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Biographical entry Reid, Peter Ewan (1952 - )

Born
1952
Lowood, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Agricultural scientist and Plant breeder

Summary

Peter Ewan Reid is an agricultural scientist who's area of specialisation is cotton variety breeding for better insect and disease resistance. In the late 1970s and 1980s he had a large part in the development of species specifically for the Australian climate, to compete with the other breeds available at the time that were mainly bred in the United States and were inappropriate and unsuccessful in Australian climatic conditions.

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Events

1975
Education - Degree in Agricultural Science, University of Queensland
1976
Career event - Commenced research with the CSIRO Cotton Research Unit, Narrabri, New South Wales
1993
Award - ACGRA Cotton Researcher of the Year
2004
Award - Sir Ian McLennan Achievement for Industry Award
2005
Award - Co-recipient, Australian Government Prize for Rural Innovation
2007
Career event - Retired from the CSIRO

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