Ponciano S. M. Halos

Ponciano S. M. Halos

Field of award: Plant Pathology

Year awarded: 1983

Division: Biological Sciences


In  recognition of his various researches in plant pathology – his study on mango fruit rots helped pave the way for the exportation of blemish-free mangoes; his pioneering work on the interaction of endomycorrhizas and rhizobia in plants; for integrated approaches in controlling plant diseases; and the successful publication of a useful reference book on Philippine phytopathology.

Current Position: Chairman

Office Address: Arnichem Corporation, price 6th Floor VAR Rufino Pacific Tower, 6884 Ayala Avenue cor. Rufino St. Makati City

Education: PhD (Biochemical Plant Pathology), University of California 1975; MS (Plant Pathology), University of the Philippines 1970BS (Agriculture- Industrial Microbiology) cum laude, University of the Philippines 1967