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Effects of Stylosanthes guyanensis and soybean inoculum on the growth and production of soybean (Glycine max L.) in eco-climatic conditions of Kinshasa (DR Congo)
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Effects of Stylosanthes guyanensis and soybean inoculum on the growth and production of soybean (Glycine max L.) in eco-climatic conditions of Kinshasa (DR Congo)


Bangata B.M., Mongo Y., Falasi N., Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua2, Minengu M., Mobambo K.N.

1Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Kinshasa, P.O. Box 117 Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of Congo
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Kinshasa, P.O. Box 190, Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of the Congo


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Professor Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua (PhD),
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Received: October 24, 2015,   Accepted: February 7, 2016,   Published:


Abstract:

Soybean (Glycine max L.) is a legume grown mainly for its seeds rich in proteins with the proportions of 36.5%. In Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC or DR Congo), there are several varieties of cultivated soybeans. Since there is a diversity of soils cultivated by farmers, some varieties do not always express their potential. The reason why a study was conducted in N'djili-Brasserie crop scientific station from April20 to August12, 2013 for the first test and from October 2, 2013 to January 12, 2014 for the second test. This study was designed to compare the two used fertilizers, to bring out the best dose of these fertilizers enabling the farmers of this country to increase their production and to evaluate the yield of the variety TGX 888-49 C. The results of the test conducted according to a randomized complete block system with four repetitions showed that Stylosanthes guyanensis (6 Kg/m2) has positively influenced the studied parameters as well in the first test as in the second test of which the best yield was that observed from the first test (2133 Kg/ha) while the lowest yield was observed in the second test (1175 kg/ha). Given the findings, Stylosanthes guyanensis biomass can be retained and recommended as organic fertilizer for soybean production in Kinshasa and its surroundings.


Keywords: Yield, legume, association, diet, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Citation:

Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua et al (2016). Effects of Stylosanthes guyanensis and soybean inoculum on the growth and production of soybean (Glycine max L.) in eco-climatic conditions of Kinshasa DR Congo. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V4I1. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V4I1.03


Copyright:

© 2016 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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