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Comment: Do you know what lightening does for farming?

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Do you know what lightening does for farming?

We have a huge problem with man made nitrogen fertilizer. The nitrates separate over time and cause toxins in ground water.

Lightening fuses the atmospheric nitrates PERMANENTLY and rain washes it into the soil.**

"Vi-Aqua makes water wetter and introduces atmospheric nitrogen into the water in the form of nitrates – so it is free fertiliser. It also produces the miracle of rejuvenating the soil by invigorating soil-based micro-organisms.

**Nitrogen Fixation

The nitrogen molecule (N2) is quite inert. To break it apart so that its atoms can combine with other atoms requires the input of substantial amounts of energy.
Three processes are responsible for most of the nitrogen fixation in the biosphere:

atmospheric fixation by lightning
biological fixation by certain microbes — alone or in a symbiotic relationship with some plants and animals
industrial fixation

Atmospheric Fixation

The enormous energy of lightning breaks nitrogen molecules and enables their atoms to combine with oxygen in the air forming nitrogen oxides. These dissolve in rain, forming nitrates, that are carried to the earth.

Atmospheric nitrogen fixation probably contributes some 5– 8% of the total nitrogen fixed.
Industrial Fixation

Under great pressure, at a temperature of 600°C, and with the use of a catalyst, atmospheric nitrogen and hydrogen (usually derived from natural gas or petroleum) can be combined to form ammonia (NH3). Ammonia can be used directly as fertilizer, but most of its is further processed to urea and ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3).
Biological Fixation
The ability to fix nitrogen is found only in certain bacteria and archaea.

Some live in a symbiotic relationship with plants of the legume family (e.g., soybeans, alfalfa).
Link to a discussion of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes.
Some establish symbiotic relationships with plants other than legumes (e.g., alders).
Some establish symbiotic relationships with animals, e.g., termites and "shipworms" (wood-eating bivalves).
Some nitrogen-fixing bacteria live free in the soil.
Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria are essential to maintaining the fertility of semi-aquatic environments like rice paddies.

Biological nitrogen fixation requires a complex set of enzymes and a huge expenditure of ATP.
Although the first stable product of the process is ammonia, this is quickly incorporated into protein and other organic nitrogen compounds.