Dr Rajaram wins top award

May 15, 2010 at 10:45 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Dr Sanjay Rajaram

Dr Sanjay Rajaram, former Director of ICARDA’s Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management (BIGM) Program and one of the world’s most respected plant breeders, has won the M.S. Swaminathan Award, presented by the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences.

During a 40-year career, Dr Sanjay Rajaram has helped develop as many as 480 new wheat varieties that are grown on an estimated 58 million hectares worldwide. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 research publications, mentored more than 700 hundred young scientists, and made seminal contributions to crop science. These include the development of spring x winter wheat crosses; new approaches to disease resistance, for instance ‘slow-rusting’ wheat varieties with extraordinarily durable resistance; and largely eliminating foliar blight susceptibility from semi-dwarf wheat. Alf mabrouk!


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  1. my heartiest congratulations to Dr. Raj Ram


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