’s greenhouse from Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia-UFRA, in plastic vases containing 3 kg of ground silica and submitted to the following treatments: complete, omission of N, omission of P, omission of K, omission of Ca, omission of Mg, omission of S, omission of B, omission of Cu, omission of Fe, omission of Mn and omission of Zn. After a period comprehended between 7 and 29 days, the occurrence of deficiency symptoms has started, except for the treatments with omission of S, Cu and Zn. The plants development were mostly affected by the treatments with omission of B and Ca.

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