Excessive use of fertiliser leads to global warming

Excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers in agriculture is contributing to nitrous oxide emissions.

Leftover nitrogen that hasn’t been absorbed by plants, reacts with the soil to produce this dangerous greenhouse gas.

Agriculture accounts for 80% of human-caused nitrous oxide emissions globally and for 8-14% of all greenhouse gasses.

Helping farmers to apply more precise quantities of nitrogen fertiliser will thus be able to help combat climate change.

Read more at Michigan State University