Response of soybean to bradyrhizobium inoculation and diammonium

  • P D Khasa
  • A callens

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to assess the response of Soybean (Glycine max. [L.] Merr.) to inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum and chemical fertilisation with diammonium phosphate (DAP) in a clay loam in Zaire. The selected strain of B. japonicum, IRAT FA3 was used as peat-based inoculum. No significant difference was observed between inoculation (IRAT FA3), DAP application, and the combination IRAT FA3 + DAP. These three treatments were significantly higher than the control treatment for seed yield and harvest index (HI). Inoculated plants yielded significantly higher nodulation than un-inoculated ones. Farmers may save approximately 92% of their money by inoculation rather than using chemical fertilisers with potential for soil and water pollution.

Published
2008-09-08
How to Cite
Khasa, P., & callens, A. (2008). Response of soybean to bradyrhizobium inoculation and diammonium. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 67(1&2). Retrieved from https://www.kalro.org/www.eaafj.or.ke/index.php/path/article/view/66