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By Paul D. Peterson,Clay S. Griffith,R. Steven Turner

John Niederhauser is remembered and venerated during this autobiographical memoir as the most vital agricultural scientists of the final century, awesome for his contributions to plant pathology and international agriculture, particularly his paintings within the Fifties on overdue blight ailment of potatoes. besides profitable the area nutrition Prize in 1990, Niederhauser was once additionally a player in different outstanding occasions comparable to the Soviet collectivist scan, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Mexican Agricultural software, the golf green Revolution, and the improvement of the method of overseas Agricultural examine facilities (IARCs).

This ebook was once initially concepted in 2002 as a biography that will be compiled with Niederhauser’s aid and counsel. as a result of unexpected scheduling conflicts of either editors and the tragic loss of life of Niederhauser in 2005, the ebook replaced direction a bit to turn into the autobiographical tribute that it truly is at the present time. Niederhauser’s reviews and statement from past types of the book have been used because the origin of the e-book, with a distinct emphasis on findings taken from his various released and unpublished notes and papers.

This publication is a brilliant learn for background buffs in addition to people with a fondness for plant pathology. the tale of Neiderhauser’s existence is interlaced together with his personal observation in addition to stories and images of his existence and his many contributions to the technology community.

Comments from Colleagues of John Niederhauser...

"He was once a fully excellent and fascinating person. His existence tale is interesting – jam-packed with drama and experience. He was once a type of people who used to be larger than existence and will allure almost about someone. His love of potatoes used to be with out restrict and his admire for potato overdue blight as an adversary was once rather well positioned. His contribution to our figuring out of the pathogen, Phytophthora infestans used to be actually transformative. His staff, operating within the Toluca Valley of Mexico chanced on the A2 mating style there and verified that sexual copy used to be a regular section of the lifestyles background of this organism there. those discoveries confirmed that the inhabitants of P. infestans in significant Mexico used to be assorted from another inhabitants of this organism worldwide."
-- Dr. William Fry, Cornell University

"John Niederhauser was once an fanatic, in addition to a committed potato scientist, expansive raconteur, and lively Little League Baseball founder in Mexico. A member of the 1st board of administrators of our non-profit, The Potato Museum, John used to be satisfied to percentage with us his insights as to how the potato may well decrease international starvation. He provided us his writings, or even a few of his potato equipment amassed from worldwide. We revered that he understood and attached with farmers, and used to be keen to benefit from the locals, whereas while sharing his significant services with them. An indefatigable tourist, together with his spouse, Ann, John relished the worldʼs transformations and but overjoyed within the commonality of almost every person he met."
-- Meredith and Tom Hughes, Co-founders of The Potato Museum and

“John and Ann Niederhauser have been terribly beneficiant to the APS origin and, as a result, destiny generations of plant pathologists. presents incorporated a donation of a big section of John’s global meals Prize to set up the loo and Ann Niederhauser Endowment to aid learn on illnesses of foodstuff plants in constructing nations. additionally they directed a component of these profits to supply a money prize for the APS overseas provider Award. In 2001, the toilet S. Niederhauser pupil trip Award was once proven to aid pupil participation on the annual APS assembly. John enjoyed scholars and interacting with them; the tale of his existence will encourage many and his generosity will profit plant pathology in perpetuity.”
-- Dr. Stella Melugin Coakley, APS starting place Chair Emeritus

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