June 16, 2024

Revolutionizing Agriculture: South Dakota Researchers Awarded $4 Million to Develop Sustainable Biofertilizers

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Grant from the National Science Foundation funds research on sustainable development biofertilizers in South Dakota

A group of researchers from South Dakota Mines, South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, and Sitting Bull College are collaborating on a project to develop biofertilizers. The team received a $4 million National Science Foundation award to support their work.

Prasoon Diwakar, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota Mines, and Tanvi Govil, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Mines, shared their insights on the project during an interview on “In the Moment” on SDPB Radio. They hope that by creating a more sustainable and efficient solution for fertilizing croplands in South Dakota, they can reduce farmers’ reliance on synthetic fertilizers.

The ultimate goal of the collaboration is to provide farmers with a more natural and eco-friendly option for enhancing soil fertility and crop yields. By developing biofertilizers, the researchers aim to revolutionize the way crops are grown in South Dakota and create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural industry.

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