Scientists set out to determine if nutrient history changed the function of soil microorganisms. The answer seems to be yes, and that soil treated with high amounts of phosphate can result in poorer plant performance, but even more intriguing, it appears that the soil microorganisms from this conditioned soil can negatively impact plant yield.
The Royal Society of Biology is providing funding for undergraduate research placements in plant health through the Plant Health Undergraduate Scheme
There are 2 grants available of €500 to enable participation at the forthcoming 9th ESSC International Congress in Tirana, Albani between 26th and 28th September 2019.
Applications for the grant must be submitted by 30th April 2019 and you will be advised if you have been successful by 31st May 2019.
The latest IUSS Alert (Number 164) for February 2019 is now available here
Remember that all BSSS Members enjoy complimentary membership of the International Union of Soil Sciences as part of their annual subscription fee.