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Graphene could increase fertilizer efficiency


March 20, 2018
By University of Adelaide

Fertilizers with lower environmental impacts and reduced costs for farmers are being developed by University of Adelaide researchers in the world-first use of the new advanced material graphene as a fertilizer carrier.

Using graphene as a carrier means the fertilisers can be applied in a more targeted fashion, with overall increased fertilizer efficiency and great nutrient uptake by the plants. The graphene-based carriers have so far been demonstrated with the micronutrients zinc and copper. Work is continuing with macronutrients such as nitrogen and phosphate. | READ MORE

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