Research at ICARDA on improving nitrogen fixation in chickpea

Islam, R. (1979) Research at ICARDA on improving nitrogen fixation in chickpea. International Chickpea Newsletter, 1. pp. 11-12.

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Nodulation was studied in 150 cultivars inoculated with strains of Rhizobium or uninoculated. Only 40% of uninoculated cultivars nodulated. All inoculated cultivars nodulated and cultivars such as NEC-K147 from Greece, with the ability to produce a large number of nodules and a large quantity of dried nodule tissue/plant, were identified. Results indicate that inoculation can increase yields and that it is possible to breed cultivars with increased yielding and nitrogen-fixing ability.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: ICARDA, P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2010 22:11
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2010 22:11

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