Effect of inoculation with Bradyrhizobium (Hypogeae) and nitrogen fertilization on the productivity of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) grown on sandy calcareous soil
Mahmoud, S.M.; El Far, I.A.
Assiut Journal of Agricultural Sciences 31(3): 57-72
ISSN/ISBN: 1110-0486 Accession: 003418534
In field experiments in 1998-99 in Assiut, Egypt, groundnuts Giza 5 were not inoculated (I0) or seed inoculated with Bradyrhizobium strain USDA 3339 (I1) or USDA 3341 (I2) or both (I3), and were given 0, 20 or 40 kg N/feddan. Yield, seed protein and N percentages and plant dry weight were increased by N application, with 20 kg having the greatest effect. Oil percentage was greatest in plants not given fertilizer. Nodule dry weight decreased with increasing N rate.