Black nose is a condition that affects plants, characterized by the drying out of the apical fleshy tissue.
He brings over 30 years expertise on science and technology for sustainable agricultural in all world regions. He serves on many advisory bodies, trying to help others succeed in their work. He loves rice, but his real passion are soils and crop agronomy because he believes that managing those well will make all the difference in the world. He believes that taking risks, working in the field, and being critical and unselfish are the most important things for succeeding in agricultural research.