Citrus Achievement Award Stories

inspecting a citrus leaf for HLB symptoms
Citrus Achievement Award
September 1, 2015
Saving Citrus A Perpetual Task
Orie Lee, the 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner, talks about how growing citrus has changed in his lifetime and how it hasn't. Read More
UFR-2 Vernia citrus rootstock
Citrus Achievement Award
August 1, 2015
Lessons Learned Via Citrus Variety Evaluation Never End
Orie Lee, the 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner, discusses his decades-long involvement with Vernia. Read More
healthy piece of citrus
Citrus Achievement Award
July 1, 2015
Neglected Research, Future Growers Top Of Mind For 2015 Citrus Achievement Award Winner
Orie Lee advises young up-and-comers to supplement production knowledge with business acumen; calls for more focus on blight. Read More
2015 Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference crowd
Citrus
June 22, 2015
Florida Citrus Growers’ Resolve Put To The Test
During annual conference, industry leaders call for an ‘all in’ approach to survive current crisis. Read More
inspecting a citrus leaf for HLB symptoms
Citrus Achievement Award
May 14, 2015
Picking Up Citrus Research Torch Is A Challenge Worth Taking [Opinion]
Orie Lee, this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner, would like to see a qualified understudy come in and work with UF/IFAS breeders to ensure not a beat is missed when they retire. Read More
Orie Lee, 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner
Citrus Achievement Award
May 14, 2015
Florida Grower Announces 2015 Citrus Achievement Award Winner
In his long career, Orie Lee’s dedication to research and science has scored winning rootstocks and varieties to the benefit of the citrus industry. Read More
hand holding sliced citrus
Citrus Achievement Award
December 1, 2014
Florida Citrus Is Here To Stay
In the final Q&A with the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, Mike Sparks says he really can’t see anything — even a disease like HLB — causing the industry to go away. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
November 1, 2014
Groundwork Set For Fruitful Future In Florida Citrus
Progress in research, significant government funding, and new plantings have 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feeling positive. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
October 1, 2014
Sharing Is Caring When It Comes To Curing Citrus Greening
Mike Sparks, 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner, says being open with peers about what's working and not working is crucial in managing HLB. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
September 1, 2014
Despite Industry Challenges, Florida Citrus Leader Has Optimistic Outlook
2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feels confident in crop sector's ability to regain strength. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
August 1, 2014
Positivity Pertinent To Citrus’ Survival, Success
2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks talks politics and the prospects of replanting. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 26, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award Presentation Highlights
During the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, Mike Sparks was presented the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Read More
Citrus greening and psyllids
Citrus Achievement Award
July 1, 2014
Citrus Community Changing Trajectory On Pests And Diseases
Florida Grower's 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner respects the ramped-up efforts to protect the state's signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
June 11, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has Faith In Citrus Greening Science
Mike Sparks, the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, played an instrumental role in securing significant funding for HLB-related Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
May 21, 2014
Cheers To Those Who Make The Wheels Of Progress Turn [Opinion]
Florida Grower editor Frank Giles gives props to Mike Sparks on earning this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner. Read More
The Latest
Citrus Achievement Award
September 24, 2017
How to Pick the Best Fruit for Citrus Un…
Fresh varieties with consumer appeal are top priority for 2017 Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
August 23, 2017
Citrus Achievement Award Winner Knows Ho…
Growing citrus indoors can help protect it from the citrus psyllid and the deadly disease it vectors. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 12, 2017
Encourage New Citrus Growth by Getting B…
2017 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines says producing crops under protective screen is a way to farm more and stress less. Read More
Citrus
June 27, 2017
Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conferenc…
Education program focuses on managing the disease with available tools and tactics. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
June 19, 2017
How to Get the Most out of Growing Citru…
2017 Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines provides insider information on unique production method. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
May 18, 2017
Meet the 2017 Florida Grower Citrus Achi…
Cheers to Ed Pines for putting the positive back in citrus. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
September 26, 2016
Hope Growing Around Bactericides As A Ci…
Citrus Achievement Award winner Marty McKenna is optimistic about new approach to staving off HLB. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
August 25, 2016
Working Together For A Common Cause Key …
Cirus Achievement Award winner Marty McKenna says the industry is sustained by strength in numbers. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 25, 2016
Citrus Achievement Award Winner: Adaptin…
Marty McKenna says hurdles like HLB force growers to step up their game, which is a good thing. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
June 28, 2016
2016 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has…
Marty McKenna says if bactericides can help maintain production of younger citrus trees, it could have a huge impact on the industry's future. Read More
Citrus
June 20, 2016
Florida Citrus Community Rallies Around …
Industry stakeholders holding out hope for solutions to HLB through antimicrobials and even transgenics. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
May 13, 2016
Florida Grower Magazine Reveals 2016 Cit…
Marty McKenna is and has been a strong advocate during critical times for growers. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
December 1, 2015
Orie Lee Leaving A Strong Legacy In Citr…
The 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner's contributions to the local sector are legend. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
November 1, 2015
Citrus Achievement Award Winner Proud To…
Orie Lee is imparting a lifetime of learning to his granddaughter-in-law who's ready to take on the challenge of leading the business into the future. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
October 1, 2015
Colleagues Laud Orie Lee’s Countle…
The influence and impact of this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner hard to measure. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
September 1, 2015
Saving Citrus A Perpetual Task
Orie Lee, the 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner, talks about how growing citrus has changed in his lifetime and how it hasn't. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
August 1, 2015
Lessons Learned Via Citrus Variety Evalu…
Orie Lee, the 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner, discusses his decades-long involvement with Vernia. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 1, 2015
Neglected Research, Future Growers Top O…
Orie Lee advises young up-and-comers to supplement production knowledge with business acumen; calls for more focus on blight. Read More