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Hutton researcher success in Converge Challenge 2018

Hutton researcher success in Converge Challenge 2018

Dr Peter Orrell receives runner-up award of Converge Challenge 2018
"Dr Orrell’s MycoNourish product customises the interactions of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant roots to suit specific production systems"
Dr Peter Orrell, runner-up in Converge Challenge 2018

Hutton scientist Peter Orrell and his product MycoNourish have been announced as runners-up in the 2018 Converge Challenge, Scotland's leading higher education company creation programme, at a ceremony held yesterday in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.

MycoNourish harnesses the power of beneficial microbes to improve crop production. Not only it increases yields but also improves the margins for farmers and crop producers who, in the current climate, are seeing their margins shrinking.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute