TISEDTalk: How do we unleash the potential of nano-fertilization to improve the environmental sustainability of agricultural crop production?

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 14:30
Duggan House Annex 3740 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

DATE: October 17th 2023 | TIME: 2:00pm (EST) |  Location: Macdonald Engineering Building RM: 497

Presented by: Prof. Søren Husted

Free Hybrid Seminar- Available on zoom

Despite progress in improving fertilizers, the persistent problem of poor nutrient use efficiency (NUE) in agriculture remains a major obstacle to sustainability. Traditional fertilizers suffer from limitations like nutrient fixation, leaching, and volatilization, resulting in only 50% of nitrogen being effectively utilized, causing environmental damage and economic losses. Nanotechnology offers a promising solution, with recent advances enabling precise nutrient delivery through nano-fertilizers tailored to crop needs.

This presentation highlights how nanotechnology is being used in plant nutrition, discussing progress and challenges in developing biocompatible foliar and soil-based nano-fertilizers to boost nutrient uptake in vital crops.

Learn more: https://mcgill.ca/x/Uex 

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