Munna observes that the yield of wheat, growing in his field, has reduced in the current year. He gets the soil tested and the report confirms the deficiency of one particular nutrient. Accordingly, he is advised to grow peas after harvesting wheat.

(i) Name the nutrient found insufficient.

(ii) How do you think growing peas will help in replenishing the soil?


(i) Nitrogen

(ii) Pea plants give shelter to Rhizobium bacteria. These bacteria carry out nitrogen fixation in soil. Thus, pea plants help in replenishing nitrogen in soil.