Environmental implications for legume cropping

Michael Williams, Jane Stout, Brendan Roth, Susannah Cass, Valentini Pappa and Bob Rees
Posted: 10.06.2021
The loss of nutrients from agricultural systems is recognised as a major environmental problem, contributing to air pollution and nutrient enrichment in rivers and oceans. The use of legumes within agriculture provides an opportunity to reduce some of these impacts in ways which maintain or enhance productivity. Nitrous oxide emissions are particularly important here given that they are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from many agricultural systems. There are many circumstances in which the use of legume supported cropping systems can reduce overall nitrous oxide emissions and the biological nitrogen fixation process associated with legumes can replace synthetic nitrogen fertiliser use.
  • Michael Williams, Jane Stout, Brendan Roth, Susannah Cass, Valentini Pappa and Bob Rees
  • 2014
  • The loss of nutrients from agricultural systems is recognised as a major environmental problem, contributing to air pollution and nutrient enrichment in rivers and oceans. The use of legumes within agriculture provides an opportunity to reduce some of these impacts in ways which maintain or enhance productivity. Nitrous oxide emissions are particularly important here given that they are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from many agricultural systems. There are many circumstances in which the use of legume supported cropping systems can reduce overall nitrous oxide emissions and the biological nitrogen fixation process associated with legumes can replace synthetic nitrogen fertiliser use.

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  • 2014. Environmental implications for legume cropping. Legume Hub. https://www.legumehub.eu

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