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Bingah Hardiputra

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Thesis: Phosphorus fractionation in biological and conventional farming system

The effect of faba bean (Vicia fava L. cv. Cairo) cover crops on phosphorus dynamics in biological and conventional soils is being studied. Faba bean was suggested to be a P-mobilising legume crop and can take up phosphorus in high capacity. I am also incubating this plant as green manure and checking on phosphorus sorption and its fractionation. Another experiment I am going to do next is inoculating faba bean seeds with rhizobium. The main objective of the study is to improve understanding of the dynamics of the phosphorus fractions in biological and conventional farming systems.

Why my research is important

This research has an important role in advancing the knowledge on phosphorus fractionation in biological and conventional farming systems. The results may assist in the further development of biological farming systems as well as designing efficient and environmentally friendly fertilization systems.

Funding

Dec 2007

Dec 2010

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