Sadly, Professor John K A Bleasdale, CBE, BSc, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, FIHort passed away on 1st September 2016,
Professor Bleasdale joined the National Vegetable Research Station in 1954. He was appointed Head of the Plant Physiology Section in 1961 and became Director in 1977. He became President of the Institute of Horticulture in 1986 and received the Veitch Gold Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988 and was appointed Commander of the British Empire in the same year.
EULOGY delivered by Dr David Gray OBE at Professor Bleasdale's funeral on 22 September 2016.