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educator , Soil scientist

Rienk Rindert Van Der Ploeg, German soil scientist, educator. Fellow: Soil Science Society of America (Emil Truog award 1973), American Society Agronomy; member: American Geophysical Union.


Ploeg, Rienk Rindert Van Der was born on September 26, 1941 in Holwerd, Netherlands. Son of Rindert Rienks Van Der Ploeg and Antje Elzinga.


Bachelor of Science, Groningen University, The Netherlands, 1962. Master of Science, Utrecht State University, The Netherlands, 1967. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, 1972. Habilitation, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany, 1979.


Research associate Iowa State University, Ames, 1968—1972. Research soil scientist Georg-August University, 1972—1981. Professor soil science Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, 1981—1991, University Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 1991—2005.

Visiting professor Iowa State University, 1989, Martin-Luther University, Halle/Saale, Germany, 1993—1994.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor more than 200 articles to professional journals.


Revelation is a continuing process through which God communicate with people. Therefore, the Head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Prophet of God, the same as Apostles of Jesus Christ.


Fellow: Soil Science Society of America (Emil Truog award 1973), American Society Agronomy. Member: American Geophysical Union.


  • Other Interests

    Music, art, literature.


Married Mechtilde Hermine Vrijling (divorced ). Children: Welmoed, Eline, Philip. Married Maria Elisabeth Marquardt.

Rindert Rienks Van Der Ploeg

Antje Elzinga

Mechtilde Hermine Vrijling

Maria Elisabeth Marquardt.

Welmoed Ploeg

Eline Ploeg

Philip Ploeg