Awards Roll of Honour

Fertilizer Association of Ireland recognises Achievement and Excellence

The Association is involved in three initiatives that recognise academic achievement in soil science and nutrient management, as well as honouring those who have made significant contributions to the association and the industry over their careers. These three initiatives specifically involve:

  1. UCD Soil Science Award:

    This prize is awarded by the Fertilizer Association of Ireland to the student who obtains the highest grade in the Module “Soil Science Basics” in Stage 2 of the B.Agr.Sc. degree programme at UCD.

  2. Fertilizer Association Special Merit Award:

    This prize is awarded by the Fertilizer Association of Ireland in recognition of individual contributions to the association, and to the fertilizer industry in Ireland in their Careers.

  3. Crops Nutrition Management Course Award:

    This prize is awarded to the candidates who receive the Top Marks each year in the Crops Nutrition Management Course run by Teagasc with the support Fertilizer Association of Ireland. The award is sponsored by K & S Kali Ltd.

UCD Soil Science Award WinnersYear
Nigel Kennington2016
Tomas Tubritt2015
Niamh Garvey2014
Ruth Fennell2013
Sarah Noonan2012
Lorraine O'Hara2011
Padraig Kelly2010
Tracey O'Connor2009
Lorraine Davis2008
Sarah Delaney2007
Melanie De Wit2006
Ross Buchanan2005
Laurence Maguire2004
Carol Nugent 2003
Paul Doherty2002
Sean McCarthy & Timothy Purcell2001
Stanley Lalor2000
Sacha Hugentobler1999
Donagh Berry1998
William Dunphy1997
Jeremiah Flynn1996

Fertilizer Association Special Merit Award WinnersYear of Award
Dr. Noel Culleton2016
Mr. Gary Leonard2014
Dr. Matt Dempsey2012
Dr. William Murphy2010

Crops Nutrition Management Course Award WinnersYear
Philip Reck2016
Ciara O'Donovan2015
Joe Lalor2014
Ger Hanley2013
Richard Kennedy2012
Tony Nugent 2011
John Mulhare &
John Anthony
2010

Awards Roll of Honour

Congratulations Philip Reck – 2016 Top Student Award

Philip Reck, Walter Furlong Grain  Ltd., was the winner of the 2016 top Student Award for the Teagasc Crops Nutrition Management Course. He was presented with his award by PJ Browne (President, Fertilizer Association of Ireland) and Mark Plunkett, (Course Coordinator), at

UCD Soil Science Award Winner 2016

PJ Browne, FAI President, presenting the 2016 Fertilizer Association Award for Soil Science in UCD to Nigel Kennington. The presentation took place at the Agricultural Science Awards Ceremony at Belfield, UCD, in November 2016.  

Dr. Noel Culleton – Special Merit Award Winner – 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Noel Culleton – Special Merit Award Winner 2016 At the Fertiliser Association of Ireland Annual Dinner on Friday 18 November 2016, PJ Browne, President, had the pleasure of presenting Dr. Noel Culleton, retired from Teagasc Johnstown Castle, with the

UCD Soil Science Award Winner 2015

Paddy Casey, FAI President, presenting the 2014 Fertilizer Association Award for Soil Science in UCD to Niamh Garvey. The presentation took place at the Agricultural Science Awards Ceremony at Belfield, UCD, in November

Crop Nutrition Course Award 2014

Joe Lalor, Grassland AGRO, was the winner of the 2014 top Student Award for the Teagasc Crops Nutrition Management Course. Paddy Casey, President, presented the prize of a soil sampler.

UCD Soil Science Award Winner 2014

Paddy Casey, FAI President, presenting the 2014 Fertilizer Association Award for Soil Science in UCD to Niamh Garvey. The presentation took place at the Agricultural Science Awards Ceremony at Belfield, UCD, in November 2014.

2014 Special Merit Award

The 2014 Special Merit Award was presented to Gary Leonard by President, Paddy Casey, at the 2014 Annual Dinner in the Radisson St. Helens Hotel, Dublin on 21 Nov 2014.

Crop Nutrition Course Award 2013

Ger Hanley was the winner of the 2013 Crop Nutrition Management Course Award winner. He was presented with the prize of a soil sampler by Stan Lalor, President, Fertilizer Association of Ireland, at the Spring Scientific Seminar in Horse and Jockey

Crop Nutrition Course Award 2012

Richard Kennedy, (Clear Power, Co. Laois), was the 2012 winner of the Top Student Award in the Crops Nutrition Management Course delivered by Teagasc in 2012. In picture (L-R) – Mark Plunkett (Teagasc – Course Co-ordinator), Stan Lalor (FAI President), Richard

Fertilizer Association Special Merit Award 2012

Matt Dempsey, Editor, Irish Farmers Journal, receiving the Fertilizer Association of Ireland Special Merit Award from Stan Lalor, President, at the Fertilizer Association Annual Dinner at the Killashee House Hotel on 30 November 2012.

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