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Effect of Intercropping With Cowpea (Vigna Unuiculata L.), Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization On Physical and Biochemical Quality Of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) Seeds

Effect of Intercropping With Cowpea (Vigna Unuiculata L.), Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization On Physical and Biochemical Quality Of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) Seeds

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Title: Effect of Intercropping With Cowpea (Vigna Unuiculata L.), Bradyrhizobium Inoculation and Fertilization On Physical and Biochemical Quality Of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor L.) Seeds
Author: Musa, Ekhlas M.; Elsheikh, Elsiddig A.E.; Ahmed, Isam A. Mohamed; Babiker, Elfadil E.
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted for two consecutive seasons to study the effect of intercropping, inoculation, nitrogen, and phosphorus fertilization on physical and chemical properties of rain fed sorghum seeds. The cookability and hydration coefficient of sorghum seeds was significantly (p≤0.05) increased by nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and was not affected by inoculation especially for intercropping system. Intercropping increased 100- seed weight of sorghum seeds but the increment was not significant. Intercropping significantly (p≤0.05) increased the dry matter, ash, fat, protein, fiber and tannin content and in vitro protein digestibility (IVPD) of sorghum seeds in the two seasons, whereas it significantly (p≤0.05) decreased the carbohydrate content. All treatments significantly increased the dry matter, fat, protein and tannin content and IVPD compared to untreated sorghum for both cropping systems in both seasons, while it showed inconsistent results in the two systems in the two seasons for ash and fiber content. The highest values of protein (14.65%) were observed when both Bradyrhizobium and 20 Kg N/ha were applied as one treatment.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17735
Date: 2015-12-16


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