Performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) to application of phosphorus and bio-fertilizer in laterite soil

Dutta, D. and Bandyopadhyay, P. (2009) Performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) to application of phosphorus and bio-fertilizer in laterite soil. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science , 55 (2). pp. 147-155.

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Field experiments were conducted during the winter seasons of 2005–2006 and 2006–2007 at Sekhampur, West Bengal, India, to evaluate the performance of chickpea cultivar ‘Mahamaya-2’ with variable proportions of phosphorus (P) (0, 13.1, 26.2 and 39.3 kg/ha) and bio-fertilizers (no seed inoculation, inoculation with phosphobacterin [Pseudomonas striata] and co-inoculation of Rhizobium with phosphobacterin) in laterite soil (entisol) under rainfed conditions. P and bio-fertilizers application influenced significantly the growth attributes, nodulation, leghaemoglobin content, nitrogenase activity, yield components, seed and stover yields, harvest index and P uptake of chickpea, except test weight. The highest seed yield (1085 kg/ha) obtained with 39.3 kg P/ha, producing 40.7, 27.4 and 4.0% more yield, respectively, over control (no P input), 13.1 kg and 26.2 kg P/ha. The seed yield produced by 39.3 and 26.2 kg P/ha had no significant difference. Seed inoculation with Rhizobium and phosphobacterin was significantly superior over no inoculation or phosphobacterin inoculation alone. Combined application of P at 26.2 kg/ha and bio-fertilizers (Rhizobium and phosphobacterin) enhanced significantly all these characters compared to other levels of P with bio-fertilizer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chickpea, phosphorus fertilizer, bio-fertilizer, nitrogenase activity, yield, laterite soil
Author Affiliation: Department of Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2012 11:56
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2012 11:57
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