Well I was telling you about a serious research option. Unfortunately I again had a very minor slip and tendon and ligament strain due to severe sprain so I could not work on this besides I am busy with preparation of some materials for priniting pamphlets for the dharna program in front of parliament and janthar manthar against LIC Amendment act 2009 . Read the following this is what I wanted to discuss with you .
There are plant species belonging to the family Lablab can absorb the nitrogen and fixes in their roots. This process is facilitated by a bacterium known as Rhizobium bacteria [Azatobacterium]and is found in the root zone. If we can scientifically work out why certain plant species alone are capable of doing this unique work it becomes easy for us to make other plant species also to do this work. It appears to be a tedious one. But the modern science particularly molecular biology and detailed biochemical investigations including the gene study may help the man to make other crop plant species to carry out the work and eliminate application of fertilizers .
If the plants start using the nitrogen as they use the atmospheric carbon dioxide for making the base materials carbohydrate the pollution problem will not be there in our globe with Nitrogen. What we are getting from such crops are ORGANIC only if I am correct. The day is not far off to get such materials I hope. Talk to pasupathy also we can work on this seriously I am game for it we can start the tests both in small pots at home and in the fields. Think it over and get back to me. Inputs from any one is welcome.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As I discussed this with my scientists friends they have started sending me some materials like this one what a coincidence
Utilization of atmospheric nitrogen !
Plan to one day end the use of environmentally harmful chemicals on commercial crops developed
Friday, July 22, 2011
Researchers have published a step by step plan to one day end the use of environmentally harmful chemicals on commercial crops by developing plants that produce their own fertilizer
U of A plant biologist Allen Good says the energy required to produce nitrogen fertilizers has pushed the world-wide cost for agricultural producers to a $100 billion a year. Good says that while they are necessary for high yields, those nitrogen fertilizers also damage the environment. Emissions from nitrogen fertilizers add to greenhouse gas emissions and chemical run-off from farm fields cause algae blooms in fresh water lakes and rivers. Good says the cost of cleaning up the environment adds another $50 billion to the world-wide cost of commercial agriculture fertilizers.
Good and his U of A co-author Perrin Beatty says some plants, like peas, have the natural ability to split atoms of nitrogen gas and use the bioactive elements that enhance growth. Mass produced and consumed cereal crops like wheat, rice and maize cannot naturally split nitrogen atoms and need commercial fertilizers. Fertilizer producers use huge amounts of natural gas to to split nitrogen atoms to supply its bioactive components that are then spread on fields in the form of a chemical .
Good and his U of A co-author Perrin Beatty say the fix is to genetically alter agricultural products like cereal crops so they can process nitrogen from the atmosphere naturally and still get the same growth enhancing effect as commercial fertilizers.
(It should not alter the existing biochemical profile of the plants and eatables.VTS)
Source: University of Alberta