Nitrogen Sharing from Legume Companions

Soil Tent

Although we predominantly consider the decay of root nodules and legume tissues as the main mode of delivery of N from legumes to the following crop, legume companions can also share N in real time to the current crop. This session will outline the pathways for belowground transfer of N, give insight into the biotic and abiotic factors that influence this interaction and provide agronomic tips on how to optimise this process in field.