Advanced Journal of Seed Science and Technology

Advanced Journal of Seed Science and Technology (AJSST)  ISSN 2812-3425, Vol. 10(1), pp. 313-319, June, 2024. Available online at www.advancedscholarsjournals.org © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Evaluating Yield response of fababean (Vicia faba L.) through integrated use of Rhizobium strains and lime on acidic soils of Anded district North western

Sanders Sebastian1* and Binoo P Bonny2

1National Oil Processing Institute (NOPRI), University of Gezira, P.O. Box (20), Medani, Sudan.

2St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3065, Australia.

Accepted 5th May, 2024.

Abstract 

Rhizobial strains have contributed to enhance N2 fixation, soil fertility and yield of legume crops when they are sufficient quantity in the soil under favorable soil environment. A field experiment was implemented to evaluate yield response and economic profitability of faba bean through inoculation of strain together with lime. The experiment consists four types of strains [(BF-17, BF-04, BF-1018 and BF-1035), control, 21kgha-1 urea and 150kgha-1ureaunder limed and unlimed condition). The treatments were arranged in split plot design where, strains were sub-plots and lime was the main plot with three replication. The collected data was analyzed using SAS using 9.3 software version. Based on the results obtained, number of podsplant-1,number of seeds pod-1, seed yield and above ground biomass yield of faba bean was significantly (P<0.01) affected due to integrated use of inoculants with lime. The result revealed that inoculation of BF-04 strain together with lime produced the highest number of pods plant-1 (14.33), number of seeds pod-1 (2.44) and seed yield (3623.6kg ha-1) where the seed yield obtained due inoculation of BF-17 strain with lime was statically comparable with application of BF-04 strain + lime (3612.5kg ha-1). In case of biomass yield, similar to seed yield combined use strains with lime recorded the highest value but among each strain no significant variation was observed. This result clearly suggested that proper inoculation of effective strains along with lime improved soil fertility and faba bean yield. The highest net income was also obtained from plots treated with strain lime compared with other treatments. Reducing soil fertility constrains through the integrated use of strain and lime could be a possible option to increase yield. However, to draw a conclusive recommendation, the study has to be repeated over several seasons as lime and strains have long-term effects.

Key words: Economic analysis, strain, seed yield, soil acidity.

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