PROFESSOR Michael McLaughlin from the CSIRO and Adelaide University has won the 2015 IFA Norman Borlaug Award.
He was selected from 10 other contestants to win the international award which honours the late American biologist and Nobel laureate, Norman Borlaug, who was known as “the father of the Green Revolution”.
Professor McLaughlin is a science fellow in the CSIRO and a research professor in soil science at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide.
He has more than 30 years experience in soil fertility and plant nutrition research in Africa, Australia and south-east Asia.
His research now has global impacts through the establishment of Adelaide University’s fertiliser technology research centre.
He has also supervised more than 20 postgraduate research students from Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Germany, Iran, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
The award is sponsored by the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) to promote research on efficient, balanced and environment-friendly fertiliser usage.