How far are we from N-Fixing Wheat, Corn & Canola?

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Dry atmospheric air contains about 20% oxygen and over 78% nitrogen. Nitrogen, in its molecular, gaseous form (N2(g)) is very stable, and does not react easily with other compounds. In order to be used, then, the coupled nitrogen atoms must first be split. Consider it similar to asking a new couple for help with harvest. If you leave the couple to their own devices, you will likely grow frustrated with their lack of efficiency. They are good at staying together, not so good at anything else. Once you split them up, however, they are more obedient, reactive and less…nauseating. The…

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