Nitrogen transformations in modern agriculture and the role of biological nitrification inhibition

@article{Coskun2017NitrogenTI,
  title={Nitrogen transformations in modern agriculture and the role of biological nitrification inhibition},
  author={Devrim Coskun and Dev T. Britto and Wei Shi and Herbert J. Kronzucker},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  year={2017},
  volume={3}
}
The nitrogen (N)-use efficiency of agricultural plants is notoriously poor. Globally, about 50% of the N fertilizer applied to cropping systems is not absorbed by plants, but lost to the environment as ammonia (NH3), nitrate (NO3−), and nitrous oxide (N2O, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide), raising agricultural production costs and contributing to pollution and climate change. These losses are driven by volatilization of NH3 and by a matrix of… CONTINUE READING
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