Water conservation treatments to maintain plant health within water limiting environments

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times' University of the Year 2018) and Agronomy Research Group.

1 Year Enterprise-led Masters by Research, Ref. No. 87

  • Get paid £15,000 tax-free
  • Have you tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and International students pay £15,945.
  • Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
  • The Centre is based at Lancaster University, so you will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.

The Project

The lack of available irrigation water for the maintenance of turf grass and ornamental areas is a major limiting factor in both temperate and arid world regions. This project aims to work out the principal modes of action of water conservation treatments for amenity situations. The successful applicant will work with the company to develop a formulation capable of generating positive effects on crop growth in water-limited environments.

The project will be of interest to a researcher interested in developing innovative water conservation treatments and applying solutions to the practical situation and will involve both laboratory and field based testing.

Applicants should have a degree in plant science or soil science or a related discipline. Driving licence is an advantage.

Enterprise and collaborative partners

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University with supervision by Dr Carly Stevens and Dr Shane Rothwell and Agronomy Research Group.

Agronomy Research Group offers advisory and consultancy services to the agricultural, horticultural and amenity industries. Our key objective is to develop innovative methods of water conservation for the horticulture and amenity industries. We also aim to use smartphone technology to facilitate the effective use of water conservation treatments on site in remote locations where traditional agronomy services are unavailable.

Apply Here

To apply for this opportunity please email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org with:

This project is part funded by the European Regional development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.

Application deadline

Midnight Sunday 17th of June 2018

Start date: October 2018