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Legume Research, volume 39 issue 6 (december 2016) : 991-994

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

M. Sait Adak*, Mehmet Kibritci
1<p>Department of Field Crops,&nbsp;Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, 06110 Ankara, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Adak* Sait M., Kibritci Mehmet (2016). Effect of nitrogen and phosphorus levels on nodulationand yield components in faba bean (Vicia faba L.) . Legume Research. 39(6): 991-994. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.3773.

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.

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