Ray F. Smith

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1919 – 1999


Who was Ray F. Smith?

Ray F. Smith is an American agronomist whose research focused on biological methods of arthropod pest management. As chair of the Entomology Department at the University of California at Berkeley from 1959-1973, he was instrumental in expanding the program to include four subdivisions within the field. During this time, he was also director for the University of California for Pest Management and Related Environmental Protection Project with UC/AID, and later, executive director of the Consortium for International Crop Protection. Dr. Smith also helped to establish the Panel of Experts on Integrated Pest Control of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Beginning in 1972, Smith was an associate project director of the Huffaker Project, which coordinated the research of scientists at 18 land-grant universities regarding integrated pest management for six major crops. It was through this endeavor that Dr. Smith met and developed breakthrough techniques of Integrated Pest Management with Dr. Perry L. Adkisson.

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Jan 20, 1919
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Ray Fred Smith
  • United States of America
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    ( - 1946)
  • Biomedical Sciences
Lived in
  • Lafayette
    ( - 1999/08/23)
Aug 23, 1999

on July 23, 2013


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