Legume Research

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Legume Research, volume 40 issue 4 (august 2017) : 735-740

Influence of Rhizophagus intraradices and phosphorus fertilization on growth, yield and N P content in grain of Phaseolus vulgaris.

Juan Francisco Aguirre-Medina, Juan Francisco Aguirre- Cadena, Jorge Cadena-Iñiguez, María de Lourdes Arevalo-Galarza, Raymundo Rosas-Quijano, Didiana Galvez-Lopez
1<p>Facultad de Ciencias Agr&iacute;colas, Universidad Aut&oacute;noma de Chiapas,&nbsp;Huehuet&aacute;n, Chiapas, M&eacute;xico</p>
Cite article:- Aguirre-Medina Francisco Juan, Cadena Aguirre- Francisco Juan, Cadena-I&ntilde;iguez Jorge, Arevalo-Galarza Lourdes de Mar&iacute;a, Rosas-Quijano Raymundo, Galvez-Lopez Didiana (2017). Influence of Rhizophagus intraradices and phosphorus fertilization on growth,yield and N P content in grain of Phaseolus vulgaris. . Legume Research. 40(4): 735-740. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0i0.8413.

The impact of Rhizophagus intraradices (RI) interaction with phosphorus fertilization on the yield of Phaseolus vulgaris L. var. Negro Tacaná, and the N and P content in plant tissue and grain were determined. The experiment consisted of six treatments:1) Control, 2) RI, 3) 40 kg.ha-1 of P2O5, 4) RI  + 40 kg.ha-1 of P2O5, 5) RI + 26 kg.ha-1 of P2O5, and 6) RI + 13 kg.ha-1 of P2O5, using a randomized block design with four replicates. Results probed that inoculation of plants with RI promoted a better health, growth and grain yield. In particular, grain yield inoculated with RI presented similar values as obtained with inorganic fertilization of 40 kg.ha-1 of P2O5, indicating that inorganic fertilization can be fully substituted by RI. The use of this technology provides an efficient use of soil nutrients, which is translated into a lower investment for producers. 

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