On 02 November 2009, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) presented Pat Wall, director of CIMMYT’s global conservation agriculture program, with its “International Service in Agronomy Award” in recognition of two decades of work to adapt the principles of conservation agriculture for farmers in developing countries, especially resourcepoor smallholders. As a recipient of the award, Wall joins the ranks of giants such Norman E. Borlaug, Edwin J. Wellhausen, Sterling Wortman, Jack R. Harlan, Ernest W. Sprague, Gurdev S. Khush, Sanjaya Rajaram, Ronald P. Cantrell, and Rattan Lal. Congratulations, Pat
Zhonghu He selected for CSSA fellow
Zhonghu He, principal scientist of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program and country representative in China was selected for the 2009 Fellow of Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). The awarding ceremony was held on 3 November during the ASACSSA- SSSA International Annual Meeting in Pitt sburgh. Dr. He made signifi cant contributions in improving Chinese wheat quality, development and application of molecular markers, promotion of international and domestic collaboration, and training. He also received the most prestigious award from Chinese government in 2008 and CGIAR Regional Award in 2007.
Former-CIMMYT staff awarded
Former CIMMYT employee William Raun recently received the Eminent Faculty Award from Oklahoma State University (OSU) where he works as a regents professor in the department of plant and soil sciences. The award is given to university individuals for outstanding service to OSU. Raun, who continues to collaborate with CIMMYT, received the special recognition for his work with nitrogen use efficiency.