Several soil amendments, both inorganic and biological, are marketed with the aim to improve crop productivity. Glasshouse trials have shown some effects of soil amendments on biomass and soil properties, but field trials are required to confirm and extend the results with the amendments. This project will investigate some amendments in a field trial using vegetable crops (potato and lettuce). Both biomass and soil chemical changes will be monitored and crop quality charactersised. This project would suit a student interested in plant nutrition/soil science/horticulture. The project is co-supervised by Dr Steve Harper (DAF). The outcome of the project will increase our understanding of the role of soil amendments on crop productivity and soil properties.

Location: Gatton

This project is available to Honours and Postgraduate Coursework students.

Project members

Principal Supervisor:

Dr Bernhard Wehr

Lecturer in Soil Chemistry
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences