By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Rachel Wieme has big ideas growing in a quinoa plot near Pullman. Her organic experiments hold the potential to improve soil and help feed the world. But it’s a long way from idea to impact.
PULLMAN – Paul Fixen, international soil fertility expert, will speak on agricultural science and policy to sustain a world of 9 billion people, with an emphasis on nitrogen. The seminar will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at 2:10 p.m. in Room T101 of the food science and nutrition building. Nitrogen in commercial fertilizer accounts […]
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth, but not all forms of nitrogen are usable by plants. Although Earth’s atmosphere is rich in nitrogen, the inert atmospheric gas is useless to most organisms. Some plants, though, form symbiotic relationships with bacteria called rhizobia. In a complicated exchange of nutrients, rhizobia produce an abundance […]
PULLMAN – Researchers at Washington State University and in the United Kingdom have announced a discovery that may someday allow the world’s farmers to decrease their dependence on nitrogen fertilizers, resulting in billions in savings to farmers and a reduction in the amount of nitrogen pollution that has already turned some waterways into dead zones. […]