Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Cropping Systems

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CABI, 2001 - 423 pages
Nitrogen fixation by leguminous plants is especially important when farmers are trying to minimise fertilizer use for cost or environmental reasons. This second edition of the highly successful book, first published in 1991, contains thoroughly updated and revised material on the theory and practice of nitrogen fixation in tropical cropping systems.
 

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Table des matières

Climates Soils and Cropping Systems
3
Chapter 2 N2fixing Organisms in the Tropics
13
Chapter 3 The Process of N2fixation
56
Chapter 4 Assessment of the Role of N2fixation
72
Chapter 5 Cycling of Fixed N in Tropical Cropping Systems
93
Part II Tropical Crops and Cropping Systems
109
Freeliving Rootassociated and Endophytic N2fixing Bacteria
111
Chapter 7 Cyanobacteria and Azolla as Green Manure for Wetland Rice
128
Understorey Legumes and Shade Trees
212
N2fixing Trees in Integrated Agriculture
222
Part III Optimizing N2fixation
251
Chapter 13 Environmental Constraints to N2fixation
253
Chapter 14 Approaches to Enhancing N2fixation
271
Chapter 15 Future Impacts of N2fixation in Tropical Agriculture
299
References
309
List of Common Names
407

Chapter 8 Grain Legumes for Food Fodder and Soil Fertility
140
Chapter 9 Legumes as Green Manures and Cover Crops
169
Chapter 10 Forage Legumes in Pastures and Leys
187

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