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Peter Henry Rolfs

Born: Apr 17, 1865

Death: Jan 1, 1944

Nationality: United States

Peter Henry Rolfs

Date of Birth : Apr 17, 1865
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1944

Peter Henry Rolfs was a prominent Florida agronomist in the early 20th century. He directed the Florida Agriculture Experiment Station from 1905 to 1920, and from 1915 to 1920 served as the Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida. Rolfs then moved to Brazil to found the Universidade Federal de Vicosa in Vicosa, Minas Gerais. Rolfs was the first to describe a common plant pathogen called Southern Blight, or Sclerotium rolfsii.

Also known as


  • P. H. Rolfs
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