Project properties

Title Insects’ by-products potential on plant and soil
Group Soil Biology
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Ellis Hoffland
Examiner(s) prof.dr. Rachel Creamer
Contact info
Begin date 2021/09/01
End date
Description In a circular agriculture, insects are a suitable solution to convert food and crop wastes into premium high-value ingredients for humans, animals and plants. As an insect by-product, frass (excrement) has been studied in several crops showing a significant effect on soil properties, microbial activity/diversity, crop yield and nutrient uptake (Houben, 2020). In this context, Ÿnsect, the world leader in natural insect protein and fertilizer production, wants to go deeper and know more about other insect by-product applications on plant and soil. In your thesis study, you will further investigate the effects of insect by-products on relevant soil properties and their effects on plant nutrient uptake and yield.
Used skills Pot experiment, soil and plant analyses
Requirements Refer to Study Handbook, SBL81836