Nitrification inhibitors from plant resources: a strategy for research uri icon


  • Nitrification inhibitors are chemicalents that inhibit or rather retardnitrification in soil or microbial culture by asort of family planning among the nitrifyingbacteria. Nitrification is referred to as thebiological oxidation of ammonium tonitrate via nitrite, effected respectively byNitrosomonas and Nitrobacter species ofthe nitrifying bacteria. Nitrification isimportant for the conversion of ammoniumformed from urea and other organicmaterials and compounds applied to thesoil, to nitrate. The nitrate formed is thesource of nitrogen (N) nutrition of plantsunder arable cropping

publication date

  • 2007