Rodrigo Coqui da Silva

Dr Rodrigo Coqui da Silva

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I currently work as a Researcher at the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre (FTRC), a University of Adelaide Research Centre located within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Waite Campus. The FTRC focuses on the understanding of fundamental processes controlling fertiliser efficiency in a wide range of soils globally, using a combination of spectroscopic, speciation and radio-isotopic techniques. My research interests include relevant topics of the agricultural production, particularly on aspects of soils and plant nutrition - under laboratory, glasshouse and field conditions.

My research interests include:

Agricultural production, plant nutrition, fertilizer technology, soil chemistry, nutrient cycling, isotope techniques, root system, crops, pastures and forests management, scientific writing.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Andelkovic, I., Kabiri, S., Da Silva, R., Tavakkoli, E., Kirby, J., Losic, D., & Mclaughlin, M. (2019). Optimisation of phosphate loading on graphene oxide-Fe(iii) composites-possibilities for engineering slow release fertilisers. New Journal of Chemistry, 43(22), 8580-8589.
    DOI
    2019 Baird, R., da Silva, R., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. (2019). A column perfusion test to assess the kinetics of nutrient release by soluble, sparingly soluble and coated granular fertilizers. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 182(5), 763-771.
    DOI
    2018 Everaert, M., da Silva, R., Degryse, F., McLaughlin, M., & Smolders, E. (2018). Limited dissolved phosphorus runoff losses from layered double hydroxide and struvite fertilizers in a rainfall simulation study. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47(2), 371-377.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC1
    2018 Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R., Degryse, J., & McLaughlin, M. (2018). Slow and Fast-Release Boron Sources in Potash Fertilizers: Spatial Variability, Nutrient Dissolution and Plant Uptake. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 82(6), 1437-1448.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 Cancellier, E., Degryse, F., Silva, D., da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2018). Rapid and low-cost method for evaluation of nutrient release from controlled-release fertilizers using electrical conductivity. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 26(12), 4388-4395.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2018 Degryse, F., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R., Beyrer, T., Below, F., & McLaughlin, M. (2018). Uptake of elemental or sulfate-S from fall- or spring-applied co-granulated fertilizer by corn – a stable isotope and modeling study. Field Crops Research, 221, 322-332.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2017 Kabiri, S., Degryse, F., Tran, D., da Silva, R., McLaughlin, M., & Losic, D. (2017). Graphene oxide a new carrier for slow release of plant micronutrients. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(49), 43325-43335.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12
    2017 Degryse, F., Baird, R., da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2017). Dissolution rate and agronomic effectiveness of struvite fertilizers - effect of soil pH, granulation and base excess. Plant and Soil, 410(1), 139-152.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS31
    2017 Mattiello, E., Da Silva, R., Degryse, F., Baird, R., Gupta, V., & McLaughlin, M. (2017). Sulfur and zinc availability from co-granulated Zn-Enriched rlemental sulfur fertilizers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65(6), 1108-1115.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5
    2017 Degryse, F., Ajiboye, B., Baird, R., da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2017). Erratum to: Availability of fertiliser sulphate and elemental sulphur to canola in two consecutive crops (Plant and Soil, (2016), 398, 1-2, (313-325), 10.1007/s11104-015-2667-2). Plant and Soil, 420(1-2), 553.
    DOI
    2016 Degryse, F., Ajiboye, B., Baird, R., Da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Oxidation of elemental sulfur in granular fertilizers depends on the soil-exposed surface area. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80(2), 294-305.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12
    2016 Montalvo, D., Degryse, F., da Silva, R., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Agronomic Effectiveness of Zinc Sources as Micronutrient Fertilizer. ADVANCES IN AGRONOMY, VOL 139, 139, 215-267.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14
    2016 Degryse, F., Da Silva, R., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Effect of cogranulation on oxidation of elemental sulfur: theoretical model and experimental validation. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80(5), 1244-1253.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2016 Degryse, F., Ajiboye, B., Baird, R., da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2016). Availability of fertiliser sulphate and elemental sulphur to canola in two consecutive crops. Plant and Soil, 398(1-2), 313-325.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10
    2015 McLaughlin, M., Degryse, F., da Silva, R., & Baird, R. (2015). Co-granulated elemental sulfur/sulfate fertilizers and their role in crop nutrition. Better Crops with Plant Food, 99(3), 7-10.
    2011 Gava, G., Silva, M., da Silva, R., Jeronimo, E., Cruz, J., & Kölln, O. (2011). Productivity of three sugarcane cultivars under dry and drip irrigated management. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental, 15(3), 250-255.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS21
    2010 Da Silva, R., Chien, S., & Prochnow, L. (2010). Available phosphorus evaluated by three soil tests in a Brazilian tropical oxisol treated with gypsum. Soil Science, 175(5), 233-239.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 da Silva, R., Degryse, F., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2017). Soil management and fertilizer practices affecting crop production and human health. In B. Singh, M. Mclaughlin, & E. Brevik (Eds.), The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health (Vol. 1, 1 ed., pp. 111-121). Stuttgart, Germany: Catena Soil Sciences.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 McLaughlin, M., Degryse, J., Coqui da Silva, R., & Baird, R. (2017). Plant nutrition for global green growth – designing next generation fertilizers for crop nutrition. In Proceedings of the International Plant Nutrition Colloquium. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2019 Baird, R. J., Rivers, C., Coqui da Silva, R., Degryse, J. L., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2019). Effect of granulation additives on the hardness and surface abrasion of fertilizer granules. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Granulation Workshop – Lausanne, Switzerland. Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2019 Kabiri, S., Baird, R. J., Andelkovic, I., Coqui da Silva, R., Degryse, J. L., Losic, D., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2019). Using graphene or graphene oxide to improve the physical quality of granulated fertilizers.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Granulation Workshop – Lausanne, Switzerland..
    2018 Everaert, M., Degryse, J. L., Dox, K., Coqui da Silva, R., McLaughlin, M. J., De Vos, D., & Smolders, E. (2018). Layered double hydroxides as slow-release phosphorus fertilizer. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th Symposium on Phosphorus in Soils and Plants – Leuven, Belgium. Leuven, Belgium.
    2018 Coqui da Silva, R., Degryse, J. L., Baird, R. J., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2018). Does addition of humic acid enhance the effectiveness of phosphate fertilizers?6th Symposium on Phosphorus in Soils and Plants – Leuven, Belgium.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th Symposium on Phosphorus in Soils and Plants – Leuven, Belgium. Leuven, Belgium.
    2017 McLaughlin, M. J., Degryse, J. L., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R. J., & Abat, M. A. (2017). Developing more effective boron fertilizers. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Plant Nutrition Colloquium / Boron 2017 Satellite Meeting.
    2017 Degryse, J. L., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R. J., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2017). Effect of phosphate-metal-humic complexes on P uptake in hydroponics and soil. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings – Tampa, USA.. Tampa, USA..
    2017 Baird, R. J., Degryse, J. L., Coqui da Silva, R., Stacey, S., Peacock, L. A., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2017). Barrier coatings to improve water soluble Zn in ammoniated phosphate fertilizers. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings – Tampa, USA.. Tampa, USA.
    2017 Coqui da Silva, R., Degryse, J. L., Baird, R. J., Stacey, S., Ajiboye, B., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2017). Solid-Phase speciation and water solubility relationships of Zn in Zn-enriched ammoniated phosphates. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings – Tampa, USA. Tampa, USA.
    2017 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, J. L., McLaughlin, M. J., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R. J., Young, S., & Bailey, L. (2017). Wheat biofortification using selenium-enriched macronutrient fertilisers. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health. Stockholm, Sweden.
    2016 Broadbent, A., Degryse, F., Cancellier, E. L., Baird, R., da Silva, R. C., Tomczak, B., . . . McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Determining nutrient release from slow-release fertilizers through electrical conductivity measurements. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia. Queenstown, NZ.
    2016 Rivers, C., Kabiri, S., Baird, R., Broadbent, A., da Silva, R. C., Degryse, F., . . . McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Coating contact angle as a predictor of fertilizer stability in highly humid conditions. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia. Queenstown, NZ.
    2016 Baird, R., da Silva, R. C., Degryse, F., Rivers, C., Tomczak, B., Broadbent, A., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Slow- and fast-release boron in a potassium macronutrient fertilizer. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia.
    2016 da Silva, R. C., Tomczak, B., Rivers, C., Broadbent, A., Baird, R., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Scaling down rainfall simulators to evaluate the fertilizer-related transport of phosphorus in surface runoff. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia.
    2016 Degryse, F., da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., Broadbent, A., Tomczak, C., Rivers, C., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Oxidation of elemental sulfur in granular fertilizers: model and measurements. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia.
    2016 da Silva, R. C., Tomczak, B., Rivers, C., Broadbent, A., Baird, R., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Predicting phosphorus runoff from phosphate fertilizers using fast laboratory assays. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Conference: New Zealand Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia.
    2016 da Silva, R. C., Degryse, F., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2016). Phosphorus runoff from surface-applied fertilizer in soil trays and comparison with release in batch and soil diffusion assays. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings.
    2015 da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2015). Slow and fast-release boron sources in macronutrient fertilizers. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2015am/webprogram/start.html. Minneapolis, MN, USA.
    2015 Degryse, F., da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2015). Sulphur uptake by corn from S-34 labelled fall- or spring-applied fertilizer. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2015am/webprogram/start.html. Minneapolis, MN, USA.
    2014 Francisco, E., da Silva, R. C., Kappes, C., Chien, S. H., Cesar, F. R. C. F., & Muraoka, T. (2014). Agronomic performance of phosphate fertilizers varying in solubility to soybean in Oxisol of Brazilian Cerrado. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/start.html. Long Beach, CA, USA.
    2014 Degryse, F., da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2014). Field measurement of sulphur uptake by crops from fertilizer sulphate or elemental sulphur, using a stable isotope technique. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/start.html. Long Beach, CA, USA.
    2014 Degryse, F., Broadbent, A., Tomczak, B., Rivers, C., Baird, R., da Silva, R. C., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2014). Diffusion and plant availability of phosphorus from struvite-based fertiliser. Poster session presented at the meeting of National Soil Science Conference.
    2014 Baird, R., Rivers, C., Broadbent, A., Tomczak, B., da Silva, R. C., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2014). Laboratory production of coated and granulated fertilisers for the screening of new advanced formulations and surface treatments. Poster session presented at the meeting of National Soil Science Conference.
    2014 Broadbent, A., Degryse, F., Tomczak, B., Rivers, C., Baird, R., Coqui da Silva, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2014). Visualization of phosphorus diffusion from fertiliser. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Society of Soil Science.
    2014 Tomczak, B., Rivers, C., Broadbent, A., Baird, R., Coqui da Silva, R., Degryse, F., & McLaughlin, M. (2014). Comparison of fertiliser formulation behaviours based on a laboratory nutrient dissolution method. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Society of Soil Science.
    2013 Degryse, F., Ajiboye, B., da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2013). Transformations of sulphate and elemental sulphur in soil. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meetings.
    2013 da Silva, R. C., Muraoka, T., Chien, S. H., Cesar, F. R. C. F., & Piccolla, C. D. (2013). Agronomic effectiveness of fully acidulated phosphate fertilizers varying in water and citrate solubility. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2013am/webprogram/start.html. Tampa, FL, USA.
    2013 McLaughlin, M. J., Degryse, F., da Silva, R. C., & Baird, R. (2013). New fertilizer technologies and their agronomic efficiencies. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Fertilizer Congress.
    2012 da Silva, R. C., Hettiarachchi, G. M., Muraoka, T., & Chien, S. H. (2012). Diffusion, fate and reaction products of phosphate fertilizers with varying solubility applied to a tropical soil. Poster session presented at the meeting of https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2012am/webprogram/start.html. Cincinnati, OH, USA.
    2010 da Silva, R. C., Prochnow, L. I., & Chien, S. H. (2010). Available phosphorus extracted by Ion exchange resin and Pi strips in Brazilian tropical soils treated with phosphogypsum. Poster session presented at the meeting of ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meetings.
    2009 da Silva, R. C., Chien, S. H., & Prochnow, L. I. (2009). Effect of gypsum on available phosphorus evaluated by Mehlich-1, ion exchange resin, and Pi-paper in a Brazilian tropical Oxisol. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Plant Nutrition Colloquium.
  • Patents

    Year Citation
    2018 McLaughlin, M., Degryse, J. L., Baird, R. J., Coqui da Silva, R., Freeman, K., & Fry, T. (2018). US20180290940A1, Fertilizers containing slow and fast release sources of boron. United States.
    2018 McLaughlin, M., Degryse, J., Baird, R., & Coqui da Silva, R. (2018). US20180339951A1, Swellable fertilizer granules containing elemental sulfur with increased oxidation rates. United States.
    2017 McLaughlin, M. J., Degryse, F., Baird, R., da Silva, R. C., Baylor, B. T., & Peacock, L. A. (2017). US2017044078-A1, Acid treatment for fertilizers to increase zinc solubility and availability. United States.

2019

Lecturer / Instructor

University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Course: Soil and Plant Nutrition (Agricultural Sciences ~45 Students)

Coordinator: A/ Prof. Glenn McDonald

 

 

2017

Lecturer / Instructor

University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Course: Soil and Plant Nutrition (Agricultural Sciences ~45 Students)

Coordinator: A/ Prof. Glenn McDonald

 

 

2010

Teaching assistant / demonstrator

University of Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture. Department of Soil Science

Course: Chemistry and fertility of the soils (Agronomic Engineering ~220 Students)

Coordinator: Prof. LRF Alleoni

 

 

2008

Teaching assistant / demonstrator

University of Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture. Department of Soil Science

Course: Fertilizer use and management (Agronomic Engineering ~220 Students)

Coordinator: Prof. GC Vitti

  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83130394
  • Email: rodrigo.coquidasilva@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Prescott (CSIRO), floor 3
  • Room: 3 12
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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