Nitrogen is essential to the plant for protein synthesis, and is generally supplied by root nodule bacteria (Rhizobium). It is recommended that seed be inoculated at sowing to ensure that the correct, and most active, strain of nodule bacteria (group AL) will be present in the soil.
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Use fertilizers only as needed to maintain phytoplankton blooms; Select stocking and feeding rates that do not exceed the assimilation capacity of ponds; Feeds should be of high quality, water stable, and contain no more nitrogen and phosphorus than necessary; Apply feeds conservatively to avoid overfeeding and to assure that as much of . . . → Read More: Nutrient Loads In Effluents May Be Minimized For Aquaculture
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Nitrogen being applied
Anhydrous ammonia and urea are used to improve aerobic stability and increase the nitrogen content of silages made from low protein forage. They are more often used with maize silage, but are also used with sorghum and whole crop cereal silages, and high moisture grain.
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