This research could help encourage plant growth and improve biomass production
Faba bean cover crop halves added nitrogen requirement
The research team took a close look at a 2012-2013 drought and flood cycle that affected much of the Midwestern U.S., leading to a nitrogen spike in surface water
Crops like peas are at the center of an income strategy for farmers in southwestern Montana
Ethanol-producing Zymomonas mobilis can live on nitrogen gas, potentially cutting costs and environmental waste in biofuel production.
NolR is a master off-switch for the process that converts bacteria from free living to nitrogen-fixing.
A Michigan State University scientist will use a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (United Kingdom) to solve the mystery of the missing bacteria.