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Chinese research honour awarded

19 January 2015

to Phil Rolston, NZGA member and AgResearch scientist.

China has presented its highest award for foreign researchers to a renowned Kiwi scientist who helped change the face of the country's farming systems.

Dr Phil Rolston, a senior scientist at AgResearch's Lincoln-based forage breeding team, was one of seven people to receive the International Science and Technology Co-operation Award in a recent ceremony attended by more than 3000 people.

Fewer than 100 scientists have received the honour.

Dr Rolston is known around the world for his work in forage seed production, grassland farming systems and pastoral agronomy, and has been actively involved in 30 research and development projects on grassland and livestock production in China since the early 1980s.

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