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Tony Fischer

Dr Tony Fischer is well known internationally as a wheat cropping scientist and is the winner of the 2007 Farrer Memorial medal. Currently an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO’s Division of Plant Industry, Dr Fischer’s award recognises his outstanding contribution to agricultural research in Australia, and in particular, his worldwide renowned work in cropping physiology.

Regarded as the pre-eminent Australian crop physiologist of his generation, his global reputation arises from his personal research record, time as leader of the wheat program at the International Centre for the Improvement of Maize and Wheat and his recent period as an influential research manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Dr Fischer has published more than 120 scientific publications, including several papers drawing on data from his own property in southern NSW where he kept crop, soil and climatic records for more than 40 years.


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