Effects of pasture system management on physical properties

Rogério Resende Martins Ferreira, João Tavares Filho, Vinicius Martins Ferreira


The soil physical quality is associated with infiltration, retention and availability of water for plants respond to the management and resists degradation, allows the exchange of heat and gases with the atmosphere and allows plant roots and root growth. The objective of this review is to gather information on soil quality and the effects of anthropogenic systems of pasture management on physical properties. Between physical properties proposed for study of soil quality in pastures, to include vegetation, water erosion, organic matter, aggregate stability, soil macrofauna, density, porosity and water retention in soil because they distinguish the effects caused by soil management systems and contribute to the monitoring of pasture management.


Vegetative covering; Organic material; Aggregate stability; Density; Porosity; Water retention

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2010v31n4p913

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
E-mail:  semina.agrarias@uel.br
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