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Louis G. MacDowell, Edwin L. Moore, Cedric D. Atkins

    Louis G. MacDowell, Edwin L. Moore , Cedric D. Atkins The Florida Citrus Commission in 1942 hired three researchers to develop a product that would benefit the Florida citrus industry. Three years later, the young men – scientific Research Director Louis G. MacDowell and chemists Dr. Edwin L. Moore and Cedric D. Atkins […]

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B. Edmund David

B. Edmund David Jr. began as a breeder of Angus cattle in Dutchess County, New York, before relocating to Florida in his late 50s, an age at which many men would have been considering retirement. Once in Florida, he continued Angus cattle breeding, and became president of the Florida Angus Association. He wasn’t in Florida […]

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Lena Hughes

Lena Smithers Hughes In the 1930s, Lena Smithers Hughes and her husband, U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Chemist Dr. A. E. Hughes saw a need for improving two outstanding citrus cultivars and planted a block of Nucellar Parson Brown and Nucellar Valencia seedlings. Although Dr. Hughes died in 1944, Lena Smithers Hughes maintained the seedlings. […]

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