Many decades of research, development and extension to investigate and manage soil acidity and soil constraints has earned national recognition for Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) soil scientist Chris Gazey.
The senior research scientist and Soil Science and Crop Nutrition research manager was announced the national winner of Soil Science Australia’s LJH Teakle award.
Soil Science Australia’s National Soil Science Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in soil science, with the LJH Teakle award presented for outstanding effort in promoting and raising the awareness of soil science.
Mr Gazey, who is also co-director of SoilsWest, a -based research alliance with WA universities and CSIRO,
committed, enthusiastic and dedicated soil science professional who deserved to be acknowledged and awarded by the Australian soil science community.
Grains Research and Development Corporation
“Chris has made great inroads in educating industry, growers and policy makers about soil, soil pH, acidification and the importance of sustainable soil management.
“His work is a big contributor to the productivity, profitability and resilience we see in our current WA farming systems.”
On learning of his award win, Mr Gazey said it was a great honour to be recognised by his peers.
“I want to acknowledge the great past and current teams that I have been fortunate to work with and lead over the years,” Mr Gazey said.
“It is their hard work and support that has certainly put WA broadacre soil related research, development and extension on the national stage.”
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