2015 SOPIB Award: “Effect of potassium sources in saline-risk irrigated areas”
Dr. Ricardo Melgar was the winner of the SOPIB Award
2015 for his work on “Effect of potassium sources in
vegetables in saline- risk irrigated areas of Argentina”.
The award ceremony took place during the XIII NewAg
Conference in New Delhi, India in March, 2015. Mr. Frank
Biot, current President of SOPIB, welcomed and
congratulated Dr. Melgar. He remitted his award on
behalf of the SOPIB Board of Directors.
Melgar is a soil and fertilizer expert. He got his Ph.D. in
Soil Sciences in North Carolina State University and a
M.Sc. in agribusiness at Buenos Aires University. Dr.
Ricardo Melgar is actually posted with INTA, the National
Agricultural Research Institute, at the experimental
station of Pergamino, as a soil scientist researching on
soil fertility and fertilizers and work as a consultant with
several companies of the region. He authored several
books, scientific papers and extension in several journals.
He also participated as a speaker in more than a hundred
technical, commercial and scientific meetings.