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Why is it usually advisable to seed legumes in a rotation?

JerryHicks says 2016-01-20 08:59:18 (CST)

Because of their ability to use nitrogen from the air.

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Billy Foster says 2016-01-21 07:10:18 (CST)

When rhizobia bacteria are present in the soil they will live synergistically in nodules along the legume plants roots. This relationship results in fixation of nitrogen from the air. Some of this nitrogen is available for the plant to utilize and when the roots of the legume decompose the nitrogen fixing nodules breakdown in the soil to be utilized by the next plant succession, often a heavy feeder.


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