INFLUENCE OF MOLYBDENUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH RHIZOBIUM ON ENHANCED BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION, GROWTH AND YIELD OF SOYBEAN UNDER DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Article Id: LR-157 | Page : 522-527
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF MOLYBDENUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH RHIZOBIUM ON ENHANCED BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION, GROWTH AND YIELD OF SOYBEAN UNDER DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM.Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):522-527
Bassam Kanaan Abdul Jabbar, Halimi Mohd Saud, Mohd Razi Ismail1, Radziah Othman2, Sheikh Hasna Habib and Hossain Kausar*1 kausar_sau@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Agriculture Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most important legume crops which fix atmospheric nitrogen in symbiotic association with bacteria through nodules. A study was conducted to investigate the effect of molybdenum and pre-inoculation of Rhizobium on biological nitrogen fixation and yield of soybean under drip irrigation system. A total of six treatments were used in this experiment which included control, 1 kg of Mo/ha, 1.5 kg of Mo/ha, 10 kg of Mo/ha, Rhizobium isolate UPMR020, UPMR020 + 1 kg of Mo/ha, UPMR020 + 1.5 kg of Mo/ha, UPMR020 + 10 kg of Mo/ha. Application of 1kg of Mo/ha along with bacterial inoculum produced the highest (51) nodules per plant. This treatment also produced the highest nodule’s weight (199 mg/plant) and plant dry weight (72 g/plant). Application of 1 kg of Mo/ha in association of UPMR020, produced significantly high yield (29.46 g/plant) compared to control which produced only 9.15 g/plant, thus indicating the potential of this treatment to be used for soybean with drip irrigation system.

Keywords

Glycine max Growth Molybdenum Nodulation Rhizobium Yields

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