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. Visiting professor at the Institute of Applied Ecology Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenyang, China. Latest official posts (until May 2020): Head, Dir. & Prof. of the Institute for Crop and Soil Science at the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI) and extraordinary Professor at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany, Honorary President of The International Scientific Center for Fertilizers (CIEC) in Shenyang, P.R. China.