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James Fletcher (1852-1908)

James Fletcher (1852-1908)

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July 2018

James Fletcher (1852-1908)

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July 2018

James Fletcher (1852-1908)

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
At the Fletcher Wildlife Garden at the Central Experimental Farm on Prince of Wales Drive

Coordinates: N 45 23.196 W 75 42.273


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Plaque Text

James Fletcher pioneered both the study of insect depredation on crops and of plant diseases. As first Dominion Entomologist and Botanist, he was instrumental in convincing the government that research into economic entomology and plant pathology was necessary. Through voluminous correspondence, wide-ranging publications, and many speaking tours, he shared knowledge with farmers, fruit growers, and gardeners. He further advanced the natural sciences by helping to establish professional and non-governmental organizations, scientific journals, the National Collection of Vascular Plants, and the Canadian National Collection of Insects.



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