The PhosField testing kit could make real-time, in-the-field phosphorus testing a reality for growers.
Breakthroughs could see them move away from a prophylactic approach to fertilizer application, with measurement and usage of this critical nutrient done in a more cost-effective and sustainable way.
The vision is to create a simple-to-use in-field testing kit which will make farmers in Cornwall and further afield more efficient, more able to comply with water quality legislation and slow the rate of depletion of this finite natural resource.
The kit will be portable and, by harnessing key information gathered by scientists at Rothamsted Research’s North Wyke Farm Platform, enable optimum levels of phosphorus to be applied.
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