Roslyn Baird

Mrs Roslyn Baird

Senior Formulation Chemist

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Senior formulations chemist University of Adelaide
    1992 - 2010 Research Chemist HiFert Pty Ltd
    1989 - 1992 Adhesives and coatings chemist Bridgestone Australia
    1984 - 1989 Soil and Plant tissue analyst Mineral Research and development Pty Ltd
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1980 - 1982 Flinders University, Adelaide Australia BSc
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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 Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2018 Kabiri, S., Baird, R., Tran, D., Andelkovic, I., McLaughlin, M., & Losic, D. (2018). Cogranulation of low rates of graphene and graphene oxide with macronutrient fertilizers remarkably improves their physical properties. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 6(1), 1299-1309.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    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
    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 Scopus31 WoS31
    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 Scopus16 WoS15
    2015 Abat, M., Degryse, F., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2015). Responses of canola to the application of slow-release boron fertilizers and their residual effect. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 79(1), 97-103.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2015 Abat, M., Degryse, F., Baird, R., & McLaughlin, M. (2015). Boron phosphates (BPO₄) as a seedling-safe boron fertilizer source. Plant and Soil, 391(1), 153-160.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    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.
    2014 Abat, M., Degryse, F., Baird, R., & Mclaughlin, M. (2014). Formulation, synthesis and characterization of boron phosphate (BPO₄) compounds as raw materials to develop slow-release boron fertilizers. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 177(6), 860-868.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8
  • 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 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 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.
    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.
    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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Position: Senior Formulation Chemist
  • Phone: 83136699
  • Email: roslyn.baird@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6511
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Prescott (CSIRO), floor 3
  • Room: 3 05
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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