N uptake

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by DeepGreenLawn, May 7, 2009.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks good. May I add a couple parts?

    The NO3 is converted into N2 by microbes before (as) it is released into the atmosphere.

    Ammonium can be assimilated into the plant as well. It is also interesting to learn that plants use N in ammonium form and spend energy to convert Nitrate into Ammonium after it has been absorbed. Either form can be absorbed by plant roots when absorbed in a solution.

    Ammonium can be formed in three ways, decay of organic matter, in the plasma of a lightning strike, or through synthetic processes.

    If you haven't, read the outline I posted. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=2977173&postcount=9

    This thread gave me a sequestering question that I plan to start a new thread on as soon as I get the time to think it out.

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