… quantities, which they require to make proteins.
Fertiliser contaminates groundwater
“Not only does fertiliser cost a lot of money, but it also gets into groundwater if it is not absorbed by the plants,” explains Nicolas Plumeré, member of the cluster of excellence Ruhr explores solvation (Resolv). As nitrate is converted to harmful nitrite by bacteria, it must be removed from drinking water. This, in turn, leads to additional costs borne by the public purse.
A drop of plant juice is enough
Under the umbrella of the ERC Starting Grant, Plumeré, together with Tobias Vöpel, developed the nitrate…