Plant Ag members Praveen Saxena, Jayasankar Subramanian, and Chris Budd were featured in the university's 2014 President's Report. This special report marked the University of Guelph's 50th anniversary, and reminded us that Guelph colleges have been educating people for 150 years.
A number of projects and people who exemplify the university's ideals of learning, discovery and engagement were featured in the report.
Prof Praveen Saxena was profiled for his work preserving endangered tree species at the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation (GRIPP). He explained, "This is a prime example of how world class science can be used to protect biodiversity and the environment and improve life on this planet."
Research by Prof Jay Subramanian was highlighted as making a difference in developing countries, for his help with developing novel cartons to preserve mangoes--a vital crop in southeast Asia --for longer periods of time. Subramanian is also known for his research with fruit trees.
Undergrad student Chris Budd, who studies crop science, represents the university's spirit of active participation and engagement. Budd competed in a number of agricultural competitions, served on the Student Federation of OAC, and co-founded the OAC Soil and Crop Club, which will continue on well after he graduates.