Meleta And Abera

Meleta and Abera

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(4), pp. 436-446, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419186

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Effects of
Rhizobium Inoculation and Phosphorus Fertilizer rates on Nitrogen Fixation and
Nutrient up take of Chickpea (Cicer
arietinum
L.) at Goro, Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State.

 

 

Tamiru Meleta 1*; Girma Abera 2

 

 1 Sinana
Agricultural Research Centre, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

2 Hawassa University
College of Agriculture, Hawassa

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 101419186

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419186

 

 

Chickpea response to two varieties of chickpea (Arerti and
Habr), two Rhizobial inoculants (EAL 018 and EAL 029) and five P rate (0, 15,
30, 45 and 60 kg P2O5 ha-1) were studied in split plot arrangements. Main
plot consisted of varieties whereas P2O5 levels and Rhizobium strains were
kept in subplot. The experiment was laid out at Goro, Bale Zone, Oromia
Regional State  during 2015/16  with the objective to determine the
effectiveness of Rhizobium strains and phosphorus fertilizer application on
two varieties of chickpea (Arerti and Habru).The nodulation rating, nodule
volume and color were not significantly affected due to varieties. However,
significant variation (P <0.05) was observed in number of nodule per plant
(NNPP) and nodule dry weight (NDW) between varieties of chick pea, maximum
NNPP and NDW was obtained from Arerti variety. All the nodulation parameters
were significantly (P<0.05) affected due to rhizobium inoculation and P2O5
except the nodule color. Maximum nodulation parameters were recorded at 45
and 60 kg P2O5 ha-1and inoculation by EAL 029 strain except the nodule color.
Significant interaction effect was observed between variety and Rhizobium
inoculation for nodule rate (NR), NDW between variety and P2O5, rhizobium and
P2O5 and also interaction effect between varieties, Rhizobium and P2O5 on NR
and NDW. The N and P uptake at mid flowering, %Ndfa, grain, straw and total N
and P content and crude protein content were significantly affected by
variety, rhizobium inoculation and application of P2O5. Maximum response was
obtained from EAL 029 strain inoculations and application of 45 kg P2O5 ha-1
for N uptake, seed N and P uptake were maximum at 45and 60 kg P2O5 ha-1
respectively. The current investigation indicated that Arerti variety
inoculation with Rhizobium strain EAL 029 along with application of P2O5 at
rate of 45 kg ha-1 found to be appropriate for chickpea production in the
study area. The current investigation indicated that the use of P2O5 with
Rhizobium inoculation as a nutrient management strategy could increase chick
pea production. Since the experiment was conducted only for one year, we
suggest the results to be verified with more varieties of chickpea and
rhizobium strain under the same agro-climatic conditions.

 

Submitted: 14/10/2019

Accepted:  29/10/2019

Published: 01/11/2019

 

*Corresponding Author

Tamiru Meleta

E-mail: tamish09@ gmail. com

 

Keywords: Phosphorus; Rhizobia strain; Nutrient
uptake; Chickpea; Bale Robe.

 

 

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Cite this Article: Meleta, T; Abera, G (2019). Effects of Rhizobium
Inoculation and Phosphorus Fertilizer rates on Nitrogen Fixation and Nutrient
up take of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum
L.) at Goro, Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(4): 436-446,
https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419186 

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