open calls

Identification of abiotic controls on paddy soil NH4 release wothin a rice growing season to improve fertilizer


Lack of knowledge on N mineralization in subtropical paddy rice soils in Bangladesh leads farmers to fill up this N requierment by costly mineral fertilizers, with low efficiency. This PhD aims to elucidate the role of abiotic soil factors in the anaerobic N mineralization process. The PhD should result in a workable set of soil parameters to predict release of NH4 in a rice growing season.

Intervention type

ICP PhD Scholarships


01/10/2013 - 30/09/2017

This project is being implemented in:
Bangladesh Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
Local supervisor Abdul Kader
Flemish supervisor Steven Sleutel
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Bangladesh Agricultural University
Budget € 105.768
Scholar Masuda Akter