Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus levels on nodulation and yield components in faba bean (Vicia faba L.)

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.3773    | Article Id: LR-277 | Page : 991-994
Citation :- Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus levels on nodulationand yield components in faba bean (Vicia faba L.) .Legume Research.2016.(39):991-994

M. Sait Adak* and Mehmet Kibritci

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Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, 06110 Ankara, Turkey.

Submitted Date : 16-02-2016
Accepted Date : 20-08-2016


The objective of this research was to investigate different levels and the combined effect of nitrogen and phosphorus on the nodulation and yield components of faba bean (Vicia faba L.). A large seeded 584-066 accession numbered faba bean line, which was taken from a breeding program of the Field Crops Department, was used in the experiment. Four different nitrogen (0, 30, 60, 90 kg/ha) and three phosphorus (0, 40, 80 kg/ha) levels were applied to the soil at the sowing time. The number of pods/plant, biological and grain yield per unit area, together with grain and plant N content, were increased by 60 kg/ha nitrogen combined with 40 kg/ha phosphorus applications. The highest nodule and nodule weight/plant and 100-kernel weight were obtained from 80 kg/ha phosphorus and 30 kg/ha nitrogen combination.


Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) Nitrogen Nodulation Phosphorus Yield components.


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