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Agronomy & Soil Science (pathogens) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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We have 7 Agronomy & Soil Science (pathogens) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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POSITIVE - evaluating Plant pOlyphenol effects on SoIl funcTional dIVErsity

Background. Crop breeding has changed the nutritional, mineral and non-nutritional composition of crop plants. Non-nutritionals include metabolites such as polyphenols and these have historically been considered as ‘anti-nutritionals’, reflecting their effect upon animal health when fed as major components in diets. Read more

WR DTP fully-funded project: Developing phage therapy to reduce plant pathogen virulence

Plant pathogenic bacteria cause considerable losses to food production. This project will develop a novel biocontrol approach to reduce the virulence of plant pathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum bacterium (causative agent of bacterial wilt) using phages – viral parasites of the pathogen. Read more

QUADRAT DTP: 'Killing two challenges with one biochar': biological enrichment of biochar to increase sustainability and food security

Climate change and food security are two major challenges for the sustainable development of our societies. Never before have greenhouse gas emissions been higher and the increasing demand for food has taken our food system to the brink of a collapse. Read more

Conservation of pollinator biodiversity and sustainable management of pollination services in agroecosystems

Wild and managed pollinators provide a wide range of benefits to society in terms of contributions to food security, farmer and beekeeper livelihoods, social and cultural values, as well as the maintenance of wider biodiversity and ecosystem stability. Read more
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