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A nitrification inhibitor (also ‘nitrogen inhibitor’ and ‘NI’) is a chemical which slows or ‘inhibits’ the conversion of N from the relatively immobile ammonium (NH4) form to the mobile nitrate (NO3 ) form. As Plants can use the ammonium, but as nitrate, nitrogen can then be lost from soil as the gas nitrous oxide (N2O), which is a potent greenhouse gas . , or be washed away in water. Nitrification inhibitors can be mixed into fertilisers. They form part of the strategy ofZero carbon Britain 2030.