Dr. Umesh Chandra Gupta

Born in Kanpur, India on 25 October 1937. Educated at Kanpur Higher Secondary School, U. P., 1945-51; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1951-57; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 1957-60; B.Sc. 1955; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Emeritus Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, 1997 to date.

Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, P. E. I. - Research Scientist 1963-74; Senior Research Scientist 1975-84, Principal Research Scientist 1985-96; Program Leader, Soil Management and Conservation Program 1986-1991; Visiting Professor, ESALQ, S.P. Brazil, 1997; Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China 2002; Zhejiang Agricultural University, Hangzhou; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing; University of Geosciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2007; and Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdevia, Chile, 2009.

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Soil Science 1984-86; President, P.E.I. Institute of Agrologists, 1990-91, and Canadian Society of Soil Science, 1995-96; J. Benton Jones Jr. Award for dedicated service to Soil Science Testing and Plant Analysis Council, Inc. presented in Brisbane, Australia in 1999; Selected by the National Research Council of Canada to participate in technical scientific exchange programs as a visiting scientist between Canada and France (1980), the U.K. (1987), Germany (1991) and Brazil (1995); 2022 Queen Elizabeth (QE) II Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Fellow: Canadian Society of Soil Science 1978, American Society of Agronomy 1981, Soil Science Society of America 1981, Agricultural Institute of Canada 1991.

Research Areas: Soil fertility and plant nutrition with special emphasis on micronutrients and selenium nutrition of crops, livestock and human nutrition

Address: Emeritus Research Scientist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Science and Technology Branch, Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, 440 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N6, Canada; 15 MacMillan Crescent, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8G3, Canada; [Tel: Off. 902-370-1379; Res. 902-892-2246; Fax: 902-370-1444; Email: zguptau@yahoo.com]