Pedro Escuro Biography, Contribution

Pedro Escuro is a Filipino scientist who is considered as the “Father of Philippine Rice Breeding Program”.

Personal Information
Full Name – Pedro B. Escuro
Birth Date : August 2, 1923
Birthplace : Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines – Los Banos (Batch 1952)
Course : Agronomy (Magna Cum Laude)
Master : Plant Breeding from Cornell University (1954)
Doctorate : Plant Breeding and genetics from University of Minnesota (1959)

Contribution to Science
* Produced improved rice varieties such as C4-63, C4-137, C4-113, C-168, C22, UPL-Ri-5, PSB Rc 16, and PSB RC 36
* Produced three improved wheat varieties (Trigo 1, Trigo 2, Trigo 3)

Awards
1994 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1974 – Ayala award in agricultural science
1973 – University of the Philippines Distinguished Professional award in agriculture
1967 – Presidential Plaque of Merit for outstanding accomplishments

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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