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Norfolk Student Wins Prize

Posted 11 October 2004

Peter Pointen, from Melton Constable, has been awarded the Dr NORMAN GILL CROP SCIENCE AWARD 2004.

Peter, a student at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, was nominated for the award due to the quality of his Individual Major Project entitled ‘The relationship between Crop Protection and Crop Nutrition’. Peter, 23, pursued this project to learn more about crop protection and crop nutrition and to obtain an understanding of the relationship between them. He believed this knowledge would prove valuable to him in his future career. Tutor, Dr Martin Hare, said: “Peter adopted a mature and rigorous approach to producing a project of outstanding quality in which he demonstrated many high level skills including the ability for conceptual thought. He produced his dissertation by drawing information from recently published papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In addition, Peter performed exceptionally well in his viva voce at a level far higher than expected for an HND student.” A former student of Easton College, Peter is currently working for SW Seed UK, carrying out field trials, and hopes to carve out a career in agronomy/advice work.

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