J. B. S. Haldane: an uncommon scientist

TitleJ. B. S. Haldane: an uncommon scientist
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSwaminathan M.S.
JournalJournal of Genetics
Start Page731
End page732
Date Published11/2017
KeywordsPublic policy; Trainer’s trainer; Genetic conserver

After J. B. S. Haldane took residence in India in the mid-1950’s he helped many of our state governments
in improving agricultural productivity. He advised the Government of Kerala on methods of improving the productivity of coconut and overcoming the malady of the root wilt disease. He encouraged work which led to significant results of value in practical agriculture. For example, the concept of cooperation and competition among rice genotypes helped to identify the scientific basis of mixed cropping and suggested methods of fostering synergy among diverse genotypes.

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