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Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) And Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L.): Effect Of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation And Fertilization On Minerals Composition Of Cowpea Seeds

Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) And Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L.): Effect Of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation And Fertilization On Minerals Composition Of Cowpea Seeds

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Title: Intercropping Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) And Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L.): Effect Of Bradyrhizobium Inoculation And Fertilization On Minerals Composition Of Cowpea Seeds
Author: Musa, Ekhlas M.; Elsheikh, Elsiddig A.E.; Ahmed, Isam A. Mohamed; Babiker, Elfadil E.
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 cowpea intercropped with sorghum in the field under rainfed conditions. The results of the present study revealed various differences in the minerals content of cowpea seeds as affected by different treatments. Intercropping showed fluctuated results on both macro- and micronutrients of cowpea seeds. Although, intercropping significantly (p≤0.05) increased the concentrations of Mg, Mn and Cu it is also significantly (p≤0.05) decreased the concentrations of Ca and P as well as it has no effect on Na, K, Fe, and Zn in cowpea seeds. Despite Bradyrhizobium inoculation treatment alone showed variable effects on the concentration of all nutrients in cowpea seeds in both cropping system. The results of Bradyrhizobium inoculation together with P and N fertilization significantly (p≤0.05) improved both major and trace minerals composition of the seeds in intercropped plant.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17711
Date: 2015-12-15


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