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Phytopathological Classics, No 8

Nature volume 162, page 239 (14 August 1948) | Download Citation



MODERN farmers and gardeners are now well acquainted with the possibilities of control of plant disease. Should a new trouble be found, it is usually only a matter of time before a palliative or remedy is discovered. It is, therefore, somewhat difficult for us to realize the state of passive acceptance of crop ‘blights' which prevailed a century ago. We can, however, give a far greater measure of appreciation than could be accorded by his contemporaries to the Rev. Miles Joseph Berkeley. He, more than any other, established on a sure foundation the conception of plant disease caused by parasitic fungi.

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