Prof. Maryke Labuschagne named as best agriculturist
2008-11-27

 
 Prof. Maryke Labuschagne, head of the Plant Breeding Division in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS), was recently named best agriculturist by the Agricultural Writers SA, Old Mutual, Mutual & Federal and Nedbank during a prize-giving ceremony held in Stellenbosch. This year she also received an award and R30 000 prize-money from the Association for Cereal Science and Technology SA (CST-SA) for research and development, as well as a trophy and R100 000 prize-money from the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) for research capacity building over the past ten years. Here she is with Mr Alfonso Visser (left), a crop farmer from Hartswater on the Vaalharts irrigation scheme in the Northern Cape, who was named South Africa's farmer of the year, and Mr Marlon de Jager (right) from Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape, who was named national emerging farmer of the year.
Photo: Landbouweekblad
 

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