Effect of molybdenum, iron and microbial inoculants on symbiotic traits, nutrient uptake and yield of chickpea

Gupta, S.C. and Gangwar, S. (2012) Effect of molybdenum, iron and microbial inoculants on symbiotic traits, nutrient uptake and yield of chickpea. Journal of Food Legumes, 25 (1). pp. 45-49.

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A field experiment was conducted during rabi 2007–08 and 2008–09 in a medium black soil to study the effect of molybdenum and iron in combination with Rhizobium and PSB inoculation on ‘JG-130’ variety of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Eight treatment combinations comprising recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF as control), RDF+Rhizobium+Phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB), RDF+Rhizobium+PSB+0.5 and 1 kg ammonium molybdate (AM) per hectare as soil application, RDF+ Rhizobium+PSB+0.5 and 1.0 g AM/kg seed as seed treatment, RDF+Rhizobium+PSB+1.0 g FeSO4+0.5 and 1.0 g AM/kg of seed as seed treatment were tried in RBD with three replications. Application of AM either as soil application or through seed treatment in combination with Rhizobium + PSB + RDF significantly increased number and dry weight of nodule, branch/plant, plant height, flowers and pods/plant, N and P uptake, chlorophyll content in leaves and protein content in chickpea over control (RDF alone). Soil application of 1.0 kg AM/ha along with Rhizobium+PSB+RDF and seed treatment with 1.0 g AM/kg seed along with Rhizobium+PSB+RDF also increased the grain yield by 39.9 and 32.4% respectively over RDF alone (1253 kg/ha); and both of these treatments on AM were statistically on par. However, seed treatment of 1.0 g AM along with Rhizobium+PSB+RDF was found to be highly remunerative and viable as compared to others.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chlorophyll content, Iron, Molybdenum, PSB, Rhizobium, Seed inoculation, Soil application
Author Affiliation: All India Coordinated Research Project on Chickpea, R.A.K. College of Agriculture, Sehore-466001, Madhya Pradesh, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Soil Science and Microbiology > Microbiology
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2012 10:20
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4106

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