Elvin Charles Stakman

Elvin Charles Stakman

Birth
Algoma, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Jan 1979 (aged 93)
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 6773309 · View Source
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Scientist Pre-eminent plant pathologist who led the war against wheat diseases. Combating the fungus diseases called rusts, he attached Vaseline-coated slides to plane wings in 1921 and by collecting the parasitic red spores in the air, proved that the disease blew seasonality across the nation. A member of the University of Minnesota faculty (1909-1953) and the Rockefeller Foundation, Stakman increased the world's wheat yields by breeding new, hardier strains as the fungi also continued to evolve. "Find out all you have to buck," he once said, "and then breed 'em tough."


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6773309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elvin Charles Stakman (17 May 1885–22 Jan 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6773309, citing Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .