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Establishment of Desmodium ovalifolium on an ultisol


Abd Halim, Mohd Ridzwan and Othman, Sariam (1982) Establishment of Desmodium ovalifolium on an ultisol. Pertanika, 5 (1). pp. 53-57. ISSN 0126-6128


The effect of various scarification treatments on the germination of seeds of Desmodium ovalifolium (Prain) was studied. Following this a pot trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of lime, phosphorus and Rhizobium inaculation on the dry matter yield, nodulation and the nitrogen and phosphorus content in the plant. Mechanical scarification by abrasion with sandpaper improved germination by 30 percent. Liming up to the highest level of 1000 kg/ha significantly increased dry matter yield and nodulation. Phosphorus increased nodule number and phosphorus content in leaves and stems. Inoculation increased dry matter yield, nodulation and the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in the leaves and stems.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Keywords: Desmodium ovalifolium; Ultisol; Establishment
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2009 01:33
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 07:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2147
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