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Tree fungus reduces fertilizer requirement for ketchup tomatoes

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Tree fungus reduces fertilizer requirement for ketchup tomatoes

Photo caption: The Tomato, (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) flowering, associated with a young, developing fruit. Credit: Earth100 / Wikipedia. Article by . Phys.org – March 31, 2021.

Tomatoes are an important and popular crop, but the tasty ketchup, salsa and pasta sauce they yield comes at a price: overuse of chemical fertilizers. Now, researchers report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry they have recruited a fungus to bolster fertilizer efficiency, meaning tastier tomatoes can be grown with less fertilizer. […]

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