Root exudates of Brachiaria humidicola, a tropical pasture grass, and its effect on nitrification and soil microorganisms uri icon


  • Nitrification is an important biological process in global nitrogen cycling wherebyammonia is converted to nitrite and nitrate by nitrifying bacteria (species ofNitrosomonas, Nitrospira and Nitrobacter). The nitrification products are vulnerable toleaching and denitrification: an estimated 45% of applied fertilizer is lost by leaching and10% to 30

publication date

  • 2007