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2 experts from rice breeding department of Pioneer Hi-Bred (U.S.A.)

2 experts from rice breeding department of Pioneer Hi-Bred (U.S.A.)

Dr. Varimani Ramanathan and Dr. Li Jiming, experts of rice breeding unit of Pioneer Hi-Bred, made an academic visit to the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS.
 
Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries.
 
Dr. Ram introduced hybrid rice breeding in India and held discussions with 20 JAAS scientists and technicians on disease controlling of ustilaginoidea virens and rice breeding. After the meeting, the two experts had a guided tour to the labs, germplasm center and testing fields of the Institute of Food Crops of JAAS.