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Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes

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John P. Conrad

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California Agriculture 1(9):1-3.

Published August 01, 1947

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Fertilizers containing no nitrogen may increase the growth of legumes such as bur clover, vetch, and peas, which contain relatively high amounts of nitrogen. This is possible because bacteria contained in nodules on the roots of legumes fix the free nitrogen of the air—a form unavailable to most other plants.

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Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes

John P. Conrad
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Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes

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John P. Conrad

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California Agriculture 1(9):1-3.

Published August 01, 1947

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Abstract

Fertilizers containing no nitrogen may increase the growth of legumes such as bur clover, vetch, and peas, which contain relatively high amounts of nitrogen. This is possible because bacteria contained in nodules on the roots of legumes fix the free nitrogen of the air—a form unavailable to most other plants.

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