Plant Science

Soybean field

The following are Licensing Opportunities in Plant Science:

Measurement of Bio-available Soil Nitrogen

Dr. Manish Raizada of the Department of Plant Agriculture has discovered a reliable method of measuring the amount of bio-available soil nitrogen. The test works by taking leaf punches of plants and exposing them to a glutamine sensor, which is the most direct measure of nitrogen uptake and assimilation. The test can also be used to evaluate fertilizer compositions for bio-available nitrogen.