Evaluation of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) as green manure in Aegean conditions in terms of soil nutriton under different sowing dates


ALGAN N., ÇELEN A. E.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol.6, no.7, pp.1744-1749, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1744-1749
  • Keywords: Mung bean, green manure, plant biomass, nutrients

Abstract

The experiment was conducted in Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Menemen Research, Application and Production Center during the years 2003 and 2004 to evaluate mung bean (variety ML-613) as a green manure under Randomized Complete Block Design considering three sowing times as three treatments in three replications. In this study, it was observed that the legume has a high biomass (2915 to 4405 kg/da) and grain yield (180 to 240 kg/da) in conditions of Aegean area. A short vegetation duration (60 to 75 days) was also recorded with high values of organic matter (70%), narrow C:N ratio (10) along with higher content of micro and macro elements. In this perspective, it was understood that mung bean is a convenient legume crop as green manure in Aegean conditions during summer.