Handle with care: Legume seed dressings a fragile lot

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Updated December 21 2023 - 1:37pm, first published December 17 2023 - 11:00am
Soybeans grown near Grafton showing excellent root nodulation with a population twice the optimum. As a result the plant has more ability to fix nitrogen. Photo courtesy DPI.
Soybeans grown near Grafton showing excellent root nodulation with a population twice the optimum. As a result the plant has more ability to fix nitrogen. Photo courtesy DPI.

Inoculation of legume seed using live bacteria, or rhizobia contributes $3.5 million a year to Australian agriculture through increased nitrogen fixation, but to gain maximum effect there are certain techniques that must be followed.

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Jamie Brown

North Coast reporter

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