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Dr Duncan Greenwood CBE, FRS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Duncan Greenwood of Warwick HRI. Duncan passed away on 13 February 2010.

Dr Greenwood joined the National Vegetable Research Station, Wellesbourne, in 1959 and was appointed Head of the Soil Science Section in 1966. He completed more than 50 years service at Wellesbourne and retired in October 1992, becoming an Emeritus Fellow with HRI and Associate Fellow with the University from 2004.

The path of Dr. Greenwood's research is a shining example of the evolution of a scientific concept from a narrow base to one of ever widening practical implications. Many new experimental techniques and methods of chemical analysis have developed thanks to his work.

The author of over 180 scientific papers, Dr. Greenwood's work will continue to influence crop science for many years to come.

To read the full obituary, visit the Warwick HRI website.