Treatments Shoot dry weight (gm/plant) Nodule number/plant Nodule dry weight (mg/plant) Total nitrogen content (mg/plant) Chlorophyll a content (mg/cm2) Chlorophyll b content (mg/cm2)
F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843 F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843 F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843 F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843 F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843 F. faba Misr1 F. faba Giza 843
Non-infested control 6.51e 8.28e 18.03g 17.51e 165d 138g 51.58f 56.88h 0.31e 0.27d 0.27b 0.17d
Infested control 5.89e 4.36f 9.82h 5.31f 118e 238ef 36.98g 47.74j 0.22f 0.18g 0.17e 0.15d
R. leguminosarum 312 6.74e 10.57d 27.52e 26.33d 255c 273e 54.52e 76.72e 0.44b 0.21f 0.29ab 0.16d
R. leguminosarum 317 9.12d 9.45d 31.06de 25.51d 245c 225f 71.45d 72.23g 0.38bc 0.24e 0.23c 0.16d
R. leguminosarum 302 7.20e 9.67d 32.82cd 26.02d 333b 248ef 84.89b 91.15b 0.41b 0.23ef 0.29ab 0.16d
R. leguminosarum 313 8.37d 10.79d 29.53de 25.05d 338b 235ef 70.19d 65.07i 0.31e 0.22ef 0.22d 0.17d
R. leguminosarum 312+317 10.15b 11.62c 35.05c 32.01bc 333b 418b 88.92b 71.69g 0.46a 0.29c 0.29ab 0.20bc
R. leguminosarum 313+317 9.14d 12.33b 41.51b 30.04c 353b 375c 86.18b 71.13g 0.35cde 0.27d 0.27b 0.18cd
R. leguminosarum 312+302 8.65d 12.68b 42.04b 34.04b 323b 360c 86.19b 74.08f 0.33de 0.29c 0.21cd 0.21b
R. leguminosarum 312+313 8.77d 12.40b 41.51b 33.83b 338b 320d 87.39b 77.99e 0.35cde 0.30b 0.21cd 0.25a
R. leguminosarum 302+317 8.84d 12.43b 43.06b 31.54bc 320b 320d 75.75c 80.69d 0.34cde 0.26d 0.20d 0.23ab
Mixture 10.53b 13.41b 52.09a 43.57a 390a 468a 91.55b 83.56c 0.41b 0.35a 0.26b 0.24a
Azotobacter chroococcum 9.66c 12.65b 23.11f 19.51e 225c 248f 70.05d 70.72g 0.36bcd 0.28cd 0.22cd 0.24a
Compost tea 11.58a 14.44a 28.51e 25.04d 328b 315d 103.13a 96.59a 0.41b 0.24e 0.33a 0.24a
Different letters on the column for each parameter (V. faba Misr 1 & V. faba Giza 843) are differ significantly at p≤ 0.05.
Table 1: Influence of different microbial treatments and compost tea on shoot dry weight, nodule number, nodule dry weight, total nitrogen content and chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b contents in faba bean in experiment done in 2010.