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James G. Horsfall

James G. Horsfall

American biologist
James G. Horsfall
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American biologist
A.K.A. James G. Horsfall, Horsfall
Was Scientist Botanist
From United States of America
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 9 January 1905
Death 22 March 1995 (aged 90 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


James Gordon Horsfall (January 9, 1905 — March 22, 1995) was an American biologist, a plant pathologist and an agriculturist. Horsfall was most noted for the discovery of organic fungicides which changed the way crops' fungus diseases are treated worldwide. Prior to his discoveries these diseases were treated with heavy metals which as we know now are poisonous to humans. Horsfall was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
The New York Times called Horsfall a "leading plant pathologist".

Life and career

Horsfall was born in Mountain Grove, Montana and was raised in Monticello, Arkansas.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in 1925. He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1929.

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