News tagged with fertilisers

Plant perfumes woo beneficial bugs

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered that maize crops emit chemical signals which attract growth-promoting microbes to live amongst their roots. This is the ...

Apr 24, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

New way to measure nitrous oxide emissions

(PhysOrg.com) -- An accurate new way to measure a potent greenhouse gas emitted during agricultural production will help countries to better manage their environmental impact, thanks to Queensland University of Technology ...

Mar 06, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Closing the phosphorous-efficiency gap

Ways to reduce the costs of phosphorus fertiliser use on farms – critical for sustaining high agricultural production in many Australian farming systems – have been identified in a new suite of journal ...

Oct 24, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Nitrate fertiliser wasted on sugarcane

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rising nitrogen fertiliser application to sugarcane crops globally and the potential for this fertiliser to be leached from soil and lost to the atmosphere have been highlighted in a new study led by The ...

May 09, 2011 not rated yet 0

Greenhouse gases from forest soils

Reactive nitrogen compounds from agriculture, transport, and industry lead to increased emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from forests in Europe. Nitrous oxide emission from forest soils is at least twice ...

Apr 12, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1