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Through the invention of his patented bulk fertilizer hauler in 1952, Sam Killebrew helped to revolutionize agriculture. The hauler provided an easier, more efficient and cost-effective way to deliver nutrients to many crops – most notably citrus, Florida’s signature crop. The machinery – known as “The Killebrew” – eliminated the manual handling of fertilizer, including...
During his long and distinguished career as a tobacco farmer and horticulturist, Donald Farris May made numerous and significant contributions to Florida’s agricultural industry. Whether he was working to develop irrigation systems, fertilizers, mechanization, or plant propagation, May was an innovative leader in the area of tobacco production, and “from the seed bed to the...
William H. Stuart, Sr., was a farmer by profession and an incorrigible optimist by nature. Throughout his life, he dedicated his time and talent in experimenting and encouraging others in citrus production, cattle breeding and the use of soil amendments and fertilizers to enhance native and improved pastures. When he needed dolomite, Stuart prospected and...
Dr. Herman J. Reitz is an internationally known scientist, administrator and author whose noted work, “Recommended Fertilizers and Nutritional Sprays for Citrus” is considered the most authoritative writing on the subject.

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