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Legume Research, volume 39 issue 6 (december 2016) : 921-925

Aluminium toxicity on cowpea genotypes and its effect on plant and soil characteristics

Jitendra Kr Kushwaha, A.K. Pandey, Rakesh Kr Dubey*, Vikas Singh, A.S. Mailappa
1<p>College of Horticulture and Forestry,&nbsp;Central Agricultural University, Pasighat-791 102, Arunachal Pradesh, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kushwaha Kr Jitendra, Pandey A.K., Dubey* Kr Rakesh, Singh Vikas, Mailappa A.S. (2016). Aluminium toxicity on cowpea genotypes and its effect onplant and soil characteristics . Legume Research. 39(6): 921-925. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.9281.

In order to observe  the effect of aluminium toxicity on plant and soil parameters investigation was carried out on twenty cowpea genotypes grown in pots with four aluminium levels i.e. 0, 20, 40, 60 ppm with three replications following factorial complete randomized design. After five weeks of growth, individual, main effect and their interaction were studied for uptake of Aluminium and Manganese by root and shoot, post-cropping parameters of soil (pH, available P, extractable Al and extractable Mn) were observed. Genotypes of cowpea and aluminium treatments exhibited significant differences for all characters. However, interaction effect was found significant for all studied character except manganese content in soil.  The genotypes G2, G3, G5 and G15 were found superior for studied character.

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