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Title: Molybdenum Deficiency Inhibits Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes 
Author: Fox, Robert L; Whitney, A Sheldon
Date: 1978
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Citation: Fox RL, Whitney AS. 1978. Molybdenum deficiency inhibits nitrogen fixation by legumes. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 1 p. (Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture; IC-12).
Abstract: Molybdenum is required by N-fixing soil rhizobia, but it may be deficient in acidic tropical soils. An experiment with soybeans on an Oxisol showed that while added N could compensate for Mo deficiency in the soil, growth without added N was poor. When Mo fertilizer was added in the absence of N fertilizer, effective nodulation of the legume was able to provide N to the plant and resulted in superior growth.
Series/Report No.: Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture
12
Pages/Duration: 1 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12764
Keywords: molybdenum, nitrogen fixation, nodulation, Glycine max, immobilization in soil, Hawaii

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