Initial growth and mineral nutrition of species with economic potential under omission of nutrients


  • Fernanda Leite Cunha
    Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Rodolfo Soares de Almeida
    Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Paloma Carvalho Diniz
    Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Stella Helena Augusto de Paula
    Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Vinicius Augusto Campos
    Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Nelson Venturin
    Universidade Federal de Lavras




Nutritional management is one of the most limiting barriers to forestry development. In this context, the present work aims to establish the effect of liming and omissions of macro and micronutrients on plants development and nutritional status of Leucaena leucocephalaCordia trichotoma, and Astronium graveolens. The experiment was carried out in a greenhouse with five dm³ pots in a randomized block design with single plant plots, with 12 treatments consisting of omission of N; P; K; S; B; Zn; Ca; Mg, without fertilization and complete fertilization. Nutrients omission and exclusion of liming limited plant growth in height, collar diameter, biomass accumulation, and reduced seedling quality. Liming is beneficial for Cordia trichotoma and Astronium graveolens. The nutrients importance order is N > K > P, Zn > Ca, Mg, B, S for L. leucocephala, N, P, K, Ca and Zn > Mg, B, S for C. trichotoma and, N, P, B, Ca > K, Zn > S for A. graveolens.