Nodulation of Legumes in the Sudan V. The Cross-inoculations of Guar

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2004
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Mahdi, A.A.
Mustafa, E.M.A.
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan
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Investigations on nodulation of guar and five other species of legumes in the Sudan indicated that although these legumes were naturally nodulated, inoculation by introduced or locally-isolated bacterial strains improved nodulation and dry matter production. Crop preference to strains and environmental controls appeared to influence response to inoculation. Inoculum size had no effect on the response of guar to inoculation, but subjection of inoculated seeds to initial periods of drought exerted pronounced negative effects on nodulation and dry matter production, particularly in sandy soil.
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Page(s):12 (3), 333-344, 11Ref.
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