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J. Artie Browning, Ph.D.

J. Artie Browning, Ph.D. PhotoJ. Artie Browning, Ph.D.
TitleProfessor Emeritus of Plant Pathology
ExpertisePhytopathology, epidemiology, genetics
Current OrganizationTexas A&M University (TAMU)
Type of OrganizationLand-grant university
Major ProductHigher education; research information distributed by USDA's Cooperative Extension Service
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S., Biology, Baylor University, Texas, 1947; Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Cornell University, New York, 1953
BornOctober 3, 1923, Kosse, Texas
Honors & AwardsBeta 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 Works22 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
AffiliationsFellow, 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 & SportsMaster Gardeners, kayaking, photography, woodworking
Career AccomplishmentsEmulated 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 HistoryProfessor of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University, 28 years; TAMU, 10 years; and the Rockefeller Foundation's Agricultural Program in Colombia, 1½ years
ChildrenGlenn, Gayle, John; 3 grandchildren
SpouseArra White
MarriedMarch 2, 1946
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