Chemical and biological properties of soils in milpa interlaced with fruit trees

Keywords: carbon capture, conservation tillage, organic matter, MIAF


The agricultural management of the soil in zones of hillside of the rain forest of Mexico, determines erosion and changes on physical and biological soil properties. The objective of this research was to evaluate the chemical and biological characteristics, in the milpa intercropped system in fruit trees (MIAF) and compare this with traditional agricultural and conservation tillage systems. The soils of the donor and recipient parts of the MIAF, of the traditional milpa and of the manageable with conservation tillage, are sampled; the chemical and biological characteristics in the soils of Axochío, San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz. The results indicate that the MIAF system improves groups of microorganisms, in addition to a pH closer to neutrality, higher content of organic matter, inorganic N, total N, total P, extractables P and K in f ilter zone.

Author Biographies

Ana Magdalena Arriaga-Vázquez, Colegio de Postgraduados

Posgrado de Hidrociencias

Mario Roberto Martínez-Menez, Colegio de Postgraduados

Posgrado de Hidrociencias

Juan Enrique Rubiños-Panta, Colegio de Postgraduados

Posgrado de Hidrociencias

Demetrio Salvador Fernández-Reynoso, Colegio de Postgraduados

Posgrado de Hidrociencias

Julián Delgadillo-Martínez, Colegio de Postgraduados

Postgrado de Edafología

Antonio Vázquez-Alarcón, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo

Departamento de Suelos

Scientific Papers