Ten fun facts about Ramon Barba
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He was awarded and designated as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Agriculture in 1974.
Though he received his degree at the University of the Philippines, he obtained a Master's of Science at the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Horticulture at the University of Hawaii.
His discovery the Potassium Nitrate can induce a safe and natural way of flowering, is used everywhere.
Another research area of his, was using the tissue from plants such as bananas or sugarcane to see where plant breeding would be most successful.Fact 5
Barba was known for not enforcing his patents so that other people can use the agricultural techniques.Fact 6
In 1970, he led a research group studying tissue cultures in the Department of Agronomy in Hawaii.Fact 7
His research helped the Philippines and Hawaii become major industries for sugarcane plants.Fact 8
The Philippines are also a leading exporter of mangoes thanks to his research and advancements in mango farming.Fact 9
In 2004, he was elected to the National Academy of Science and Technology.Fact 10
He has written over 100 scientific papers. Go to more people facts ❯
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