Tue 06 Oct 2020 @12.00 PM to 1.30 PM AEDT
Notable New Zealand Soils & Fertiliser Consultant: Dr Doug Edmeades
Join us for the October talk with Dr Doug C Edmeades MSc (Hons), Ph D, Dip Management. He is the son of a South Waikato NZ farmer. Doug was educated at Auckland and Canterbury Universities NZ. In 1976, fulfilling a childhood goal, he joined the staff at the Ruakura Agricultural Research Centre, Hamilton NZ, becoming National Science Leader (Soils and Fertiliser). The recipient of an ANZAC Fellowship and the Arthur Yates Award in 1985, the Landcorp Agricultural Communicator NZ of the Year 2005, Federated Farmers Personality NZ of the Year 2012, Officer of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) 2013. He has published over 100 scientific papers, several book chapters and a book ‘Science Friction: The Maxicrop Case and the Aftermath”. In 1997 he left institutional science, uncomfortable about the increasing commercialisation of science and the increasing gap between science and the farmer, and established his own company, agKnowledge Ltd. AgKnowledge provides independent fertiliser and nutrient management advice to farmers.
Doug is fearlessly outspoken on matters of science and farming, frequently arguing that the voice of science must be asserted. He publishes the “Fertiliser Review”, a widely read and highly respected product and service guide for farmers and is a regular on Jamie McKay’s popular ‘Farming Show’ NZ.
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