The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System (DRIS) is a methodto evaluate plant nutritional nutrient statusthat uses a comparison of the leaf tissuenutrient concentration ratios of nutrient pairs with norms from a high-yielding group(Soltanpour et al., 1995). The first step to implement DRIS or any other foliar diagnostic system is the establishment of standard values or norms (Walworth &Sumner, 1987; Bailey et al., 1997 vide Roberto, 2003).The evaluation of the nutrient status in eucalypt (
W. Hillex Maid.) forests through tissue analyses that reflects water and nutrient flows in thesystem, and represents a complementary tool to soil analysis can be helpful to raiseand maintain the forest productivity at high levels has been done by Gualter et al,(2004). This study compared the use of the Diagnosis and RecommendationIntegrated System (DRIS), Modified- DRIS (M-DRIS), and Compositional NutrientDiagnosis (CND) diagnose methods in eucalypt stands in Central-Eastern MinasGerais State, Brazil.Roberto (2003), has studied to evaluate the relationship between thediagnosis and recommendation integrated system (DRIS) indices and foliar nutrientconcentrations, to establish optimum foliar nutrient concentrations with DRIS and tovalidate the DRIS norms for sugarcane crop. Foliar nutrient concentrations from 126sugarcane commercial fields were analyzed during the 1996/97 season, to calculateDRIS indices.According to Roberto Junior, (2003), plant analysis can be a useful tool for correcting plant nutrient deficiencies and imbalances (Baldock & Schulte, 1996),optimizing crop production (Walworth and Sumner, 1986), and for evaluatingfertilizer requirements. The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System(DRIS) is a latest approach as an interpretation system of foliar analysis system.