Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH CHECKLIST AND DELPHI METHODS, CASE STUDY: SURAN CITY, IRAN

February 22, 2018 Posted by In Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

ABSTRACT

EFFECT OF RHIZOBIUM INOCULATION WITH PHOSPHORUS AND NITROGEN FERTILIZER ON PHYSICO – CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE GROUNDNUT SOIL

Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)

Author: Mohammed Hasan

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

DOI: 10.26480/ees.01.2018.04.06

Low soil fertility status, nutritional imbalance and inappropriate agronomic practices are the major problems limiting the current production and yield of groundnut, therefore a study was conducted during 2015/2016 at the green house of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia, to evaluate the effect of Rhizobium inoculation, in combination with P and N fertilization on the growth and yield of groundnut. The experiment included plots with and without Rhizobium-inoculated treatments, two rates of P fertilizer (0, 82 kg ha-1) and two rates of N fertilizer (0, 27 kg ha-1). The treatments were laid out in a split-split plot design with two main plots (plots with and without rhizobium), two sub plots (for two Nitrogen levels) and two sub sub-plots (for two phosphorus levels), and the experiment replicated thrice. The results showed that the treatment of R+N1P1 increased significantly effect on soil pH by 5.89 units, the R+N1P1 significantly effect on Organic Matter, Soil organic C, soil total N, soil CEC, and available P by (4.87%, 2.13%, 0.34%, 7.0 meq/100g, and 94.36 μg/g, respectively). Based on the results of the present study, it was concluded that the soil properties can be increased with the use of P and N fertilizers along with rhizobium inoculants.
Pages 04-06
Year 2018
Issue 1
Volume 2

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