The rapidity of nitrification also depends on the degree of alkalinity of the solution.
They will be fully discussed in the chapter on nitrification.
The evidence for the ferment theory of nitrification is now very complete.
The presence of moisture in the soil is necessary for the process of nitrification to take place.
Sodium hydrogen carbonate hinders far less the commencement of nitrification.
This explanation will be understood in the light of what we have already described in regard to "nitrification."
During a period of drought the rate at which nitrification takes place will, therefore, be apt to be seriously diminished.
In the Rothamsted Laboratory, experiments have also been made on the nitrification of solutions of various substances.
He also showed that metabiosis played an important part in nitrification.
nitrification proceeds far more rapidly in summer than winter.
nitrification ni·tri·fi·ca·tion (nī'trə-fĭ-kā'shən)
The oxidation of an ammonia compound into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or any nitrate or nitrite, especially by the action of bacteria.
The treatment or combination of a substance with nitrogen or compounds containing nitrogen.
The process by which bacteria in soil and water oxidize ammonia and ammonium ions and form nitrites and nitrates. Because the nitrates can be absorbed by more complex organisms, as by the roots of green plants, nitrification is an important step in the nitrogen cycle.