Posts Tagged ‘ Nitrogen ’

Nitrogen key in feeding world but pollution costly: study 

April 12, 2011

  Nitrogen compounds play a vital role in feeding a rising world population but they also pollute air, soil and water, costing each person in Europe up to 740 euros ($1,066) a year, according to a study published on Monday. The study, carried out by 200 experts from 21 countries and 89 organizations, estimated the [...]

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"Natural" nitrogen-fixing bacteria protect soybeans from aphids

April 16, 2009
"Natural" nitrogen-fixing bacteria protect soybeans from aphids

An invasion of soybean aphids poses a problem for soybean farmers requiring application of pesticides, but a team of Pennsylvania State University entomologists thinks a careful choice of nitrogen-fixing bacteria may provide protection against the sucking insects. Soybeans are legumes, plants that can have a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria — rhizobia — and therefore [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...