Agricultural Scientists

Agricultural scientists study and provide solutions to various aspects of agricultural activities. Their study and evaluation of agricultural productivity have played a vital role for better production of crops. The responsibilities of agricultural scientists involve formulation of scientific methods and implement those methods successfully to get better result in agricultural productivity. These scientific methods play a key role in developing and maintaining safe standards of food production. An agricultural scientist’s job includes collection and analysis of samples of agricultural produce, fertilizers and soil. Based on the collected data, they conduct experiment and surveys to better understand the farming needs of a particular region. Besides conducting research on food, plants, dairy products and animals, agricultural scientists devote time to educate farmers and other agriculturists on scientific farming methods, disease of crops and livestock, proper usage of pesticides and methods to improve the condition of soil Based on various requirements of agricultural communities, they provide suitable solutions for better agricultural output. The agricultural scientists also study various factors of environment that affect commercial crop production and animal breeding. Supervising proper operation of farm machinery is also one of the duties of agricultural scientists. Listed below are the biographies, including trivia, timelines and personal and professional information, of some of the most famous agricultural scientists who have dedicated their lives to this science.

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 1 George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver.
Famous As: Scientist & Inventor
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: January 5, 1943
Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver is best remembered for promoting crops that were alternative to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He invented ways to prevent soil depletion and developed scores of products made from peanuts, including paints and cosmetics. He won numerous honors, such as the Spingarn Medal.

 2 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug.
Famous As: Father of the Green Revolution
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa
Died: September 12, 2009
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 3 Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue.
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, USA

 4 Eva Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad.
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: July 10, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 15, 1786
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 5 M. S. Swaminathan

M. S. Swaminathan.
Famous As: Agricultural Scientist
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam

 6 Justus von Liebig

Justus von Liebig
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 12, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: April 18, 1873
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 7 Eliza Lucas

Eliza Lucas
Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: December 28, 1722
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Died: May 26, 1793
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 8 Robert Bakewell

Robert Bakewell
Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: May 23, 1725
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dishley, England
Died: October 1, 1795
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 9 Erich von Tschermak

Erich von Tschermak
Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: November 15, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 11, 1962

 10 Pierre Poivre

Pierre Poivre
Famous As: Horticulturist
Birthdate: August 23, 1719
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 6, 1786
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 11 Patrick Matthew

Patrick Matthew
Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: October 20, 1790
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: June 8, 1874

 12 Étienne de Boré

Étienne de Boré
Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: December 27, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaskaskia, Illinois, United States
Died: February 1, 1820
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 13 Abu Hanifa Dinawari

Abu Hanifa Dinawari
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 0828 AD
Birthplace: Dinavar District, Iran
Died: 0896 AD

 14 William Farrer

William Farrer
Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: April 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Docker, Westmorland, England
Died: April 16, 1906
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 15 John Bennet Lawes

John Bennet Lawes
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 28, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rothamsted, England
Died: August 31, 1900

 16 Ibn al-ʿAwwām

Ibn al-ʿAwwām
Famous As: Islamic author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1158 AD

 17 Franklin Hiram King

Franklin Hiram King
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 8, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
Died: August 4, 1911

 18 David Lubin

David Lubin
Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: June 10, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Klodawa, Poland
Died: January 1, 1919
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 19 E. T. York

E. T. York
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: July 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valley Head, Alabama, United States
Died: April 15, 2011

 20 Kim Soon-kwon

Kim Soon-kwon
Famous As: Agricultural Scientist
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea

 21 George Stapledon

George Stapledon
Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: September 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northam, England
Died: September 16, 1960

 22 Claude Hope

Claude Hope
Famous As: Horticulturalist
Birthdate: May 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sweetwater, Texas, United States
Died: July 14, 2000
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 23 John Lorain

John Lorain
Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: 1753 AD
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: 1823 AD
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