Giles Oldroyd

Western agricultural systems are reliant on the application of inorganic nitrogen fertilisers that greatly enhance yield. However, production and application of nitrogen fertilisers account for a significant proportion of fossil fuel usage in food production and the major source of pollution from agriculture. Prof Giles Oldroyd studies the mechanisms by which some species of plants are capable of forming beneficial interactions with nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which provide a natural source of nitrogen for plant growth. _______________________________________________
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:45 AM
Room: Town & Country Ballroom
Chair:
J. Perry Gustafson
8:00 AM
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