Dr. Larry Keith Jackson (1939)
Earned BS in Citrus from Florida Southern College (1962), MS (1963) and Doctorate (1972) from the University of Florida. Was chairman of IFAS Fruit Crops Department at the University of Florida (1986-1991). Currently the Scientific Coordinator for the Citrus Production Research Advisory Council
IFAS Fruit Crops Department
Citrus Research and Education Center
Citrus Production Research Advisory Council
Citrus Growing in Florida
Larry K. Jackson contributed to the Florida Citrus Industry in a prolific fashion. He began his career in Citrus after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Citrus from Florida Southern College in 1962. Earning a MS (1963) and a Doctorate (1972) from the University of Florida, Jackson worked in the industry as a scientist, extension agent, and administrator. Jackson served as a teaching professor in the IFAS Fruit Crops Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also became the chairman of this Department in 1986, holding the post until 1991. Following Jackson’s tenure at UF, he returned to Polk County once again to work at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida. Since 1995 Jackson has been the Scientific Coordinator for the Citrus Production Research Advisory Council (Box Tax Committee). He has also penned over 256 articles and contributed to four important reference books on the various phases of citrus production. His Citrus Growing in Florida, (1999), written with Frederick Davies, is a standard in the field. Jackson has received many awards throughout his long career in the citrus industry. These include the 1985 Award for Energy Innovation by the United States Department of Energy and the Outstanding Extension Educator by the American Society for Horticultural Science in 1986.