Workshop shows results of the use of consortia in production systems

Event takes place in Sinop, Mato Grosso, this Thursday (23) and Friday (24)

22.05.2024 | 14:32 (UTC -3)
Gabriel Faria
Photo: Disclosure
Photo: Disclosure

The gains obtained in soy production, the accumulation of carbon in the soil and the cycling of nutrients generated by the use of different second harvest consortiums are some of the results that will be presented during the Crop-Livestock Integration Workshop that Embrapa Agrossilvopastoril will host this Thursday (24) and Friday (25), in Sinop, Mato Grosso (MT).

The event is promoted by Clube Amigos da Terra (CAT Sorriso), through the Cultivando Vida Sustentável project, by UFMT, Fazenda Santana and Embrapa and marks the end of a research and technology transfer project carried out over the last three harvests with funding from REM Mato Grosso.

The project brought together researchers from Embrapa and UFMT in multidisciplinary assessments on the use of different consortia in the second harvest in an agricultural system of direct planting of soybeans and in an annual cycle crop-livestock integration system. The research activities were carried out at Fazenda Santana, in Sorriso, and at Embrapa Agrossilvopastoril. Groups of technicians were also trained in Nova Mutum and Feliz Natal.

The Workshop will have programming in the auditorium and a technical visit to the field, where participants will be able to see in practice some of the consortiums covered. Registration is free and must be done in advance via the website Places are limited. No registrations will be made on the spot.

The event can also be followed live on Embrapa's YouTube channel. 


The first day of the workshop will focus on consortia used to produce straw for the direct soybean planting system. Results related to straw volume, soil chemistry, physics and microbiology, carbon and soil structural profile, incidence of nematodes, diseases and pests, as well as grain quality and financial results will be addressed.

At the end of Thursday afternoon, the technical visit will take place at the Embrapa Agrossilvopastoril technology showcase.

On Friday, the 24th, the program in the auditorium will resume in the morning with the presentation of results and discussions on the performance of consortia focused on crop-livestock integration. Zootechnical results, chemical, physical and microbiological attributes of the soil, soybean health and economic indicators will be covered.

To conclude the program, there will be a panel discussion on two ILP case studies in the mid-north region of Mato Grosso.

Check out the consortia that will be presented:

SPD consortia

 Corn + Brachiaria ruziziensis

Corn + Brachiaria ruziziensis + C. spectabilis

Grain sorghum BRS 373 + Estilosantes Bela

Brachiaria ruziziensis + C. spectabilis

Sorghum BSR Ponta Negra + C. spectabilis

Brachiaria ruziziensis + Sesame + C. spectabilis + Niger + Forage turnip + Buckwheat

ILP Consortiums

Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piatã + cowpea

Piatã + Sorghum grazing

Piatã + Forage turnip

Piatã + Guandu Iapar 43 + Buckwheat + Sunflower

Piatã + Coracana + Guandu + Estilosantes Bela + Buckwheat + Forage turnip

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