Borlaug , Norman Ernest


Borlaug , Norman Ernest
(1914–) American agronomist and plant breeder
Borlaug was born in Cresco, Iowa, and graduated in forestry from Minnesota University in 1937, gaining his doctorate in plant pathology in 1941. He then spent three years with the Du Pont Chemical Company, testing the effects of chemicals on plants and plant diseases. In 1944 he joined the newly formed International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico and began the breeding work that was to produce the highly adaptable dwarf wheats that played so large a part in the ‘Green Revolution’ of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Borlaug's high-yielding cereals increased agricultural production in the developing countries to the extent that many became self-sufficient for grain. For his major role in temporarily alleviating world famine, Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

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  • Borlaug, Norman Ernest — ▪ American scientist born March 25, 1914, Cresco, Iowa, U.S.       American agricultural scientist, plant pathologist, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970. He was one of those who laid the groundwork of the so called Green Revolution …   Universalium

  • Borlaug, Norman (Ernest) — born March 25, 1914, Cresco, Iowa, U.S. U.S. agricultural scientist and plant pathologist. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. As a researcher with the Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico (1944–60), he developed strains of grain that …   Universalium

  • Borlaug, Norman Ernest — ► (n. 1914) Científico estadounidense. Fue premio Nobel de la Paz en 1970. Desde 1944 es miembro de la comisión científica de la Fundación Rockefeller, dedicada a la investigación para el mejoramiento del trigo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Borlaug, Norman (Ernest) — (n. 25 mar. 1914, Cresco, Iowa, EE.UU.). Fitopatólogo y científico agrícola estadounidense. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en la Universidad de Minnesota. Mientras trabajó como investigador en la Fundación Rockefeller en México (1944–60), desarrolló cepas que… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Norman Ernest Borlaug — (* 25. März 1914 in Cresco, Iowa) ist ein US amerikanischer Agrarwissenschaftler, der für seine Bestrebungen und Arbeiten zur Verbesserung der Landwirtschaft 1970 den Friedensnobelpreis erhielt. Biographie Norman Ernest Borlaug …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Friedensnobelpreis 1970: Norman Ernest Borlaug —   Das Osloer Nobelpreiskomitee zeichnete den amerikanischen Agrarwissenschaftler für seine Verdienste um die Linderung des Hungers in der Welt aus.    Biografie   Norman Ernest Borlaug, * Cresco (Iowa) 25. 3. 1914, Agrarwissenschaftler, 1941… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Borlaug — Norman Ernest Borlaug Norman Ernest Borlaug (* 25. März 1914 in Cresco, Iowa) ist ein US amerikanischer Agrarwissenschaftler, der für seine Bestrebungen und Arbeiten zur Verbesserung der Landwirtschaft 1970 den Friedensnobelpreis erhielt.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Norman Borlaug — Norman Ernest Borlaug est un agronome américain, né le 25 mars 1914 à Cresco (Iowa) et mort le 12 septembre 2009 à Dallas …   Wikipédia en Français


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