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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 134-139
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.016


Effect of Rhizobium Inoculation on Yield and Nodule Formation of Cowpea
Thiyam Rebika1* and Nabakishor Nongmaithem2
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidalaya, Pundabari, Cooch Behar-736165, West Bengal, India
2Directorate of Research, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795004, Manipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A pot experiment was carried out at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar (West Bengal) under natural condition during the rabi season of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 to find out the response of inoculation by three strains of Rhizobium with different plant genotypes of cowpea. Five varieties of cowpea viz. Sundari Bangla, Reenu, Lafa Barbati, Baijanti and Kashi Kanchan and three strains of rhizobium viz. RH41, Cowpea 3 and Cowpea 23 were used in the experiment. Each variety was tested with and without inoculation. Inoculated plants gave significantly higher nodule number, nodule weight, root weight, shoot weight, seed yield and nitrogen in soil after harvest compared to non-inoculated plants. Among the five varieties, Sundari Bangla produced the highest yield in both the years.


Keywords: Rhizobium inoculation, Genotypes of cowpea, Nodulation
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Thiyam Rebika and Nabakishor Nongmaithem. 2019. Effect of Rhizobium Inoculation on Yield and Nodule Formation of Cowpea.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 134-139. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.016