Response of mycorrhizal and P-fertilized soybeans to nodulation by Bradyrhizobium or ammonium nitrate
Management of N2-fixing bacteria or P-scavenging endomycorrhizae may lead to decreased fertilizer use on extensively cropped lands. To measure the effectiveness of these microsymbionts, soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr. cv. Amsoy 71] plants were grown in a growth chamber in a soil [Josephine silty clay loam (mesic Typic Haploxerult)] low in plant-available N and P. Plants were inoculated with different Bradyrhizobium strains or received nutrient solutions of different N concentrations (0.0, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 mM N) and P adequate for maximum plant growth under these conditions. Other plants were infected ...
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