A comparison of nitrogen fixation in genotypes of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using 15N-isotope dilution uri icon

abstract

  • Nitrogen fixation in seven groundnut genotypes was measured by 15N-isotope dilution using a non-nodulating cultivar of groundnut as the nonfixing reference plant. Nitrogen fixation varied between 100 kg N ha?1 in genotype J-11 and 153 kg N ha?1 in Robut 33-1. The amount of plant-available soil N was small, so that 86%?92% of plant nitrogen was derived from N2-fixation. Thus differences in N2-fixation between genotypes closely reflected differences in their total N accumulation

publication date

  • 1987
  • 1987