Effect of Different Types of Fertilization on Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis Crop

Cristina Angeli, Nicolina Cheimona, Ioanna Kakabouki, Charis Konstantina Kontopoulou, Ioanna Tabaxi, Anastasia Papandreou, Vasiliki Pachi, Ioulia Drossinou, Panayiota Papastylianou, Dimitrios J Bilalis


A field experiment was conducted at Pylos, Greece to compare the effect of different types of fertilization on yardlong bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) crop. The conventional treatment plots were fertilized with an inorganic fertilizer, whereas the organic treatments plots received organic compost. Data analysis confirmed no significant correlation between plant height and type of fertilization, but there was significant correlation between length of pods and type of fertilization. In particular, morphological characteristics of yardlong bean were enhanced by inorganic fertilization in comparison with the organic fertilization.  Organic farming increased significantly the number on root nodules in comparison with conventional farming.


Compost, landraces, plant growth, Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:12390

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