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Disease-Resistant Plants

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Disease-Resistant Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Disease-Resistant Plants Marker
Inscription. At the end of the 19th century, a fungal infection called cabbage yellows threatened the entire Wisconsin cabbage crop. University of Wisconsin plant pathologist John C. Walker solved the problem by developing strains of cabbage resistant to the fungus. This was the first of many successful research efforts that later developed disease resistance in onions, potatoes, beans, peas, and cucumbers. Fifty-two of his 101 years of life were devoted to studying plant diseases at the University of Wisconsin.
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.519′ N, 89° 24.798′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Babcock Drive and Babcock Drive, on the left when traveling north on Babcock Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the eastern side of the Russell Laboratories Building on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1630 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Reliable Test of Milk Quality (a few steps from this marker); The Land Ethic
Disease-Resistant Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Disease-Resistant Plants Marker
The marker is on the eastern side of the Russell Laboratories Building on the University of Wisconsin campus.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mass Production of Penicillin (within shouting distance of this marker); Genetically Superior Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Scientific Approach to Agriculture (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vitamin D Production Ends Rickets (about 500 feet away); Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals (about 600 feet away); Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  John Charles Walker - National Academy of Sciences. (Submitted on July 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationNotable EventsNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
3. Agricultural Hall
According to the UW web site, "Built in 1902, Agricultural Hall was designed as the administrative and research home of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The building remains almost entirely unmodified and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985."
Library and Auditorium, Hall of Agriculture image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
4. Library and Auditorium, Hall of Agriculture
Back entrance to Agricultural Hall
Detail on Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
5. Detail on Agricultural Hall
Symbol of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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