The effects of inoculation of cowpea and maize withGlomus mosseae and sowing into field soil fumigated with formalin are reported. Root infection was significantly, though temporarily, decreased and grain yield increased, by sterilization. Inoculation increased root infection, shoot yields, P contents and grain yield.
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Islam, R., Ayanaba, A. Growth and yield responses of cowpea and maize to inoculation withGlomus mosseae in sterilized soil under field conditions. Plant Soil 63, 505–509 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02370052
- Field sterilization