Show simple item record

dc.contributorMensah, Nana E.en_US
dc.contributorAbaidoo, Roberten_US
dc.contributorMasso, Cargeleen_US
dc.contributorAbdelgadir, Abdelazizen_US
dc.creatorUlzen, Jacoben_US
dc.date2016-11-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-26T07:58:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-26T07:58:15Z
dc.identifierhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2016.01770/fullen_US
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/Ef39k0YTen_US
dc.identifier.citationJacob Ulzen, Nana E. Mensah, Robert Abaidoo, Cargele Masso, Abdelaziz Abdelgadir. (Accepted on 29/11/2016). Bradyrhizobium inoculants enhance grain yields of soybean and cowpea in northern Ghana. Frontiers in Plant Science.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/6878
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated the symbiotic effectiveness and economic evaluation of Rhizobium inoculants with the objective of recommending the most effective inoculant strain for soybean and cowpea production in Northern Ghana. Field experiments were established in three locations using randomized complete block design with five blocks. A total of four treatments (Legumefix, Biofix, 100 kg N ha 1 and uninoculated control for soybean and BR 3267, BR 3262, 100 kg N ha 1 and uninoculated control for cowpea) were applied. At Nyankpala, inoculation of soybean with Legumefix and Biofix led to significant (P < 0.05) increases in nodule number (90–118%), nodule dry weight (> twofolds), and grain yield (12–19%) relative to the control. The Biofix effect on soybean grain yield was 1.5-fold of Legumefix. Similarly, inoculation of cowpea with BR 3262 and BR 3267 significantly (P < 0.05) increased nodule number (41–68%), nodule dry weight (45–65%), and grain yield (11–38%) relative to the control. Strain BR 3267 performed consistently (> two-folds) better than BR 3262 on grain yield. At Nyagli, there was no significant effect of inoculation on cowpea. Wilks lambda values (0.067, 0.039; P D 0.00) indicated that 93.3 and 96.1% of the variations observed in soybean and cowpea, respectively, were due to the applied inoculants. Biofix and BR 3267 were economically profitable with VCR ratio of 8.7 and 4.6, respectively. Based on grain yield and economic returns observed, Biofix and BR 3267 can be recommended in Nyankpala for inoculation of soybean and cowpea, respectively.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.sourceFrontiers in Plant Science;en_US
dc.subjectsoybeanen_US
dc.subjectlegumefixen_US
dc.subjectbiofixen_US
dc.subjectgrain yielden_US
dc.subjectSoya beanen_US
dc.subjectCowpeaen_US
dc.titleBradyrhizobium inoculants enhance grain yields of soybean and cowpea in northern Ghanaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idAbaidoo, Robert: 0000-0002-1235-2252en_US
cg.creator.idMasso, Cargele: 0000-0002-3980-6832en_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultureen_US
cg.subject.agrovocinoculationen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccowpeasen_US
cg.contributor.centerKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - KNUSTen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes - GLen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryMZen_US
cg.contactj.ulzen@cgiar.orgen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.01770en_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.impact-factor4.495en_US


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


DSpace software copyright © 2002-2016  DuraSpace
Disclaimer:
MELSpace content providers and partners accept no liability to any consequence resulting from use of the content or data made available in this repository. Users of this content assume full responsibility for compliance with all relevant national or international regulations and legislation.
Theme by 
Atmire NV