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Understanding reaction products of granular and fluid P fertilisers in Australian soils: a way to enhance fertiliser efficiency [ 2004 - 2006 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0454086]

Researchers Prof MJ McLaughlinDr DJ ChittleboroughDr E Lombi

Brief description Despite posing significant challenges for crop P nutrition, alkaline soils are widespread in Australia and their agricultural use accounts for a significant fraction of the crop production nationwide. The benefits of fluid fertilizers over conventional granular products in these soils has been agronomically demonstrated. Knowledge of the behaviour of these products, provided through an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms and reactions occurring, is critical to improve crop productivity. This project aims to study the reactions of fluid and granular fertilizers in soils using advanced spectroscopic and isotopic techniques, in order to provide a scientific basis for improving formulations and effectiveness.

Funding Amount $205,000

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