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COTTON WEBINAR 2 December 2020

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Topic: SOIL HEALTH Topic: BATTLING BOLLWORM RESISTANCE TO BT COTTON

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Prof. Rattan Lal, is considered a living legend in the field of Soil Health. He is Director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University, and an Adjunct Professor of University of Iceland. He has authored/co-authored 955 refereed journal articles and 543 book chapters, has written 22 and edited/co-edited 76 books. He was included in the Thomson Reuters list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds (2014-2016), and he is among Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers in Agriculture (2014-2019). He has received an Honoris Causa degree from seven universities in Europe, USA and Asia; the Medal of Honor from UIMP, Santander, Spain (2018); the Distinguished Service Medal of IUSS (2018); and is fellow of the five professional societies. He is laureate of the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize (2018), Glinka World Soil Prize (2018), the Japan Prize (2019), the U.S. Awasthi IFFCO Prize (2019), and the World Food Prize (2020).

Prof. Tabashnik is one of the most influential scientists of our times in Entomology and Biological Sciences. He has led the Department of Entomology at University of Arizona for 24 years. Tabashnik’s research team studies the evolution and management of insect resistance to insecticides and transgenic plants. Current work focuses on evolution of resistance to insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics recognized his work as highly cited (2018 and 2019). Tabashnik is Fellow of the Royal Society of Entomology, UK. He is the recipient of several Awards which include the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology, Entomological Society of America; Koffler Prize in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, University of Arizona. He recently won the Plant-Insect Ecosystems Lifetime Achievement Award in Entomology from the Entomological Society of America.

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