Farm

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A1166

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Much of the soybean plant's nitrogen requirement is supplied through nitrogen fixation when atmospheric nitrogen is converted into a usable form for the plant. Nitrogen fixation is critical for producing higher yield in soybean. For nitrogen fixation to occur, nitrogen-fixing bacteria (genus Rhizobium) need to be present in the soil. If soils do not already contain a high population of Rhizobium, these bacteria can be added either as a liquid or granular peat inoculant, or as a peat-based powder. The different forms can be seed applied or used in-furrow.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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