The contributions of nitrogen-fixing crop legumes to the productivity of agricultural systems

@article{Peoples2010TheCO,
  title={The contributions of nitrogen-fixing crop legumes to the productivity of agricultural systems},
  author={Mark B. Peoples and John Brockwell and David F. Herridge and Ian J. Rochester and Bruno J. R. Alves and Segundo Sacramento Urquiaga and Robert Michael Boddey and Felix Dapare Dakora and Shreesh Bhattarai and Shreedhar Maskey and C. Sampet and Benjavan Rerkasem and Dil Faraz Khan and Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen and Erik Steen Jensen},
  journal={Symbiosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={1-17}
}
Data collated from around the world indicate that, for every tonne of shoot dry matter produced by crop legumes, the symbiotic relationship with rhizobia is responsible for fixing, on average on a whole plant basis (shoots and nodulated roots), the equivalent of 30–40 kg of nitrogen (N). Consequently, factors that directly influence legume growth (e.g… CONTINUE READING

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