Development of an in-field phosphorus availability measurement technique

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Development of an in-field phosphorus availability measurement technique

This project brings together the environmental sensor expertise of Cornwall-based SME, Clean Grow Ltd., with agricultural experts from the internationally renowned Rothamsted Research, enabling them to combine their knowledge, resources and experience to develop a much needed, new-to-market, rapid soil phosphate measurement toolkit. Development of this product over two years will facilitate rapid, in-field analysis of plant available phosphorus (P) in a range of soil types, enabling the provision of optimal, precision P fertiliser application rate recommendations for farmers and other land-users. The application of this unique sensor technology in this way to produce this novel, new-to-market product, will facilitate the sustainable use of P fertiliser, and at the same time contribute towards the sustainable intensification of agriculture.

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