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Nitrogen Fixation - New Perspectives and Applications

Ademar Serra

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Dr. Serra studied Agronomy on Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS). He received a master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science from Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD), and Ph.D. in agronomy from Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados. Dr. Serra is currently working at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). His research focus is on the mineral nutrition of plants, crop science, and soil science.

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Soil Organic Matter Sandy Soil SOM Mineralization SOC Nitrogen Demands Soil Organic Matter Bradyrhizobium spp Carbon Nitrogen Fixation Plants N demand Bradyrhizobium Soybean

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Nitrogen is an essential nutrient in plant nutrition, which is the most required by plants growth and primary agriculture yield. Most soil around the world is not able to supply N for plants to obtain adequate biomass growth under the absence of N-fertilizer, thus the use of N sources is inevitable for most crops. Nitrogen fixation is quite important for sustainable agriculture as soybean crop and other legumes that use the most N requirement from the atmosphere. Nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture is considered of higher price because the energy used to make N sources are very expensive. The use of N-fertilizer may cause severe damage to the environment, the majority because of nitrous oxides (N2O) emission and NO3/NO2 leaching in groundwater, resulting in increasing global warming and water contamination.

The book chapters will present the newest advances and ample information about N in agricultural systems around the world focused on Nitrogen fixation in agroecosystems.

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Date completed: August 25th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 21st 2021

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Review results due: February 9th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 10th 2022

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Ademar Serra

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Dr. Serra studied Agronomy on Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) (2005). He received master degree in Agronomy, Crop Science (Soil fertility and plant nutrition) (2007) by Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD), and PhD in agronomy (Soil fertility and plant nutrition) (2011) from Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados / Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (UFGD/ESALQ-USP). Dr. Serra is currently working at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). His research focus is on mineral nutrition of plants, crop science and soil science. Dr. Serra\'s current projects are soil organic matter, soil phosphorus fractions, compositional nutrient diagnosis (CND) and isometric log ratio (ilr) transformation in compositional data analysis.

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