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Article Number - A3253B364261

Vol.11(6), pp. 197-202 , June 2017
DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2017.1528
ISSN: 1996-0824

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Growth, symbiotic and yield response of N-fertilized and Rhizobium inoculated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Tarekegn Yoseph
  • Tarekegn Yoseph
  • School of Plant and Horticulture Sciences, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
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Serawit Shanko
  • Serawit Shanko
  • School of Plant and Horticulture Sciences, College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
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 Received: 07 February 2017  Accepted: 19 April 2017  Published: 30 June 2017

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Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is one of the most important and widely cultivated pulse crops in most developing countries. However, its cultivation is globally constrained mainly by low soil fertility and lack of improved agronomic practices. A field experiment was conducted at Hawassa University College of Agriculture, Hawassa Southern Ethiopia to determine the effect of N fertilization and Rhizobium phaseoli strain HB-429 inoculation on growth, nodulation, yield and yield components of common bean variety Hawassa Dume. The experiment was laid out as a randomized complete block design with three replications. Results showed significant increase in growth, nodulation, yield and yield components in plants inoculated with Rhizobium strain HB-429 over the control. Thus, from the results of this study, it can be concluded that Rhizobium inoculation with strain HB-429 is the best performing treatment to be recommended for profitable grain yield of common bean at the Hawassa and other similar areas.


Key words: Common bean, grain yield, nitrogen, nodulation, Rhizobium inoculation

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APA Yoseph, T., & Shanko, S. (2017). Growth, symbiotic and yield response of N-fertilized and Rhizobium inoculated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). African Journal of Plant Science, 11(6), 197-202.
Chicago Tarekegn Yoseph and Serawit Shanko. "Growth, symbiotic and yield response of N-fertilized and Rhizobium inoculated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)." African Journal of Plant Science 11, no. 6 (2017): 197-202.
MLA Tarekegn Yoseph and Serawit Shanko. "Growth, symbiotic and yield response of N-fertilized and Rhizobium inoculated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)." African Journal of Plant Science 11.6 (2017): 197-202.
DOI 10.5897/AJPS2017.1528

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