Changes in nitrogen agricultural practices

  • Nitrogen (N) is a key indispensable nutrient for all living organisms including humans. For over one century, synthetic fertilizers and agriculture intensification allowed to feed the world population, but this came with high environmental costs. N is the element with the most altered cycle and constitutes the most pressing environmental issue faced today, making it the most important emerging environmental concern.


  • Nitrogen use efficiency is the solution to improve soil, water and air quality while avoiding increased costs to the farmers. Tomato is one of the most consumed crops worldwide and requires high amounts of N inputs to achieve high yields. The need for new agricultural practices to reduce N inputs and promote N losses mitigation urges