Biology and Fertility of Soils

List of Papers (Total 64)


Symbiotic N nutrition, C assimilation, and plant water use efficiency in Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) grown in farmers’ fields in South Africa, measured using 15N and 13C natural abundance

Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) is the second most important indigenous food legume in Africa. The aim of this study was to evaluate plant growth, N2 fixation, N contribution, C accumulation, and plant water relations of Bambara groundnut grown in 26 farmers’ fields in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The data revealed marked (p ≤ 0.05) differences in plant dry ...