Plant Nutrients News

  • Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others

    Biologists know that when plants battle for space, often the actual battle is for getting the nitrogen. Now, research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gives important new information on how plants can change 'nitrogen cycling' to gain nitrogen and how this allows plant species to invade and take over native plants. In an article published July 6 in the scientific journal Proceedings of the ...

    By ScienceDaily

  • Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release

    As microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet 'balanced' in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the normal release of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. When plants drop their leaves, stems and twigs, this organic matter slowly becomes part of the soil as a result of decomposition, which is facilitated by bacteria and other microbes. This ...

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