The Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC) is at the forefront of novel research that is improving the quality and efficiency of fertilisers.
Our scientists are international experts in soil chemistry, fertiliser technology and plant nutrition.
FTRC is based within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at Waite campus – which is home to the largest concentration of agricultural research and teaching expertise in the Southern Hemisphere.
The centre was established in 2007 via a partnership between the University of Adelaide and The Mosaic Company. A new five-year, $7.7 million partnership agreement was signed in 2020 between the University and Mosaic.
What we do
Discover how the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre is at the forefront of research into advanced fertiliser products that optimise plant uptake and limit impacts on the environment.
Advanced fertiliser research forges ahead with new Mosaic contract
New five-year partnership agreement to enhance spreading, improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of fertilisers.Read more about Advanced fertiliser research forges ahead with new Mosaic contract
Fertiliser expert joins scientific panel on responsible plant nutrition
Professor Mike McLaughlin’s globally recognised expertise on phosphate and novel fertiliser technologies has led to his inclusion on the international panel for responsible plant nutrition.Read more about Fertiliser expert joins scientific panel on responsible plant nutrition
Research collaboration earns top International Fertiliser Society honours
The Brian Chambers award has been won by Chandnee Ramkissoon for her collaborative research across the universities of Nottingham and Adelaide.Read more about Research collaboration earns top International Fertiliser Society honours