The Justus Von Liebig coin and postal stamps released on the occasion of celebration of 200th birth anniversary of Justus Von Liebig by the Federal Republic of Germany are awarded to Prof. Dr. Vilas D Patil , Head Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani for his significant contribution in the field of Soil Fertility and Remote Sensing applications in the soil sciences. The award was given in the International Seminar organized by Humboldt – JNU New Delhi. This award was given to Prof. Patil for his significant contribution made by him for last 25 years.
Justus Von Liebig born in 1803 was considered as Father of Agricultural chemistry. He put forth a very famous two laws 1. Law of Minimum and 2. Law of Restitution which has led to the concept of Sustainable Agriculture Production. Liebig made the following statements based on his research. Most of the carbon in plants comes from the carbon di oxide of the atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen comes from water. Phosphorus is necessary for seed formation.