Response of soybean to seed inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum and with mixed inoculants of B. japonicum and Azotobacter chroococcum
Monika Kozieł, Barbara Gębala, Stefan Martyniuk Pol J Microbiol 2013; 62 (4): ICID: 1087851 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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Effects of pre-sowing soybean seed inoculation with Bradyrhizobiumjaponicum alone or with mixed inoculants containing soybean rhizobia and Azotobacter chroococcum were compared. In the pot experiment all the tested strains of soybean rhizobia in pure cultures or in mixtures with A. chroococcum significantly improved nodulation of soybean plants and seed yields of this crop. In micro-plot experiments pre-sowing soybean seeds treatment with the inoculant containing the most effective strain 94P of B. japonicum alone or with the mixed inoculant of strain 94P and A. chroococcum was equally effective in improving nodulation intensity and seed yields of soybean in comparison to the uninoculated soybean.