Jessica Nicksy

M.Sc. Student, University of Manitoba
Supervisor: Dr. Martin Entz

About Jessica Nicksy

Jessica Nicksy is researching alternative amendments that close nutrient cycles between urban and rural landscapes by diverting nutrients in food and human waste from landfill and the environment back onto farms. She comes from Mississauga, ON and completed an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering before working on several organic vegetable farms and running her own for 2 years. Her growing experience spurred her interest in how we use, lose, and cycle nutrients in food systems. After her M.Sc., Jessica hopes to pursue research in nutrient and carbon cycling in organic and alternative agriculture.


Nicksy, J., Amiro, B, Entz., M. (2022). Recycled nutrients supply phosphorus for organically-managed wheat and forage crops. Nutrient Cyclying in Agroecosystems, 123: 137–151.

Entz, M., Stainsby, A., Riekman, M., Rempel Mulaire, T., Kirima, J.K., Beriso, F., Ngotio, D., Salomons, M., Nicksy, J., Mutinda, M., Stanley, K. (2022). Farmer participatory assessment of soil health from conservation agriculture adoption in three regions of East Africa. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 42: 97.

Nicksy, J., Amiro, B., Entz, M. (2021). Recycled nutrients supply phosphorus and improve ryegrass yields on phosphorus depleted soil. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 101(5): 565-569.

Nicksy, J., Entz, M. (2021). Recycled nutrients as a phosphorus source for Canadian organic agriculture: a perspective. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 101(4): 571-580.