- 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.
Next, Borlaug helped develop more productive and drought-resistant strains of rice that became adapted widely in Asia.
Like Carver, Borlaug then sought to institutionalize his breakthroughs.
Borlaug studied forestry, and then obtained a Ph.D. in plant pathology.
- Norman (Ernest). 1914–2009, US agronomist, who bred new strains of high-yielding cereal crops for use in developing countries. Nobel peace prize 1970