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Effects of Rhizobium inoculation and cropping systems on macronutrients uptake and partitioning in two legumes (Common bean and Lablab)

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dc.contributor.author Massawe, Prosper I.
dc.contributor.author Mtei, Kelvin M.
dc.contributor.author Munishi, Linus K.
dc.contributor.author Ndakidemi, Patrick A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-21T08:48:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-21T08:48:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.issn 0976-058X
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/109
dc.description Research Article published by Agricultural Research Communication Centre en_US
dc.description.abstract shoot, root and whole plant of Phaseolus vulgaris and Lablab purpureus was conducted at Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) for two cropping seasons. A randomized complete block design was used in a 3-factorial arrangement with two levels of Rhizobium (with and without rhizobia), two legumes (P. vulgaris and L. purpureus) and five cropping systems (sole maize or sole legumes, 1 row maize to 1 row legumes (1:1) i.e. 0 m or 0.45 m of legume from maize row, 1 row maize to 2 rows of legumes (1:2) i.e. 0.1 m or 0.2 m of legumes from maize rows). The result showed that Rhizobium inoculation significantly (P0.001) increased the uptake of N, P, K, Ca and Mg in the plant parts and whole plant. Similarly, cropping systems significantly (P0.001) increased the uptake of N, K and Mg in shoots and whole plant of P. vulgaris and L. purpureus but decreased the P and Ca content in roots. Legumes significantly increased the uptake of the macronutrients in shoots and roots but more nutrients concentration in shoots than roots for both cropping seasons. There were significant (P0.001) interaction between; Rhizobium x legumes x cropping systems on whole plant uptake of N in cropping season 1 and 2. Regardless of the type of interaction, inoculated legumes maximized the uptake of macronutrients in shoots, roots and whole plant. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Agricultural Research Communication Centre en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ *
dc.subject Soil nutrients en_US
dc.subject Biofertilizers en_US
dc.subject Mineral elements en_US
dc.subject Rhizosphere en_US
dc.subject Microorganisms en_US
dc.title Effects of Rhizobium inoculation and cropping systems on macronutrients uptake and partitioning in two legumes (Common bean and Lablab) en_US


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