Biological nitrogen fixation: An efficient source of nitrogen for sustainable agricultural production?

  title={Biological nitrogen fixation: An efficient source of nitrogen for sustainable agricultural production?},
  author={Mark B. Peoples and David F. Herridge and Jagdish Kumar Ladha},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
A fundamental shift has taken place in agricultural research and world food production. In the past, the principal driving force was to increase the yield potential of food crops and to maximize productivity. Today, the drive for productivity is increasingly combined with a desire for sustainability. For farming systems to remain productive, and to be sustainable in the long-term, it will be necessary to replenish the reserves of nutrients which are removed or lost from the soil. In the case of… CONTINUE READING
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