Project: The Greener Nitrogen Revolution: Cereal and other Non-legume Crop Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

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Principal investigators: Edward Cocking, University of Nottingham; David Dent, Azotic Technologies

Associated with: Azotic Technologies Ltd, Nottingham, UK

Project Summary:

Seed Inoculum technology based on Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (N-Fix) is now being successfully used commercially in extensive international field trials to produce systemically colonised maize and wheat and other non-legume crops. N-Fix is able to significantly improve yields of maize and wheat in the presence and absence of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers. Evidence suggests that these benefits are accruing through a possible combination of intracellular symbiotic nitrogen fixation and enhanced rates of photosynthesis.

Link(s): N-Circle: Virtual Joint Centre for Closed-Loop Cycling of Nitrogen in Chinese Agriculture