Silvicultural Implications in Hibrid of Eucalyptus urophylla S.T. Blake × Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden Stand

  •  Claudiney do Couto Guimarães    
  •  Dione Richer Momolli    
  •  Mauro Valdir Schumacher    
  •  Aline Aparecida Ludvichak    
  •  Huan Pablo de Souza    
  •  José Mateus Wisniewski Gonsalves    
  •  Angélica Costa Malheiros    


The objective of this work was to evaluate the silvicultural implications in a Eucalyptus urophylla S.T. Blake × Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden (Eucalyptus urograndis) stand 4.5 years-old, located in Alegrete - RS. The trees were fractionated in the following components: root, wood, bark, branches and leaves for later estimation of nutrient content and stock. An inventory was made for the dendrometric characterization of the stand. The nutrient concentration and stock in each component were evaluated. The nutrient removal was estimated considering three biomass harvesting scenarios: wood with bark + canopy, wood with bark and wood only. The nutritional balance and the number of rotations (4.5 years) of production were determined, considering the nutrient stock in the soil, the inputs through precipitation + mineral fertilization and the outputs from the biomass harvest. The risk of yield limitation among the nutrients considering the harvest of biomass showed the following pattern: Wood with bark + canopy: Sulfur ~ Potassium > Nitrogen > Calcium > Magnesium; Wood with bark: Sulfur > Potassium > Calcium > Nitrogen > Magnesium; Wood: Sulfur > Potassium > Nitrogen > Magnesium > Calcium. Phosphorus showed a tendency of nutritional sustainability in the three harvest scenarios evaluated.

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