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A Review of the Response of the Faba Bean to the Integrated Use of Inorganic and Organic Fertilization in Ethiopian Soil

The faba bean is important for both human and animal feed as well as for enhancing soil fertility. Despite having numerous advantages, the faba bean crop's productivity is significantly lower than its potential and is restricted by a number of limiting constraints in Ethiopia. Therefore, the objective of this review was to evaluate the integrated effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer on the growth and yield of faba bean in Ethiopian soil conditions. Accordingly, it can be seen from the evaluation that fertilizer application has an impact on all faba bean parameters. However, as observed from this review, faba bean highly significantly responded to P fertilizer more than other nutrients. As per inorganic fertilizer, the review indicated that the yield of faba bean was increased from 0 kg P2O5 ha-1 to 115 kg P2O5 ha-1, 0 kg N ha-1 to 46 kg N ha-1, and 0 kg NP2O5 ha-1 to 109.5/103.5 kg N/P2O5 ha-1, respectively. In addition, as per integrated fertilizer use, the experiment showed that plots treated with Bio (FYM+IR) + NPS 150 had the maximum grain yield (5.85 t ha-1), while the lowest grain yield (1.58 t ha-1) was recorded from treatments receiving NPS (0) fertilizer and without bio-organic fertilizers. The results showed that the application of 4 t lime ha-1, 120 kg NPSB ha-1, and rhizobium inoculation produced the highest grain yield (2405.67 kg ha-1), whereas a treatment without fertilizer or lime but with rhizobium inoculation and par with the absolute control treatment produced the lowest grain yield (864 kg ha-1). According to the review, the type of soil, agroecology, and plant variety all influence how plants react to fertilizer. It can be concluded that to maximize the production and productivity of faba bean crops while also improving soil health, it is necessary to set the optimal rate of organic manures and inorganic fertilizer as per the site-specific location.

Organic Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Yield, Phosphorus

Mohammed Kedir. (2023). A Review of the Response of the Faba Bean to the Integrated Use of Inorganic and Organic Fertilization in Ethiopian Soil. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 12(5), 155-162.

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