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Here you can find our latest (2010 - present) scientific journal and conference publications.


R Baird, RC da Silva, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin (2019) A column perfusion test to assess the kinetics of nutrient release by soluble, sparingly soluble and coated granular fertilizers. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 182, 1-9.

IB Andelkovic, S Kabiri, RC da Silva, E Tavakkoli, JK Kirby, D Losic, MJ McLaughlin (2019) Optimisation of phosphate loading on graphene oxide-Fe(III) composites – possibilities for engineering slow release fertilisers. New Journal of Chemistry 43, 8580-8589.

MJ McLaughlin (2019) The future of phosphorus use in agriculture. Better Crops with Plant Food 103 (1), 57-58.

EL Cancellier, F Degryse, DRG Silva, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2018) Rapid and low-cost method for evaluation of nutrients release from controlled-release fertilizers using electrical conductivity. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 26, 4388–4395

RC da Silva, R Baird, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin (2018) Slow and fast-release boron sources in potash fertilizers: spatial variability, nutrient dissolution and plant uptake. Soil Science Society of America Journal 82, 1437-1448

IB Andelkovic, S Kabiri, E Tavakkoli, JK Kirby, MJ McLaughlin, D Losic (2018) Graphene oxide-Fe (III) composite containing phosphate–A novel slow release fertilizer for improved agriculture management. Journal of Cleaner Production 185, 97-104.

M Everaert, RC da Silva, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin, E Smolders (2018) Limited dissolved phosphorus runoff losses using layered double hydroxide and struvite fertilizers: a rainfall simulation study. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47, 371-377.

F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird, T Beyrer, F Below, MJ McLaughlin (2018) Uptake of elemental or sulfate-S from fall- or spring-applied co-granulated fertilizer by corn – a stable isotope and modeling study. Field Crops Research, 221, 322-332.

C Vermeiren, E Smolders, MJ McLaughlin, F Degryse (2018) Model-based rationalization of sulphur mineralization in soils using 35 S isotope dilution. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 120, 1-11

S Kabiri, R Baird, DNH Tran, I Andelkovic, MJ McLaughlin, D Losic (2017) Cogranulation of Low Rates of Graphene and Graphene Oxide with Macronutrient Fertilizers Remarkably Improves Their Physical Properties. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6, 1299-1309

RC da Silva, F Degryse, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2017). Soil management and fertilizer practices affecting crop production and human health. In B. Singh, M. Mclaughlin, & E. Brevik (Eds.), The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health (Vol. 1, 1 ed., pp. 111-121). Catena Soil Sciences.

Y Zhang, G Nachimuthu, S Mason, MJ McLaughlin, A McNeill, MJ Bell (2017) Comparison of soil analytical methods for estimating wheat potassium fertilizer requirements in response to contrasting plant K demand in the glasshouse. Scientific reports 7 (1), 11391.

S Kabiri, F Degryse, DNH Tran, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin, D Losic (2017) Graphene Oxide: A New Carrier for Slow Release of Plant Micronutrients. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 43325-43335

BR Singh, MJ McLaughlin, E Brevik (2017) The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health (Vol. 1, 1 ed.). Catena Soil Sciences.

EM Mattiello, RC da Silva, F Degryse, R Baird, V Gupta, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Sulfur and zinc availability from co-granulated Zn-enriched elemental sulfur fertilizers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65, 1108-1115

F Degryse, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Dissolution rate and agronomic effectiveness of struvite fertilizers – effect of soil pH, granulation and base excess. Plant and Soil, 410, 139-152

F Degryse (2017) Boron fertilizers: Use, challenges and the benefit of slow-release sources–a review. Bor Dergisi, 2, 111-122

TI McLaren, RJ Smernik, RJ Simpson, MJ McLaughlin, TM McBeath, CN Guppy, AE Richardson (2017) The chemical nature of organic phosphorus that accumulates in fertilized soils of a temperate pasture as determined by solution 31P NMR spectroscopy. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180, 27-38

M Everaert, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin, D De Vos, E Smolders (2017) Agronomic Effectiveness of Granulated and Powdered P-Exchanged Mg–Al LDH Relative to Struvite and MAP. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65, 6736-6744

C Zhao, VVSR Gupta, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Effects of pH and ionic strength on elemental sulphur oxidation in soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53, 247-256

TI McLaren, TM McBeath, RJ Simpson, AE Richardson, A Stefanski, CN Guppy, RJ Smernik, C Rivers, C Johnston, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Direct recovery of 33P-labelled fertiliser phosphorus in subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum) pastures under field conditions–The role of agronomic management. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 246, 144-156

C Zhao, VVSR Gupta, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin (2017) Abundance and diversity of sulphur-oxidising bacteria and their role in oxidising elemental sulphur in cropping soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53, 159-169

TI McLaren, MJ McLaughlin, TM McBeath, RJ Simpson, RJ Smernik, CN Guppy, AE Richardson (2016) The fate of fertiliser P in soil under pasture and uptake by subterraneum clover–a field study using 33P-labelled single superphosphate. Plant and Soil, 401, 23-38

Montalvo D, F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Agronomic effectiveness of zinc sources as micronutrient fertilizers. Advances in Agronomy, 139: 215-267.

Degryse, F, RC da Silva, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Effect of co-granulation on oxidation of elemental sulfur: theoretical model and experimental validation. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 80:1244-1253.

Degryse, F, B Ajiboye, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Oxidation of elemental sulfur in granular fertilizers depends on the soil-exposed surface area. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 80:294-305.

Degryse, F, B Ajiboye, R Baird, RC da Silva, MJ McLaughlin (2016) Availability of fertiliser sulphate and elemental sulphur to canola in two consecutive crops. Plant and Soil. 398:313-325.

Ajiboye, B, I Cakmak, D Paterson, MD de Jonge, DL Howard, SP Stacey, AA Torun, N Aydin, MJ McLaughlin (2015) X-ray fluorescence microscopy of zinc localization in wheat grains biofortified through foliar zinc applications at different growth stages under field conditions. Plant and Soil. 392:357-370.

Abat, M, F Degryse, R Baird, M McLaughlin (2015) Slow-release boron fertilizers: co-granulation of boron sources with mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP). Soil Research. 53:505-511.

McLaughlin, MJ, F Degryse, RC da Silva, R Baird (2015) Co-granulated elemental sulfur/sulfate fertilizers and their role in crop nutrition. Better Crops with Plant Food. 99:7-10.

Abat, M, F Degryse, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2015) Boron phosphates (BPO4) as a seedling-safe boron fertilizer source. Plant and Soil. 391:153-160.

Montalvo D, F Degryse, MJ McLaughlin (2015) Natural colloidal P and its contribution to plant P uptake. Environmental Science & Technology. 49:3427-3434.

Montalvo D, MJ McLaughlin, F Degryse (2015) Efficacy of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles as Phosphorus Fertilizer in Andisols and Oxisols. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:551-558.

Montalvo D, F Degryse, and MJ McLaughlin (2015) Agronomic Effectiveness of Granular and Fluid Phosphorus Fertilizers in Andisols and Oxisols. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:577-584.

Zhao C, F Degryse, V Gupta and MJ McLaughlin (2015) Elemental Sulfur Oxidation in Australian Cropping Soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:89-96.

Abat, M, F Degryse, R Baird and MJ McLaughlin (2015) Responses of Canola to the Application of Slow-Release Boron Fertilizers and Their Residual Effect. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:97-103.

Degryse F, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2015) Diffusion and solubility control of fertilizer-applied zinc: chemical assessment and visualization. Plant and Soil. 386:195-204.

Abat M, F Degryse, R Baird, MJ McLaughlin (2014) Formulation, synthesis and characterization of boron phosphate (BPO4) compounds as raw materials to develop slow-release boron fertilizers. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 177:860-868.

Peirce CAE, TM McBeath, V Fernandez, MJ McLaughlin (2014) Wheat leaf properties affecting the absorption and subsequent translocation of foliar-applied phosphoric acid fertiliser. Plant and Soil: 384:37-51.

Fernandez V, P Guzman, CAE Peirce, TM McBeath, M Khayet and MJ McLaughlin (2014) Effect of wheat phosphorus status on leaf surface properties and their permeability to foliar-applied phosphorus. Plant and Soil. 384:7-20.

Zhang Y, S Mason, McNeill, MJ McLaughlin (2014) Application of the diffusive gradients in thin films technique for available potassium measurement in agricultural soils: Effects of competing cations on potassium uptake by the resin gel. Analytica Chimica Acta. 842:27-34.

Foyjunnessa, A McNeill, A Doolette, S Mason, MJ McLaughlin (2014) In situ P-33-labelling of canola and lupin to estimate total phosphorus accumulation in the root system. Plant and Soil. 382:291-299.

Noack SR, MJ McLaughlin, TM McBeath, RJ Smernik and RD Armstrong (2014). Assessing crop residue phosphorus using chemical fractionation and solution P-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Talanta. 126:122-129.

Degryse F and MJ McLaughlin (2014) Phosphorus Diffusion from Fertilizer: Visualization, Chemical Measurements, and Modeling. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:832-842.

Noack SR, MJ McLaughlin, RJ Smernik, TM McBeath and RD Armstrong (2014) Phosphorus speciation in mature wheat and canola plants as affected by phosphorus supply. Plant and Soil. 378:125-137

Noack SR, TM McBeath, MJ McLaughlin, RJ Smernik and RD Armstrong (2014) Management of crop residues affects the transfer of phosphorus to plant and soil pools: Results from a dual-labelling experiment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 71:31-39.

Montalvo D, F Degryse and MJ McLaughlin (2014) Fluid Fertilizers Improve Phosphorus Diffusion but not Lability in Andisols and Oxisols. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:214-224.

McBeath TM and MJ McLaughlin (2014) Efficacy of zinc oxides as fertilisers. Plant and Soil. 374:843-855.

Peirce CAE, RJ Smernik and TM McBeath (2013) Phosphorus availability in chicken manure is lower with increased stockpiling period, despite a larger orthophosphate content. Plant and Soil. 373:359-372.

Mason, S, MJ McLaughlin, C Johnston and A McNeill (2013) Soil test measures of available P (Colwell, resin and DGT) compared with plant P uptake using isotope dilution. Plant and Soil. 373:711-722.

Degryse F, B Ajiboye, RD Armstrong and MJ McLaughlin (2013) Sequestration of Phosphorus-Binding Cations by Complexing Compounds is not a Viable Mechanism to Increase Phosphorus Efficiency. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:2050-2059.

McBeath TM, MJ McLaughlin, JK Kirby and F Degryse (2013) A stable isotope methodology for measurement of soil-applied zinc-fertilizer recovery in durum wheat (Triticum Durum). Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 176:756-763.

Monjardino M, TM McBeath, L Brennan and R Llewellyn (2013) Are farmers in low-rainfall cropping regions under-fertilizing with nitrogen? A risk analysis. Agricultural Systems. 116:37-51.

Zhang YL, S Mason, A McNeill, MJ McLaughlin (2013) Optimization of the diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) method for simultaneous assay of potassium and plant-available phosphorus in soils. Talanta. 113:123-129.

Abat M, MJ McLaughlin, SP Stacey, JK Kirby (2013) Responses of tomato var. Tiny Tom to application of copper and zinc fertilizers in three limed tropical peat soils of Sarawak. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 36:1590-1604.

Noack SR, MJ McLaughlin, RJ Smernik, TM McBeath and RD Armstrong (2012) Crop residue phosphorus: speciation and potential bio-availability. Plant and Soil. 359:375-385.

McBeath TM, MJ McLaughlin, JK Kirby and RD Armstrong (2012) The Effect of soil water status on fertiliser, topsoil and subsoil phosphorus utilisation by wheat. Plant and Soil. 358:337-348.

Premarathna HL, MJ McLaughlin, Jk Kirby, GM Hettiarachchi, SP Stacey (2012) Influence of submergence and subsequent drainage on the partitioning and lability of added selenium fertilizers in a sulphur-containing Fluvisol. European Journal of Soil Science. 63:514-522.

McBeath TM, MJ McLaughlin, JK Kirby and RD Armstrong (2012) Dry soil reduces fertilizer phosphorus and zinc diffusion but not bioavailability. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:1301-1310.

Premarathna L, MJ McLaughlin, JK Kirby, GM Hettiarachchi, SP Stacey and DJ Chittleborough (2012) Selenate-Enriched Urea Granules Are a Highly Effective Fertilizer for Selenium Biofortification of Paddy Rice Grain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:6037-6044.

Milani N, MJ McLaughlin, SP Stacey, JK Kirby, GH Hettiarachchi, DG Beak, G Cornelis (2012) Dissolution Kinetics of Macronutrient Fertilizers Coated with Manufactured Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60:3991-3998.

Abat M, MJ McLaughlin, JK Kirby, SP Stacey (2012) Adsorption and desorption of copper and zinc in tropical peat soils of Sarawak, Malaysia. Geoderma. 175:58-63.

Chien SH, FJ Sikora, RJ Gilkes, MJ McLaughlin (2012) Comparing of the difference and balance methods to calculate percent recovery of fertilizer phosphorus applied to soils: a critical discussion. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 92:1-8.

McLaughlin MJ, TM McBeath, RJ Smernik, SP Stacey, B Ajiboye and C Guppy (2011) The chemical nature of P accumulation in agricultural soils - implications for fertiliser management and design: an Australian perspective. Plant and Soil. 349:69-87.

McBeath TM, MJ McLaughlin and SR Noack (2011) Wheat grain yield response to and translocation of foliar applied phosphorus. Crop and Pasture Science. 62:58-65.

Noack SR, TM McBeath and MJ McLaughlin (2011) Potential for foliar phosphorus fertilisation of dryland cereal crops: A review. Crop and Pasture Science. 61:659-669.

Mason S, A McNeill, MJ McLaughlin, H Zhang (2010) Prediction of wheat response to an application of phosphorus under field conditions using diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) and extraction methods. Plant and Soil. 337:243-258.

Premarathna HL, MJ McLaughlin, Jk Kirby, GM Hettiarachchi, SP Stacey (2010) Potential Availability of Fertilizer Selenium in Field Capacity and Submerged Soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 63:1589-1596.

Hettiarachchi GM, E Lombi, MJ McLaughlin, DJ Chittleborough, C Johnston (2010) Chemical behavior of fluid and granular Mn and Zn fertilisers in alkaline soils. Australian Journal of Soil Research. 48:238-247.

Holloway RE, RD Graham, TM McBeath and DM Brace (2010) The use of a zinc-efficient wheat cultivar as an adaptation to calcareous subsoil: a glasshouse study. Plant and Soil. 336:15-24.



"Making more effective zinc fertilizers"
Seminar on scientific application of Zn fertilizer
Beijing (China), November 2017

"Boron fertilizers: use, mobility in soils and uptake by plants"
International Agriculture Symposium of Boron (AGROBOR 2016)
Ankara (Turkey), November 2016

"Heavy metals in agriculture with a focus on cadmium"
XXI Latin American Soil Science Congress
Quito (Ecuador), October 2016

"Soil testing for phosphorus"
XXI Latin American Soil Science Congress
Quito (Ecuador), October 2016

"Slow and fast-release boron sources in macronutrient fertilizers"

ASA, CSSA, SSSA Meeting
Minneapolis (USA), November 2015

"Sulfur uptake by corn from fall- or spring-applied 34S-labelled fertilizer"
ASA, CSSA, SSSA Meeting
Minneapolis (USA), November 2015

"Reactions of fertilizer zinc in soil and their effect on Zn availability"
4th International Zinc Symposium
Sao Paulo (Brazil), October 2015

"Opportunities with phosphorus and threats with cadmium in fertilizers"
Phosphorus in Soils and Plants (PSP5)
Montpellier (France), August 2014

"The fate of fertiliser phosphorus in pastures: a field study using isotopic tracers to label single superphosphate granules"
Phosphorus in Soils and Plants (PSP5)
Montpellier (France), August 2014

"Using 33P to quantify phosphorus accumulation below-ground by canola and the contribution to following wheat"
Phosphorus in Soils and Plants (PSP5)
Montpellier (France), August 2014

"Colloidal phosphorus contributes to plant nutrition"
Phosphorus in Soils and Plants (PSP5)
Montpellier (France), August 2014

"Leaf wetting and uptake of fluid foliar P fertilizers for wheat"
Fluid Fertilizer Forum
Scottsdale (USA), February 2014

"The response of wheat grown in Andisols and Oxisols to granular and fluid phosphorus fertilizers"
Fluid Fertilizer Forum
Scottsdale (USA), February 2014

"Transformations of sulfate and elemental sulfur in soil"
International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC)
Istanbul (Turkey), August 2013

 

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