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Julia Morton

Dr. Julia Morton and her husband Kendal Morton worked for years creating a living encyclopedia of edible plants. They collected and tested tropical fruits in the Bahamas and in Florida. They later wrote “Fifty Tropical Fruits of Nassau,” which served as a springboard to establish the Morton Collectanea as a research center at the University […]

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Robert Harms

Dr. Robert Henry Harms served on the faculty of the Poultry Science Department at the University of Florida for many years. He resigned as chairman of the department in 1986 to devote full time to research.  Harms was one of the first poultry nutrition researchers to recognize that feeding poultry in hot climates required a […]

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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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Willard Fifield

Willard M. Fifield was an agricultural researcher and educator who, throughout his career, encouraged effective measures to boost Florida’s agricultural production through efficient use of scientific methods. Fifield served as Provost of Agriculture at the University of Florida from 1955 until 1962. In this capacity, he coordinated the programs of the University’s College of Agriculture, […]

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