Luther Burbank

Lived: March 1849- 1926
resident of: Lancaster Massachusetts    

Contribution to science...

He develpoed more than 800 new strains and varieties of plants and his methods have lead to advances in modern genetics studies.

Contribution to Agriculture...

He had several plant patents on different types of potatoes including the Idaho potato and other fruits and vegetables.

Burbank was famous for...

At any one time he maintained as many as 3,000 experiments involving millions of plants. He was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 1986. In California his birthday is celebrated as Arbor Day.

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