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Molybdenum Deficiency Inhibits Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes

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Title: Molybdenum Deficiency Inhibits Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes
Authors: Fox, Robert L.
Whitney, A Sheldon
Keywords: molybdenum
nitrogen fixation
Glycine max
immobilization in soil
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Issue 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).
Series/Report no.: Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture
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.
Pages/Duration: 1 pages
Appears in Collections:Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture, 1970 - 1981

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