Dr.Ron Beatson - Plant and Food Research
Dr Ron Beatson is a bit of a legend amoungst the brewing community, and is also the driving force behind so many great hop trial innovations.
BAgrSci, Massey University, New Zealand
Research Interests & Activities
Genotype x environment (regional) studies; advanced selections trials; quantitative genetics studies; polyploidy breeding; recurrent selection procedures; new cultivar development; interspecific hybridisation; germplasm evaluation & collection; disease resistance breeding; breeding for secondary plant metabolites; plant variety rights; project management of plant breeding programmes.
Member of Scientific Committee, 1st ISHS Humulus Symposium, OSU, Corvallis, OR, US August 2004
Honours & Awards
International Hop Award; ‘Knight of the Order of the Hop’, 1999
Member, New Zealand Institute of Agriculture & Horticulture (NZIAHS)
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