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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
nodulation
Glycine max
immobilization in soil
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Date Issued: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:Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture
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.
Pages/Duration:1 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12764
Appears in Collections: Illustrated Concepts in Tropical Agriculture, 1970 - 1981


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