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Professor Philip J. White

Professor Philip J. White

Philip White

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James Hutton Institute
Errol Road


Philip has published over 300 scientific articles and is designated a “Highly Cited Researcher in Plant and Animal Science” by Clarivate Analytics.

He is a member of the International Council on Plant Nutrition and sits on the Scientific Advisory Committees of the Center for Fertilization and Plant Nutrition (Israel) and The International Magnesium Institute (China).

He leads a research group at The James Hutton Institute, engaged on projects related to plant mineral nutrition: optimising fertiliser applications, biofortifying crops with mineral elements essential for human and animal nutrition, and preventing toxic elements from entering the food chain.


Leading Ideas

  • Agricultural Systems and Land Management
  • Agriculture
  • Crop and grassland production and disease control
  • Food Sustainability

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.7 Plant-soil-water interactions

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