Tagged obituary

Berries
September 12, 2017
Longtime American Fruit Grower Columnist Charlie O’Dell Dies
“The Ole Crow,” as he called himself, passed away unexpectedly at home in Virginia at the age of 82. Read More
Orie Lee, 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner
Citrus
May 15, 2017
Florida Citrus Innovator Passes Away at 90
Orie Lee spent half his life cultivating the industry he cared deeply for. Read More
John Merritt
Citrus
February 15, 2017
Florida Citrus Community Loses Longtime Leader to Leukemia
John Merritt, known as an innovative grower and staunch industry advocate, was 60. Read More
George H. Wedgworth
Citrus
November 17, 2016
Florida Farming, Sugarcane Pioneer Passes Away At 88
George H. Wedgworth founded and led the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida for 50 years. Read More
sun setting amid the clouds
Citrus
November 19, 2015
Two Florida Orange Juice Executives Die In Helicopter Crash
The men were on a grove scouting trip in Nicaragua. Read More
Pacific Tomato Growers packinghouse in Palmetto, FL
Tomatoes
October 9, 2015
Longtime South Florida Tomato Producer Passes At 83
Nathan Esformes, co-founder of Pacific Tomato Growers, succeeded in the agriculture industry for more than 60 years. Read More
Crisafulli Groves sign in Merritt Island, FL
Citrus
June 5, 2015
Crisafulli Citrus Matriarch Passes Away At 98
Josephine Crisafulli Ramshur spent the majority of her life caring for the groves that carry her family name. Read More
Citrus
January 19, 2015
Former Florida Citrus Packers Leader Passes Away Unexpectedly
Richard Kinney was a longtime liason and champion for the industry. Read More
sun setting amid the clouds
Citrus
December 31, 2014
Indian River Citrus Icon Passes Away At 95
Dan Richardson was known for making a positive impact in the industry and local community. Read More
Vegetables
November 21, 2014
Former Harris Seeds Co. CEO, Per Jensen, Passes At 85
A passion for plants defined longtime industry influencer. Read More
Citrus
October 17, 2014
Legendary Florida Citrus Grower And Advocate Passes
Joe L. Davis Sr. will be remembered for his straight talk and sage advice. Read More
Vegetables
June 11, 2014
Produce Industry Giant Passes Away
Jon Vessey, 70, of Vessey and Company in California passes away after a battle with cancer. Read More
Tomatoes
May 15, 2014
Legendary Florida Tomato Grower Passes Away
Dewey Gargiulo, 84, focused on branding high-quality tomatoes. Read More
Citrus
February 19, 2014
Longtime University Of Florida Citrus Economist Passes Away
Ron Muraro made his mark helping growers build sound budgets. Read More
Farm Management
January 27, 2013
In Memoriam: Doyle Conner Left A Lasting Legacy For Florida Agriculture
In December, our state lost a great Floridian with the passing of Doyle Conner. The youngest Speaker of the House Read More
The Latest
Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More