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Bentley, Fred - 1985 Hall of Fame Inductee

 
 
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Fred Bentley had improved agriculture through teaching, research and international development assistance. As a professor at the University of Alberta he developed courses in soil classification, fertility and chemistry, as well as public speaking. He was one of the first to use radioisotopes to study relationships between soil and plants. He determined the effect of fertilizer use, cropping patterns and soil management techniques on the yield and composition of grains and forages. He had a significant impact on the direction of Canada's aid to developing countries and in 1979 received the Alberta Achievement Award for his work. He served as president of the Agricultural Institute of Canada and in 1982 he was the Klinck lecturer for the Institute.

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