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The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
FANZ is delighted to have recently signed-up to a 3-year sponsorship of an annual award offered by the New Zealand Society of Soil Science to its postgraduate student membership.
The Award, recognises the efforts and present or likely contribution to New Zealand soil science arising from a Doctorate study.
"The study of New Zealand soil science is an area that aligns well with our own research," says Vera Power, Chief Executive of the Fertiliser Association. "We are pleased to be able to support an award that encourages the advanced study of a topic that is so important to New Zealand's agricultural sector."
To be eligible, applicants need to be a postgraduate (PhD) student working on the properties, productivity or sustainability of New Zealand's soil and land resources. They will be about to enter their third year of study, with the intention to pursue a career in New Zealand.
The award recipient receives a stipend of $5,000 for one year.
This year's award recipient is Anne Wecking, who received the bursary at the WaiBoP Soils Day in early December. Anne's PhD is about the quantification and mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions from grazed pastures.
Anne is shown above with Dr Ants Roberts, Chief Scientific Officer at Ravensdown.
You can find out more at the Society's website: https://nzsss.science.org.nz/