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Research student (2 years) in the research education subject: Biology specialisation in plant breeding

Research student (2 years) in the research education subject: Biology specialisation in plant breeding

SLU Alnarp, Sweden

 

Fysiological development of the young sugar beet seedling - effect of protein components in the pellet

Beet root- and horticultural seeds are nowadays often pelleted before sowing in order to have seeds of equal size and shape. Different molecules or formulations may be added to the pellet to protect against diseases and pests or to add nutrients to the growing plant. Most commonly petroleum based materials are used in the development of pellets. In recent projects, we have found indications that protein based pellets may contribute with increased early vigor and root growth to the young sugar beet seedling. This project aims at investigating physiological development of the young sugar beet seedling while protein based pelleting is used in order to understand factors behind seedling growth and root development. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Syngenta Seeds AB and some of the experiments will be carried out in Landskrona while other parts of the experiments will be carried out at SLU, Alnarp

 

Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who has an MSc or similar in agriculture, agronomy/horticulture? biology, biochemistry or similar. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as to collaborate and have good communication skills, including the ability to speak and write well in English.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
SLU Alnarp, SE
Deadline: 
25/07/2017

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