Wednesday Tec Talk: Free Living Nitrogen Fixation

Free Living Nitrogen Fixation (FLNF) is where organisms in the soil fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and make it plant available in the soil. Unlike rhizobia found in legumes these organisms aren’t fixed to a plant and live freely in the soil with some producing more nitrogen than their legume equivalents. But unlike the rhizobia in legumes FLNF is mostly unknown but potentially has a large role to play in the farming system going forward as agriculture looks to reduce its carbon emissions and find more sustainable and regenerative methods for maintaining nitrogen in the farming system. Listen to todays Podcast to find out more about Free Living Nitrogen Fixation, how it can benefit you and how you can encourage it in your paddocks.

Just Search “In The Paddock” in your preferred podcast player!

Articles Mentioned in the Podcast

To Fix or Not To Fix: Controls on Free-Living Nitrogen-Fixation in the Rhizosphere

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330483677_To_Fix_or_Not_To_Fix_Controls_on_Free-Living_Nitrogen-Fixation_in_the_Rhizosphere

Nitrogen Fixation in Cereals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6095057/

Published by Martin

I'm a UNI student at UNE in Armidale, I've worked on a cotton farm from in Moree NSW and have spent a year working on a cattle station in the NT. I have a passion for agriculture, aviation and promoting agriculture in Australia.

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