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Plant diseases, global food security and the role of Glenn Anderson

Sanjaya Rajaram: Resource Seeds International

<div><em>The Glenn Anderson Lecture, sponsored by the Canadian Phytopathological Society</em></p> <p>R. Glenn Anderson was Norman Borlaug's "green fingered agricultural scientist" humanitarian who captained the wheat revolution in India during the 1960's. Afterward he directed the CIMMYT Wheat Program where he was instrumental in establishing increased wheat disease surveys, broadening of the wheat genetic diversity, adaptation and disease resistance, e.g., slow rusting. He institutionalized multi-location yield and disease testing/analysis, regional breeding programs, as well as strengthening the training of young scientists. Aspects of his work and other issues will be discussed in relation to present day global food security.</div>