Dr John Angus

Dr John Angus: improving wheat management

Dr John Angus is conducting research into the nitrogen requirements of crop plants.

  • 29 April 2010 | Updated 24 November 2011

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History


Page 1 of 2

Current activities

Dr John Angus currently works in these areas:

  • conducting research on the optimum supply of nitrogen for cereals
  • quantifying and understanding the effects of crops and pastures grown in sequence
  • understanding the effects of subsoil limitations on crop performance and response to inputs
  • developing decision support tools for crop nutrient management
  • understanding the effects of grazing on the grain yield and quality of cereals. 
    Dr John Angus has been awarded a Medal of Australian Agriculture.


After completing his doctorate in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Angus worked briefly in the Australian Commonwealth Public Service in Canberra before joining CSIRO in 1973. 

He worked in the Land Division until 1987 and has since been at CSIRO Plant Industry. During this time he has taken visiting scientist positions at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and Umeå.

Academic qualifications

Dr Angus graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1967.

He was awarded his Doctorate, also from the University of Melbourne, in 1971.


Dr Angus is a Fellow of the:

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, 1992
  • American Society of Agronomy, 2001.

He has been awarded a Medal of Australian Agriculture, 2006.

Dr Angus is a:

  • Member of the editorial board of Field Crops Research
  • Former chairman of the Advisory Board of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Research.

See a list of scientific papers published by Dr Angus on the next page.