African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of swine raising wastewater in the development of millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.), soil and leachate

Vanessa Aline Egewarth
  • Vanessa Aline Egewarth
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Jonas Francisco Egewarth
  • Jonas Francisco Egewarth
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Maritane Prior
  • Maritane Prior
  • State University of West Parana, Cascavel ? Parana ? Brazil, street Universitaria, Number 2069, Zip Code: 85819-110, Jardim Universitario, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Edmar Soares de Vasconcelos
  • Edmar Soares de Vasconcelos
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Marcos Vinicius Mansano Sarto
  • Marcos Vinicius Mansano Sarto
  • State University Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho, Botucatu ? Sao Paulo ? Brazil, street Jose Barbosa de Barros, number: 1780, Zip Code: 18610-307, Box: 237, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Kaian Albino Corazza Kaefer
  • Kaian Albino Corazza Kaefer
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Gustavo Moratelli
  • Gustavo Moratelli
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Hugo Franciscon
  • Hugo Franciscon
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Andressa Strenske
  • Andressa Strenske
  • State University of West Parana, Marechal Candido Rondon ? Parana ? Brazil, street Pernambuco, Number 1777, Zip Code: 85960-000, Box: 91, Center, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar
Caroline Thais Eckert
  • Caroline Thais Eckert
  • State University of West Parana, Cascavel ? Parana ? Brazil, street Universitaria, Number 2069, Zip Code: 85819-110, Jardim Universitario, Brazil.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 01 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 04 August 2015
  •  Published: 13 August 2015

Abstract

The experiment was conducted in a protected cultivation in the Marechal Cândido Rondon, PR, Brazil. The experimental design was constituted of randomized blocks with six piggery wastewater doses (0, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400 m³ ha-1) in four repetitions. The variables evaluated were: number of tillers, plant height, dry matter, leaf area, leaf number, potassium content, phosphorus content and crude protein in the culture, leachate and soil analysis. The number of tillers increased linearly with the addition of SRW doses. At the beginning of the development of millet culture, swine raising wastewater (SRW) application causes a decrease in plant height; however, over the course of time, this management increases those values. There was an increase in the number of leaves at the beginning, and leaf area at the end of the development of millet crop. The SRW doses applied did not cause increase in phosphorus and potassium contents in plants, raising only the crude protein. The dry mass is highly influenced by the increase in SRW doses, with their highest levels in a dose of 319.75 m³ ha-1. The SRW doses cause reduction in soil pH and its constituents are not leached.

 

Key words: Fertilization, swine dejects, nutrient leaching.