Introduction to nitrogen fixation in agriculture and industry: Contribution of BNF to sustainability of agriculture

  • Ben Bohlool


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.


Black Locust Biological Nitrogen fIxation Tree Legume Agricultural Sustainability Root Nodule Bacterium 
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© Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Bohlool
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  1. 1.NifTAL ProjectUniversity of HawaiiPaiaUSA

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