Investment Details

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GRDC Code: UMU2001-001RTX
Synchrotron Postdoctoral Fellow no. 4: Plants - Novel foliar fertilisers and nutrition trait diversity of grains

As global attention shifts towards nutritional food security, the density of key micronutrients (zinc, iron, selenium, iodine and Vitamin A) in Australian cereal grains will increasingly become a key market requirements and potential differentiation point.

This investment will utilise Synchrotron technologies to determine the micronutrient density in wheat from the Western and Southern grains regions to determine how well situated Australian grain is to supply markets that specify micronutrient dense grains. The project will focus on Zn in the first instance and determine which Zn fertiliser forms, including novel foliar Zn products, can boost Zn density in grain.

Project start date:
15/01/2020
Project end date:
30/06/2023
Crop type:
Wheat
Region:
National
Organisation:
Murdoch University
Key Investment Target:
3.6