nitrification nitrification

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the chemical process in which a nitro group is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in an organic compound)
  2. (n) the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)

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  • Funds available for farmers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said that cost share funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. The initial practices that are prioritized for funding this fall are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.
    on August 8, 2013     Source: Muscatine Journal

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