10 Things I Didn’t Know About Nitrogen Fertilizer

argylesock says… The Haber-Bosch process changed the world so much.

Food (Policy) For Thought

I recently read this brief history of the use of nitrogen fertilizer, and it was so interesting to learn more about this crucial agricultural input! In my agricultural economics classes, we often use nitrogen as an input for our examples, so it was good to beef up my knowledge about it. Maybe you will discover a couple of new-to-you facts as well?

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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4 Responses to 10 Things I Didn’t Know About Nitrogen Fertilizer

  1. Tony says:

    Hi argylesock,

    Did you see that our friend was In the Spotlight in recent days.


  2. Finn says:

    Good reblog Sam. I left a comment on ‘Food (Policy) for thought’ that I think dietary nitrate can also be converted to carcinogenic nitrosamines.

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