Name: Dr. P. B. Ghorpade

Present Designation: Emeritus Scientist
(Former Principal Scientist &. Linseed Breeder)

Qualification: M. Sc. (Agri. ), PhD, FAO Fellow

Area of work Genetics and Plant Breeding


Dr Praakash B Ghorpade MSc (Agri) PhD is a renowned linseed breeder. He is Prof Emeritus at CINHD. BVDU, and founder Director of RWNLF. He was FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) Visiting Scientist at Washington State University Pullman, USA.  As a Principal Scientist at ICAR AICRP Linseed center at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural  University, Dr Ghorpade  developed high yielding disease resistant linseed variety  PKV.NL260. He has been instrumental in successfully demonstrating with the help of ICAR. NAIP projects, that by providing these high yielding linseed varieties to farmers, it is possible increase the productivity 4-9 times, both in rain fed and irrigation conditions. Farmers also could get good price because of the value addition research at BVDU. This resulted in substantial increase in area under linseed cultivation in Vidharbha Maharashtra.  RWNLFs commitment to provide omega-3  products of consistently high quality, rests on the strength of Dr Ghorpade to supply the authentic high omega-3  PKV NL 260 variety.