Research collaboration earns top International Fertiliser Society honours
A research collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, UK, and Adelaide, Australia has earned honours at the International Fertiliser Society (IFS) Agronomic Conference.
The Brian Chambers international award for early career researchers in crop nutrition was won by Chandnee Ramkissoon of the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre.
Chandnee’s research – part of her joint PhD between the two universities - seeks to optimise the process of applying Se fertilisers to staple crops to biofortify them, by investigating whether Se fertiliser application timing affects crop Se uptake.
The project determined whether the rate of absorption and translocation of applied Se to the rest of the plants varied with time and fertiliser formulation. It showed that the timing of application and formulation of Se fertilisers are key to improving its uptake into staple crops
A short interview and a copy of Chandnee’s research poster is available on the IFS website.