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Robert Edwin White

Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne

Academic and practical experience in Australia, UK, USA, NZ, South Africa and China. Leader of national and international research and development programs in broad-acre agriculture, focusing on soil fertility, plant nutrition and soil water management; more recently a consultant on soils and viticulture in the wine industry; author of Principles and Practice of Soil Science (4 eds), Soils for Fine Wines, Understanding Vineyard Soils (2 eds) and Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines with Mark Krstic.


  • 2004–2020
    Professor Emeritus of Soil Science, The University of Melbourne


  • 1958 
    University of Queensland, BAgrSc


Rhodes Scholarship for Queensland; honorary life member Soil Science Australia and honorary member International Union of Soil Sciences