Perennial forage species and soil microbial nitrogen transformations in East Africa: Implications for climate-smart agriculture
Shifting to low-nitrifying cropping systems can reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and prevent the loss of leachable mineral nitrogen (N) in low-fertility soils.
Climate-smart forages are thought to retain soil-N, yet this has not been verified in field conditions that
include seasonal variations in soil moisture and frequent defoliation.
Schaedel, Marie; Paul, Birthe; Mwendia, Solomon W.; Mutimura, M.; Venterea, R.; Grossman, J.