William Frederick Gericke (b. 1882)

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William Frederick Gericke (b. 1882), professor and plant nutritionist, University of California, and pioneer in hydroponic agriculture. Shown in 1942 photograph, Gericke is credited with coining the term "hydroponics."


  • Gericke, W. F (William Frederick) 1882-
  • University of California (1868-1952)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1879

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  • Hydroponics
  • Agriculture


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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1879]

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Gelatin silver prints

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