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Symbiotic nitrogen fixation, growth and yield response of common bean and cowpea for Rhizobia inoculation and micronutrients (B and Mo) application in mid-hill regions of Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Thilakarathna, Malinda S.
dc.contributor.author Chapagain, Tejendra
dc.contributor.author Ghimire, Bhawana
dc.contributor.author Pudasaini, Roshan
dc.contributor.author Tamang, Bir Bhahadur
dc.contributor.author Gaire, Shankar
dc.contributor.author Raizada, Manish N.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T19:43:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-02T19:43:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/57420
dc.description This is a CIFSIRF funded project. en
dc.description.abstract Challenges associated with legume production in Nepal include: lack of high yielding varieties and crop specific management (e.g., disease/pest management) practices, loss of soil fertility including micronutrients, poor access to agricultural inputs and services, shortage of irrigation water, lack of mechanization, and labour shortages which led to poor yields and low economic returns to farmers (Chapagain and Gurung, 2010; Chapagain and Raizada, 2017). Farmers mostly used untreated seeds from previous season harvest to cultivate these crops and very little attention has been given to study the effects of bacterial inoculation on the crop performance and soil health through systemic on-farm trials. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation of 3 legumes can be improved by introducing efficient rhizobia strains for N fixation (Thilakarathna and Raizada, 2017), and also through application of soil deficient micronutrients which are important for different stages of SNF (Weisany et al., 2013). This research explores the opportunities to use different rhizobia strains (native as well as exotic) along with micronutrients (Boron and Molybdenum) on two legume crops (e.g., cowpea and common bean) to enhance SNF, crop yields (grain and plant biomass), plant and grain N content, and offers the most productive combination(s) for each crop. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject LEGUMES en
dc.subject SYMBIOTIC NITROGEN FIXATION en
dc.subject PROTEIN SOURCES en
dc.subject HUMANS en
dc.subject LIVESTOCK en
dc.subject RHIZOBIA STRAINS en
dc.subject MICRONUTRIENTS BORON AND MOLYBDENUM en
dc.subject COWPEA en
dc.subject COMMON BEAN en
dc.title Symbiotic nitrogen fixation, growth and yield response of common bean and cowpea for Rhizobia inoculation and micronutrients (B and Mo) application in mid-hill regions of Nepal en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 107791
idrc.project.title Nepal Terrace Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture Kits (CIFSRF Phase 2) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC36-1643402171-202403


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