Biological nitrogen fixation and prospects for ecological intensification in cereal-based cropping systemsClimate adaptation and mitigation
CIMMYT scientists seek alternatives to synthetic nitrogen using biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in order to reduce a significant driver of climate change.
Nitrogen-Efficient Wheat Production Systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains through Biological Nitrogen Inhibition (BNI) TechnologyEnvironmental health and biodiversity
Study describing development of wheat with biological nitrogen inhibition ability from wild relative receives award for outstanding papers published in PNAS.
Researchers study the design, delivery and use of digital decision-support tools for smallholder maize farmers in northern Nigeria.
Source: Phys.org (3 Sep 2021)
An international collaboration has discovered a biological nitrification inhibition trait that, when transferred to growing wheat varieties, can reduce the use of fertilizers and boost yields.
Nitrogen-efficient wheats can provide more food with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, new study showsClimate adaptation and mitigation
Scientists used a wild grass trait that inhibits soil microbes from producing environmentally-harmful nitrogen compounds. Widespread use of the new technology could lower global use of fertilizers for wheat crops.
A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.
A new meta-study confirms that nitrous oxide emissions can be reduced by boosting nitrogen productivity, crop yield and use of “4Rs.”
Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.
Source: Down To Earth (5 Mar 2021)
A study led by CIMMYT found that the use of field-specific fertilizer in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) can increase grain yield, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost incomes for farmers.
CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profitsClimate adaptation and mitigation
New research shows that the Nutrient Expert decision tool is better for farmers’ fields, extension services and the environment.
Don’t underestimate the crucial role nitrogen plays in cereal-based agroecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The most essential nutrient in global crop production is also one of the most challenging to work with.
Researchers take stock of the fertilizer recommendation tools in available in Ethiopia in support of the country’s National Soils Strategy.