Enhancing nitrogen-use efficiency, grain yield and protein content in wheat with combined application of novel rock mineral fertiliser and microbial consortium inoculant in sandy soil

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Abstract

Wheat grain yield, protein content and nitrogen-use efficiency are affected by genotype, environment and fertiliser management. Optimising wheat grain yield and protein content requires effective nitrogen fertiliser management and improved nitrogen-use efficiency in sandy soils. The efficacy of biomineral fertiliser containing rock minerals and microbial consortium compared to inorganic fertilisers was examined using different wheat genotypes in nutrient-poor sandy soil. Biomineral fertiliser significantly increased nitrogen-use efficiency, grain yield, and protein content due to increased root growth and enhanced nutrient uptake. Biomineral fertiliser can be a viable alternative to inorganic fertilisers for sustainable wheat production.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Solaiman, Zakaria, Supervisor
  • Rengel, Zed, Supervisor
Award date17 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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