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Senadhira Rice Research Award for 2012

March 2, 2012

Nominations are now open to any rice research scientist employed by a national agricultural research and extension system (NARES) linked to International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) or a citizen of a rice-growing country in Asia. IRRI established the Senadhira Rice Research Award for Asian rice scientists in memory of Dharmawansa Senadhira who led IRRI's research program in close collaboration with NARES in several key areas, including soil-related stresses, low temperature, and submergence tolerance in rice. He emphasized developing improved germplasm with higher concentrations of micronutrients such as iron and zinc in rice grains.

Deadline of nominations is on March 20, 2012.

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