Maynard Axel Fosberg
September 24, 2020
Maynard Axel Fosberg passed away Sept. 18. Maynard was a soils professor at the University of Idaho from 1947 until his retirement after 42 years in 1989. During his time at U of I, he developed the largest soils monolith collection in the United States and contributed to the World Soil Monolith collection in Holland. He published more than 100 research papers on soil projects in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Georgia. During his career, he mentored more than 40 graduate students, and developed the soils laboratory that supported his research. Read Maynard’s obituary.
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