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Scientists from James Cook University found a new way of improving the balance on dairy fertilizer application while keeping high production yields. During their investigations, they found a new nitrification inhibitor; a chemical agent that slows the conversion of nitrogen to easily lost forms, in that way the fertilizer will be more time on the root zone and thus more available.
By doing this, they are giving essential information that will help in reducing environmental problems associated to the leaching of nitrogen through the soil and the subsequent contamination of water. Processes such as algae blooms due to eutrophication will be reduced and the protection of important ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) will be achieved.
These kind of investigations are essential for improving life quality and for giving hope to new generations.
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