How to grow healthy crops on bad lands


About the research

Once upon a time there was a bright and passionate young microbiologist who dreamt of growing healthy crops on bad lands. But how on earth could she grow crops on land devoid of life? ...

Are you wondering how this fairy tale continues? Let Tori Langill (UHasselt) take you along in her 'magical' research story

Tori Langill

Bacteria, with their complex ability to live and thrive just about anywhere have always fascinated Tori Langill to the point where now she is working on a PhD to try and understand them further. She is doing this research at the University Hasselt, focussing specifically on plants and their associated bacteria. Currently she is researching how to get crops to germinate on marginal land using seed bacteria from plants that grow on metal polluted land.

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