Nitrification Inhibition (NI) compounds from Brachiaria humidicola, a tropical grass uri icon


  • Though nitrification is an essential biological process it also results in loss of 50 to 70% of the fertilizer-N and contribute to global warming by destruction of the ozone layer in stratosphere through N2O emissions and serious NO3 pollution of surface- and groundwater bodies. If nitrification process is inhibited/slowed, then plants will have adequate time to uptake the fertilizer-N, thus will substantially improve N-recovery and uptake, NO3 pollution problems and also global warming will be reduced

publication date

  • 2006