The objective of this Unit is to present the relevant concepts, methods and strategies required to evaluate nitrogen fixation in legume selection programs.  Various stages and types of experiements, and the treatments required to evaluate the legume-rhizobium symbiosis are defined.  Procedures for preparation, evaluation and use of inoculants and for evaluation of the symbiosis in agronomic experiments are described.  Special emphasis is given to beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), and tropical forage legumes, although most of the information is applicable to other legumes also.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1988
  • Publisher: CIAT, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
  • Dewey Decimal: 016.579
  • ECHO Library: 016.579 SYL