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South Dakota Scientists Collaborate on Developing Sustainable Biofertilizers for Farmers.

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Research on SD Biofertilizer Supported by National Science Foundation Grant

A team of researchers from South Dakota Mines, South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, and Sitting Bull College are collaborating to explore alternatives to synthetic fertilizers. With a $4 million National Science Foundation award, the scientific team is working on developing biofertilizers that will improve sustainability and efficiency in South Dakota’s croplands.

Prasoon Diwakar, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota Mines, emphasized the importance of creating more sustainable agricultural practices during an interview on “In the Moment” on SDPB Radio. Tanvi Govil, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Mines, also highlighted the potential benefits of utilizing biofertilizers in place of traditional synthetic options.

Their research aims to address the environmental impact of synthetic fertilizers while enhancing crop productivity in South Dakota. By identifying and developing innovative biofertilizers, the team hopes to provide farmers with a more eco-friendly and efficient alternative for their agricultural needs. This collaborative effort represents a significant step towards promoting sustainable agriculture practices in the region.

By Samantha Nguyen

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