Explain Why a Legume Crop Does Not Require Nitrogenous Fertilizers ? - Science

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Explain why a legume crop does not require nitrogenous fertilizers ?

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Legume crop does not require nitrogenous fertilisers because Rhizobium, a bio-fertiliser, lives in symbiotic association with the roots of leguminous plants. It fixes the atmospheric nitrogen and makes it available to the crop plants. Hence, the nitrogen requirement of the plant is fulfilled.

Concept: Improvement in Crop Yields - Crop Production Improvement
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P S Verma and V K Agarwal Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3
Chapter 1 Improvements In Food Resources
Short Question Answer (Carrying 2 Marks) | Q 19 | Page 63
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