A New Technology of Deep Placement of Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizers for Promotion of Soybean Growth and Seed Yield


Kaushal Tewari
Yoshifumi Nagumo
Yoshihiko Takahashi
Kuni Sueyoshi
Norikuni Ohtake
Takuji Ohyama
Niigata University, Niigata, Japan

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine

Soybean seeds contain a large amount of protein (about 35%), and there is a significant correlation between the total amount of N accumulated in soybean plants and seed yield. Soybean utilizes N from several sources, including mineralized soil organic matter, symbiotically fixed N, and N from fertilizer when applied. Soybean plants fix a large amount of N by root nodules symbiotically associated with soil bacteria called “rhizobia”. However, sole N2 fixation is often insufficient to support the vigorous vegetative and reproductive growth of soybean plants. For the maximum yield of soybean, it is necessary to use both N2 fixation by root nodules and nitrogen absorption from roots. This book introduces the promotive effects of deep placement of slow release N fertilizers on growth, N2 fixation activity and seed yield of soybean cultivated in some rotated paddy fields of Niigata prefecture, Japan, including rotated paddy fields and upland fields.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION (pp. 1-10)

Chapter 2: BACKGROUND (pp. 11-20)

Chapter 3: MATERIALS AND METHODS (pp. 21-38)

Chapter 4: RESULTS (pp. 39-48)

Chapter 5: DISCUSSION (pp. 49-59)


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