The development of a rhizobia seed coating to establish lupine species to reclaim minelands and degraded rangelands
reclamation, restoration, rangeland, lupine, rhizobia
The establishment of native plants in degraded landscapes proves difficult because of a lack of healthy soils and nutrient availability. Rhizobia are nitrogen-fixing bacteria found naturally in the soil. Legume plants can form symbiotic relationships with these bacteria. Plants provide carbohydrates for the bacteria, while in turn, the bacteria fixes atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia – a form that the plant can use. By coating legume species with these beneficial bacteria, they can grow in soils with low plant-available nitrogen. Seed coating technology allows for the efficient delivery of rhizobia at the time of planting.
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Calder, Bridget; Drake, Curtis; Benedict, Alex; Griffitts, Joel; Geary, Brad; Miller, Chris; Hulet, April; Ruebelmann, Kate; Summers, Danny; and Madsen, Matthew, "The development of a rhizobia seed coating to establish lupine species to reclaim minelands and degraded rangelands" (2022). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2022. 53.
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
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