LEGUME

A plant of the family leguminosae which bears a pod that splits into two valves with the seed attached to lower edge of one of the valves (examples: pea, bean, clover, alfalfa, lespedeza). Also, legumes are characterized by the nodules on their roots that allow these plants to use atmospheric nitrogen reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer and improving soil fertility.




Keywords:LEGUME   Doc ID:56251
Owner:Antonio A.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-13 14:10 CDTUpdated:2020-08-30 15:31 CDT
Sites:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition, DS 825 Ruminant Nutrition Physiology
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