In Search Of Missing 30kg Of Nitrogen

Smart Rotations Stand E21B

Enhancing microbial population and diversity enables farmers to raise the efficiency of fertiliser usage through the enhancement of a plant’s root microbiome. More importantly, farmers can maintain or even increase yield at a lower chemical input-level; through enhanced uptake of both applied and existing mineral nutrients in the soil; simultaneously minimising diffused pollution and enhancing long term ‘soil health’. In 2019-2021 a series of field scale experiments were undertaken using plant growth promoting rhizobacteria inoculum to quantify the scope for field N modulation and the subsequent enhancement of plant microbiomes. The yield uplift between the untreated and various bacteria treated areas were found to be statistically significant in all trials.

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