Obituary of Professor Ing. Karel Veverka, DrSc. (1943–2021)https://doi.org/10.17221/20/2022-PPSCitation:
Palicová J., Křížková I., Lebeda A. (2022): Obituary of Professor Ing. Karel Veverka, DrSc. (1943–2021). Plant Protect. Sci., 58: 170-171.
Prof. Ing. Karel Veverka, DrSc. was an important figure in Czech agricultural phytopathology at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. His long, diverse experiences in the field of plant protection, combined with his excellent public speaking skills, led him to be recognized as one of the erudite experts of his time. His skillful presentations were widely appreciated at scientific conferences and seminars and at university lectures for students. All his scientific life, he kept contacts in the broader world of agricultural production, to which he was very close due to his personal experience. His expertise in chemical plant-protection products was unsurpassed. Beyond his own research and teaching activities, he always found time for the popularization of science. He published his achievements in both scientific journals and the popular-scientific press, being the author of numerous publications on plant protection, pesticides, the spread of fungal pathogens, diagnostics, and monitoring and epidemiology of phytopathogenic fungi.