Nodulation and Development of Soybean Submitted to Inoculation With Bradyrhizobium japonicum and Phosphorus Doses

  •  Erica Chaves    
  •  Rubson da Costa Leite    
  •  Thalita Rodrigues Silva    
  •  Thayny Alves Viana    
  •  Tatiane de Sousa Cruz    
  •  Guilherme Octávio de Sousa Soares    
  •  Robson da Costa Leite    
  •  Raimundo Laerton de Lima Leite    


Among the several factors that may influence nodulation and the efficiency of biological nitrogen fixation for soybean plants, nutrient availability is among the most important. This study aimed to evaluate the inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum and doses of phosphorus on the development of soybean in a Vertisol, in Tocantins. The experimental design was completely randomized in a 4 × 2 factorial scheme, with four replications. Four doses of phosphate fertilization (0, 100, 200, and 300 kg ha-1 P2O5) were studied, combined with two inoculation treatments with Bradyrhizobium japonicum (inoculated and not inoculated). The following variables were evaluated: plant height, stem diameter, nodules per plant, dry mass of nodules, dry mass of plant, dry mass of root, number of pods and number of grains per pod. Under greenhouse conditions and soil with good availability of phosphorus, there is no influence of the doses on the inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Soils with good availability of phosphorus have low response to the application of phosphate fertilizer.

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