Nitrate fertiliser wasted on sugarcane

Rising levels of nitrogen fertiliser application to sugarcane crops globally, and the potential for this fertiliser to be leached from soil and lost to the atmosphere, have been highlighted in a new study. Given the choice of different forms of nitrogen, it was shown that sugarcane strongly prefers ammonium over nitrate and that nitrate fertiliser is an inefficient source of nitrogen for commercial sugarcane crops.

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