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dc.contributor.authorHaque, I.
dc.contributor.authorLupwayi, N.Z.
dc.contributor.authorLuyindula, N.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T06:59:58Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T06:59:58Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment;56(3): 165-172
dc.identifier.issn0167-8809
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/28124
dc.description.abstractField experiments were conducted to study the effects of inoculation and application of P on the productivity of Desmodium intortum on an Ultisol and Sesbania sesban on a Vertisol, Alfisol and Ultisol in the Ethiopian highlands. On the Vetisol, the effect of drainage by using broad-bed-and-furrow technology was also investigated. In desmodium, inoculation had no significant effect (P>0.05) on nodule weight, but application of P was found to be necessary for nodulation as plants did not nodulate without P fertilizer. both inoculation and P significantly increased plant DM and N yields. Inoculation had no significant effect on nodulation, plant DM or N yields of sesbania in any soil. Probably because of previous P applications, P had no significant effect on sesbania plants grown on the Vertisol. On the alfisol and Ultisol, root and shoot DM and root and shoot N yields, but P applied in the field increased only nodule DM. The reverse occurred on an Ultisol, where P applied in the nursery had no effect on sesbania, but P applied in the field increased nodule, root and shoot DM, root N yield, and root and shoot P yields. Drainage of the Vertisol increased shoot DM and N yields. It is apparent that P deficiency is an important limiting factor to the use of inoculation technology to increase legume productivity in the Ethiopian highlands.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
dc.subjectETHIOPIA
dc.subjectHIGHLAND
dc.subjectDESMODIUM INTORTUM
dc.subjectSESBANIA SESBAN
dc.subjectINOCULATION
dc.subjectVERTISOLS
dc.subjectALFISOLS
dc.subjectULTISOLS
dc.subjectPHOSPHORUS
dc.subjectCHEMICOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES
dc.subjectHARVESTING
dc.subjectYIELDS
dc.titleInoculation and phosphorus effects on Desmodium intortum and Sesbania sesban in the Ethiopian highlands
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriFARMING SYSTEMS
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.subject.ilriVACCINES
cg.subject.ilriCATTLE
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0167-8809(95)00648-6
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryETHIOPIA


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