Nitrate accumulation in winter grown crops

Nitrate accumulation in winter grown crops

Nitrogen is a crucial nutrient for plant growth.  Just like in animals, nitrogen is needed to create proteins and replicate DNA.  Nitrate is the essential source of nitrogen for plants.  It is absorbed from the soil by the plant’s roots. 

What happens if a crop absorbs too much nitrate? Is that bad for the plant or for the consumer?  Read on to find out.

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