Field inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense strain Cd increased nodule dry weight (90%), plant-growth parameters and seed yield (99%) of naturally nodulated Cicer arietinum L. (chick pea). In Phaseolus vulgaris L. (common bean), inoculation with Rhizobium etli TAL182 and R. tropici CIAT899 increased seed yield (13%), and combined inoculation with Rhizobium and Azospirillum resulted in a further increase (23%), while plants inoculated with Azospirillum alone did not differ in yield from uninoculated controls, despite a relative increase in shoot dry weight.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1996|
- Cicer arietinum L.
- Phaseolus vulgaris L.