Aakash Goyal

Palm Gardens Inc. Canada

Aakash Goyal was born in India, and graduated from MDU, Ajmer (Biology) in 1999, then obtained Master’s in Biotechnology in 2002 from GJU, Hissar specialization in Plant biotechnology & molecular breeding, and PhD. in Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2007 from CCSU, Meerut India, specialization in Wheat Breeding. After completion of PhD, he obtained NSREC Visiting Fellowship (in 2008) and thus, joined the wheat and triticale breeding program at Lethbridge Research Center, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada (AAFC), Lethbridge, AB., Canada. In 2012, he achieved a position as a Wheat Breeder for Bayer Crop Science, Saskatoon, Canada. In 2014 he had the honor to obtain Senior Research Scientist position with International Center of Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA). In 2017, he moved back to Canada and joined as Native Plant Research Scientist with InnoTech Alberta. In November 2019 he joined as an Agriculture Specialist with Palm Gardens Inc. to help in breeding and cultivation of Cannabis. In this time (2002-2020), he has published nine Books and 50 research papers, reviewed articles, book chapters and book reviews. He is also an elected fellow member of International College of Nutrition (FICN) and Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB).

3books edited

2chapters authored

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Grain legumes are a main source of nitrogen-rich edible seeds and constitute a major source of dietary protein in the diets of human population especially for vegetarian diet. Legumes comprise the third largest family of flowering plants and provide important sources of food, fodder, oil, and fiber products. This book focuses on grain legumes production challenges, progress, and prospects. The book comprises a vast array of topics including diversity, biofortification, importance and antioxidant properties of pulse proteins, etc. This volume will serve as an excellent resource for students, researchers, and scientists interested and working in the area of sustainable crop production.

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