, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 713-715

Measurement of amount of nitrogen fixed by a legume crop

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The amount of nitrogen fixed by a legume crop can be calculated from the relationship % MathType!MTEF!2!1!+-% feaafiart1ev1aaatCvAUfeBSjuyZL2yd9gzLbvyNv2CaerbuLwBLn% hiov2DGi1BTfMBaeXatLxBI9gBaerbd9wDYLwzYbItLDharqqtubsr% 4rNCHbGeaGqiVu0Je9sqqrpepC0xbbL8F4rqqrFfpeea0xe9Lq-Jc9% vqaqpepm0xbba9pwe9Q8fs0-yqaqpepae9pg0FirpepeKkFr0xfr-x% fr-xb9adbaqaaeGaciGaaiaabeqaamaabaabaaGceaqabeaacaqGbb% GaaeyBaiaab+gacaqG1bGaaeOBaiaabshacaqGGaGaae4BaiaabAga% caqGGaGaaeOzaiaabMgacaqG4bGaaeyzaiaabsgacaqGGaGaaeOtai% aabccacaqG9aaabaGaaeypaiaabccadaqadaqaaiaaigdacqGHsisl% daWcaaqaaiGacggacaGG0bGaai4Baiaac2gacaGGGaGaaiyjaiaacc% cacaGGobGaaiylaiaacgdacaGG1aGaaiiiaiaacwgacaGG4bGaai4y% aiaacwgacaGGZbGaai4CaiaacccacaGGPbGaaiOBaiaacccacaGGSb% GaaiyzaiaacEgacaGG1bGaaiyBaiaacwgacaGGGaGaai4yaiaackha% caGGVbGaaiiCaaqaaiGacggacaGG0bGaai4Baiaac2gacaGGGaGaai% yjaiaacccacaGGobGaaiylaiaacgdacaGG1aGaaiiiaiaacwgacaGG% 4bGaai4yaiaacwgacaGGZbGaai4CaiaacccacaGGPbGaaiOBaiaacc% cacaqGYbGaaeyzaiaabAgacaqGLbGaaeOCaiaabwgacaqGUbGaae4y% aiaabwgacaGGGaGaai4yaiaackhacaGGVbGaaiiCaaaaaiaawIcaca% GLPaaacaqI4bGaaKiiaiaabshacaqGVbGaaeiDaiaabggacaqGSbGa% aeiiaiaab6eacaqGGaGaaeyAaiaab6gacaqGGaGaaeiBaiaabwgaca% qGNbGaaeyDaiaab2gacaqGLbGaaeiiaiaabogacaqGYbGaae4Baiaa% bchaaaaa!9A78!\[\begin{gathered} {\text{Amount of fixed N = }} \hfill \\ {\text{ = }}\left( {1 - \frac{{\operatorname{atom} \% N - 15 excess in legume crop}}{{\operatorname{atom} \% N - 15 excess in {\text{reference}} crop}}} \right)\user1{x }{\text{total N in legume crop}} \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \]when a suitable reference crop is chosen. The implications and interpretation of this method of measurement are described.