Nyle C. Brady

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Nyle C. Brady was the director of the International Rice Research Institute from 1973 to 1981.

"On the faculty of Cornell University from 1947 to 1973, Nyle C. Brady became IRRI’s third director general in 1973. During 8 years at the helm, he pioneered new cooperative relationships between the Institute and the national agricultural research systems in Asia. After IRRI, he served as senior assistant administrator for science and technology at USAID from 1981 to 1989 and was also a senior international develop-ment consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Born in Colorado in the United States, he earned his BS in chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1941 and his PhD in soil science from North Carolina State University in 1947. He is Emeritus Professor at Cornell. He is the co-author (with Ray R. Weil) of the classic textbook, The Nature and Properties of Soils, now in its 14th edition. He and his wife Martha are retired and live near Albuquerque, New Mexico."[1]

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  1. Gene Hettel, Nyle C. Brady: The Problem Solver, Pioneer Interviews, Rice Today, Accessed December 5, 2011.

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