Dr. Velasco’s pioneering and promising works in various areas of plant physiology such as mineral nutrition, photoperiodism, chemical weed control and plant growth in general, have provided the basis of some important crop production management practices as well as laid out research directions. He is known for his research on cadang-cadang disease of coconuts.
Birthdate: 4 February 1916
Died: 24 January 2007
- Ph. D. Plant Physiology - University of California 1949
- B.S. Agricultural Chemistry - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1940