Vale David Pulsford

18 September 2015

David Pulsford, an alumnus of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, and an industry leader in nitrogen fixation, passed away on 16 September 2015 after a battle with pneumonia and vascular dementia.

David Pulsford played an important role in nitrogen fixation since the late 1950s and generously supported the SUNFix Centre for Nitrogen Fixation at the University of Sydney, which closed in December 2011, but whose research continues in the laboratory bearing his name.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Sydney, Mr Pulsford worked with nitrogen fixing microbial products in his role at Agricultural Laboratories and later in his own company Bio-Care Technology, set up with business partner Gary Bullard.