How azolla used as a biofertilizer?

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A. caroliniana was introduced to southeast Asia as a bio-fertilizer and weed suppressor in rice fields. For centuries this species has been exploited for its ability to fix nitrogen through its symbiotic bacteria that exists in cavities within the leaves. Additionally, weeds are suppressed because very little usable light is transmitted through the canopy that A. caroliniana creates. This quality translates into more nutrients for the plants being cultivated above surface. Control of this species is easy because it floats on the top of the water; there are no roots attached to anything but the plant itself. The ease of removal makes this a great species to use for such an application. When the time comes to remove the A. caroliniana, the unwanted plants are collected by simply skimming them from the surface.

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