Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

Volume 13, Issue 2, Mar 2024, Pages 133-138
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.1408090
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The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality

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Chuong ,N., 2024. The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality. Eurasian J Soil Sci 13(2):133-138. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090
,& Chuong ,N. (2024). The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 13(2):133-138. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090
, and ,Chuong ,N. "The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 13.2 (2024):133-138. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090
, and ,Chuong ,N. "The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,13(Mar 2024):133-138 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090
N,Chuong "The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.13, no.2, pp.133-138 (Mar 2024), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090
Chuong ,Nguyen Van The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2024),13.2:133-138. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090

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Chuong , N., 2024. The impact of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation with nitrogen fertilization on baby corn yield and cob quality. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 13(2): 133-138. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.1408090

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Nguyen Van Chuong , An Giang University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, VNU-HCM City, Vietnam

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Article first published online : 21 Dec 2023
Manuscript Accepted : 17 Dec 2023
Manuscript Received: 09 Jul 2023
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.1408090
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.1408090

Abstract

In response to the escalating costs and diminishing efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers, the agricultural community is actively seeking sustainable alternatives that leverage natural nitrogen sources derived from biological N-fixation processes to enhance crop yield. This study investigates the combined effects of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation and varying nitrogen fertilizer doses on soil fertility, nutrient availability, and the yield and quality parameters of baby corn (Zea mays. L). The study involved the application of five nitrogen levels (0, 75, 150, 225, and 300 kg N ha-1) in conjunction with Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculum on HM-4 variety of baby corn, employing a comprehensive experimental design with five treatments and four replications. All treatments demonstrated increased ear count and weights of ear, silk, husk, edible cob, and biomass compared to the control. The study highlights the potential of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation in synergy with reduced nitrogen fertilizer to enhance total N contents in soil and positively impact baby corn yield and cob quality parameters. Optimal results were achieved with a 50% reduction in nitrogen fertilizer (150 kg N ha-1), emphasizing the importance of integrated nutrient management. The findings contribute valuable insights to sustainable agriculture, offering a promising strategy for increased baby corn production, improved nutritional quality, and environmental conservation. This integrated approach, involving microbial inoculation and nitrogen management, emerges as a key element in modern agricultural practices, promoting both productivity and nutritional content in baby corn crops.

Keywords

Klebsiella quasipneumoniae, inoculation, fertilizer, plant yield, cob quality.

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References

Assainar, S.K., Abbott, L.K., Mickan, B.S.,  Whiteley, A.S., Siddique, K.H.M., Solaiman, Z.M., 2018. Response of wheat to a multiple species microbial inoculant compared to fertilizer application. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1601.

Bai, Y., Feng, P., Chen, W., Xu, S., Liang, J., Jia, J., 2021. Effect of three microbial fertilizer carriers on water ınfiltration and evaporation, microbial community and alfalfa growth in saline-alkaline soil. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 52(20): 2462–2470.

Bargaz, A., Lyamlouli, K., Chtouki, M., Zeroual, Y., Dhiba, D., 2018. Soil microbial resources for improving fertilizers efficiency in an integrated plant nutrient management system. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1606.

Bever, J.D., Broadhurst, L.M., Thrall, P.H., 2013. Microbial phylotype composition and diversity predicts plant productivity and plant–soil feedbacks. Ecology Letters 16(2): 167–174.

Blackmer, A.M., Pottker, D., Cerrato, M.E., Webb, J., 1989. Correlations between soil nitrate concentrations in late spring and corn yields in Iowa. Journal of Production Agriculture 2(2): 103-109.

Brooks, K., Mourtzinis, S., Conley, S.P., Reiter, M.S., Gaska, J., Holshouser, D.L., Irby, T., Kleinjan, J., Knott, C., Lee, C., Lindsey, L., Naeve, S., Ross, J.,Singh, M.P., Vann, R., Matcham, E., 2022. Soybean yield response to sulfur and nitrogen additions across diverse U.S. environments. Agronomy Journal 115(1): 370–383.

Bundy, L.G., Andraski, T.W., Ruark, M.D., Peterson, A.E., 2011. Long-term continuous corn and nitrogen fertilizer effects on productivity and soil properties. Agronomy Journal 103(5): 1346-1351.

Carter, M.R., Gregorich, E.G., 2007. Soil sampling and methods of analysis. Second Edition, CRC Press. 1264p.

Chuong, N.V., 2023. Response of peanut quality and yield to chicken manure combined with Rhizobium inoculation in sandy soil. Communications in Science and Technology 8(1): 31–37.

Gondaliya, B.R., Desai, K.D., Ahlawat, T.R., Mangroliya, R.M., Mandaliya, J.V., 2022. Effect of chemicals on growth and yield of baby corn (Zea mays L.). The Pharma Innovation Journal 11(9): 2761-2764.

Guo, K., Yang, J., Yu, N., Luo, L., Wang, E., 2023. Biological nitrogen fixation in cereal crops: Progress, strategies, and perspectives. Plant Communications 4: 100499.

Haahtel, K., Kari, K., 1986. The role of root-associated Klebsiella pneumoniae in the nitrogen nutrition of Poapratensis and Triticum aestivum as estimated by the method of ¹⁵N isotope dilution. Plant and Soil 90(1-3): 245-254.

Imran, Amanullah, 2023. Soybean quality and profitability improved with peach (Prunus persica L;) remnants, phosphorus, and beneficial microbes. Journal of Plant Nutrition 46(3): 370–385.

Jones, J.B., 2001. Laboratory guide for conducting soil tests and plant analyses. CRC Press, New York, USA. 363p.

Kızılkaya, R., 2008. Yield response and nitrogen concentrations of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) inoculated with Azotobacter chroococcum strains. Ecological Engineering 33(2): 150-156.

Kızılkaya, R., 2009. Nitrogen fixation capacity of Azotobacter spp. strains isolated from soils in different ecosystems and relationship between them and the microbiological properties of soils. Journal of Environmental Biology 30: 73-82.

Korenblum, E., Dong, Y., Szymanski, J., Panda, S., Jozwiak, A., Massalha, H., Meir, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A.,  2020. Rhizosphere microbiome mediates systemic root metabolite exudation by root-to-root signaling. PNAS 117(7): 3874–3883.

Kumar, A., Maurya, B.R., Raghuwanshi, R. 2014. Isolation and characterization of PGPR and their effect on growth, yield and nutrient content in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 3(4): 121–128.

Lazcano, C., Boyd, E., Holme,s G., Hewavitharana, S., Pasulka, A., Ivors, K., 2021. The rhizosphere microbiome plays a role in the resistance to soil-borne pathogens and nutrient uptake of strawberry cultivars under field conditions. Scientific Report 11: 3188.

Liu, D., Chen, L., Zhu, X., Wang, Y., Xuan, Y., Liu, X., Chen, L., Duan, Y., 2018. Klebsiella pneumoniae SnebYK mediates resistance against Heterodera glycines and promotes soybean growth. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1134.

Liu, J., Cui, X., Liu, Z., Guo, Z., Yu, Z., Yao, Q., Siu, Y., Jin, J., Liu, X., Wang, G., 2019. The diversity and geographic distribution of cultivable bacillus-like bacteria across black soils of Northeast China. Frontier Microbiology 10: 1424.

McCullough, D.E., Mihajlovic. M., Aguilera, A., Tollenaar, M., Giradin, P., 1994. Influence of N supply on development and dry matter accumulation of an old and new maize hybrid. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 74(3): 471-477.

McLaughlin, D.; Kinzelbach, W. 2015. Food security and sustainable resource management. Water Resourse Research 51(7): 4966-4985.

Mendes, R., Garbeva, P., Raaijmakers, J.M., 2013. The rhizosphere microbiome: significance of plant beneficial, plant pathogenic, and human pathogenic microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 37(5): 634–663.

Mi, S., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Ma, Y., Sang, Y., Wang, X., 2022. Effect of different fertilizers on the physicochemical properties, chemical element and volatile composition of cucumbers. Food Chemistry 367: 130667.

Morales-Santos, A., García-Vila, M., Nolz, R., 2023. Assessment of the impact of irrigation management on soybean yield and water productivity in a subhumid environment. Agricultural Water Management 284: 108356.

Ortega, R., 2015. Integrated nutrient management in conventional intensive horticulture production systems. Acta Horticulturae 1076: 159-164.

Pishchik, V.N., Chernyaeva, I.I., Kozhemaykov, A.P., Vorobyov, N.I., Lazarev, A.M., Kozlov, L.P., 1998. Effect of inoculation with nitrogen-fixing Klebsiella on potato yield. In: Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes. Malik, K.A., Mirza, M.S., Ladha, J.K. (Eds.). Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences, vol 79. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 223–235.

Pylak, M.; Oszust, K.; Frac, M. 2019. Review report on the role of bioproducts, biopreparations, biostimulants and microbial inoculants in organic production of fruit. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology 18(3): 597-616.

Qureshi, M.A., Iqbal, M.Z., Rahman, S., Anwar, J., Tanveer, M.H., Shehzad, A., Ali, M.A., Aftab, M., Saleem, U., Ehsan, S., 2022. Relative potential of Rhizobium sp for improving the rice-wheat crop in the semi-arid regions. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 11(3): 216-224.

Rani, P.L, Sreenivas, G., Katti, G.S., 2015. Baby corn based inter cropping system as an alternative pathway for sustainable agriculture. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 4(8):869-873.

Ren, T., Li, Z., Du, B., Zhang, X., Xu, Z., Gao, D., Zheng, B., Zhao, W., Li, G., Ning, T., 2021. Improvement of photosystem performance and seed yield of summer soybean in Huanghuaihai region by organic fertilizer application and rational planting. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers 27: 1361–1375.

Riaz, A., Rafique, M., Aftab, M., Qureshi, M.A., Javed, H., Mujeeb, F., Akhtar, S., 2019. Mitigation of salinity in chickpea by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and salicylic acid. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 8(3): 221-228.

Torbert, H.A., Potter, K.N., Morrison, J.E., 2001. Tillage system, fertilizer nitrogen rate and timing effect on corn yield in the taxes black land prairie. Agronomy Journal  93(5): 1119-1124.

Yan, Z., Chunqiao, X., Sheng, Y., Yin, H., Yang, Z., Chi, R.,  2021. Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis of compound microbial fertilizer production in China. Sustainable Production and Consumption 28: 1622–1634.

Ye, L., Zhao, X., Bao, E., Li, J., Zou, Z., Cao, K., 2020. Bio-organic fertilizer with reduced rates of chemical fertilization improves soil fertility and enhances tomato yield and quality. Scientific Reports 10: 177.

Yusefi-Tanha, E.,  Fallah, S., Pokhrel, L.R., Rostamnejadi, A., 2023. Addressing global food insecurity: Soil-applied zinc oxide nanoparticles promote yield attributes and seed nutrient quality in Glycine max L. Science of The Total Environment 876: 162762.

Abstract

In response to the escalating costs and diminishing efficiency of nitrogen fertilizers, the agricultural community is actively seeking sustainable alternatives that leverage natural nitrogen sources derived from biological N-fixation processes to enhance crop yield. This study investigates the combined effects of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation and varying nitrogen fertilizer doses on soil fertility, nutrient availability, and the yield and quality parameters of baby corn (Zea mays. L). The study involved the application of five nitrogen levels (0, 75, 150, 225, and 300 kg N ha-1) in conjunction with Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculum on HM-4 variety of baby corn, employing a comprehensive experimental design with five treatments and four replications. All treatments demonstrated increased ear count and weights of ear, silk, husk, edible cob, and biomass compared to the control. The study highlights the potential of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae inoculation in synergy with reduced nitrogen fertilizer to enhance total N contents in soil and positively impact baby corn yield and cob quality parameters. Optimal results were achieved with a 50% reduction in nitrogen fertilizer (150 kg N ha-1), emphasizing the importance of integrated nutrient management. The findings contribute valuable insights to sustainable agriculture, offering a promising strategy for increased baby corn production, improved nutritional quality, and environmental conservation. This integrated approach, involving microbial inoculation and nitrogen management, emerges as a key element in modern agricultural practices, promoting both productivity and nutritional content in baby corn crops.

Keywords: Klebsiella quasipneumoniae, inoculation, fertilizer, plant yield, cob quality.

References

Assainar, S.K., Abbott, L.K., Mickan, B.S.,  Whiteley, A.S., Siddique, K.H.M., Solaiman, Z.M., 2018. Response of wheat to a multiple species microbial inoculant compared to fertilizer application. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1601.

Bai, Y., Feng, P., Chen, W., Xu, S., Liang, J., Jia, J., 2021. Effect of three microbial fertilizer carriers on water ınfiltration and evaporation, microbial community and alfalfa growth in saline-alkaline soil. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 52(20): 2462–2470.

Bargaz, A., Lyamlouli, K., Chtouki, M., Zeroual, Y., Dhiba, D., 2018. Soil microbial resources for improving fertilizers efficiency in an integrated plant nutrient management system. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1606.

Bever, J.D., Broadhurst, L.M., Thrall, P.H., 2013. Microbial phylotype composition and diversity predicts plant productivity and plant–soil feedbacks. Ecology Letters 16(2): 167–174.

Blackmer, A.M., Pottker, D., Cerrato, M.E., Webb, J., 1989. Correlations between soil nitrate concentrations in late spring and corn yields in Iowa. Journal of Production Agriculture 2(2): 103-109.

Brooks, K., Mourtzinis, S., Conley, S.P., Reiter, M.S., Gaska, J., Holshouser, D.L., Irby, T., Kleinjan, J., Knott, C., Lee, C., Lindsey, L., Naeve, S., Ross, J.,Singh, M.P., Vann, R., Matcham, E., 2022. Soybean yield response to sulfur and nitrogen additions across diverse U.S. environments. Agronomy Journal 115(1): 370–383.

Bundy, L.G., Andraski, T.W., Ruark, M.D., Peterson, A.E., 2011. Long-term continuous corn and nitrogen fertilizer effects on productivity and soil properties. Agronomy Journal 103(5): 1346-1351.

Carter, M.R., Gregorich, E.G., 2007. Soil sampling and methods of analysis. Second Edition, CRC Press. 1264p.

Chuong, N.V., 2023. Response of peanut quality and yield to chicken manure combined with Rhizobium inoculation in sandy soil. Communications in Science and Technology 8(1): 31–37.

Gondaliya, B.R., Desai, K.D., Ahlawat, T.R., Mangroliya, R.M., Mandaliya, J.V., 2022. Effect of chemicals on growth and yield of baby corn (Zea mays L.). The Pharma Innovation Journal 11(9): 2761-2764.

Guo, K., Yang, J., Yu, N., Luo, L., Wang, E., 2023. Biological nitrogen fixation in cereal crops: Progress, strategies, and perspectives. Plant Communications 4: 100499.

Haahtel, K., Kari, K., 1986. The role of root-associated Klebsiella pneumoniae in the nitrogen nutrition of Poapratensis and Triticum aestivum as estimated by the method of ¹⁵N isotope dilution. Plant and Soil 90(1-3): 245-254.

Imran, Amanullah, 2023. Soybean quality and profitability improved with peach (Prunus persica L;) remnants, phosphorus, and beneficial microbes. Journal of Plant Nutrition 46(3): 370–385.

Jones, J.B., 2001. Laboratory guide for conducting soil tests and plant analyses. CRC Press, New York, USA. 363p.

Kızılkaya, R., 2008. Yield response and nitrogen concentrations of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) inoculated with Azotobacter chroococcum strains. Ecological Engineering 33(2): 150-156.

Kızılkaya, R., 2009. Nitrogen fixation capacity of Azotobacter spp. strains isolated from soils in different ecosystems and relationship between them and the microbiological properties of soils. Journal of Environmental Biology 30: 73-82.

Korenblum, E., Dong, Y., Szymanski, J., Panda, S., Jozwiak, A., Massalha, H., Meir, S., Rogachev, I., Aharoni, A.,  2020. Rhizosphere microbiome mediates systemic root metabolite exudation by root-to-root signaling. PNAS 117(7): 3874–3883.

Kumar, A., Maurya, B.R., Raghuwanshi, R. 2014. Isolation and characterization of PGPR and their effect on growth, yield and nutrient content in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 3(4): 121–128.

Lazcano, C., Boyd, E., Holme,s G., Hewavitharana, S., Pasulka, A., Ivors, K., 2021. The rhizosphere microbiome plays a role in the resistance to soil-borne pathogens and nutrient uptake of strawberry cultivars under field conditions. Scientific Report 11: 3188.

Liu, D., Chen, L., Zhu, X., Wang, Y., Xuan, Y., Liu, X., Chen, L., Duan, Y., 2018. Klebsiella pneumoniae SnebYK mediates resistance against Heterodera glycines and promotes soybean growth. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1134.

Liu, J., Cui, X., Liu, Z., Guo, Z., Yu, Z., Yao, Q., Siu, Y., Jin, J., Liu, X., Wang, G., 2019. The diversity and geographic distribution of cultivable bacillus-like bacteria across black soils of Northeast China. Frontier Microbiology 10: 1424.

McCullough, D.E., Mihajlovic. M., Aguilera, A., Tollenaar, M., Giradin, P., 1994. Influence of N supply on development and dry matter accumulation of an old and new maize hybrid. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 74(3): 471-477.

McLaughlin, D.; Kinzelbach, W. 2015. Food security and sustainable resource management. Water Resourse Research 51(7): 4966-4985.

Mendes, R., Garbeva, P., Raaijmakers, J.M., 2013. The rhizosphere microbiome: significance of plant beneficial, plant pathogenic, and human pathogenic microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 37(5): 634–663.

Mi, S., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Ma, Y., Sang, Y., Wang, X., 2022. Effect of different fertilizers on the physicochemical properties, chemical element and volatile composition of cucumbers. Food Chemistry 367: 130667.

Morales-Santos, A., García-Vila, M., Nolz, R., 2023. Assessment of the impact of irrigation management on soybean yield and water productivity in a subhumid environment. Agricultural Water Management 284: 108356.

Ortega, R., 2015. Integrated nutrient management in conventional intensive horticulture production systems. Acta Horticulturae 1076: 159-164.

Pishchik, V.N., Chernyaeva, I.I., Kozhemaykov, A.P., Vorobyov, N.I., Lazarev, A.M., Kozlov, L.P., 1998. Effect of inoculation with nitrogen-fixing Klebsiella on potato yield. In: Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes. Malik, K.A., Mirza, M.S., Ladha, J.K. (Eds.). Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences, vol 79. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 223–235.

Pylak, M.; Oszust, K.; Frac, M. 2019. Review report on the role of bioproducts, biopreparations, biostimulants and microbial inoculants in organic production of fruit. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology 18(3): 597-616.

Qureshi, M.A., Iqbal, M.Z., Rahman, S., Anwar, J., Tanveer, M.H., Shehzad, A., Ali, M.A., Aftab, M., Saleem, U., Ehsan, S., 2022. Relative potential of Rhizobium sp for improving the rice-wheat crop in the semi-arid regions. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 11(3): 216-224.

Rani, P.L, Sreenivas, G., Katti, G.S., 2015. Baby corn based inter cropping system as an alternative pathway for sustainable agriculture. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 4(8):869-873.

Ren, T., Li, Z., Du, B., Zhang, X., Xu, Z., Gao, D., Zheng, B., Zhao, W., Li, G., Ning, T., 2021. Improvement of photosystem performance and seed yield of summer soybean in Huanghuaihai region by organic fertilizer application and rational planting. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers 27: 1361–1375.

Riaz, A., Rafique, M., Aftab, M., Qureshi, M.A., Javed, H., Mujeeb, F., Akhtar, S., 2019. Mitigation of salinity in chickpea by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and salicylic acid. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 8(3): 221-228.

Torbert, H.A., Potter, K.N., Morrison, J.E., 2001. Tillage system, fertilizer nitrogen rate and timing effect on corn yield in the taxes black land prairie. Agronomy Journal  93(5): 1119-1124.

Yan, Z., Chunqiao, X., Sheng, Y., Yin, H., Yang, Z., Chi, R.,  2021. Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis of compound microbial fertilizer production in China. Sustainable Production and Consumption 28: 1622–1634.

Ye, L., Zhao, X., Bao, E., Li, J., Zou, Z., Cao, K., 2020. Bio-organic fertilizer with reduced rates of chemical fertilization improves soil fertility and enhances tomato yield and quality. Scientific Reports 10: 177.

Yusefi-Tanha, E.,  Fallah, S., Pokhrel, L.R., Rostamnejadi, A., 2023. Addressing global food insecurity: Soil-applied zinc oxide nanoparticles promote yield attributes and seed nutrient quality in Glycine max L. Science of The Total Environment 876: 162762.



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