maize

  • Growing more food with less fertiliser
    Posted in: 2017, NSW

    Researchers have found the key to increasing the rate at which maize absorbs nitrogen in the lab, a crucial step in growing higher yielding crops while using less fertiliser. “Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth,” explains researcher Dr Zhengyu Wen from the University of Sydney. “Crops absorb nitrogen from fertilisers and the soil […]