Marshal McGlamery, Former University of Illinois Extension Weed Specialist, Dies
Those of you who sat in on field days and meetings where Marshal McGlamery spoke always were in for a treat.
McGlamery, who served Illinois farmers for 35 years before retiring as Extension weed specialist in 2000, was an editor's dream. Besides livening up a presentation with a headstand, he always had a way of explaining a complicated subject in a few words. My predecessor who handled the seeds and chemical beat at Successful Farming, Mike Holmberg, described it best in a February 2004 column.
"One of his more memorable talks dealt with the practice of creating new herbicide premixes. McGlamery referred to it as the "can 'em and confuse 'em" strategy because the companies wanted customers to believe they had a hot new product, when all they really had was a premix of a couple existing products."
Marshal McGlamery died last Friday at the age of 80 in Suffolk, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn, and sons Paul and Steve, and four grandchildren. (For more information, go to http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2013-01-30/marshal-mcglamery.html.
Aaron Hager, current U of I Extension weed specialist, gave this tribute to McGlamery when he retired from the U of I in 2000.