Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    ABSTRACT: In this work, we have compared the physiological responses of alfalfa plants inoculated with either Sinorhizobium meliloti strain S412 (Cu-tolerant) or S112 (Cu-sensitive) in the presence or absence of 0.5 mM of CuSO4. The addition of copper introduced a decrease of nodules number and their dry weight in both symbioses. The interaction established with the Cu-sensitive strain is more affected by copper than that with the tolerant one. In fact, plants inoculated with the sensitive strain revealed a decrease of shoot and roots dry weight larger than that found on plants inoculated with the tolerant strain. However, under copper supply, Medicago sativa with the Cu-tolerant strain did not show any significant changes in both shoot and root biomass production. Under copper excess, great levels of Cu were detected in different parts of the plant with the two symbioses and a great translocation of Cu to aerial parts was shown with the strain S412. Plants with S412 were able to accumulate large quantities of calcium (Ca) in their roots and nodules. While, Ca content decreased drastically in shoot at 0.5 mM of Cu treatment. Moreover, nodulation with S412 allowed plants to maintain high levels of magnesium (Mg) in all tissues and a high iron (Fe) levels in nodules. Results suggest that this symbiotic pair could be used in phytostabilisation of Cu-contaminated soils.
    Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/03650340.2015.1036043
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    ABSTRACT: A 4-year (2008–2009 to 2011–2012) study was conducted on the effect of mineral phosphorus (P) + sulphur (S) and biofertilizers on rain-fed chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) at the Punjab Agricultural University’s Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhri, India. The experiment comprised of five combinations of P and S, viz. control (P0S0), no P + 10 kg S ha−1 (P0S10), 15 kg P + 10 kg S ha−1 (P15S10), no P + 20 kg S ha−1 (P0S20) and 30 kg P + 20 kg S ha−1 (P30S20); and three seed inoculation levels, viz. control, Rhizobium and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB), were laid out in randomized complete block design. Combined application of P + S resulted in improved growth, nodulation, yield attributes and yield. The increase in seed yield over control due to P + S ranged from 11.8% to 17.7%. Seed inoculation with Rhizobium recorded the highest growth, nodulation, yield attributes and yield of chickpea and was statistically at par with PSB and significantly better than no inoculation. Highest benefit/cost ratio (B:C, 2.19) was obtained in P30S20. In view of environmental pollution and high costs of chemical fertilizers, biofertilizers alone or in combination may help to achieve sustainable and ecological agricultural production.
    Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 12/2014; 61(8):1151-1163. DOI:10.1080/03650340.2014.988147