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An honour and a retirement

Robert Mensah receives one final honour

Robert Mensah was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, a fitting way to end a 26-year career as one of the world’s leading cotton researchers.

He's the man who revolutionised how cotton farmers dealt with pests crippling their crops, and while Robert Mensah is about to call it a day, he has received one final honour.

And though Narrabri-based Dr Mensah is about to retire from the Australian Cotton Research Institute, he still has a few more gifts for the industry as a whole.

Dr Mensah was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours Awards recently.

Dr Mensah was one of 14 recipients of the medal in NSW, and the only one who worked in agriculture.

The commendation for his award states that throughout his 26 years in the public service "he has displayed drive, adaptability and dedication to investigate and develop novel biological insecticide products to benefit the agricultural industries locally, nationally and internationally".