Agdia appoints new scientific director
March 17, 2008 By fruti & vegeatable magazine
Agdia, Inc, developers and providers of products and services to detect pathogens in plants, has a new scientific director.
Agdia, Inc, developers and providers of products and services to detect pathogens in plants, has a new scientific director. Dr. Lucho Salazar, a well-known potato researcher, has joined the Elkart, Ind., company. Dr. Salazar will be responsible for expanding Agdia’s interaction with breeders, researchers, and growers to solve problems with plant pathogens in agricultural, fruit and vegetable, ornamental, and horticultural crops through the use of the company’s innovative programs, services, and products. Prior to joining Agdia, Dr. Salazar was principal scientist at the International Potato Center (CIP), in Lima, Peru. While at CIP, he introduced many new programs and products for crop protection and improvement to the worldwide agricultural community. He also held positions within the Ministry of Agriculture Peru. Dr. Salazar has published numerous scientific papers and books for the global agricultural community, has received many honours for his work in the field.
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