16/04/2021 Kay Moisan has won the 2020 Hugo de Vries Award, for her PhD thesis on odours released by soil fungi and their effects on plants.
16/04/2021 Kay Moisan heeft de Hugo de Vries Prijs 2020 gewonnen met haar proefschrift over geurstoffen van bodemschimmels en het effect ervan op planten.
16/10/2020 Plant roots not only release odours themselves, but also appear to react to odours released by beneficial and harmful fungi in the soil. In her PhD research at NIOO, Kay Moisan found that this 'sense of smell' has a positive effect on the eventual health of the plant.
16/10/2020 Wortels van planten scheiden niet alleen zelf geuren af, maar reageren ook op geuren die nuttige én schadelijke schimmels in de grond afscheiden.
Research is always team work and thus, I am looking for more members to join our team!
I set-up the main mesocosm experiment in the containers using sterile soil as background and 4 donor soils with varying levels and traits of fungi.
Just realized I have not posted in a while and that I will be away this week as well. Things have not been standing still here and in past few weeks a lot has happened.
What is a good soil? What is a healthy soil? People in different fields would answer very differently.
Yesterday I digged out the teabags that have been buried in the ground (under the snow as well!) for 3 months to measure decomposition rates in a standardised way.
'My' project called ‘Learning from nature– towards sustainable crop production using soil fungi’ officially starts today and I cannot wait to start the experiments!