FLORAM receives Impact Factor

We are pleased to announce that FLORAM has received its first impact factor rating in the 2022 Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Now FLORAM has the highest impact factor among Brazilian Forest Sciences journals.

Floresta e Ambiente
Floresta e Ambiente
Original Article Conservation of Nature

Fertilization with Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Affects Composition of Araucaria angustifolia Needles, Branches and Stem

Valdeci Constantino; Antônio Carlos Vargas Motta; Julierme Zimmer Barbosa; Eloá Moura Araujo; Guilherme Quaresma Pedreira; Flávio Zanette

Downloads: 1
Views: 746


Abstract Fertilization can be a sustainable management practice for the maintenance of the threatened species such as Araucaria angustifolia. Our objective was to evaluate the elemental composition of A. angustifolia fertilized with N, P, and K, and how the fertilization altered the soil fertility. Seven-month-old seedlings were transplanted to 16 dm3 soil pots, and three experiments were carried separately (one for each cited element) in a completely randomized design. Overall, the seedlings tended to accumulate nutrients differently among the compartments in the following order: needles > branches > stem. Application of N reduced the soil pH, boosted Mn concentration in more 10 times, decreased the P uptake, and changed the C:N and C:P ratios. Increased doses of P led to higher uptake rates but promoted a reduction in the absorption of Mg. High rates of K diminished of P, Ca, Mg, Mn, and B, confirming antagonism interaction with Ca and Mg.


South American flora, macronutrients, nutrient deficiency, plant nutrition, nutrient ratio


Ata-Ul-Karim ST, Cang L, Wang Y, Zhou D. Interactions between nitrogen application and soil properties and their impacts on the transfer of cadmium from soil to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grain. Geoderma. 2020;357:113923.

Barbosa JZ, Constantino V, Zanette F, Motta ACV, Prior SA. Soil fertility affects elemental distribution in needles of the conifer Araucaria angustifolia: A microanalytical study. Cerne. 2017;23:257-66.

Barbosa JZ, dos Santos Domingues CR, Poggere GC, Motta ACV, dos Reis AR, de Moraes MF, Prior SA. Elemental composition and nutritional value of Araucaria angustifolia seeds from subtropical Brazil. Journal of Food Science and Technolgy. 2019;56:1073-7.

Barbosa JZ, Motta ACV, Consalter R, Poggere GC, Santin D, Wendling I. Plant growth, nutrients and potentially toxic elements in leaves of yerba mate clones in response to phosphorus in acid soils. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 2018;90:557-71.

Blum WEH. Site - Nutrition - Growth interrelationship of Araucarias. Forestry Problems of the Genus Araucaria. 1980:119-30.

Caldeira MVW, Watzlawick LF, Soares RV, Valério AF. Teores de micronutrientes em espécies arbóreas da floresta ombrófila mista Montana-General Carneiro/PR. Ambiência. 2006;2:29-50.

Canei AD, Hernández AG, Morales DML, da Silva EP, Souza LF, Loss A. Atributos microbiológicos e estrutura de comunidades bacterianas como indicadores da qualidade do solo em plantios florestais na Mata Atlântica. Ciência Florestal. 2018;28:1405.

Constantino V, Barbosa JZ, Motta AV, Dolinski MA, Prior SA, Zanette F. Initial growth of Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze in response to fertilization with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Floresta. 2019;49:99-108.

Deng Q, Hui D, Dennis S, Reddy KC. Responses of terrestrial ecosystem phosphorus cycling to nitrogen addition: A meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2017;26:713-28.

Manual de Métodos de Análise de Solo. 2011.

CP Van Goor. Reflorestamento com coníferas no Brasil. 1965.

Hess AF, Ricken P, Ciarnoschi LD. Dendrocronologia, incremento e manejo florestal em floresta de araucária - SC. Ciência Florestal. 2018;28:1568.

Higuchi P, Silva AC da, Ferreira TDS, Souza ST de, Gomes JP, Silva KM da. Influência de variáveis ambientais sobre o padrão estrutural e florístico do componente arbóreo, em um fragmento de Floresta Ombrófila Mista Montana em Lages, SC. Ciência Florestal. 2012;22(1):79-90.

Hong S, Gan P, Chen A. Environmental controls on soil pH in planted forest and its response to nitrogen deposition. Environmental Research. 2019;172:159-65.

Hoog RJ DE. Site-nutrition-growth relationships of Araucaria angus-tifolia (Bert.) O. Ktze. in Southern Brazil. 1981.

Hoogh RJ de, Goor CP van, Blum WEH. Response of planted Araucaria angustifolia to N, P, K, Ca and B fertilization, 3 and 7 years after application. Forestry Problems of the Genus Araucaria. 1980:136-44.

Kobayashi Y, Okada K, Mori AS. Reconsidering biodiversity hotspots based on the rate of historical land-use change. Biological Conservation. 2019;233:268-75.

Kohler M, Niederberger J, Wichser A, Bierbaß P, Rötzer T, Spiecker H, Bauhus J. Using tree rings to reconstruct changes in soil P availability - Results from forest fertilization trials. Dendrochronologia. 2019;54:11-9.

Koohkan H, Maftoun M. Effect of nitrogen- boron interaction on plant growth and tissue nutrient concentration of canola ( Brassica napus L.). Journal of Plant Nutrition. 2016;39:922-31.

Martiniano E, Silveira DO, Castro M de, Santos N, Eiji E, Weimar F. Forest ecology and management carbon-diversity hotspots and their owners in Brazilian southeastern savanna, atlantic forest and semi-arid woodland domains. Forest Ecology Management. 2019;452:117575.

Moreira-Souza M, Cardoso EJBN. Dependência micorrízica de Araucaria Angustifolia (Bert.) O. Ktze. sob doses de fósforo. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo. 2002;26:905-12.

Motta ACV, Serrat BM, Reissmann CB, Dionísio JA. Micronutrientes na rocha, no solo e na planta. 2007.

Netzer F, Pozzi L, Dubbert D, Herschbach C. Improved photosynthesis and growth of poplar during nitrogen fertilization is accompanied by phosphorus depletion that indicates phosphorus remobilization from older stem tissues. Environmental Experimental Botany. 2019;162:421-32.

Orellana E, Vanclay JK. Could native Araucaria forests be managed for timber production on small farms in southern Brazil?. Forest Ecology Management. 2018;430:1-9.

Orellana E, Vanclay JK. Competition and dominance between angiosperms and Araucaria angustifolia (Bert.) O. Kuntze in the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil. Forest Ecology Management. 2018;425:119-25.

Peñuelas J, Sardans J, Rivas-ubach A, Janssens IA. The human-induced imbalance between C, N and P in Earth’s life system. Global Change Biology. 2012;18:3-6.

Rhodes JR, Cattarino L, Seabrook L, Maron M. Assessing the effectiveness of regulation to protect threatened forests. Biological Conservation. 2017;216:33-42.

Ricken P, Hess AF, Borsoi GA. Relações biométricas e ambientais no incremento diamétrico de Araucaria angustifolia no planalto serrano catarinense. Ciência Florestal. 2018;28:1592.

Sarkkola S, Ukonmaanaho L, Nieminen TM, Laiho R, Laurén A, Finér L, Nieminen M. Should harvest residues be left on site in peatland forests to decrease the risk of potassium depletion?. Forest Ecology Management. 2016;374:136-45.

Scheeren LW, Finger CAG, Schumacher MV, Longhi SJ. Crescimento em altura de Araucaria angustifolia (Bert.) O. Ktze. em três sítios naturais, na região de Canela (RS). Ciência Florestal. 1999;9:23.

Simões JW, Couto HTZ. Efeitos da omissão de nutrientes na alimentação mineral do pinheiro do Paraná Araucaria Angustifolia (BERT.) O. KTZE cultivado em vaso. Ipef. 1973:3-39.

Yuan ZY, Chen HYH. Decoupling of nitrogen and phosphorus in terrestrial plants associated with global changes. Nature Climate Change. 2015;5:465-9.

Submitted date:

Accepted date:

5fb2953e0e8825b17754306a floram Articles


Share this page
Page Sections