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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 1044-1048
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.1044.1048
 
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Evaluation of Clitoria ternatea L. in Relation with Fertility in Tropical Soils

A. Alderete-Chavez, J.J. Guerra-Santos, N. De la Cruz-Landero, R. Brito, E. Guevara, R. Gelabert, E. Nunez, E. Endanu and L.E. Amador-del Angel

Abstract:
The present research was carried out to explore the ability of Clitoria ternatea to incorporate nutrients into soils. There are just few studies about native species in Mexico. Clitoria plays an important ecological role by providing favorable conditions for soil restoration in forest areas after forest fires occurrence. In agriculture, Clitoria species affect soil acidification and nutrient solubilization. Data about the performance of Clitoria species and the characterization of its behavior during the growing cycle and the extraction of some nutrients like Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) is not available. An experiment using a completely randomized design with six replications was conducted under natural conditions in Carmen Island. Results showed that C. ternatea is able to increase the levels of N, P and K in the soil during the period of growth.
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How to cite this article:

A. Alderete-Chavez, J.J. Guerra-Santos, N. De la Cruz-Landero, R. Brito, E. Guevara, R. Gelabert, E. Nunez, E. Endanu and L.E. Amador-del Angel, 2011. Evaluation of Clitoria ternatea L. in Relation with Fertility in Tropical Soils. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 1044-1048.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2011.1044.1048

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2011.1044.1048

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