Sentence Examples

  • Leguminous crops take some of the nitrogen which they require from the air, but most plants obtain it from the nitrates present in the soil.
  • He estimated that by using leguminous crops in this manner for the purpose of obtaining cheap nitrogen he reduced the cost of production of wheat more than 50%.
  • It seems obvious that the lighter and poorer soils would benefit more than the heavier or richer soils by the extended growth of leguminous crops.
  • The nodules on the roots of leguminous plants are induced by the presence of a minute organism now known to do no injury to the plant.
  • It is, in fact, fully established that these leguminous crops acquire a considerable amount of nitrogen by the fixation of the free nitrogen of the atmosphere under the influence of the symbiotic growth of their root-nodule-microbes and the higher plant.