Items Tagged with 'legume'


Fixing Nitrogen for the World

One of the Agricultural Research Service's more unusual germplasm collections is devoted to Rhizobium, bacteria that form symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationships with soybeans, alfalfa, peanuts, beans, and other legumes to convert nitrogen gas from the air into fertilizer for the plants.
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Proper Soil pH is Key to Molybdenum Availability

Most problematic for legumes, molybdenum deficiencies are sometimes misdiagnosed as nitrogen deficiencies, but with a soil pH greater than 6.0, a response to applications is unlikely.

Editor’s note: This is the seventh of seven articles to be published in the No-Till Farmer newsletter on micronutrients essential to plant health.

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Frost Seed Legumes To Boost Nitrogen, Improve Pastures

Producers looking for an easy, inexpensive way to improve their pastures and hay fields can consider taking advantage of the still-frozen grounds and try frost seeding now for green pastures later, according to a forage expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
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