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Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes

Papers presented at the Second Working Group Meeting of the Frontier Project on Nitrogen Fixation in Rice held at the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan, 13–15 October 1996

Authors: Ladha, J. K., Bruijn, F. J. de, Malik, K. A.

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During the next 30 years, farmers must produce 70% more rice than the 550 millions tons produced today to feed the increasing population. Nitrogen (N) is the nutrient that most frequently limits rice production. At current levels ofN use efficiency, we will require at least double the 10 million tons of N fertilizer that are currently used each year for rice production. Global agriculture now relies heavily on N fertilizers derived from petroleUIll, which, in turn, is vulnerable to political and economic fluctuations in the oil markets. N fertilizers, therefore, are expensive inputs, costing agriculture more than US$45 billion annually. Rice suffers from a mismatch of its N demand and N supplied as fertilizer, resulting in a 50-70% loss of applied N fertilizer. Two basic approaches may be used to solve this problem One is to regulate the timing ofN application based on needs of the plants, thus partly increasing the efficiency of the plants' use of applied N. The other is to increase the ability of the rice system to fix its own N. The latter approach is a long-term strategy, but it would have enormous environmental benefits while helping resource-poor farmers. Furthermore, farmers more easily adopt a genotype or variety with useful traits than they do crop and soil management practices that may be associated with additional costs.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction: Assessing opportunities for nitrogen fixation in rice — a frontier project

    Pages 1-10

    Ladha, J. K. (et al.)

  • Fertilizers and biological nitrogen fixation as sources of plant nutrients: Perspectives for future agriculture

    Pages 11-14

    Bøckman, O. C.

  • Isolation of endophytic diazotrophic bacteria from wetland rice

    Pages 15-24

    Ladha, J. K. (et al.)

  • Isolation of endophytic bacteria from rice and assessment of their potential for supplying rice with biologically fixed nitrogen

    Pages 25-36

    Bruijn, F. J. (et al.)

  • Association of nitrogen-fixing, plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) with kallar grass and rice

    Pages 37-44

    Malik, K. A. (et al.)

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Softcover $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes
Book Subtitle
Papers presented at the Second Working Group Meeting of the Frontier Project on Nitrogen Fixation in Rice held at the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan, 13–15 October 1996
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
75
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-7113-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-7113-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4748-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 216
Number of Illustrations
92 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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