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Waite Ag, Food, Wine Seminar Series
Mar 12, 10:30 am
Please come along to this campus-wide seminar series. Come and hear about great science going on across the campus, up the road or across the sea! Expand your network and find new collaborators!
Everyone is welcome to a shared morning tea (please bring your own coffee cup) following the seminar.
WHEN: Thursday 12th March 2020. 10:30am Seminar, followed by morning tea
WHERE: Plant Research Centre Auditorium
Dr Stephanie Watts-Fawkes: Identifying and characterising a zinc transporter involved in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
Ramsay Fellow – School of Ag, Food & Wine
Ros Baird: Fertilizer coating – gimmick or game changer?
Fertilizer Technology Research Centre – School of Ag, Food & Wine
Many coated fertilizers are being produced and marketed globally and many more are under development. Typically, they are in response to a nutrient efficiency problem, such as the well-known nitrogen losses from urea or leaching losses of phosphorus in sandy soils, but there are many other reasons to coat. Current work by the Fertilizer Technology Research Centre to address multiple issues with one coating solution will be presented.
After studying chemistry at Flinders University, Ros worked 5 years in the motor industry working on adhesives and coating formulations for Bridgestone Australia. This was followed by 20 years in fertilizer research and development working on fertilizer coatings, particularly S, in what began as HiFert Ltd then Western Mining, BHP and is now Impact fertilizers. She joined the FTRC, Mike McLaughlin’s group, at the Waite campus in 2012, carrying out new product development for the Mosaic fertilizer Co (USA). Her great passion is to improve the transition from “great idea” to commercial product.