TITLE

OBITUARIES: Professor Leonard Broadbent OBE CBE VMH

PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Garden;Jan2003, Vol. 128 Issue 1, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Obituary
ABSTRACT
Professor Leonard Broadbent, formerly Emeritus Professor in Biology at the University of Bath, died on 29 October 2002, aged 86. He read zoology at King's College, London, England and then became a teacher. In 1958, he was appointed Head of Plant Pathology Division at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) awarded him the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal in 1966 for his practical services to horticulture, especially for tackling viruses that afflict daffodils and the mysterious phyllody that affects Michaelmas daisies. The Society also awarded him the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1980 for outstanding services to horticulture.
ACCESSION #
15097639

 

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