Published June 24, 2020 | Version v1
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Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes

  • 1. AgroBioInstitute (ABI)


In nature, biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) provides most of the reactive nitrogen that is required for protein formation and plant growth. Legumes host BNF, so understanding BNF provides a foundation for many decisions made in legume cropping.This practice note from AgroBioInstitute in Bulgaria explains the process of  nitrogen fixation and incudes the key practice points. It was elaborated in eh framework of the Legumes Translated project. 


Iantcheva, Anelia and Naydenova, Galina (2020) Biological nitrogen fixation in legumes. Legumes Translated Practice Note No. 3. AgroBioInstitute (ABI). DOI:10.5281/zenodo.3906251



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Legumes Translated – Translating knowledge for legume-based farming for feed and food systems. 817634
European Commission