Glomus fasciculatum inoculation improves soybean production


Ilbas A. I. , ŞAHİN S.

ACTA AGRICULTURAE SCANDINAVICA SECTION B-SOIL AND PLANT SCIENCE, vol.55, no.4, pp.287-292, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09064710500218761
  • Title of Journal : ACTA AGRICULTURAE SCANDINAVICA SECTION B-SOIL AND PLANT SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-292
  • Keywords: Glycine max ( L.) Merr., mycorrhiza, phosphorus, ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI, DIFFERENT PHOSPHORUS, NUTRIENT-UPTAKE, GROWTH, NITROGEN, PLANTS, YIELD, INTRARADICES, ACQUISITION, LETTUCE

Abstract

The effects on soybean yield components of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus ( AMF) Glomus fasciculatum were investigated at different phosphorus levels. The level of root AMF colonization decreased a little when P levels increased. Mycorrhizal inoculation and increasing levels of P application had positive effects on yield components such as stem and root length, shoot and root dry weight, stem diameter, 1000-grain weight and seed yield per plant but not on legume numbers per plant. Both mycorrhiza inoculation and P treatments affected P and N concentrations of grain and roots of soybean. Mycorrhizal fungi decreased the need of P addition in growth medium by contributing to the demand of optimum phosphorus for growth of soybean.