Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. is recognized for his pioneering and outstanding contributions in the field of plant breeding, specifically tropical vegetables and tropical white potato breeding. As team leader, he led the development of hybrids of ampalaya, squash, tomato, eggplant, chili, cabbage and open- pollinated onion at East West Seed Company widely distributed in the country and other parts of Asia. At the Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), the cultivars of upo, squash and ampalaya he developed with students and co-workers are still widely utilized by farmers.
Birthdate: February 3, 1950
- Doctor in Plant Breeding and International Agriculture - Cornell University 1979
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Animal Science University of the Philippines Los Baños 1971
- Master of Science in Plant Physiology - University of the Philippines Los Baños 1974