Any of you that were in Leuven in September for PSP6 would have heard Moritz’s interesting talk summarising his findings from his submitted meta-analysis on cover crops, microorganisms and the P cycle. This week the work has been published in Plant and Soil and can be accessed here. For those of you not fortunate to be at PSP6 (it was a great week!) this article comes highly recommended, not least for its systematic approach to literature evaluation. But alas without Moritz’s excellent verbal presentation.
We have added a new page to the forum for the organic phosphorus workshop 2020 hosted in Sweden, at the Abisko Scientific Research Institute, with your host Reiner Geisler. Please see the page, which can be found at the top tabs on the home page for more details, updates and news on OP2020!
A related paper from the OP16 workshop is available in the European Journal of Soil Science Anniversary Issue here.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Harrison, Phil Haygarth and Ben Turner the metaphorical academic granfather-son-grandson reflect on 50 years of organic phosphorus research.
As an early career scientist I found this article both unique and valuable. For the teachers among you I encourage you to share this with your students. The critical discourse evident in this piece offers a unique treatment and perspective for students and more experienced practitioners alike.
I am delighted to inform you that the complete special issue entitled Organic Phosphorus: Potential Solutions for Phosphorus Security in Plant and Soil, from our Workshop OP16, is now complete and available free to download for 1 month only here.
This marks the final output from the OP16 workshop. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next OP conference in Sweden.
As part of the multi-disciplinary team comprising personnel from the University of Western Australia, WA Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development, Adelaide University, Murdoch University and two fertilizer companies, the research associate will carry out the laboratory, glasshouse and field studies and other relevant research required to quantify key processes controlling soil P storage, supply and response in wheat, canola and lupins.
Tasks will include:
Formulation of specific hypotheses and optimisation of detailed experimental design to test these. Consideration will be given to (i) characterising processes governing P availability along the soil profile, (ii) determining the relationship between root structure/function and P acquisition, (iii) correcting low subsoil P availability, (iv) quantifying draw-down of soil P over time and the effect of low P fertilizer rates on crop growth and grain yield, etc.
Collect and analyse soil and plant samples
Compile/process/present data, including statistical interpretation
Contribute to writing manuscript(s) for submission to high-impact journals, and
Other duties as directed
Please see link below for full applicant information.
Final advertisement – Research Associate UWA