U of G Has New Professor In Wheat BreedingApril 17, 2014 8:49am
The University of Guelph’s new Professorship in Wheat Breeding spot has been filled.
Doctor Ali Navabi starts in the new position May 1st.
He comes from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Grain Farmers of Ontario Chair Henry Van Ankum says Doctor Navabi brings extensive experience in plant breeding and genetics , including 15 years of wheat breeding.
His new position will focus on creating novel wheat varieties with enhanced productivity , disease resistance, pest resistance and enhanced utility in crop rotation systems.
Van Ankum says the outcomes of Doctor Navabi’s work will have a direct benefit to Ontario farmers.