Soil amelioration and root symbioses ofParkia biglobosa (Jacq.) Benth. in West Africa

@article{Tomlinson1995SoilAA,
  title={Soil amelioration and root symbioses ofParkia biglobosa (Jacq.) Benth. in West Africa},
  author={Heather Biggar Tomlinson and Zewge Teklehaimanot and Aoua Traor{\'e} and Ebenezer Oluwafemi Olapade},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={1995},
  volume={30},
  pages={145-159}
}
Parkia biglobosa is an important multipurpose tree from the savanna zone of West Africa. It has been reported to increase soil fertility and crop yields beneath its crown. However, no work has been conducted to determine the role of root symbioses in soil amelioration by this species. The existing reports of nodulation inParkia biglobosa are contradictory and the presence of mycorrhizae is not documented in the literature.Fieldwork was conducted at six sites in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, to… CONTINUE READING

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