Yuan Chai

Program Focus

Pest & Disease Modeling




Yuan applies his knowledge of plant pathology and his interest in agricultural economics to modeling pest and disease for improving agricultural production.
He received his Master of Science degree from the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, where his research focused on stem rust resistance genes in barley. His undergraduate studies in the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, centered on plant diseases and crop improvement.

Author's Events

Professor Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota: Visiting academic report


Philip Pardey and Yuan Chai visit China Agriculture University. Philip Pardey presents "Re-assessing the Global Food Challenge Ahead" and Yuan Chai presents "Crop Risk Management: The Role of R&D Investment & Crop Insurance."

2013 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Technical Workshop

Aug 19, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013
Convened by: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI)
Location: Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India