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peon rhizobium

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Ross Ballard and Liz Drew assess symbiotic competence of field pea rhizobia at SARDI in South Australia... Pulse crops such as field peas, faba beans, lentils and chickpeas may appear green and healthy throughout the growing season and yield well, but they may in part be relying on mineral nitrogen in the soil rather than contributing nitrogen to the system via biological nitrogen fixation... Soils were collected in autumn, prior to the start of the growing season, and the number of pea rhizobia present in soil and their ability to nodulate and fix nitrogen with peas determined...
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