Introduction to nitrogen fixation in agriculture and industry: Contribution of BNF to sustainability of agriculture
Agricultural sustainability relies heavily on practices that are ecologically sound, while at the same time economically attractive. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) technologies fulfil both of these requirements. N-fixing plants offer an attractive means of reducing costly and energy-intensive inputs into managed systems while increasing return from the land. In addition, while biologically-fixed N is immobilized into plant tissue and released slowly, fertilizer N is lost rapidly due to leaching, run-off and volatilization causing water and atmospheric pollution.
KeywordsBlack Locust Biological Nitrogen fIxation Tree Legume Agricultural Sustainability Root Nodule Bacterium
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