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Brian Chambers and the International Fertiliser Society

This award commemorates Professor Brian Chambers, who died in 2014. Brian was Head of the Soils and Nutrient Group at ADAS, and a Council Member of the International Fertiliser Society. Having published over 300 scientific papers, Brian was internationally renowned for his pioneering research on manure management and the minimisation of environmental pollution.

He also played an important role in the European and UK Soil Science community serving as President and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), visiting Professor at Cranfield University, a member of British Society of Soil Science, and the International RAMIRAN Network.

Brian and his work is being remembered by the creation of two different but complementary initiatives: the UK focused Brian Chambers Soils Fund the IFS International Award. Both reflect Brian’s interest in encouraging young people to enter this important and rewarding area.

The International Fertiliser Society is a scientific Society founded in 1947, with members from about 50 countries worldwide. Its main objectives are:

To provide an international forum for discussion and dissemination of knowledge of scientific, technical, environmental, economic and safety aspects of the production, marketing, use and application of fertilisers.

The IFS provides professionals working in fertiliser production and crop nutrition with a unique combination of:

  • Technically and scientifically rigorous information
  • Independent of any commercial or political bias
  • Preferential access to our unique archive of Proceedings
  • Opportunities to network with other fertiliser professionals

Brian Chambers award

Find out more about the previous winners of the award.

2019 Brian Chambers Award 2018 Brian Chambers Award 2017 Brian Chambers award 2016 Brian Chambers award 2015 Brian Chambers award

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