Professr Guy Kirk

Research Area: Adaptations to problem soils

Institution: Cranfield University


Summary of Research Area:

We are interested in rice adaptations to problem soils, especially involving root-soil interactions and processes in the rhizosphere. Current/recent projects are on phosphorus efficiency in upland rice; iron toxicity in lowland rice on highly weathered soils; zinc deficiency and grain zinc content; arsenic contamination. This involves lab, field and modelling studies in collaboration with rice breeders.