Dioscoro L. Umali

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National Scientist
Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali
Born Dioscoro L. Umali
November 17, 1917
Died August 1, 1992(1992-08-01) (aged 74)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Occupation Agriculturist
Known for Plant Breeding
Awards National Scientist of the Philippines

Dioscoro Luna Umali (November 17, 1917-July 1, 1992) was a National Scientist of the Philippines and is known as "the Father of Philippine Plant Breeding." He was awarded several international honors and distinctions for his outstanding achievements and improvements of rice, corn and other economic plants. His research studies on upland agriculture, forestry, and environment conservation have helped many people, especially farmers, improve the quality of their crops.