Navigation Links
Is nitrogen the new carbon?
Date:9/21/2009

MADISON, WI, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 -- In looking forward to the next Green Revolution, researchers have been carefully examining the role of nitrogen fixation in delivering successful crops around the globe.

For too long, nitrogen fixation of the soil has involved a dependence upon fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that are petroleum-based, thus tying the agricultural industry to the availability and market price of fossil fuels. Many researchers agree that the next generations of technologies should emphasize clean and renewable sources to maintain the sustainability of agricultural development.

A new book, Nitrogen Fixation in Crop Production, is a resource for the science, application, and politics of the use of nitrogen-fixing crop plants across the globe and in various environments. From the microscopic to the global scale, the book contains a wide range of approaches to the role of nitrogen fixation. The book is published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

Nitrogen Fixation in Crop Production strongly emphasizes the economics of implementing advanced technologies in the process of nitrogen fixation. The goal of these technologies is the growth of agricultural yields worldwide, creating a system in which regions that typically struggle with their own agricultural sustenance would be able to become more self-sufficient. Nitrogen fixation is widely recognized as a method of achieving these gains, making the book a very timely commodity. For example, the United Nations Millennium Project emphasizes the nitrogen fixation strategy for its sub-Saharan Africa villages.

"Biological nitrogen fixation is an important economic issue for the global economy, as it represents the potential to reduce manufactured fertilizer nitrogen use in certain cropping systems. The economic and societal benefits of biological nitrogen fixation, especially where soil nitroge
'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Nitrogen -- the silent species eliminator
2. Study reveals that nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil organic carbon
3. When accounting for the global nitrogen budget, dont forget fish
4. Bad news for coastal ocean: less fish out, means more nitrogen in
5. Nitrogen pollution boosts plant growth in tropics by 20 percent
6. Evolution of root nodule symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria
7. A common genetic mechanism discovered in nitrogen-fixing plants
8. Healthy rivers needed to remove nitrogen
9. ORNL study finds rivers play part in removing nitrogen
10. From the backyard to the ocean: New study shows streams act as key nitrogen filters
11. Streams remove significant amounts of nitrogen, preventing downstream dead zones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation has ... $1.8 million from the Department of Defense Spinal ... is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, controlled, ... improve bone and muscle strength after spinal cord ... Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. Two ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... and Professor Luca Razzari of the nergie Matriaux ... grants from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund ... the acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech and nanophotonics equipment. ... from the Ministre de l,Enseignement suprieur, de la ... (MESRST). These new laboratories will help us develop ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Down syndrome - or trisomy 21 - is the ... from a chromosomal abnormality where cells of affected individuals ... the human genome). A study conducted by Stylianos Antonarakis ... and Development at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) Faculty ... on how the extra chromosome 21 upsets the equilibrium ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Kessler Foundation awarded Department of Defense grant for spinal cord injury research 2New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS 2Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 2Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 3
... therapies similar to those used for HIV patients may be the ... the University of Leeds. A study of a protein called ... the protein between virus strains - known as genotypes - ... function. The p7 protein assists the spread of HCV ...
... U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) ... (Glycine max) genetic code, making it widely available to ... one of the world,s most valuable plant commodities. ... world,s edible protein, but also is an emerging feedstock ...
... DECEMBER 8, 2008 Animal feeding operations are an ... and carbon dioxideknown greenhouse gases. Recent inventories suggest ... global methane emissions. As a consequence, greenhouse gas ... the development and sustainability of animal production and ...
Cached Biology News:Leeds research points to new therapy for hepatitis C treatment 2DOE Joint Genome Institute completes soybean genome 2DOE Joint Genome Institute completes soybean genome 3Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Two champions of science, technology, ... of an annual competition for middle and high school ... innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world ... Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AudioNotch is the internet's leading provider of ... of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound therapy that is ... of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume decreases. , AudioNotch ... Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch is pleased to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and organizations preparing ... the United States and Europe , ... returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. office. ... two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the Office of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... iLab Solutions, the leader in core facility management software, today ... In this role, Michelle will work with current and potential ... development of iLab products. Her main goal will be to ... scientific community by offering the most advanced, user-friendly, and high-impact ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... 9, 2011 Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC ... the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme ... and biopharmaceutical industries, today announced that Jan Wery, ... center in The Netherlands, will be making a ...
... 9, 2011 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... of radiosurgery, announced today that the U.S. Securities and ... Registration Statement relating to the previously announced acquisition of ... the registration statement will first be mailed to TomoTherapy ...
... Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDEA ), a ... for the treatment of serious diseases, today reported recent ... March 31, 2011. "Results from our recently completed Phase ... lesinurad,s potential to bring relief to millions of patients ...
Cached Biology Technology:SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 2SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 3SEC Declares Accuray Form S-4 Registration Statement Effective in Proposed Acquisition of TomoTherapy 4Ardea Biosciences Reports Recent Accomplishments and Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Ardea Biosciences Reports Recent Accomplishments and Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Ardea Biosciences Reports Recent Accomplishments and Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Ardea Biosciences Reports Recent Accomplishments and Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Ardea Biosciences Reports Recent Accomplishments and Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6
... are cytopathic effect inhibition assays, also known as ... tissue culture supernatents; serum from PK studies and ... is defined as the quantity of interferon required ... viral infection by 50%. All standards ...
Request Info...
...
...
Biology Products: