Master of Science Graduate Opportunity - Organic Agriculture and Mycorrhizal Fungi

Mario Tenuta mtenuta at mts.net
Tue Apr 13 03:57:43 EST 2004


Graduate Student Opportunity

Plant Available Phosphorus in Conventional and Organic Cropping Systems 
in Manitoba

We are seeking potential M.Sc. graduate students who are interested in 
phosphorus cycling of cropping systems. The project is contingent upon 
availability of full funding from granting agencies, with an anticipated 
start time of mid- to late-summer 2004. The research will relate 
phosphorus uptake of crops to the various forms of phosphorus and the 
diversity of mycorrhizal fungi in soil and roots. The study location is 
the Glenlea Long-Term Crop Rotation Study situated just 20 minutes south 
of Winnipeg, Manitoba and is Canada's oldest organic and alternative 
cropping systems experiment. The phosphorus dynamics of several crop 
rotations as impacted by conventional and organic management will be 
examined. Prospective students should have interests in nutrient cycling 
and biology of soils. A stipend will be available for 2 years and 
contingent upon full funding of the project. Interested students holding 
scholarships are encouraged to apply as top-up awards are presently 
available. Individuals interested to learn more about this exciting 
graduate opportunity are urged to contact any of the following 
researchers involved in the study:

Mario Tenuta (tenutam at ms.umanitoba.ca), Don Flaten 
(flatendn at ms.umanitoba.ca), Martin Entz (m_entz at umantioba.ca) or Cynthia 
Grant (cgrant at agr.gc.ca)




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