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About Niels Hansen

Botanist who adapted hundreds of species of plants to thrive in the arid conditions of America's Great Plains. He released his first work on the breeding of fruits in 1893.

Niels Hansen before fame

After graduation from Iowa State College, he founded the South Dakota State College's Horticultural Department.

Achievement of Niels Hansen

Traveling to Europe on botany expeditions, he would pick out dozens of varieties of new plants, and then transport them back to the states to cross-breed with American versions.

Niels Hansen family life

He was born in Ribe County, Denmark and his father was a muralist.

Associations of Niels Hansen

Harriet Creighton was another well-know botanist, who also contributed to the science of breeding plants.

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Latest information about Niels Hansen updated on July 24 2021.