Nitrogen-fixation by deerbrush: Greenhouse experiments suggest deerbrush has root nodules like leguminous plants with nitrogen-fixing properties
James Vlamis, University of California
A. M. Schultz, University of California
H. H. Biswell, University of California
California Agriculture 12(1):11-15. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v012n01p11.
James Vlamis is Associate Soil Chemist, University of California, Berkeley. A. M. Schultz is Specialist in Forestry, University of California, Berkeley. H. H. Biswell is Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley.
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Recent studies indicate that nodules on the roots of deerbrush—Ceanothus integerrimus—supply this species with a source of nitrogen and might greatly improve growth of the plant, especially in soils where nitrogen is a limiting factor.
The above reported studies are a part of a project conducted cooperatively by the University of California and the California Department of Fish and Game under Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act Project 51-R.