South Dakota State University
The secret is in the timing. Chemical fertilizers should activate precisely when the crop needs more nutrients. To accomplish this, South Dakota State University researchers are developing an encapsulated biocharfertilizer combination designed to control nutrient release, making them available when the plant needs them. “We’re taking precision ag to the next level,” said Assisant Professor Lin Wei of the Department of Agricultural and Biosysems Engineering. He began developing what he refers to as a smart fertilizer two years ago.
Delfanian, Christine, "Spring 2019 News: Encapsulated fertilizer improves nutrient release, protects water quality" (2019). SDWRI Water News. 38.