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Effect of Fertilizer and Inoculation on Phosphorus, Potassium and Sodium Content of Pot Culture Mature Soybean Seeds

Abdul Kabir Khan Achakzai and Safdar Ali Kayani

One year pot culture experiment on soybean cv.Williams-82 in Soil + FYM (3:1) was conducted in medium textured and salt free soil of Quetta, Balochistan. Seven fertilizer treatments were applied @ zero (control); 23; 25; 50; 75; 100 and 125 kg N ha G 1 plus a constant dose of 60 kg P2O5 and 30 kg K2O ha G 1 respectively (except control). These fertilizer doses were applied to both non-inoculated (non-inoc) and inoculated (inoc) pot culture crop. Results suggested that added fertilizer significantly and inconsistently influenced the PO4-P content, but negatively influenced the K content of mature soybean seeds. While reverse was true in case of Na contents. Results also revealed that by comparing the inoc with non-inoc treatments in particular doses of fertilizer, inoculation significantly increased the K and Na contents, but reverse was found for P contents. Statistically a maximum significant amount of P (6.86 g kg G 1) was recorded in T3 non-inoc dose of fertilizer (viz., 25 + 60 + 30 kg NPK ha G 1). While K (29.50 g kg G 1) and Na+ (7.667 g kg G 1) was noted in T2 inoc dose of fertilizer (viz., 23 + 60 + 30 kg NPK ha G 1). The simple correlation coefficient (r) values revealed that P content was significantly and positively correlated with starch (0.764), but negatively with oil contents (-0.448). While K (-0.839) and Na contents (-0.638) showed significant negative association with soluble sugars. It was also noted that grain yield pot G 1 established a significant negative association with K (-0.573), but non-significant with P and Na contents of mature soybean cv.Williams-82 seeds.

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Abdul Kabir Khan Achakzai and Safdar Ali Kayani , 2003. Effect of Fertilizer and Inoculation on Phosphorus, Potassium and Sodium Content of Pot Culture Mature Soybean Seeds. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 291-297.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2003.291.297


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