Egil Øyjord is a Norwegian professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. He was born 31 August 1928 in Mo i Rana, Norway. In 1964, Øyjord founded the International Association on Mechanization of Field Experiments (IAMFE). He was president of IAMFE for 36 years. The main objective of the association is to inform agronomists and plant breeders about new machinery, equipment and instruments to increase the capacity and accuracy of their experimental work.
Øyjord has worked with the construction of machinery and equipment for mechanization of field experiments. Øyjord invented the interchangeable distributor heads in 1965. This made the Øyjord plot seeders to a world article with export to 57 countries. In 2003 he received the King’s Medal of Merit in Gold for his work for developing and manufacturing of the world’s first plot seeders for seeding of multiple rows of one variety.
Uploaded by Egil Øyjord on 2015-12-14.
Curriculum Vitae (August 2016)
The work of professor emeritus Egil Øyjord (October 2018)
Information about Øyjord’s plot seeders and his relationship with China (in Norwegian; December 2017)