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
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Famous As: Scientist & Inventor
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 M. S. Swaminathan

M. S. Swaminathan
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Famous As: Agricultural Scientist
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 3 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug
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Famous As: Father of the Green Revolution
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 2009

 4 Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 5 Eva Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: July 10, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swedish
Died: May 15, 1786

 6 Erich von Tschermak

Erich von Tschermak
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Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: November 15, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Austrian
Died: October 11, 1962
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 7 Justus von Liebig

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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 12, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: April 18, 1873
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 8 Eliza Lucas

Eliza Lucas
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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: December 28, 1722
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Antiguan, American
Died: May 26, 1793
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 9 Robert Bakewell

Robert Bakewell
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Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: May 23, 1725
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: October 1, 1795

 10 Patrick Matthew

Patrick Matthew
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Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: October 20, 1790
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish
Died: June 8, 1874
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 11 Pierre Poivre

Pierre Poivre
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Famous As: Horticulturist
Birthdate: August 23, 1719
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: January 6, 1786

 12 Étienne de Boré

Étienne de Boré
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Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: December 27, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1820
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 13 Abu Hanifa Dinawari

Abu Hanifa Dinawari
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: 0828 AD
Nationality: Iranian
Died: 0896 AD

 14 William Farrer

William Farrer
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Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: April 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian
Died: April 16, 1906
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 15 John Bennet Lawes

John Bennet Lawes
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 28, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: August 31, 1900

 16 Ibn al-ʿAwwām

Ibn al-ʿAwwām
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Famous As: Islamic author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Died: 1158 AD

 17 Franklin Hiram King

Franklin Hiram King
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 8, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 4, 1911

 18 David Lubin

David Lubin
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Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: June 10, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: January 1, 1919
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 19 Kim Soon-kwon

Kim Soon-kwon
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Famous As: Agricultural Scientist
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: South Korean

 20 E. T. York

E. T. York
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: July 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 15, 2011

 21 George Stapledon

George Stapledon
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Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: September 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: September 16, 1960

 22 John Lorain

John Lorain
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Famous As: Agriculturalist
Birthdate: 1753 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1823 AD
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 23 Claude Hope

Claude Hope
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Famous As: Horticulturalist
Birthdate: May 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 14, 2000
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