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Angell, Herbert Raleigh (1893 - 1992)

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Plant pathologist
Born: 21 August 1893  Manchester, Jamaica.  Died: 25 January 1992  Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Herbert Raleigh Angell, a principal plant pathologist with CSIR/CSIRO 1940-58, was responsible for considerably reducing losses through blue mould in tobacco and other plant diseases. His wartime research was on retting of flax and diseases of flax. Angell was educated at Macdonald College in Canada and at the University of Wisconsin in the USA (BSA, MS, PhD) prior to his arrival in Australia.

Career Highlights

1917 - 1918Military service during the Great War (WW1) in France and Italy
1928 - 1940Senior Plant Pathologists for CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1929Research on purple blotch in onion published
1929 - 1938Research on downy mildew (blue mould) of tobacco and its prevention by benzol vapour published
1930Married Kate Rosalind Ramsay
1930Research on the relation of protocatechuic acid to disease resistance in onion published
1931Research on the control of soft rot in pineapple by benzoic acid published
1934 - 1938Discovered the early symptoms of and published research on flag smut and bunt of wheat
1939Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1940 - 1958Principal Plant Pathologist for CSIR/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1943 - 1947Research on take-all of wheat published
1945Research on browning of flax published
1949 - 1954Research on seedling blight of peas and poppy published
1949 - 1955Research on brown rot of stone fruits published

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 24 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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