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DuPont Pioneer scientist recognized by the Rapeseed-Mustard Research Society in India

July 2, 2012

Dr. Rakesh Arora, principal research scientist, Mustard Research, at DuPont Pioneer India, was recognized as a Research Fellow of the Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research at the recent National Brassica Conference in India. He is the only scientist from the private sector in India to have received this honor in recognition for his valuable contributions to oilseed Brassica research.

Mustard is a flowering plant, which has several common names, including mustard, canola, and rapeseed. The scientific name for mustard is Brassica juncea. Mustard is also the common name for the yellow or brown table condiment itself and the agricultural term for the plant from which table mustard is produced. Extensive research work on behalf of the DuPont Pioneer research team in India helped to increase mustard hybridization from open pollinated varieties (commonly known as OPVs).

Productivity and yields have significantly improved sine the hybridization system has been available.  Read more about the National Brassica Conference here: http://www.nbc2012.srmr.org.in/.