New farms.com video on new nitrogen practices

A new video on farms.com can now be viewed where Professor Manish Raizada discusses  his research with SPARK’s Natalie Osborne. SPARK*AIR the e-communication branch of SPARK, produces videos for farms.com every three weeks on a wide range of topics.

In this video, University of Guelph researchers have developed a nitrogen detecting method that could be used around the world. By taking bacteria that respond to nitrogen in their environment and inserting the glowing and florescent  genes found in fireflies, they can create useful sensors that can help grain farmers determine how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply to their fields.

Professor  Raizada says farmers can now test hundreds of samples in multiple locations and times throughout the year. To learn more about this innovative research, click here to see the video.

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