Phosphate Organomineral Fertilizer Usage Compared to Mineral Phosphate in Corn Cultivation

  •  Renan Cesar Dias da Silva    
  •  Regina Maria Quintão Lana    
  •  José Geraldo Mageste da Silva    
  •  Guilherme Neres Oliveira    
  •  Mara Lucia Martins Magela    


Corn has great relevance for agribusiness as it is used in human and animal food, besides the energy matrix. The objective of this study was to assess the leaf content of macro and micronutrient, accumulation of primary macronutrients, production components and productivity with the application of pelleted organomineral fertilizer in different doses compared to mineral fertilization, in two soils of different textures in the corn crop. Two trials were conducted in the municipality of Uberlândia-MG-Brazil: one located near the highway BR 452 km 141, at the coordinate 18°55′26″S, 48°09′36″W, clay soil. The other at km 640 of BR 365, at coordinate 18°54′05″S, 48°25′20″W, sandy soil. A randomized block design with five replications was used, with five doses of organomineral fertilizer (40, 60, 80, 100 and 120% of the recommended dose of P2O5 for corn) and an additional with 100% of the recommendation of mineral P2O5, total of six treatments and 30 plots. The results showed that, with the exception of phosphorus leaf content, yield in the sandy texture and the number of grains per row in the clay texture, there was no difference between the doses of phosphate organomineral and did not differ from the mineral. Thus, phosphate organomineral is as efficient as mineral for phosphorus supply.

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