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Legume Research, volume 41 issue 4 (august 2018) : 594-597

Influence of phosphorus and bio-inoculants on performance of french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Martin Zohmingliana, Y.K. Sharma, R.C. Gupta
1Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development, Nagaland University, Medziphema-797 106, Nagaland, India
  • Submitted16-03-2017|

  • Accepted16-09-2017|

  • First Online 15-02-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3869

Cite article:- Zohmingliana Martin, Sharma Y.K., Gupta R.C. (2018). Influence of phosphorus and bio-inoculants on performance of french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Legume Research. 41(4): 594-597. doi: 10.18805/LR-3869.
A greenhouse experiment was conducted  during rabi season of 2015-16. The experiment was laid out in complete randomized design with four levels of phosphorus (0, 11, 22 and 33 mg P2O5 kg-1 soil) and three levels of bio-inoculants (uninoculed, Rhizobium and Rhizobium + PSB) and three replications. Results revealed that application of 22 mg P2O5 kg-1 significantly increased the plant height, number of branches plant-1, number of leaves plant-1, pods size and number of grains pod-1 and it was at par with 33 mg P2O5 kg-1. However, 33 mg P2O5 kg-1 showed significant increase over the lower phosphorus levels with respect to number of pods plant-1, grain and stover yields. Dual inoculation with Rhizobium + PSB significantly increased plant height, number of branches and leaves plant-1, number of pods plant-1 and pods size over control, while Rhizobium alone was at par with control on these parameters. Rhizobium significantly increased the grain and stover yields over control while Rhizobium + PSB had significant effect over control as well as Rhizobium alone. Interaction effects revealed that highest grain and stover yields were obtained with 33 mg P2O5 kg-1 without inoculation and inoculation with Rhizobium, but yield was at par with 22 mg P2O5 kg-1 when crop inoculated with dual inoculants (Rhizobium + PSB). Application of 33 mg P2O5 kg-1 resulted in the highest content of nitrogen and phosphorus in grain and stover whereas 22 mg P2O5 kg-1 gave highest content of potassium. Rhizobium had significant effect only on nitrogen content whereas Rhizobium + PSB increased both nitrogen and phosphorus contents. Uptake of nutrients by the crop increased significantly with application of P and bio-inoculants. Phosphorus and bio-inoculant application improved only phosphorus content significantly of post harvest soil.
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