The project addresses the need to improve nutrient efficiency and reduce nutrient losses from soil and associated pollution. It aims to advance know-how for the design of next-generation fertilisers that are based on nutrients in re-purposed wastes, including organic agricultural wastes. Wastes are combined with ameliorants to improve crop nutrient use and soil function, stimulate local economies and reduce the reliance on imported  fertiliser. To enable this transition, technology advances and know-how, are needed. The student will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team of researchers across agriculture, biology and engineering with view of industry and societal needs.

Location: St Lucia

Project members

Professor Susanne Schmidt

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences