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Publication Type J
Authors BATRA, L
Author Full Name BATRA, L
Title EFFECT OF FRANKIA INOCULATION ON CASUARINA SPECIES IN NORMAL AND ALKALINE SOILS AT EARLY GROWTH-STAGES
Source INDIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Language English
Document Type Article
Abstract Under greenhouse condition 2 trials were conducted to study the effect of inoculation with Frankia spp on different Casuarina spp. Native Frankia in the form of dried and powdered nodules was inoculated in trial 1 on C. equisetifolia Forster & G. Forster, and an exotic pure strain of Frankia (C(c)I3) was used as inoculum on 4 Casuarina spp in trial 2. After 180 days of transplanting, increase in the number of nodules due to inoculation with native Frankia was 8, 13, 5 and 9 times in the normal soil; in normal soil, farmyard manure and sand mixture; and in alkali soils of pH 9.0 and 9.5. Inoculation increased the dry yield of shoot by 27, 36 and 33% and dry yield of roots by 25, 33 and 50% in the normal soil and alkali soils of pH 9.0 and 9.5. When inoculated with an exotic pure strain of Frankia, different species of Casuarina, viz C. equisetifolia, C. obesa Miq., C. glauca Sieb. ex Spreng. and C. cunninghamiana Miq., showed differential behaviour at 5 pH. At pH 10.0 nodulation was completely inhibited in all the 4 species, whereas at pH 9.5 nodulation was significantly reduced. The number of nodules increased significantly on inoculation at pH 8.2, but beyond this level no uniform trend was observed. The dry weight of nodules due to inoculation was however significantly higher at pH 9.3 and 9.5 than at lower pH levels. On an average, the increase in the total N uptake/plant due to inoculation was 12% in C. obesa, 24% in C. glauca, 15% in C. cunninghamiana and 30% in C. equisetifolia.
Reprint Address BATRA, L (reprint author), CENT SOIL SALIN RES INST,DIV SOILS & AGRON,KARNAL 132001,PUNJAB,INDIA.
Times Cited 3
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 3
Publisher INDIAN COUNC AGRICULTURAL RES
Publisher City NEW DELHI
Publisher Address ICAR BHAWAN PUSA, NEW DELHI 110 012, INDIA
ISSN 0019-5022
29-Character Source Abbreviation INDIAN J AGR SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Indian J. Agric. Sci.
Publication Date SEP
Year Published 1991
Volume 61
Issue 9
Beginning Page 646
Ending Page 652
Page Count 7
Web of Science Category Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Subject Category Agriculture
Document Delivery Number GE549
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1991GE54900006
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