Dr. Vessey’s Agricultural Research Awarded $1.2M in Funding

By Maroon & White | spring 2019

Dr. Kevin Vessey’s research into how poor-quality, marginal land can be used to produce biomass as a potential revenue stream for farmers received $1.2 million in federal and provincial funding. The Saint Mary’s Biology professor is leading a five-year project to determine what substances and organisms best promote plant growth and decrease production costs in a variety of plants. “The long-term goal of my research is to enhance the bioeconomy, the part of the economy that uses renewable biological resources from the land and sea of Nova Scotia,” said Vessey.

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