Presentation by Jeanette M. Norton, Professor, Utah State University

Managing Microbes for Nitrogen Cycle Sustainability

Share this article:

The complexity of nitrogen fertility management

In this presentation, Jeanette Norton explored the complexity of nitrogen fertility management which is due to the microbial processes of mineralization and nitrification. A promising approach, which is just beginning to be understood, are the interactions of nitrifying organisms with plants or microbes producing biological nitrification inhibitors. Climate-smart agriculture needs to be carefully optimized for nitrogen management strategies to remain effective while reducing environmental impacts.