Plant nematology in California: State's: Crop losses led to first department for research in plant nematology to be established by experiment stations
M. W. Allen, University of California, Davis.
A. R. Maggenti, University of California, Davis.
California Agriculture 13(9):2-3. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v013n09p2.
M. W. Allen is Professor of Plant Nematology, University of California, Davis. A. R. Maggenti is Assistant Nematologist, University of California, Davis.
D. G. Milbrath of the California Department of Agriculture prepared the estimate on the value of rejected nursery stock during the 1922–23 planting season.
Walter Carter of the Pineapple Research Institute, Hawaii, reported the nematocidal properties of dichloropropene mixture, in 1943.
B. G. Chitwood, United States Department of Agriculture, established in 1949 that there are many species of root-knot nematodes.
James Armstrong, California rancher, was very influential in calling the attention of agricultural and business interests to the importance to them of improving methods of control and reducing crop damage by nematodes. This resulted in an increase in State financial support and the establishment of the first Department of Plant Nematology in an Agricultural Experiment Station.