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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Silva S.A.,Federal University of Vicosa | Lima J.S.d.S.,Dep. de Engineering Rural | de Souza G.S.,Federal University of Vicosa | de Oliveira R.B.,Sao Paulo State University | da Silva A.F.,Sao Paulo State University
Revista Ciencia Agronomica | Year: 2010

This study was conducted to study the spatial variability of phosphorus, estimating it through cokriging taking as covariables the size fractions of soil. The study was conducted at the experimental farm INCAPER-ES. The soil was sampled in the canopy projection of culture and depth of 0-0.20 meters in an irregular mesh with 109 points. The data were initially submitted to a descriptive analysis and correlation. Through geostatistics was made the adjustment of the variograms. The P showed significant correlation with the sand and clay fractions indicating that areas with higher concentrations of clay have lower availability of this nutrient. Both fractions have equal performance as co-variable in the estimate of the levels of P in the soil.

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