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Borlaug

[bawr-lawg, -log]
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noun
  1. Norman Ernest,1914–2009, U.S. agronomist, leading figure in “Green Revolution”: Nobel Peace Prize 1970.
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  • By the early 1960s, Mexico was growing six times more wheat than it did when Borlaug first arrived.

  • Borlaug and his associates set out to develop strains of wheat that could resist diseases and pests, and thus improve yields.

    Growth Stocks

    The Daily Beast

    October 17, 2014

  • Next, Borlaug helped develop more productive and drought-resistant strains of rice that became adapted widely in Asia.

    Growth Stocks

    The Daily Beast

    October 17, 2014

  • Like Carver, Borlaug then sought to institutionalize his breakthroughs.

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    October 17, 2014

  • Borlaug studied forestry, and then obtained a Ph.D. in plant pathology.

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    The Daily Beast

    October 17, 2014


British Dictionary definitions for borlaug

Borlaug

noun
  1. Norman (Ernest). 1914–2009, US agronomist, who bred new strains of high-yielding cereal crops for use in developing countries. Nobel peace prize 1970
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