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There’s mysterious stuff happening in the soil, but U of Sask. soil scientist Diane Knight knows what you should be looking for in nitrogen fixation in legumes.

When it comes to rhizobial bacteria, an infection is a good thing

When you pull up a legume and find nodules on the roots, what should 
you be hoping for? Big nodules or little? White ones or red?

If you want to know if a legume is fixing nitrogen, you have to pull it out of the ground, look at the roots, and check for red nodules. That was one of the many bits of wisdom shared by University of Saskatchewan soil scientist Diane Knight at the Western Canadian Grazing Conference. The province’s […] Read more