Effect of <i>Bradyrhizobium</i> Inoculation on Nodulation, Biomass Production and Yield of Mungbean

Authors

  • M Asadul Haque Bhuiyan Senior Scientific Officer, Soil Science Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur 1701, Bangladesh
  • Mosharraf Hossain Mian Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v24i2.1251

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Mungbean, Nodulation, Bradyrhizobium

Abstract

Experiments with or without Bradyrhizobium was carried out with five mungbean varieties at Bangladesh Agricultural University Farm during kharif-I 2001 and kharif-I 2002 seasons to observe nodulation, biomass production and yield of mungbean. Significant influences of the mungbean varieties were observed on nodulation, biomass production and yield. BARI Mung-2 produced the highest nodule number, nodule weight, shoot weight, seed yield (1.03 t/ha in 2001 and 0.78 t/ha in 2002) and stover yield (2.24 t/ha in 2001 and 2.01 t/ha in 2002). Application of Bradyrhizobium inoculant produced significant effect on nodulation, shoot dry weight, seed and stover yields in both trials conducted in two consecutive years. Seed inoculation significantly increased seed (0.98 t/ha in 2001, 27% increase over control and 0.75 t/ha in 2002, 29% increase over control) and stover (2.31 t/ha in 2001 and 2.04 t/ha in 2002) yields of mungbean. Inoculated BARI Mung-2 produced the highest nodulation, dry matter production, seed and stover yields. Considering nodulation, biomass production and seed and yields, BARI Mung-2 was found as the best variety among the five. BARI Mung-5 produced the second highest seed yield followed by BARI Mung-4 and BINA Mung-2, and the lowest seed yield was observed in Barisal local.

Keywords: Mungbean, Nodulation, Bradyrhizobium

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v24i2.1251

Bangladesh J Microbiol, Volume 24, Number 2, December 2007, pp 95-99

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Bhuiyan, M. A. H., & Mian, M. H. (2008). Effect of <i>Bradyrhizobium</i> Inoculation on Nodulation, Biomass Production and Yield of Mungbean. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 24(2), 95–99. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v24i2.1251

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