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Filipino Agriculturists

Ramon Barba

Ramon Barba was born on August 31, 1939. He was recognized because of his important and exceptional scientific and technological contributions to Philippine Agriculture. This includes the finding of a very helpful and realistic flower induction healing which is considered as the most noteworthy breakthrough in mango research in the nation. His expertise of using potassium nitrate to motivate flowering is a landmark in the research of tropical tree physiology and is the chief stimulus to the expansion of the local mango production.

 
Armando Dalisay

Dr. Dalisay was elected academician on 1981. He finished BSA at University of the Philippines in 1937; BSA MA (Economics) at Harvard University in 1942; and Ph. D. (Economics) at Harvard University in 1946.

 
Romulo Davide

Davide was born on March 14, 1934 and elected as academician in 2002. He finds out the earliest biological control agent against nematodes, which has been commercialized in Australia and Germany aside from our country. His breakthrough on the cultural and biological control of nematodes has given the Filipino farmers efficient gears against nematodes, thus mounting their crop production and profits.

 
Francisco Santos

Dr. Francisco Santos was elected as academician in 1980 and conferred as National Scientist in 1983.

He was known because of his concern on the development of nourishment of the Filipinos. He made complete researches on the nutritive values and chemical content of Filipino foods, quantity of nutrients and vitamin of conventional Philippine food resources and Philippine nutrition harms.

 
Ruben Villareal

Ruben Villareal was a renowned horticulturist; his detection on the non-Mendelian or cytoplasmic inheritance of the southern leaf blight disease (Helminthosporium maydis) of corn finished the incorporation of "T" cytoplasm in the U.S. and in the local inbred lines.

 
Jose R. Velasco

Dr. Velascos's pioneering and promising works in various areas of plant physiology such as mineral nutrition, photopediorism, chemical weed control and plant growth in general, have provided the basis of some important crop production management practices as well as laid out researches directions. He is known for his research on Cadang-cadang disease of coconuts.

 
Dolores A. Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez is recognized for her researches in biochemical genetics and cytogenetics. She has been working on the genetic systems controlling the makapun o endosperm of coconut; the genetics of chemical resistance factors against Cercospara leaf spot; and the cytogenetics of the hybrids of Rice with related wild species.

 
William G. Padolina

For his excellent pioneering research in leadership and promotion of natural products chemistry and biotechnology which have led to significant growth and development in these fields in the Philippines.

 
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