Response of two grasses to inoculation with Azospirillum spp. In a Bahamian soil


  • R.W. Taylor Bahamas Agricultural Research Training and Development Project, Andros Islands, Bahamas


Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum) fertilized lightly with N and inoculated with a mixed culture of two Azospirillum species produced a significantly higher yield of dry matter than did the uninoculated control in a Bahamian limestone soil. Under similar conditions, the yield was higher for inoculated Guinea grass (Panicum maximum) than the control but the difference was not significant. The data suggest a beneficial N2 fixing association between pearl millet and the Azospirillum organisms.



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