Nanotechnology for Agriculture and Food Systems Partnership


Nano-enabled Hybrid Phosphorus Platforms for Increasing Phosphorus Use Efficiency 

This multi-disciplinary research project will develop nanotechnology-based phosphorus fertilizers to increase phosphorus use efficiency by plants. The long-term overarching goal of the proposed project is to facilitate the use of nanotechnology for sustainable agriculture through nutrient delivery to plants, particularly phosphorus, thereby improving nutrient uptake (fortification) and use efficiency in agriculture. The team proposes to continue the collaborative fundamental and applied research beyond the project duration to address the grand challenge of global nutrient management and food security.

This project is funded by National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA and is collaboratively being carried out between North Dakota State University (NDSU), University of Central Florida (UCF), and The Connecticut Agricultural Experimentation Station (CAES).