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Group Title: Research report - Bradenton Agricultural Research & Education Center - GC1975-4
Title: Agricultural Research & Education Center, Bradenton, Florida fifty (50) years of research helping to improve Florida agriculture (1925-1975)
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Title: Agricultural Research & Education Center, Bradenton, Florida fifty (50) years of research helping to improve Florida agriculture (1925-1975)
Series Title: Bradenton AREC research report
Alternate Title: Fifty (50) years of research helping to improve Florida agriculture (1925-1975)
Agricultural Research and Education Center, Bradenton, Florida 50th anniversary
Physical Description: 7 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Waters, W. E ( Will E )
Agricultural Research & Education Center (Bradenton, Fla.)
Publisher: Agricultural Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Bradenton Fla
Publication Date: 1975
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Subject: Agriculture -- Research -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Statement of Responsibility: compiled and edited by Will E. Waters.
Funding: Florida Historical Agriculture and Rural Life
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Bibliographic ID: UF00067690
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Source Institution: Marston Science Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Holding Location: Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station; Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: oclc - 71842459

Table of Contents
    Copyright
        Copyright
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Title Page
    Introduction
        Page 1
        Page 2
    History of agricultural research and education center - Bradenton
        Page 3
    List of faculty
        Page 4
        Page 5
    The land grant institution responsible for agricultural research teaching and extension
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Facilities of agricultural research and education center - Bradenton
        Page 8
        Page 9
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HISTORIC NOTE


The publications in this collection do
not reflect current scientific knowledge
or recommendations. These texts
represent the historic publishing
record of the Institute for Food and
Agricultural Sciences and should be
used only to trace the historic work of
the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS
research may be found on the
Electronic Data Information Source
(EDIS)

site maintained by the Florida
Cooperative Extension Service.






Copyright 2005, Board of Trustees, University
of Florida




Bradenton AREC Research Report


Agricultural Research and Education Center

Bradenton, Florida


50th ANNIVERSARY


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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
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AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER
BRADENTON, FLORIDA




FIFTY


(50)


YEARS





OF RESEARCH HELPING TO IMPROVE


FLORIDA AGRICULTURE

(1925-1975)



BRADENTON AREC RESEARCH REPORT GC-1975-4
COMPILED AND EDITED BY WILL E. WATERS
PRINTING: EDITORIAL DEPT., IFAS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA





INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this publication is to acquaint you with the faculty, facilities,

and programs of the Agricultural Research and Education Center located at Bradenton,

Florida (formerly the Gulf Coast Experiment Station). This Center, with affiliated

Agricultural Research Centers located in Dover and Immokalee, Florida is a research

and education unit of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural

Sciences.

In Bradenton we have one Extension Specialist, one USDA-ARS scientist and 12

state research scientists from various disciplines of training who participate in

all phases of vegetable and ornamental horticulture research. Each research

scientist also holds a joint appointment with his subject matter department at the

University of Florida. This interdisciplinary team approach combining several

research disciplines and a wide range of industry and faculty contacts is more pro-

ductive than could be accomplished with limited investments in independent programs.

The center deals directly with the ornamental and vegetable industries in

Florida through research programs involving: (1) development of new or improved

technology for more efficient production, handling and utilization of horticultural

products, mainly flowers and vegetables; (2) quality improvement of consumer products;

(3) environmental improvement through development of technology and practices to

reduce environmental pollution without sacrificing product quality; (4) maintenance

and improvement of soil productivity in the state of Florida; (5) development of

production and marketing information to enable all Florida growers to compete

effectively with other geographic areas of the nation and world; (6) advancement

of basic knowledge of the various scientific disciplines represented by the faculty;

and (7) assistance to the cooperative extension service, departments in the College

of Agriculture and other Research Centers in extension, educational training, and

cooperative research programs for the benefit of producers, consumers and students.



Will E. Waters
(Center Director and Horticulturist)









HISTORY OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER BRADENTON


Agricultural Research & Education Center Bradenton originated in the fall of
1925 with construction of the Tomato Disease Laboratory.

Tomato Disease Laboratory: In 1925 a 20-acre tract of county-owned property in
Palmetto was made available with the cooperation of the Manatee Board of County
Commissioners, with money and equipment supplied by local growers. Primary
objective of the laboratory was to formulate a control of nailhead spot of tomato.
Later studies emphasized the breeding for resistance to Fusarium wilt and the
control of tobacco mosaic on tomatoes. In 1937, with the expansion of the vegetable
industry in Manatee County and surrounding areas, the State Legislature author-
ized new facilities for the research program.

Vegetable Crops Laboratory: In August, 1938, the Manatee County Commissioners
donated eighty percent of the purchase price of a 106-acre tract on the east
side of Bradenton. This expanded program led to the establishment of the
Vegetable Crops Laboratory. Following this relocation, horticultural, entomolog-
ical, and soil studies were initiated on tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, sweet corn,
and other vegetables. Since the laboratory was located in the gladiolus growing
area, the scope was further broadened in 1942 to include disease problems con-
fronting gladiolus growers.

Gulf Coast Experiment Station: In March, 1951, at a meeting of the State Board
of Control, the Vegetable Crops Laboratory was given the status of a branch
station and was renamed the Gulf Coast Experiment Station. Investigations were
then initiated dealing with chemical weed control, nematodes, and other soil-
borne pests. The ornamental phase was broadened to include chrysanthemums and
other commercial cut-flowers.

In the late 1950's it became apparent that the facilities on the outskirts of
Bradenton were no longer adequate for the research program. In 1959 a 200-acre
tract was acquired 8 miles east of Bradenton. All of the vegetable experimental
field programs were moved to this new location.

In 1965, upon completion of the construction of office and laboratory facilities,
farm buildings, greenhouses, and a residence, all research programs were conducted
on this new land.

Agricultural Research & Education Center Bradenton: In 1971 the Gulf Coast
Experiment Station was renamed Agricultural Research & Education Center to
emphasize the programs of both research and education.

Active programs are in progress on production problems associated with vegetables
and ornamentals grown on the sandy soils of Florida.

AREC-Bradenton has administrative and research supervision over two satellite
stations: ARC-Immokalee (formerly the South Florida Field Laboratory) and ARC-
Dover (formerly the Strawberry and Vegetable Field Laboratory). The former center
specializes in vegetable nutrition and culture, etiology and control of diseases,
and pasture research while the latter is the hub of strawberry research in Florida,
including breeding, horticultural, and pathological studies.




LIST OF FACULTY

Agricultural Research & Education Center Bradenton, Florida

Waters, Will E., Horticulturist & Center Director, soils, plant nutrition and
herbicides.

Burgis, D. S., Horticulturist, vegetable variety testing, weed control and growth
regulators.

Asst. Plant Pathologist, vegetable breeding, genetics of fungus and
virus disease resistance.

Engelhard, A. W., Assoc. Plant Pathologist, etiology and control of ornamental
cut flower diseases.

Geraldson, C. M., Soils Chemist, soil nutritional problems and their relationship
with cultural methods of vegetables.

Asst. Area Economist, development of economic data on ornamental and
vegetable production.

Jones, J. P., Plant Pathologist, etiology and control of vegetable disease with
emphasis on Fusarium wilt.

Magie, R. 0., Plant Pathologist, control of gladiolus, flower and corm disease
problems chemical, breeding and therapeutic.

Marousky, F. J., Research Horticulturist (USDA), post-harvest physiological
problems of cut flowers including keeping quality studies.

Overman, A. J., Nematologist, etiology and control of nematode problems of
ornamentals and vegetables.

Schuster, D. J., Asst. Entomologist, insect and mite control of vegetables and
ornamental cut flowers.

Asst, Ornamental Horticulturist, production, harvesting and marketing
problems of all ornamental crops.

Wilfret, G. J., Assoc. Geneticist, breeding and development of new varieties of
cut-flowers and other ornamental crops.

Woltz, S. S., Plant Physiologist, physiological disorders and diseases of
vegetables and ornamentals.

Agricultural Research Center Immokalee, Florida

Everett, P. H., Soils Chemist, (In Charge), soils problems, vegetable variety
testing, herbicide testing & nutritional relationship of watermelons, tomatoes
and other vegetables.

Blazquez, C. H., Assoc. Plant Pathologist, vegetable disease control with emphasis
on disease forecasting and fungicide longevity.

Agricultural Research Center Dover, Florida

Albregts, E. E., Assoc. Soils Chemist, (In Charge), center administration,
production, soil, and plant nutrition of strawberries and vegetables.

Howard, C. M., Assoc. Plant Pathologist, diseases of strawberries and their
control by fumigation and plant breeding.





List of AREC-Bradenton, ARC-Dover and ARC-Immokalee Staff


Secretarial Staff
Undine C. White
Hazel W. Smith
Mary Lee Huffman
Nancy J. Kost

Service Staff
Swafford E. Inman
Charles L. Pratt
Harold R. Gillis
E. Jesteen Watkins
Robert F. Lucas


Title
Staff Assistant I
Secretary III
Secretary II
Secretary II


Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Mechanic
Farm Manager I
Agricultural Tech. III
Engineering Tech. IV


Laboratory Technician Staff
Charlotte S. Bell
Patricia M. Cox
Linda S. Shinneman
Laverne C. Barnhill
Nancy L. Bumgardner
Jenny Hoppes
Linda Kicklighter
Karen I. Pearce

Agricultural Technician Staff
Thomas H. Cline
David C. Averett
Clayton 0. Cook, Jr.
Michael J. Hartnett
David G. Mapes
Russell 0. Owens, Jr.
John Pressley, Jr.
Keith R. Tonkin


Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory
Laboratory


Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agricultural
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture


Technol. I
Technol. I
Technol. I
Tech. II
Tech. II
Tech. II
Tech. II
Tech. II


Tech.
Tech.
Tech.
Tech.
Tech.
Tech.
Tech.
Tech.


III
II
II
II
II
II
II
I


Tractor Driver Staff
Willie C. Campbell
Jim Doty

Labor Staff
Feliciano Diaz
Carrie Gainey
Emma G. Jones
Hector G. Ortiz
Betty L. Richardson
Willie Serreia, Jr.
Mary E. Milliams
Preston L. Young


Motor Veh. Opr. II
Motor Veh. Opr. I


Laborer
Laborer
Laborer
Laborer
Laborer
Laborer
Laborer
Laborer


RC-Immokalee Staff
3. Diane Barber
Z. S. Burke
4. M. Littlefield
3. M. Driver
3. W. Burgess
I. Sutton
J. Thornton


Title
Clerk Typist III
Laboratory Tech. I
Agricultural Tech. III
Agricultural Tech. II
Vehicle Oper. I
Laborer
Laborer


ARC-Dover Staff
Anne F. Turgeau
J. W. Hinton
L. J. Smith
H. M. Bonner
J. J. St. Amant


Title
Secretary I
Laboratory Tech. II
Agricultural Tech. III
Agricultural Tech. II
Laborer





UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
THE LAND GRANT INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH TEACHING
AND EXTENSION


EC BRADENTON PROGRAM
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT
SOILS & PLANT CHEMISTRY
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY


ARC DOVER PROGRAMS
SOILS & PLANT CHEMISTRY
PLANT PATHOLOGY
HORTICULTURE
GENETICS


PLANT PATHOLOGY
FLORICULTURE
HORTICULTURE
ENTOMOLOGY
NEMATOLOGY
ECONOMICS
GENETICS


ARC IMMOKALEE PROGRAMS
SOILS & PLANT CHEMISTRY
PESTICIDE MONITORING
FORAGE & PASTURES
TOMATO EVALUATION
PLANT PATHOLOGY





AREC-Bradenton Research Projects


ECONOMICS


:NTOMOLOGY
FLA-GC-01505
FLA-GC-01668
GENETICS
FLA-GC-01406

FLA-GC-01553
HORTICULTURE
FLA-GC-00001
FLA-GC-01069
FLA-GC-01107
FLA-GC-01189
FLA-GC-01555
FLA-GC-01615

FLA-GC-01683
FLA-GC-01698
EMATOLOGY
FLA-GC-01662
FLA-GC-01696
LANT PATHOLOGY
FLA-GC-01319
FLA-GC-01486
FLA-GC-01477
FLA-GC-01518
FLA-GC-01656
LANT PHYSIOLOGY
FLA-GC-01595

FLA-GC-01647
USDA-ARS-71
OILS
FLA-GC-01669


FLA-SF-00001
FLA-SF-01167
FLA-SF-01319
FLA-SF-01358

FLA-SF-01406

FLA-SF-01656
FLA-SF-01669
FLA-SF-01675


FLA-SV-00001
FLA-SV-01319
FLA-SV-01486
FLA-SV-01531
FLA-SV-01669
FLA-SV-01698


Biology and Control of Insect Pests of Vegetables
Biology and Control of Insects and Related Pests on Ornamental Plants

Variety Development, Cultural Practices and Mechanical Harvesting Systems
for Fresh Market Tomatoes
Genetic Improvement of Ornamental Plants

Preliminary Exploratory Vegetables and Cut-Flowers Research
Effect of Photoperiod and Temperature on Growth and Flowering of Florist Crops
Macro-Element Nutrition of Certain Floricultural Crops
Morphology and Biochemical Effects of Growth Regulators on Flowering Plants
Weed Control for Ornamental Plants
Properties of Natural and Synthetic Media and Resulting Effects on Production
of Ornamental Plants
Effect of Growth Regulators on Ornamental Plants
Weed Control for Commercial Vegetable Production

Biology and Control of Nematodes Affecting Ornamental Crops
Biology and Control of Nematodes Affecting Vegetable Crops

Control of Soil-Borne Pathogens of Vegetables
Varietal Improvement of Strawberries (Fragariae x Ananassa)
Etiology, Symptomatology and Control of Diseases of Floral Crops
Diseases of Ornamental Plants Caused by Soil-Borne Pathogens
Evaluating Chemicals Alone and In Combination for Plant Disease Control

Physiology of Host and Parasite in Pathogenesis of Horticultural Crops by
Fungi and Bacteria
Rhizosphere Ecology as Related to Plant Health and Vigor
Improving Keeping Quality of Florida Grown Cut Flowers

Maximizing Efficiency of Fertilizer and Water Use

ARC-Immokalee Research Projects
Preliminary Non-Projected Studies
Evaluation of Introduced and Native Species for Pasture, Forage and Other Uses
Control of Soil Borne Pathogens of Vegetables
Pasture Grass and Legume Variety Evaluation under Varied Fertilizer and
Management Practices
Variety Development, Cultural Practices and Mechanical Harvesting Systems for
Fresh Market Tomatoes
Evaluating Chemicals Alone and In Combination for Plant Disease Control
Maximizing Efficiency of Fertilizer and Water Use
Combined Bacterial Spot and Virus Disease Resistances in Peppers

ARC-Dover Research Projects
Preliminary Plant and Soil Investigations
Control of Soil-Borne Pathogens in Vegetables
Varietal Improvement ofStrawberries (Fragariae x Ananassa)
Diseases of Strawberries
Maximizing Efficiency of Fertilizer and Water Use
Weed Control for Commercial Vegetable Production










FACILITIES OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER, Bradenton

The Research and Education Center, Bradenton has developed excellent new
facilities since 1965. Each scientist has available office, laboratory,
greenhouse, and field areas as well as field and laboratory technicians to
support his research programs. The research facilities consist of 200 acres
of sandy soil located at the main center, plus 40 acres near Cortez, Florida,
27 buildings containing 16 offices, library, 9 laboratories, 3 headhouses,
10 greenhouses, 5 storage buildings, 8 walk-in cold rooms, 2 large saran
ranges for ornamental plants, maintenance shop, four irrigation wells, a fleet
of vehicles and tractors. The list below is a numerical key to the facilities
sketched on the front cover of this publication.




KEY TO FACILITIES

Front Cover State Building
Numerical Key Building Name Number

1. Office and Laboratories 7601
2. Ornamental Saran House 7616
3. Chemical Storage 7629
4. Soil Boxes
5. Ornamental-Nematology Greenhouse 7628
6. Ornamental Research Saran House 7626
7. Plant Production House 7625
8. Plant Pathology Greenhouse 7615
9. Entomology-Tomato Genetics Greenhouse 7614
10. Horticulture Greenhouse 7613
11. Ornamental-Genetics Greenhouse 7627
12. Herbicide Greenhouse 7611
13. Tomato-Genetics Greenhouse 7610
14. Pesticide Storage 7609
15. Headhouse, Laboratory, Coldrooms 7624
16. Speedling Greenhouse 7630
17. Storage Shed
18. Well House
19. Equipment Storage 7607
20. Bulb Shed 7621
21. Well House
22. Farm Maintenance 7604
23. Farm Equipment Building 7605
24. Residence 7602
25. Cortez Farm Building (not shown) 7623
26. Soil Sterilization 7631
27. Fumigation Greenhouse 7632































































This publication was promulgated at an annual cost of $172.10, or 8.6 cents
per copy, to inform interested persons of the research programs at AREC,
Bradenton.




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