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Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.): Effect of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization onMinerals Composition of Sorghum Seeds

Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.): Effect of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization onMinerals Composition of Sorghum Seeds

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dc.contributor.author Musa, Ekhlas M.
dc.contributor.author Elsheikh, Elsiddig A.E.
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Isam A. Mohamed
dc.contributor.author Babiker, Elfadil E.
dc.contributor.other Soil and Environment Sciences en_US
dc.date 2012
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-15T07:53:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-15T07:53:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-15
dc.date.submitted 2015-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17661
dc.description.abstract This investigation was carried out in order to gain a better understanding of the effect of Bradyrhizobium inoculation and fertilization on the nutritional values of macro- and micronutrients of sorghum intercropped with cowpea in the field under rainfed conditions. The results of the present study demonstrated that intercropping, Bradyrhizobium inoculation, and N and P fertilization had significant effect on the mineral status of sorghum seeds. Intercropping significantly (P ≤ 0.05) increased Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, and Fe contents of sorghum seeds, while it had no effect on the concentration of P, K, Na, and Zn in the sorghum seeds. However, Bradyrhizobium inoculation did not enhanced themost ofminerals content of sorghum in both cropping systems; it slightly reduced the phosphorous content of sorghum seeds in the two cropping systems. Results of application of N and P fertilizers separately or combined with Bradyrhizobium showed fluctuated effect on the mineral contents in both cropping systems and both seasons. en_US
dc.publisher UOFK en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Cowpea en_US
dc.subject Bradyrhizobium en_US
dc.subject inoculation en_US
dc.subject Fertilization en_US
dc.subject Minerals en_US
dc.subject Sorghum Seeds en_US
dc.title Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.): Effect of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization onMinerals Composition of Sorghum Seeds en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.Faculty Agriculture en_US

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