24 July 2017

Greenlandic rock flour at the International Plant Nutrition conference


The research project on Greenlandic Rock Flour will be featured at the world's largest conference on plant nutrition. Professor Andreas de Neergaard and PhD Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen from the Rock Flour project team will give presentations about the project.

The International Plant Nutrition Colloquium takes place every 4 years and gathers scientists across the globe. The theme of the coming conference which takes place in Copenhagen in August this year is "Plant nutrition for Global Green Growth".

Ph.d. Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen visiting GP partners in Sao Paulo.

Ph.d. Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen visiting GP partners in Sao Paulo.

On Wednesday 23rd of August, Professor Andreas de Neergaard from the Rock Flour project team will be talking about the possibilities of using Greenlandic flour as soil amendment for tropical weathered soils. Professor de Neergaard's talk will be under the title "Bread from stone". 
PhD student Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen who is also part of the Rock Flour project team will be presenting a poster entitled ”Fertilizing Potential of Glacially Eroded Rock Flour”.

The conference treats a wide range of aspects related to plant nutrition and this year will feature sessions on interactions of plant microorganisms, availability of nutrition on soil, analytical methods within the field of plant nutrition, ecosystems and climate change and many others.
The conference is organized by the International Plant Nutrition Council which consists of an international group of scientists who have all made special contributions to the field of plant nutrition. The Council seeks to advance science-based non-commercial research and education in plant nutrition in order to highlight the importance of this scientific field for crop production, food security, human health and sustainable environmental production.