Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes
AuthorJohn P. Conrad
Author AffiliationsJohn P. Conrad is Professor of Agronomy and Agronomist in the Expriment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 1(9):1-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v001n09p1d. August 1947.
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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