Tuesday’s Report: from the “Cradle of the Green Revolution”

The MU reporting team takes a quick timeout to pose in one of the original plots planted by Norman Borlaug.

The MU reporting team takes a quick timeout to pose in one of Norman Borlaug’s original research plots. Left to right: Shawna Rowe, Kathryn Ingerslew, Meghan Eldridge and Ann Millington.

CIMMYT Research Station, Mexico — We are at lunch break here after a morning in the field looking at the wide variety of agricultural research projects at this research center, which some have dubbed the “Cradle of the Green Revolution.” Norman Borlaug began his crop research here in 1944.

The students have wolfed down sandwiches and whipped out laptops to begin writing. Meanwhile, here are a couple of pictures from the morning.

Scientists, farmers and policymakers from around the world listen to a presentation at one of the original Borlaug wheat test fields.

Scientists, farmers and policymakers from around the world listen to a presentation at one of the original Borlaug wheat test fields. They’ve gathered for the Borlaug 100 summit in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico.

The research station is just south of Ciudad Obregon. CIMMYT (pronounced “Sim-It”) is the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.

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One Response to Tuesday’s Report: from the “Cradle of the Green Revolution”

  1. SciAgJ-MU says:

    What an impressive team! Can’t wait to start reading your stories.
    -swt

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