Rancharia Forest-to-pasture Chronosequence

Changes in soil organic matter and chemical characteristics by the introduction of cultivated pasture in a Hydromorphic Podzol in Brazilian Pantanal
A ten and twenty-years old cultivated pasture were studied chronologically in comparison with a uncultivated Savanna area. A native forest (as reference) and two pasture sites established at different times in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", University of São Paulo
research organisation
Prof Dr Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri
principal investigator
Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", University of São Paulo (ESALQ-USP)
Soil Science

Site: Rancharia Ranch

farmer field
Mato Grosso do Sul
Geographic location
-18.5666, -55.8
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Soil type
Soil description
Hydromorphic Podzol (Sandy)
Soil properties
VariableDepthValue (range)UnitsRef yearEstimated?Baseline?
sand content0 – 10 Centimetres95.94 Percent
clay content0 – 10 Centimetres0.77 Percent
soil pH0 – 10 Centimetres5
soil density0 – 10 Centimetres1.36 gram per cubic centimetre
soil total carbon0 – 10 Centimetres0.47 Percent
total soil nitrogen0 – 10 Centimetres0.03
Climatic type
tropical savanna climate
Climate description
The climate is tropical in Corumba. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. This climate is considered to be Aw according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average annual temperature is 25.4 °C in Corumba. In a year, the average rainfall is 1074 mm.

Design period: Main period

CropYears grown
Surinam grass
Guinea beans
primary forest

Related publications

  • Alterações na matéria orgânica e nas características químicas de um Podzol Hidromórficos sob pastagens cultivadas no Pantanal Sul-Mato-Grossense. Corumbá: Embrapa Pantanal, 2002. 28p. (Embrapa Pantanal. Boletim de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento, 29).
    ISSN: 1517-1981 [In Portuguese]