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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Mini Review(ISSN: 2637-4676)

Legumes: Model Plants for Sustainable Agriculture in Calcareous Soils

Volume 8 - Issue 4

Wissal M’sehli*, Kallala Nadia and Haythem Mhadhbi

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    • Laboratory of Legumes, Centre of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedria, Hammam-Lif, Tunisia

    *Corresponding author:Laboratory of Legumes, Centre of Biotechnology of Borj-Cedria, Hammam-Lif, Tunisia

Received:February 24, 2020;   Published: March 10, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2020.08.000291

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Nowadays, the agriculture’s target is the reach of an amount of crop production that can cover the need to feed growing world population with the crucial challenge of respecting the environment. Several environmental constraints are limiting world agricultural production, mainly the preponderance of calcareous soils suffering from ferric and phosphoric deficiencies. In calcareous soils, legumes were considered as an alternative solution to retrieve a fertile soil without the abusive use of chemical fertilizers. The ability to establish a symbiotic associations with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria is the way used by legumes to restore soil organic matter and to improve soil fertility. Legumes remain a source of healthy food while respecting the environment. This mini review describes the importance of legumes for Fe and P deficient soils management through sustainable practices.

Abstract| Introduction| Legumes Tolerance to Soil P Deficiency| Legumes Tolerance to Soil Fe Deficiency| Conclusion| References|