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Relative effectiveness of phosphorus on narrow-leaf and broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil growth and the effect of added phosphorus on vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal infection



Relative effectiveness of phosphorus on narrow-leaf and broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil growth and the effect of added phosphorus on vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal infection



Journal of Plant Nutrition 18(7): 1483-1494



The relative effectiveness of phosphorus (P) applications on growth and the effect of added P on the extent of infection of roots of narrowleaf birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus tenuis) and of broadleaf birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) by an indigenous VAM fungi (Glomus sp.) was studied on a P-deficient soil (Typic Natraquoll). In terms of rate of increase of shoot growth per unit of added P, broadleaf was more efficient than narrowleaf birdsfoot trefoil but they did not differ in the relative effectiveness of P for growth. For the two Lotus species, when increasing the level of added P there was an initial increase in the percentage of root length infected, and then with further additions, there was a consistent decrease of the infection. For narrowleaf, the maximum percentage of root length infected was when plants reached 11% of their maximum shoot growth. Whereas for broadleaf, the maximum percentage of root infected was when plants reached the 66% of their maximum shoot growth. Despite differences in both, the shape of the response curve of shoot growth to P and the extent of infection between Lotus species, they did not differ in their ability to utilize the P that had reacted with the soil for a period of time.

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