[permaculture] Questioning World changing technology enables cropsto take nitrogen from the air - The University of Nottingham

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 20:30:07 EDT 2013


thanks for weighing in Skeeter, I saw this article a few weeks back and
thought the research smelled funny.

~mIEKAL




On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 6:02 PM, John D'hondt <dhondt at eircom.net> wrote:

> I concur!
> john
>
> >
> > A few words on this nitrogen fixing bacteria mentioned as being recently
> > developed by University of Nottinghan, UK with worldwide sales
> > potential.
> >
> >
> > We already know that most crop plants utilize symbiotic relationships
> with
> > N-fixing bacteria as well as mycorrhizal fungi. If you have a healthy,
> > biologically-active soil this happens naturally with locally occurring
> > organisms.
> >
> > U.N. bacteria are no excuse, nor no remedy, for poor soil practices. The
> > danger is to have an imperialistic march of UN bacteria worldwide. Local
> > organisms should be cultured (if at all) for local use.
> >
> >
> > The Japanese development of EM (Effective Micro-organisms) is widely
> > tested around the world and its use has been adapted to culturing of
> local
> > organism strains/mixes. The UN scientists are probably behind, not ahead,
> > of this research.
> >
> >
> > Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
> > Permaculture - Wildcrafting - Medicinal Herbs & Seeds
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>
> > To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 2:09 AM
> > Subject: [permaculture] Fwd: World changing technology enables crops to
> > take nitrogen from the air - The University of Nottingham
> >
> >
> > Fwd: World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the
> air
> > - The University of Nottingham
> >
> http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2013/july/world-changing-technology-enables-crops-to-take-nitrogen-from-the-air-.aspx
> >
> > 25 Jul 2013 12:21:56.663
> >
> > PA 249/13
> >
> > A major new technology has been developed by The University of
> > Nottingham<http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/>,
> > which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air
> > rather
> > than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers.
> > Nitrogen fixation, the process by which nitrogen is converted to ammonia,
> > is vital for plants to survive and grow. However, only a very small
> number
> > of plants, most notably legumes (such as peas, beans and lentils) have
> the
> > ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere with the help of nitrogen
> > fixing bacteria. The vast majority of plants have to obtain nitrogen from
> > the soil, and for most crops currently being grown across the world, this
> > also means a reliance on synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.
> >
> > Professor Edward Cocking, Director of The University of Nottingham’s
> > Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation, has developed a unique method of
> > putting
> > nitrogen-fixing bacteria into the cells of plant roots. His major
> > breakthrough came when he found a specific strain of nitrogen-fixing
> > bacteria in sugar-cane which he discovered could intracellularly colonise
> > all major crop plants. This ground-breaking development potentially
> > provides every cell in the plant with the ability to fix atmospheric
> > nitrogen. The implications for agriculture are enormous as this new
> > technology can provide much of the plant’s nitrogen needs.
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