QBARS - v21n1 Arthur Myhre

Arthur Myhre
By R. A. Hatch

We regret to announce the death on December 9, of Mr. Arthur S. Myhre of Puyallup, Washington. Mr. Myhre was a long-time member of the Tacoma Chapter and had done a considerable amount of research work with rhododendrons and other ornamental plants at the Western Washington Experiment Station at Puyallup. A few years ago he obtained rather striking results by using heavy applications of a phosphorous fertilizer when planting young rhododendrons in the field. The heavily phosphorous fertilized plants were budded extremely heavily in contrast with those receiving no extra phosphorous. This research was written up in the A.R.S. Bulletin. Art was a willing worker, always eager to learn and eager to share his knowledge.