Young Crop Scientist Award conferred to Rajeev Varshney

Dr R Varshney with Dr Cal Qualset (emeritus) from the University of California. Photo: ICRISAT

Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director – Grain Legumes, was conferred the 2013 Young Crop Scientist Award by the prestigious Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Professor Mark Brick, President, CSSA, presented the award at the joint Annual Meeting of three leading societies of America including CSSA, Soil Science Society of America (SSA) and American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The Annual Meeting was attended by more than 3000 scientists and policy makers from US and other parts of the world.
Dr Varshney became the first Indian to receive this award for his outstanding contribution in the area of crop genomics and molecular breeding.

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