Principal Nematologist Tony Pattison has been recognised for 25 years of service to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Highly regarded both nationally and internationally in the soil health discipline, Mr Pattison has pioneered a range of innovative technologies that have greatly assisted the quantification of microorganisms within soil that are able to interact with horticultural crops. He is leading a program that has greatly furthered understanding of the Fusarium complex.
Constantly in demand to speak at conferences across the globe, Mr Pattison’s significant milestone was appropriately marked with a presentation at the 2019 Banana Congress.
Mr Pattison’s extensive career will feature in the next edition of Australian Bananas.