#122330 Overall Influence

Harry Scott Smith

Entomologist

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Harry Scott Smith , an entomologist and professor at University of California, Riverside , was a pioneer in the field of biological pest control.United States Department of Agriculture Smith grew up on a farm in Aurora, Nebraska with all the attendant tasks of farm life. Smith left home for what was then known as the State University at Lincoln. The State Entomologist, Lawrence Bruner, offered Smith a position as assistant. It was there that Smith met and later married Bruner's daughter, Psyche. Following Smith's graduation from the University of Nebraska in 1908, he was hired by Leland Ossian Howard to work at the USDA's Bureau of Entomology. During this time Smith held several assignments including the Boll Weevil Eradication Program, the Gypsy Moth Parasite Laboratory in Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts, and a 1912 collaboration in Italy with Filippo Silvestri to identify a natural predator to the alfalfa weevil.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Public university in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

University of California, Riverside

Public research university in Riverside, California, USA

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#6407 World Rank
Biology