Bharath K. Reddy is a recipient of a Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholarship. Last week, the Times of India posted an article in which he describes the scholarship program and what his particular research program is about.
“Wheat is one of the major staple food crops in many parts of the world with constant biotic and abiotic stresses,” he says. “Incidence of crop and pest diseases along with heat and drought result in significant reduction in grain yields. Scientists across the world are relentlessly trying to improve wheat cultivars with higher yields and better resistance a broad range of genetic diversity.” Reddy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in soil and crop science, with an emphasis onw inter wheat breeding.
You can read the entire story at the Times of India. Applications for the current scholarships are open until Feb. 1.
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