VIP Biography for
J. Artie Browning, Ph.D.
|J. Artie Browning, Ph.D.|
|Title||Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology|
|Expertise||Phytopathology, epidemiology, genetics|
|Current Organization||Texas A&M University (TAMU)|
|Type of Organization||Land-grant university|
|Major Product||Higher education; research information distributed by USDA's Cooperative Extension Service|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||B.S., Biology, Baylor University, Texas, 1947; Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Cornell University, New York, 1953|
|Born||October 3, 1923, Kosse, Texas|
|Honors & Awards||Beta Beta Beta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi; Member of the Select Committee to review the Huffaker Integrated Pest Management Project for the President's Council of Environmental Quality; testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture proposing a holistic National Plant Health System; UN-FAO Panel of Experts on Integrated Pest Control 1978-82; Fulbright Scholar in Israel 1990-91|
|Published Works||22 book chapters, co-edited 1 book, 40 papers in research journals, 60 less technical publications, co-developer of 15 improved oat cultivars and a unique disease-management strategy; 1 patent|
|Affiliations||Fellow, A.A.A.S.; Board Member, A.I.B.S.; Fellow, Board Member, President 1982, A.P.S.; A.S.A.; C.S.S.A.; Board Member, F.E.A.E.|
|Hobbies & Sports||Master Gardeners, kayaking, photography, woodworking|
|Career Accomplishments||Emulated Israel's genetically diverse ecosystem in agroecosystems, controlling highly epidemic rust fungi on oats in Iowa and Texas. Others confirmed the strategy on rusts of wheat, pearl millet and coffee; rice blast in China and The Philippines, and powdery mildews of barley and wheat in Europe. Advocated the general plant practitioner Doctor of Plant Medicine program, which was established in Florida. As department head, reorganized TAMU's mega-department of plant sciences in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology|
|Work History||Professor of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University, 28 years; TAMU, 10 years; and the Rockefeller Foundation's Agricultural Program in Colombia, 1½ years|
|Children||Glenn, Gayle, John; 3 grandchildren|
|Married||March 2, 1946|
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