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Five Ways to Minimize Nitrate Leaching
Five Ways to Minimize Nitrate Leaching

Nitrogen is an essential plant macro-nutrient, and while seventy-eight percent of the earth’s atmosphere is composed of nitrogen, is is not in a form available to most plants (with the exception of some nitrogen-fixing legumes that harness it with a bacterial symbiosis). Therefore, fertilizer is applied to crops in forms that are readily taken-up by plant roots, as nitrate (NO3) and ammonium (NH4). Read more…