The aim of this PhD project is to identify novel fertigation, nutrient delivery, and management approaches of growing vegetables to increase both yield and quality of produce in both Australia and Qatar.
Protected cropping experts at Western Sydney University are embarking on a CRC project with new partner Qatar University to deliver novel fertigation solutions that optimise indoor crops.
FFS PhD student Mazadul Islam is working with experts in two nations to find more sustainable ways to fertigate indoor vegetable crops.
FFSCRC Industry PhD student and Western Sydney University student Sonali Koundal is exploring sustainable ways to fertigate glasshouse-grown vegetable crops for the benefit of growers and the environment.
CRC supporting partner Qatar University is drawing on the expertise and state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities at Western Sydney University to help it develop sustainable fertigation solutions for indoor growers.
Prof. Zhonghua Chen, globally lauded scientist and Education Leader at Western Sydney University’s National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, talks about two projects he leads for FFS, exploring strategies for cooling and sustainable fertigation in glasshouse vegetable production.
Five Future Food Systems-backed PhD students pitched their research to a ‘Shark Tank’-style panel of experts at the annual Networking Night. Which was the most convincing?
Sonali Koundal completed a Bachelor of Science, then an Integrated Masters (Hons.) degree in Biochemistry from Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, India. Her Masters project investigated the impacts of carbon and nitrogen metabolism on grain-filling in quinoa. Through her studies, Koundal acquired skills in data analysis using CPCS1, SPSS and […]
Md Mazadul Islam is a passionate PhD candidate at Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus, working on FFSCRC’s ‘Sustainable fertigation’ project under the guidance of Professor Zhonghua Chen. His research is focused on finding effective fertigation methods for high-tech greenhouse vegetables that improves water and nutrient use efficiency. Mazadul’s journey to […]
Australia’s first agrifood-focused Living Lab coming to Coffs The City of Coffs Harbour, Queensland University of Technology and Future Food Systems will work together to establish an open-ecosystem ‘Living Lab’ where stakeholders can connect, collaborate and co-develop innovations that add value to Coffs’ agrifood sector. The first project for Lab […]