Enhancement of Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Common Bean in Latin America

Results from an FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Programme, 1986–1991

  • F. A. Bliss
  • G. Hardarson

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. G. Hardarson, F. A. Bliss, M. R. Cigales-Rivero, R. A. Henson, J. A. Kipe-Nolt, L. Longeri et al.
    Pages 59-70
  3. A. Micke
    Pages 81-85
  4. S. M. Tsai, P. M. Da Silva, W. L. Cabezas, R. Bonetti
    Pages 93-101
  5. J. A. Kipe-Nolt, H. Vargas, K. E. Giller
    Pages 103-106
  6. J. J. Peña-Cabriales, O. A. Grageda-Cabrera, Y. Kola, G. Hardarson
    Pages 115-121
  7. J. J. Peña-Cabriales, J. Z. Castellanos
    Pages 151-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book


The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important pulse crop in Latin America, as well as in large parts of Asia and Africa. It is particularly important due to its ability, in symbiosis with Rhizobium bacteria, to fix atmospheric nitrogen and due to its high nutrient value.
Incorporating contributions from plant breeders, microbiologists, plant physiologists and soil scientists, this volume reports the results of an FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Programme (1985--1991), whose main objective was to enhance yield and biological nitrogen fixation in common bean by reducing its reliance on soil and fertilizer nitrogen.
The volume will be invaluable to scientists working on biological nitrogen fixation and legume production.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. A. Bliss
    • 1
  • G. Hardarson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PomologyUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Joint FAO/IAEA ProgrammeSoil Science Unit, Agency’s LaboratoriesSeibersdorfAustria

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