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Memorable Manitobans: Rudolph Frederick Peterson (1900-1975)

Agricultural researcher.

Born in Winnipeg, he graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1930 and did graduate work at the University of Minnesota. Appointed a wheat breeder in 1935, he served from 1948 to 1965 as head of cereal breeding at the research station in Winnipeg. He was associated in the 1950s with the development of the spring wheat variety “Selkirk,” which resisted wheat rust. He served as a wheat breeder in Kenya after his retirement in 1965. He was the author of Wheat -- Botany, Cultivation and Utilization (1965).

He is a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 18 April 2008

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