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IFA Science Awards Winner
06 Mar 1996

Uzi Kafkafi

Prof. Uzi Kafkafi at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, was nominated for the 1996 Award by IFA's member company Rotem Amfert Negev Ltd, honouring a lifetime of dedication and achievement in the field of plant nutrition research.

An internationally recognized plant nutrition scientist whose studies include all three major elements: phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen, Kafkafi's research has centred on intensive irrigated agriculture in semi-arid zones including work on soil salinity problems. He is a pioneer in the area of 'fertigation' - the first in Israel to investigate this combination of fertilization and trickle irrigation.

Prof. Kafkafi is an active communicator with a full academic teaching and research programme, including promoting advisory services in Israel and advising the industry on fertilizer-related issues. He is a previous recipient of the Ratner Prize in Soil Science, has published over 80 research papers, and is the co-editor of two books.