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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENOMIC CHARACTERIZATION AND MANIPULATION OF VALUE-ADDED TRAITS FROM RYE FOR UTILIZATION IN WHEAT IMPROVEMENT

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Title: Editorial on Norman Borlaug

Authors
item Gustafson, J
item Frape, David -

Submitted to: World Agriculture
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: August 20, 2010
Publication Date: October 15, 2010
Citation: Gustafson, J.P., Frape, D. 2010. Editorial on Norman Borlaug. World Agriculture. 1(2):5.

Technical Abstract: A three paragraph editorial about Norman Borlaug and his work to produce semi-dwarf wheats for improved food production on a world scale. His work in Mexico, since 1944, resulted in many developing countries, especially in the subAsian continent, becoming self sufficient in wheat production. Borlaug's varieties have been exported and adapted to local environmental conditions in all of the wheat growing regions of the world. Dr. Borlaug's introduction of high yielding semi-dwarf wheat cultivars to developed and developing countries of the world averted predicted international crises and famines, and he has been credited with saving the lives of approximately 1 billion people worldwide.

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