Nebraska Authors

Donald Lovelle Plucknett

Born 1931-09-09 DeWitt, NE (USA)

Died 2007-09-03
Annandale, VA (USA)

Places Lived

DeWitt, NE
Lincoln, NE
Washington, D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Botany; Nonfiction; Science; Plants; Weeds; Free Verse


Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, 1953, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science Degree in Agronomy, 1957, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Tropical Soil Science, 1961, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


Professor of Agronomy, University of Hawaii
Research Scientist
Scientific Advisor, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Places Worked

Washington, D.C.


Fellow, American Society of Agronomy
Fellow, Soil Science Society of America
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science


The Principal Weedy Melastomaceae in Hawaii. 1961. (Co-authored with Benjamin Clemens Stone)
Some Plant Relationships in the Bauxitic Soils of Kauai. 1961.
Root Development in Aluminous Hawaiian Soils. 1963. (Co-authored with James C. Moomaw and Charles Harrington Lamoureux)
Analysis for kawa pyrones in extracts of Piper methysticum. 1966. (Co-authored with Richard L. Young, John W. Hylin, Y. Kawano, and Roy T Nakayama)
Defoliation of Tropical Jungle Vegetation in Hawaii, Final Report. 1968. (Co-authored with R.H. Suehisa, David F. Saiki, and O.R. Younge)
Chloramben and Five Newer Herbicides for Weed Control in Transplanted Rice. 1970. (Co-authored with by Santiago Rigonan Obien and L.C. Burrill)
Adsorption and Disappearance of Bromacil After Application to Hawaiian Soils. 1973. (Co-authored with H.Y. Young, Ada Ellen Chang Chu, and Roman R. Romanowski)
Ratoon Cropping. 1970. (Co-authored with J.P. Evenson and W.G. Sanford)
The Roof Only Leaked When It Rained. 1984. (Illustrated by Duane Donald Plucknett)

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