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Unformatted text preview: This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the important components of the N cycle to aid in reaching that goal. Fixation refers to the conversion of atmospheric N to a plant available form. This occurs either through an industrial process, as in the production of commercial fertilizers, or a biological process, as with legumes such as alfalfa and clover. Nitrogen fixation requires energy, enzymes and minerals, so if a plant available form of N is present, the crop will use it instead of fixing it from the air. N2 nitrogen gas Nitrogen Cycle The N cycle illustrates how N from manure, fertilizers and plants moves through the soil to crops, water and the air. Understanding the N cycle will help you make the best use of manure and fertilizers to meet crop needs while safeguarding the environment. I...
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