Completed Projects
  • New Approaches to Assessment and Utilization of the Natural Beneficial Association between Rhizobia and Cereals Roots. [Beneficial Rhizobia-Cereal Association]

  • Drs. Y.G. Yanni and F.B. Dazzo proposed to continue collaborative research in agricultural biotechnology biofertilizer development at Egypt and USA. Theirgoal was to increase cereal crop productvity with less dependence on N-fertilizer usage byy optimizing their beneficial association with growth-promoting rhizobia. Their previously work showed that (1) diverse populations of R. leguminozarum bv. trifolii naturally conlonize the root interior of rice in Nile Delta fields where rice/clover rotation is establish several centuries ago; (2) certainn rhizobia promote rice growth resulting in improved root architecture and enhanced plant nutrient uptake, and increase grain yield and agronomic N-fertilizer use efficiency in field inoculation trials, and (3) rhizobia also colonize the root interior of wheat grown in Egypt
  • - Regional Initiative For Dry Land Management [- RIDM]

  • 1- To establish Middle East regional guideline for use of brackish water for economic crops grown under salt affected soil. 2- To dewlap a set of management practices for the use of bios lids and farm waste and production of biogas. 3- To develop a monitoring system of bio- chemical properties for low quality water stream. 4- To assess the soci-economic impact of using brackish water in irrigation and biosolids as organic fertilizers
  • Soil Conditioners Project [SCP]

  • 1. Carrying out the researches in the field of utilizing the organic soil conditioner manufactured from the different agricultural organic wastes 2. Studying the newly reclaimed soil to certain their existence problems to know how to solve them 3. Inclusion the technology of organic waste recycling in the production of organic fertilizers to decrease the pollution derived from the extension use of chemical fertilizers. 4. The establishment of the organic clean agriculture. 5. Holding training courses for farmers and extension engineers on the recycling the organic wastes to fertilizers and untraditional animal forage. 6. Carrying out for researches on the so-called organic fertilizers, transplanting media produced from organic and food wastes. 7-A construction of extension fields at Nubaria, East canal area, Soil of Quntra East, this is to help farmer of the newly reclaimed soil and the region of agricultural expansion
  • On- Farm Water and Soil Management Project [OWSOM]

  • - The goal of the project is to provide Egypt with a replicable and adaptable system for On–Farm soil and water management practices that are environmentally sustainable, economically sound socially acceptable
  • Use of fertilizers

  • Effect of potassium on crop production of field and hortculture crops as well as its quality 2- Evaluation of potassium sulphate vs potassium chloride 3- Effect of potassium addition on crop production under drought and salinity conditions