Ralph Estey chronicles the history of plant pathology and mycology in Canada from this early period to the late 1940s when it entered its professional, biochemically oriented phase. His major topics include the pioneering roles of entomologists and horticulturists in the genesis of plant pathology; the influence of diseases in potatoes, grain, and forage crops on early developments in plant pathology and mycology; the factors prompting the development of the relatively new sciences of forest pathology and nematology; and the teaching of plant pathology. Estey discusses early legislation in Canada pertaining to plant diseases and the faltering first steps toward international regulation, and provides a detailed history of mycology province by province.
Based on exhaustive research and interviews, this is the first referenced history of mycology and plant pathology in Canada. It will be of specific interest to plant breeders and pathologists, mycologists, entomologists, horticulturists, students of the sciences, and historians.
Book News Estey (plant science, McGill R.-Macdonald) chronicles the study of plant disease and fungus and mushrooms in Canada from the early 1800s when the economy tipped from fur trapping to agriculture, to the late 1940s when the field entered its profesional, biochemically oriented phase. His major topics are the pioneering roles of entomologists and horticulturists; the impetus of diseases in potatoes, grain and forage crops; the factors promoting the genesis of forest pathology and nematology; the teaching of plant pathology; and early Canadian legislation and international regulation. Canadian card order number: C93-090581-4. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.