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agricultural researcher

Lakhdar Boukerrou, Algerian, American agricultural researcher. Recipient Recognition award Minnesota International Center, 1984; named Honorary Citizen, Elkader, Iowa, since 1990.


Boukerrou, Lakhdar was born on April 18, 1952 in Constantine, Algeria. Son of Ahmed and Aicha (Meniai) Boukerrou. came to the United States, 1981.


Bachelor of Science, Industry Training Authority Mostaganem, 1974; Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1984; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1986.


Plant breeder, IDGC, Guelma, Algeria, 1977-1978; station director, IDGC, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, 1978-1981; station manager, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Des Moines, 1986-1987; postdoctoral fellow, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1987-1988; senior scientist, ACRES, Waterloo, Iowa., 1988; vice president, ACRES, Waterloo, Iowa., 1989-1991; president, CIRTA, Parkersburg, Iowa., since 1990. Consultant Experience, Inc., Minneapolis, 1986, IFAD, Algeria, 1992, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1993. Agricultural business advising committee Hawkeye Community College, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional publications.


Member Regional Coordinator Council, Waterloo, since 1991. Chair committee, vice president, president Self Help Foundation, Waverly, Iowa, since 1990. Member American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, North Central Weed Science Society, Weed Science Society of America, Council on Agricultural Science and Technology, European Weed Science Research Society.


Married Cherifa Abbas, March 31, 1979. Children: Mohamed, Samir.

Ahmed Boukerrou

Aicha (Meniai) Boukerrou

Cherifa Abbas

Mohamed Boukerrou

Samir Boukerrou