BNI trait could improve nitrogen-efficiency of crops

A new report describes certain plants that possess a trait known as biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). The trait allows the plants to suppress the loss of nitrogen (N) from the soil and improve the efficiency of its uptake and use by themselves and other plants. This research will, if successful, decrease farmer's fertiliser use and decrease nitrous oxide emissions from wheat farming by as much as 30%. 

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