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Improvement of inoculant efficiency by strain improvement and formulation manipulations

  • Alan S. Paau
  • Mari Lynn Bennett
  • Cara J. Kurtenbach
  • Lori L. Graham

Abstract

The use of commercial Rhizobium inoculants in legume culture has long been a common agronomic practice. With years of legume cultivation, the populations of indigenous Rhizobium strains build up and the value obtained by seed- or soil-inoculation with commercial inoculants begins to decline. Most commercial Rhizobium inoculants are now used only on new legume ground or as an insurance. Significant yield increase is rarely obtained. The reasons why commercial inoculants generally lack field efficacy are many.

Keywords

Soybean Meal Rhizobium Strain Strain Improvement Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Inoculant Strain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan S. Paau
    • 1
  • Mari Lynn Bennett
    • 1
  • Cara J. Kurtenbach
    • 1
  • Lori L. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.Agracetus8520 University GreenMiddletonUSA

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