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Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture

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Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture. / De Vries, Franciska; Bardgett, Richard.

In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Vol. 10, No. 8, 10.2012, p. 425-432.

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De Vries, F & Bardgett, R 2012, 'Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 425-432.

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De Vries, Franciska ; Bardgett, Richard. / Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture. In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2012 ; Vol. 10, No. 8. pp. 425-432.

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title = "Plant-microbial linkages and ecosystem N retention: lessons for sustainable agriculture",
abstract = "The use of nitrogen (N) in fertilizer has doubled the amount of reactive N in the biosphere, leading to increased greenhouse-gas emissions and nutrient enrichment in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite the global impact of N, many uncertainties exist about the factors that determine the loss and retention of fertilizer-associated N in terrestrial ecosystems. A growing body of evidence shows that linkages between plants and soil microbes play a major role in controlling the loss and retention of N. The promotion of such plant–microbial linkages in agricultural systems has the potential to enhance N retention and reduce N loss. Although trade-offs with agricultural yield are inevitable, promoting plant–microbial linkages will reap benefits in terms of plant crop resistance to climate change as well as to pests and diseases.",
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N2 - The use of nitrogen (N) in fertilizer has doubled the amount of reactive N in the biosphere, leading to increased greenhouse-gas emissions and nutrient enrichment in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite the global impact of N, many uncertainties exist about the factors that determine the loss and retention of fertilizer-associated N in terrestrial ecosystems. A growing body of evidence shows that linkages between plants and soil microbes play a major role in controlling the loss and retention of N. The promotion of such plant–microbial linkages in agricultural systems has the potential to enhance N retention and reduce N loss. Although trade-offs with agricultural yield are inevitable, promoting plant–microbial linkages will reap benefits in terms of plant crop resistance to climate change as well as to pests and diseases.

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