Prof. Dr. mult. Dr. mult. Ewald Schnug, born September 7, 1954 in Hachenburg, Germany; MSc in plant production, PhD and DSc in plant nutrition, DSc in natural sciences. Honorary doctor of the Romanian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Honorary President of The International Scientific Centre for Fertilizers (CIEC) in Shenyang, P.R. China. Distinguished Scientist Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Visiting professor at the Institute of Applied Ecology CAS in Shenyang, China. Latest official post: Director of JKI-PB in Braunschweig, Germany and extraordinary Professor at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.