3 edition of Biological nitrogen fixation and sustainability of tropical agriculture found in the catalog.
Written in English
|Statement||edited by K. Mulongoy, M. Gueye and D.S.C. Spencer.|
|Contributions||Mulongoy, K., Gueye, M., Spencer, D. S. C., International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 488 p. :|
|Number of Pages||488|
|LC Control Number||92038541|
The present book provides the state of agro-ecosystem vis-a-vis environment and outlines future directions so that sustainable agriculture is achieved without causing extensive damage to the fragile agro-ecosystem.;The present book entitled Concept of Tropical Agriculture is the compilation of some most recent research articles of eminent Price Range: $ - $ Biological Nitrogen Fixation Biological nitrogen fixation is one alternative to nitrogen fertilizer. It is carried out by prokaryotes using an en-zyme complex called nitrogenase and results in atmospheric N 2 being reduced into a form of nitrogen diazotro-phic organisms and plants are able to use (ammonia).File Size: KB.
Beyond biological nitrogen fixation: Legumes and the Sustainable Intensification of smallholder farming systems B Vanlauwe, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nairobi, Kenya [with many colleagues and partners] The astonishing flexibility of Size: 3MB. Nitrogen fixation is a key component of the nitrogen cycle, one of the most fundamental cycles in the biosphere. Conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into organic nitrogen compounds can be carried out only by certain bacteria and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Some nitrogen fixing bacteria live symbiotically with leguminous plants such as peas, beans, clover, and certain tropical trees in 5/5(1).
and to be sustainable in the long-term, it will be necessary to replenish the reserves of nutrients which are removed or lost from the soil. In the case of nitrogen (N), inputs into agricultural systems may be in the form of N-fertilizer, or be derived from atmospheric N2 via biological N2 fixation (BNF). Symbiotic biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is a complex process that involves rhizobia, a diverse group of α and β-proteobacteria bacteria, and legume species. Benefits provided by BNF associated with legume trees in tropical environments include improvements to efficiency of nitrogen (N) use, increase of soil carbon sequestration, stabilization of soil organic matter, decrease of soil.
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Buy Biological Nitrogen Fixation And Sustainability Of Tropical Agriculture: Proceedings Of The Fourth International Conference Of The African Association At The International Institute Of Tropical on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders5/5(1).
In this book, we outline sustainability issues that dictate an increased use of biological nitrogen fixation and the constraints on its optimal use in : Hardcover.
The 14th International Nitrogen Fixation Congress was held in Beijing, China from October 27th through November 1st, This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Congress and represents a compilation of the presentations by scientists from more than 30 countries around the World who came to Beijing to discuss the progress made since the last Congress and to exchange ideas and information.
Sustainable agriculture: Definition and measurement. Nitrogen-fixing systems. Biological nitrogen fixation systems in tropical ecosystems: An overview. A protocol for screening legumes as soil-improving crops.
The sustenance of tropical agriculture with multipurpose Azolla. Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Sustainability of Tropical Agriculture Mulongoy, K., M Gueye & D.S.C.
Spencer, Editors Published by Wiley, U.S.A. Sustainable Agriculture/Forestry and Biological Nitrogen Fixation Dietrich Werner, Suresh K. Mahna, Vertica Mahobia, B. Prasad, Jose M. Barea, Heidemarie Thierfelder, Peter Müller, Pablo Vinuesa.
On the Origin and Evolution of NIF Genes Renato Fani. Recent Progress in the Biochemistry of Mo-Nitrogenase William E. Newton. Edition: 1. In this book, we outline sustainability issues that dictate an increased use of biological nitrogen fixation and the constraints on its optimal use in agriculture.
Covering the full breadth of current nitrogen fixation research and expanding it towards future advances in the field, Biological Nitrogen Fixation will be a one-stop reference for microbial ecologists and environmental microbiologists as well as plant and agricultural researchers working on crop sustainability.
Long-term sustainability of agricultural systems must rely on the use and effective management of internal resources. The process of biological nitrogen fixation offers and economically attractive and ecologically sound means of reducing external nitrogen input and improving the quality and quantity of internal resources.
Torrey J G Casuarina: actinorhizal nitrogen-fixing tree of the tropics. In Biological Nitrogen Fixation Technology for Tropical Agriculture.
Eds. P H Graham and S C Harris, pp – CIAT, Cali, Colombia. Google ScholarCited by: Biological nitrogen fixation is a very valuable alternative to nitrogen fertilizer. This process will be discussed in the “Biological Nitrogen Fixation” book.
A wide array of free-living and. The theme of the last meeting in Ibadan in September *Author for correspondence. was "Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Sustainability in Tropical Agriculture" (Mulongoy et al., ).
In addition to the technical state-ofthe-art on BNF, attention was directed to the practical applications and socioeconomic implications of N2-fixing by: In K.
Mulongoy, M. Gueye and D.S.C. Spencer (eds.) Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Sustainability of Tropical Agriculture. John Wiley & Sons, New York. Woomer, P.L., C.N. Savala, P.A. Ndakidemp, C.
Kizza and M. Nyika. Leguminous Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Tropical Agroecosystems; Robert M. Boddey, Alves, Urquiaga. Soil Biological Contributions to the System of Rice Intensification; Robert Randriamiharisoa, Joeli Barison, Uphoff.
Contributions of Managed Fallows to Soil Fertility Recovery; Erika Styger, Fernandes. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), especially that associated with legumes, has great potential to contribute to productive and sustainable agricultural systems for the tropics, but more research.
Get this from a library. Biological nitrogen fixation and sustainability of tropical agriculture. [K Mulongoy] -- Biological nitrogen fixation in tropical agrosystems: Twenty years of biological nitrogen fixation research in Africa.
Sustainable agriculture: Definition and measurement. Nitrogen. This volume considers known nitrogen-fixing systems and attempts to model the effects of mycorhizal innoculation of crops of soil nitrogen content, the socioeconomic impact of nitrogen fixation and the sustainability of nitrogen-fixing cropping systems in the tropics.
Biological nitrogen fixation is a critical and key process in sustainable agricultural systems in tropical soils, which are frequently deficient in N and susceptible to leaching of plant nutrients.
This process transforms atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia, nitrate and nitrogen : Alemayehu Dabessa, Zerihun Abebe, Solomon Bekele. The University of Hawaii NifTAL (Nitrogen Fixation by Tropical Agricultural Legumes) Center was funded by USAID through the Soil Management Collaborative Research Support Program.
NifTAL conducted research, product development and outreach activities to improve and transfer effective biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) technologies for sustainable agriculture in developing countries.
Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), especially that associated with legumes, has great potential to contribute to productive and sustainable agricultural systems for the tropics, but more research is required to investigate how biologically fixed N, and the increased BNF contributions resulting from research innovations, can be incorporated into viable agricultural systems to increase crop or pasture yields Cited by:.
Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF) is a low-cost technology with potential to contribute to sustainability of African agriculture where low-input production systems are prevalent.
The African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation (AABNF), founded inhas as its main objective.Biological Nitrogen Fixation estimate the amount of fixed nitrogen and to select the most effective rhizobial strain x plant genotype combination.
The 15N techniques are currently the most accurate method to measure the nitrogen fixed in a given system. The elite strains will be then used for the inoculum production.Symbiotic associations between legumes and rhizobia are responsible for the greatest contributions of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in agricultural systems.
Data collected from pulses, legume oilseeds, and pastures growing in farmers’ fields generally indicate the levels of BNF much lower than the potential values observed under Author: Mark B. Peoples.