In Memoriam: Kentaro Inoue, Kay Ryugo, Jim Beutel

The Department of Plant Sciences is sad to announce the deaths of three faculty (one current, two retired) this year.0069-1-kentaro-inoue

Kentaro Inoue, a plant sciences professor, died in August 2016 as the result of a bicycle accident. He joined the Department of Pomology in 2002, and was then in the agricultural plant biology section of the Department of Plant Sciences. He was well-respected and well-liked by all who knew him. Students had honored Inoue for his teaching, voting for him to receive an ASUCD Excellence in Education Award.

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0086-kay-ryugoKay Ryugo, a retired professor of pomology, died in June 2016, at age 96. He served in WWII, then earned a Ph.D. at UC Davis in plant physiology. He became a professor in the Department of Pomology, and worked there until his retirement in 1988. His expertise was on the production, flowering, and pruning of fruit trees.

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Jim Beutel, a retired Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Pomology, passed away in December 2015, at age 88. He served in WWII and the Korean War before joining UC Davis. His expertise was on pears, peaches, and kiwi fruit.16.01.25 Jim Beutel photo beutel_w2

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(Article by Ann Filmer, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis)

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