SCIENCE

Prof. MILTON MORAES

Plant nutrition, soil fertility and fertilizers

Visiting Scientist

Sustainable Soils and Crops

BIOGRAPHY

Milton has expertise in mineral nutrition of plants, soil fertility, and fertilizers, particularly in the field of micronutrients, biofortification and fertilization of field crops (soybean, maize, and cotton). He has been studying nutritional requirements of modern soybean varieties for tropical regions as well as the relation among soil quality, environment climate conditions, and crop growth/nutrition. The second line of research focuses on the influence of fertilizers, plant breeding, and management practices into food quality (Biofortification). His current research priorities are developing best management practices and new technologies to improve fertilizer use efficiency, contributing to net zero targets, food quality and agricultural sustainability.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
milton.moraes@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 763133

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        QUALIFICATIONS

        2009 - DSc in Plant Nutrition/Fertilizers, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil (with internship at Cornell University, US).
        2004 - MSc in Tropical Agriculture/Soil Fertility - Agronomic Institute, Campinas, Brazil.
        2022 - BA in Agronomy, Federal University of Goias, Goiania, Brazil.
        1996 - Agricultural Technician, Federal Institute of Mato Grosso, Cuiaba, Brazil.

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        2008 - 2012: Affiliate Member (Young Scientist) of Brazilian Academy of Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
        2016 - present: Research Productivity Fellowship, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil.
        2008: Fellowship of Sandwich Doctorate Abroad by the Coordination for the Development of Graduate Human Resources (CAPES), Cornell University/USDA.
        2015: Local Chair of the 4th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
        2022: Member of Organizing Committing, 19th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC), Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil.