Presentation Title

Growing Better Soil on a Small Scale

Presenter Information

shannon rouganFollow

Faculty Mentor

Erika Catanese Sotela

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

CREVELING 80

Session

POSTER 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

Nitrogen is abundant, but like people with a lactose allergy organisms need a catalyst to help them metabolize, or access the nutrient because the most abundant source of nitrogen is a gas. By planting fifteen pea juvenile pea plants, with six germinated radish seeds per pea plant, in sand, the pea plants will most likely die in this climate. However, their Nitrogen-fixing quality once they decompose should be able to transmit enough Nitrogen to the radishes to accelerate their growth. In order to determine whether the nitrogen-fixing variable influenced the growth of the radish seeds, another ninety radish seeds (six per container in fifteen containers), were planted alone. After seventy days the radishes will be dried and weighed to determine biomass, and which group’s biomass growth was larger.

Works Cited

Allen, Robert C. "The Nitrogen Hypothesis and the English Agricultural Revolution: A Biological Analysis." The Journal of Economic History 68, no. 1 (2008): 182-210. http://www.jstor.org.ezp.pasadena.edu/stable/40056780.

Armsby, H. P. "On the Enrichment of the Soil by the Cultivation of 'Enriching Crops'." Science 9, no. 206 (1887): 37-39. http://www.jstor.org.ezp.pasadena.edu/stable/1761620.

Bond, G. 1976. The possibility of extending the capacity for nitrogen fixation to other plant species. A summary of proceedings at an open session held during the Edinburgh meeting. In P. S. Nutman, ed. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in plants, p. 567-572. Cambridge Univ. Press, London.

Lindemann, W.C. "Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes." California State University, Northridge. Accessed October 06, 2018. http://www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/biotechnology/lec10/lindemann.html.

Rhoades, Heather. 2018. ”Nitrogen Nodules And Nitrogen Fixing Plants." Gardening Know How. Accessed October 06, 2018. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/nitrogen-nodules-and-nitrogen-fixing-plants.htm.

Summary of research results to be presented

The research experiment is ongoing, however the hypothesis is that Nitrogen-fixing pea plant will increase the biomass of the radish seeds that the peas were planted with in a sample size of fifteen. As opposed to the fifteen samples of radish seeds planted alone. Each sample including the samples involving the pea plants have six radish seeds per container.

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Nov 17th, 8:30 AM Nov 17th, 10:30 AM

Growing Better Soil on a Small Scale

CREVELING 80

Nitrogen is abundant, but like people with a lactose allergy organisms need a catalyst to help them metabolize, or access the nutrient because the most abundant source of nitrogen is a gas. By planting fifteen pea juvenile pea plants, with six germinated radish seeds per pea plant, in sand, the pea plants will most likely die in this climate. However, their Nitrogen-fixing quality once they decompose should be able to transmit enough Nitrogen to the radishes to accelerate their growth. In order to determine whether the nitrogen-fixing variable influenced the growth of the radish seeds, another ninety radish seeds (six per container in fifteen containers), were planted alone. After seventy days the radishes will be dried and weighed to determine biomass, and which group’s biomass growth was larger.

Works Cited

Allen, Robert C. "The Nitrogen Hypothesis and the English Agricultural Revolution: A Biological Analysis." The Journal of Economic History 68, no. 1 (2008): 182-210. http://www.jstor.org.ezp.pasadena.edu/stable/40056780.

Armsby, H. P. "On the Enrichment of the Soil by the Cultivation of 'Enriching Crops'." Science 9, no. 206 (1887): 37-39. http://www.jstor.org.ezp.pasadena.edu/stable/1761620.

Bond, G. 1976. The possibility of extending the capacity for nitrogen fixation to other plant species. A summary of proceedings at an open session held during the Edinburgh meeting. In P. S. Nutman, ed. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in plants, p. 567-572. Cambridge Univ. Press, London.

Lindemann, W.C. "Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes." California State University, Northridge. Accessed October 06, 2018. http://www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/biotechnology/lec10/lindemann.html.

Rhoades, Heather. 2018. ”Nitrogen Nodules And Nitrogen Fixing Plants." Gardening Know How. Accessed October 06, 2018. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/nitrogen-nodules-and-nitrogen-fixing-plants.htm.