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Nitrogen use efficiency of tomorrow

Climate change has already impacted nitrogen use and crop production. Nitrogen and climate scientists have to work together to understand future agricultural nitrogen use and adapt nitrogen management in a changing climate.

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Fig. 1: Nitrogen and water co-limitation experiment in winter wheat with the goal of improving NUE by improving management of both fertilization and irrigation.


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L.L. acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (AgroSceNA-UP, PID2019-107972RB-I00).

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Lassaletta, L., Einarsson, R. & Quemada, M. Nitrogen use efficiency of tomorrow. Nat Food 4, 281–282 (2023).

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