Effect of Inoculation (Rhizobium meliloti) on the Plant Height and Dry Matter Yield in Seven Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Varieties

알팔파(Medicago sativa L.) 7개 품종(品種)의 생육(生育)에 미치는 근류균접종(根瘤菌接種)의 영향(影響)

  • Kim, Moo-Sung (Department of Horticulture, College of Industry, Kyung Hee University)
  • 김무성 (경희대학교 산업대학 원예학과)
  • Received : 1974.12.20
  • Published : 1975.03.20


Effect of inoculation trial on plant height and dry matter yield of seven alfalfa varieties (Medicago sativa L. var. Washoe, Ranger, Lahontan, Narragensett, Atlantic, Vernal, and Moapa 69) which are considered to be well adapted in these areas were conducted during 1973-1974 in a relatively poor soil at the field station in Kyung Hee University. Root nodule bacteria: Rhizobium meliloti (Noculator Northrup Kings Co. Ltd) was applied at a rate to provide 6 oz/30l of alfalfa seeds. Seven varieties were seeded in pots on May 31, 1973 and in second year, they were transplanted in field. 1. Dry matter yield and plant height of all inoculation plots were significantly greater than those of the no inoculation plots in all varieties. 2. In the 1973, dry matter yield of inoculation plot a in pot experiment was in the order of Moapa 69> Vernal> Lahontan> Washoe> Atlantic> Narragensett> Ranger. 3. There was no difference in dry matter yield between with and without-inoculation after transplanted in a field in the second year (1974). Total dry matter yield of varieties was in the order of Washoe> Lahontan> Moapa 69> Ranger> Narragensett> Vernal> Atlantic.