Peter Edwards Award

This award is made to a land-user in the area of the annual Congress in recognition of the sound application and practice of the principles of range and forage science and conservation.
 

Peter Edwards Award

This award is made to a land-user in the area of the annual Congress in recognition of the sound application and practice of the principles of range and forage science and conservation.

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Call for nominations 2018

Gauteng Province (Closing date: 31 March 2018)

To be presented at the 53rd ANNUAL GSSA CONGRESS on 26 July 2018 - ARC, Roodeplaat, Pretoria

Immediate Past President: T J Tjelele * President: S B Ammann * Vice President: A M Swemmer * Honorary Secretary: H C Els * Honorary Treasurer: L G Kleyn * Scientific Editor: J E Bennett * Publications Editor: J d V van Wyngaard * Website Editor: C Viljoen * Public Relations Officer: J van der Colf * Additional Members: J C O du Toit, J F Mupangwa, M Murphy, C J Harmse * Chairperson of Congress 53 Organising Committee: T J Tjelele * Chairperson of Trust: C C Grant-Biggs * Chairperson of PAC: L R Brown * Administrator: E Joubert * Journal Administrator: F J du Toit

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The trophy, first presented in 1981, commemorates Peter Edwards, an internationally recognised pasture scientist who was born in the Eastern Cape.

Peter Edwards in memorium

Dr Peter John Edwards worked for many years as a Pasture Scientist at Cedara, Thabamhlope and Potchefstroom. He is remembered for his pioneering work on radical veld improvement and his contributions to the local farming and conservations communities. He also played a major role in the Grassland Society of Southern Africa from its inception in 1966, serving as a Council Member, Trustee and President.

Nomination Criteria

  • The Peter Edwards Trophy is presented in recognition of the sound application of the principles of grassland science and resource conservation.
  • This prestigious award recognises top land-users who practice and encourage the sustainable use of natural resources, and is presented annually at the Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa to a land user, or community of the land users, in the province in which the Congress is held.
  • The land-user should apply sound cultural and management practices that are recommended to ensure the optimum utilization , conservation and reclamation of natural resources.
  • The successful nominee will also have a proven track record of contributing to his/her community by way of participation and leadership in study groups, soil conservation committees and organized agriculture.

Background

The Peter Edwards Trophy is presented in recognition of the sound application of the principles of grassland science and resource conservation. This prestigious award recognises top land-users who practice and encourage the sustainable use of natural resources, and is presented annually at the Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa to a land-user, or community of land-users, in the province in which the Congress is held.

The land-user should apply sound cultural and management practices that are recommended to ensure the optimum economic utilisation, conservation and reclamation of natural resources. The successful nominee will also have a proven track record of contributing to his/her community by way of participation and leadership in study groups, soil conservation committees and organised agriculture. The trophy, first presented in 1981, commemorates Peter Edwards, an internationally recognised pasture scientist who was born in the Eastern Cape.

In memorium: Peter John Edwards was educated at Dale College, King Williams Town, and at the University of Natal, where he attained his Ph.D. He worked for many years as a Pasture Scientist at Cedara, Thabamhlope and Potchefstroom, and is remembered for his pioneering work on radical veld improvement and his contributions to the local farming and conservation communities. During the 1970s he was one of the most eminent grassland scientists, publishing more than 80 scientific papers and book chapters and presenting his research worldwide. Peter played a major role in the Grassland Society of Southern Africa from its inception in 1966, being variously Council Member, Trustee and President.

Previous winners

YEAR AWARDED TO PROVINCE
2015 Michael Rennie of Palmiet KwaZulu-Natal
2014   Free State
2013   Limpopo
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2011 No award given Eastern Cape
2010 Op de Aarde Bonsmara Northern Cape
2009 No award given Gauteng
2008 APNR Mpumalanga
2007 Trenly Spence of Kriegerskraal Grahamstown
2006   Limpopo
2005 Pongola Nature Reserve KwaZulu-Natal
2004 Stollie Esterhuyse Western Cape
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1998 Clive Buntting of Strathearn KwaZulu-Natal
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