Goff, Emmett Stull 1852-1902

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Goff became author of Principles of Plant Culture and Lessons in Pomology (1897). He wrote the first classifications of vegetables published in America. He became horticulturist at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva in 1882, and became professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin in 1889.

Goff produced new and hardy varieties of plums for the Northern Great Plains area. He was a pioneer in spraying for control of insects and diseases. He performed the first successful experiments with fungicides for the control of the apple scab fungus. He also published many bulletins and papers in horticultural publications and was a good systematic botanist as well as horticulturist.