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Rakesh Jain, Indian research scientist. Achievements include research on chemical control of broomrope (Orobanche spp.) in tomato and the leaching behavior/prevention of several herbicides in soil; patents applied for. Recipient numerous grants, 1985-1988.


Jain, Rakesh was born on March 5, 1956 in Khekra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Son of Pawan Kumar and Pushpa Jain.


Bachelor of Science in Botany, University Delhi, Delhi, India, 1976. Master of Science in Plant Physiology. Weed Science, Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Solan, India, 1979.

Master of Science in Weed Science, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology/Weed Science, Virginia Polytech. Institute & State University, 1987.


Graduate research assistant, U. Alberta, Edmonton, 1980-1984;graduate research assistant, Virginia Technology, Blacksburg, 1984-1987;research associate, U. Florida, Lake Alfred, 1987-1989;senior scientist, Sandoz Agro, Inc., Gilroy, California, since 1989.


Active student's council Himachal Pradesh University, Simla, India, 1977-1978. Chairman graduate student association Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1986-1987. Member International Weed Science Society, Southern Weed Science Society, Northeast Weed Science Society, Weed Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Expert Committee Weeds, Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma (Alpha Si chapter), Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, painting, traveling.


Married Indu Pallavi, November 29, 1987. Children: Vibhor Kumar, Unnati Rani.