A STUDY ON DEVELOPMENT OF CULTIVAR AND AREA SPECIFIC STRAINS OF RHIZOBIUM LEGUMINOSARUM FOR PEA (PISUM SATlVUM L.)*

Article Id: ARCC3036 | Page : 1-6
Citation :- A STUDY ON DEVELOPMENT OF CULTIVAR AND AREA SPECIFIC STRAINS OF RHIZOBIUM LEGUMINOSARUM FOR PEA (PISUM SATlVUM L.)*.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2001.(35):1-6
Anshu Sibbal, R.P. Gupta and M.S. Pandher
Address : Department of Microbioiosy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004! India.

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to obtain cultlvar and area specific rhizobia for pea. Soil samples were collected and analysed for soil characteristics. Six isolates LC 1 to LC 6 of Rhizobium Isolated from 3 different varieties grown in soils of Ludhlana belt were screened and tested for legume-Rhizobium symbiosis along with a reference culture with three varieties of pea at Ludhiana. In general, reference culture (P-4) was found better for most of the symbiotic parameters with variety Arkel and MA-6. However, for Pb-88, Isolate LC-2 interacted best for nodule weight, nitrogenase activity and LC-4 for remaining parameters. LC-5 x Arkel, LC-4 x MA-6 and LC-2 x Pb-88 were the best combinations for grain yield

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