Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes

Author

John P. Conrad

Author Affiliations

John P. Conrad is Professor of Agronomy and Agronomist in the Expriment Station, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 1(9):1-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v001n09p1d. August 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.

Conrad J. 1947. Fertilized legumes aid following crop of non-legumes. Hilgardia 1(9):1-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v001n09p1d
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