A historical survey such as this cannot be satisfying to the author. It demands too much compression of the incompressible and dictates deletion of many interesting incidents. A mountain of file cards and notes may translate into a tedious listing of authors, titles and sources. It may, on the other hand, capture the spirit of the times and the people. This summary of mycology and plant pathology in Iowa from 1854 to the present tries to do the latter. It is documented sparsely and informally, with most of the information coming from the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, and the Records and Proceedings of the Iowa Society of Agriculture. W. F. Buchholtz and Jack Wallin wrote a very interesting and inclusive record, "Plant Disease Research and Extension in Iowa," published in the June, 1951, Plant Disease Reporter. This report is a rich source of information and was used extensively in writing this paper.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"Mycology and Plant Pathology in Iowa from 1854 to 1974,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 82(2), 96-99.
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