Modern agriculture has promoted the development of high-nitrification systems that are susceptible to major losses of nitrogen through leaching of nitrate and gaseous emissions of nitrogen oxide (NO and N2O), contributing to global warming and depletion of the ozone layer. Leakage of nitrogen from agricultural systems forces increased use of nitrogen fertilizers and causes water pollution and elevated costs of food production. Possible strategies for prevention of these processes involve various agricultural management approaches and use of synthetic inhibitors. Growing plants capable of producing nitrification suppressors could become a potentially superior method of controlling nitrification in the soil. There is a need to investigate the phenomenon of biological nitrification inhibition in arable crop species.
Conference Article| January 19 2011
Plant influence on nitrification
Marcin W. Skiba;
Marcin W. Skiba 1
*Environment Plant Interactions Programme, Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), Dundee DD2 5DA, U.K.
†Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, U.K.
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Timothy S. George;
Elizabeth M. Baggs;
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Marcin W. Skiba, Timothy S. George, Elizabeth M. Baggs, Tim J. Daniell; Plant influence on nitrification. Biochem Soc Trans 1 February 2011; 39 (1): 275–278. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST0390275
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