SELECTION OF SUPERIOR PEAT-BASED BRADYRHIZOBIUM INOCULANTS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF INDIGO (Indigofera tinctoria L.)

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2014.00647.X    | Article Id: LR-180 | Page : 379-386
Citation :- SELECTION OF SUPERIOR PEAT-BASED BRADYRHIZOBIUM INOCULANTS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF INDIGO (Indigofera tinctoria L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2014.(37):379-386
A.K.M. Mosharof Hossain, Musharraf Hossain Mian1, M. Rafiqul Islam1, M.J. Islam2, M.M. Hanafi3 , Abdul Shukor Juraimi4, Farzad Aslani4 and M.A. Hakim2,3* ahakimupm@gmail.com
Address : Department of Soil Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur–5200, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The pot experiment was conducted to the peat-based Bradyrhizobium inoculants as biofertilizer for cultivation of indigo (Indigofera tinctoria L.).  Six isolates of Bradyrhizobium of indigo origin (HSTU-IR2, HSTU-IR3, HSTU-IR4, HSTU-IR9, HSTU-IR10 and HSTU-IR14) were collected from the Department of Soil Science, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU), Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Peat-based Bradyrhizobium inoculants were prepared with these six isolates and the inoculants were tested for their effects on nodulation, growth and yield of indigo plants through a pot experiment. The results revealed that the isolate HSTU-IR3 recorded the highest number and weight of nodules, more amount of N content in nodules, highest plant shoot and weight. The isolate HSTU-IR4 and HSTU-IR3 produced the tallest plant, largest shoots and roots N content. Based on the overall results two isolates viz. HSTU-IR3 and HSTU-IR4 performed superior to others.

Keywords

Cultivation Indigo Peat-based inoculants Selection.

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