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Ramping up nitrogen flow kicks soybeans into overdrive

With an ever-increasing world population to feed, staple foods like legumes are only going to become more important. Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a method to make soybean plants grow larger and produce significantly more seeds by kicking their ability to pull vital nitrogen from the air into overdrive. If applied to other legumes, the technique could not only increase crop yields, but also reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizers and make for more drought-resistant plants.
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