Mirza, Dr. Mohyuddin - 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Dr. Mirza is an accomplished and visionary scientist whose practical research has invaluably impacted the greenhouse industry in Alberta. Recognized as a pioneer in introducing hydroponics production to greenhouse crops, for almost 30 years this educator, mentor, researcher, writer and problem solver had played a pivotal role in building the greenhouse industry from a $25 million a year in 1980 to over $160 million in 2014. Dr. Mirza receives numerous awards and accolades during his decades of work within Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. As a founding member of the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association and adjunct professor at the University of Alberta, Dr. Mirza has been credited with inspiring new entrants into the industry. In the 1980’s he helped introduced soilless crop production, an innovation that helped built the industry. Many say Dr. Mirza is best known as a friend to growers. Always reachable, he constantly provided time to teach and share with growers. According to one former student who was inspired by Dr. Mirza to start his own greenhouse business, “helping others succeed is their passion.”

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This information published to the web on October 3, 2014.