Ten fun facts about Ramon Barba

Fact 1
He was awarded and designated as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Agriculture in 1974.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
His discovery the Potassium Nitrate can induce a safe and natural way of flowering, is used everywhere.

Fact 4
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.

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Short about Ramon Barba
A Filipino inventor and chemist.

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