Dioscoro Umali Biography, Contributions

Dioscoro Umali is a Filipino scientist who is considered as the “Father of Philippine Plant Breeding”.

Personal Information
Full Name : Dioscoro L. Umali
Birth Date : November 17, 1917
Died : July 1, 1992
Birthplace : Binan, Laguna, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1939)
Course : Agronomy
Master :
Doctorate : Genetics and Plant Breeding from Cornell University

Career Highlights
Professor, Plant Breeding at UP College of Agriculture

Contribution to Science
* Improved varieties of food grains, legumes, fruits and ornamental plants especially suited for rain-fed agriculture
* Conducted research on upland agriculture, forestry, and environment conservation

Awards
1986 – National Scientist of the Philippines

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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