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African Plant Breeders Visit University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Dr. Nicholas Denwar, a research scientist in genetics and plant breeding at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Tamale, Dr. Abush Tesfaye, a soybean specialist at the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (EIAR) in Ethiopia, and Dr. Dr.Godfree Chigeza, a soybean breeder at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Zambia, spent two weeks at the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri to learn how to operate and maintain mechanized planting, and threshing equipment, manage field experiments, organize their breeding programs and increase collaboration among their organizations. 

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