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PhD: Improving precision agriculture and climate adaptation for the Australian Cotton Industry

This PhD project focuses on improving precision agriculture and climate adaptation by increasing the efficiency of nitrogen application in cotton. It investigates the physicochemical behaviour of commonly used nitrogen-based fertilisers, with a specific focus on the behaviour of urea in relation to temperature, salinity, soil type and crop rotation. The resulting datasets will assist in improving precision agricultural practices. They will also be used as a platform to further explore the behaviour of nitrogen in irrigation pipes and classic ridge and furrow field structures, in order to determine their impact on plant nutrient uptake and runoff into adjacent ground and surface water bodies.

Project date

1 Feb 2016-31 Oct 2019
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Principal investigator

James Latimer

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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