African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6843

Article in Press

Coinoculation Rizobia and Mycorriza in Cowpea Beans (Vigna unguiculata (l.) walp) in Calixto García Municipality, Cuba .

Sebastián Zayas Infante, Maura Isabel Rodríguez Palma, Heriberto Vargas Rodríguez, María Caridad Nápoles Garcia, Irina Reyes Martínez, Reynaldo Guzmán Paezy, Carmelo Damián Agüero Pintado.

  •  Received: 19 October 2020
  •  Accepted: 13 April 2021
The research goal is to evaluate the rhizobia and mycorrhiza application on Cowpea bean (Vigna unguiculata L) cv. Carita Blanco growth. The experiments were developed at Calixto García municipality, Cuba. It was done from April to June 2020, on brown Sialitic soil without carbonate. This design was a random block with three treatments (control, Rhizobium, Rhizobium + Mycorrhizas). It entailed indicators measurement during ten days and after seeds plantation. The indicators measured were plant length (cm), number of trifoliate leaves, the diameter of the stem base (mm), number of nodules per plant, as well as yield and its components, at the moment of harvest. Statistic helped to analyze data by one-way analysis of variance, followed by Duncan's Multiple Range Test. Hence, the statistic professional program SPSS, version 20 for Windows has been implemented. The Rhizobium and Mycorrhiza co-inoculation showed the best results for growth and yield indicators.

Keywords: Biofertilizers, rhizobia, mycorrhizas, cowpea beans, inoculation, brown sialitic soils