UNIVERSITY OF Dr, Harold Browning, Center Director
Citrus Research & Education CenterI R U
FL O R ID A 700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Tel., 01)956-1151 LEA V E S
Institute of l-ood and Agricultural Sciences Fax (941) 956-4631
Citrus Research & Education Center Lake Alfred Volume 17, No. 5 May 1999
The Spring Picnic for CREC employ-
ees and their families is May 14, 1999, at
Lion's Park in Lake Alfred. Food, activi-
ties and children's games are being planned
b\ rhi, cirr's Picnic Comm itee, Extension,
Entomology & Nematology and Friends.
According to the Picnic Comminee. at-
tendees are asked to bring a side dish (to
serve ten). Join in the fun and wear red,
white and blue or your CREC T-shirt on
May 14. If you haven't sent in an RSVP,
hurry and fill out an RV'P form at the
Citrus Health Management, a
comprehensive guide to citriculture, is now
available from APS Prets (8.5 X 11 in.
sifift\ er, l1? pagies. $4-)r. Designed as an
aid to developing a successful plant health
priorrani, it contains information on several
aspects of citriculture, with special emphasis
on integrated pest management practices.
\~ nrh 90 color photographs and 24
black and white illustrations, this book has a
wealth of useful, easy-to-read information.
Professionals in all aspects of the citrus
industry, including grow ers. researchers.
farm advisors and students will benefit from
having this up-to-date reference on their
Citrus Health Management includes
contributions from citrus experts from the
University of Florida (UF) and around the
world. Its 16 chapters include: The Basis
for Citrus Health Management, Citrus
Cultivation; Rootstock and Scion Selection;
Nursery Practices, Budwood and Root-
stock Certification Programs; Crop
Produiti lin. Horticultural Practices for
( lrui lHealth. Soil and Citrus Nutrition;
CREC Picnic Info
When: Friday, May 14
Time: 5:00 pni
Where: Lion's Park in Lake Alfred
Directions from CREC: West on
17/92 into dow ntown Lake Alfred,
right onto Haines Bvd. (first traffic
light) for 3 blocks, turn right on
Nekoma Av e. proceed to Lions Park.
Water Management; Integrated
Vegetation Management in Citrus Produc-
tion; Crop Health; Systemic Pathugens:
Damage Caused by Diseases of Fruit and
Foliage; Arthropod Pests of Foliage and
I- ruit, Rooi Health, Fungal Diseases;
Nematode Diwsease,. Arthropod Pcits of
Citrus Roots, Economics of Crop Produc-
tion; Postharvest Considerations; and
Maintaining Fruit Health After Harvest.
The book was edited by Dr. L.W.
"Pete" Ti-mmer. Prolcssur of Plant Pathol-
ogy, and Dr. Larry W. Duncan, Professor of
Nematology at the UF Citrus Research and
Education Center in Lake Alfred. Timmer
has studied citrus diseases in Florida and
worldwide for nearly 30 years. At CREC he
leads a research program on foliar fungal
diseases of citrus.
Duncan has studied nematode
parasites of citrus since 1985. His research
program covers the ecology, systematics and
management of citrus nematode pests as ell
as the biocontrol of insects with
To order Citrus I Icalth Manage-
ment ItSBN 0-89054-22 ~-9 1, call APS Press
(1-800-328-75 60), or visit the following
websites: wwmw scisio org'apspresc or,
ww".ulmmntecitrur conm Iv0ource indc\ html.
The above article is a CREC new release.
A RED, WHITE AND BLUE SPRING PICNIC MAY 14
eRetirement Luncheon On
May 21 Will Honor His
Service to the Industry
Dr. Eldon Brown, Research Scien-
tist/Plant Pathologist with the Florida
Department of Citrus, will retire in May
after a 34-year career at CREC Dr.
Brown's research program on the biol-
ogv and control of postharvest fungal
diseases on fruit has contributed great\
to the development of decay control
programs used by the citrus industry
today. An integral part of CREC's
posthanrest research and Extension pro-
gram. Dr. Brown carries w ilh him a
wealth of experience and knowledge
that ill be missed at CREC and in the
A retirement luncheon to honor Dr.
Brown will be held at the Ben Hill Grif-
fin. Jr. Citrus Hall, May 21 at 11:30
am, followed by a cake and coffee re-
ception at 1:00 pm. The luncheon \ ill
include guest speakers and a tribute to
Invitations are being extended to all
CREC personnel and anyone else who
would like to attend. Please mark your
calendars and plan to attend in\ ita-
tions will be issued in early May. Lunch
will cost $8 00; gift contributions will
also be accepted. For more informa-
tion, contact Monica Lewandowski at
Ext. 233 or mmlew,,.lal.uf.edu.
By Chuck i i ds. UF/IFAS
Educational Media and
bromide, a soil fum igant used
to control soilbome pests, is
the single most important
pest management tool usedto
produce high-value crops in
I lorida today, but it's blamed
for contributing to the deple-
tion of the earth's protective
A recent delay in the 2001
ban on this pesticide until
2005 is giving University of
Florida researchers more time
to develop effective alterna-
"Now that Congress has
delayed a looming ban on me-
thyl lromide untml 2O)5.
Dr. JoeNoling CR
in a Plant Cil ;irat'
a statewide UF tean
mrnti esC, ti rillethi
soil fumigant bla
,ianh '. O'i nt" Il',
ban on Whi, pesticid
ers more time to d
lives. (AP Photo:
sity I I lorda If \
and weeds, resulting
in an estimated $600
million loss in Florida
fruit and vegetable
production and jeop-
ardizing some 13,000
jobs, said Michael
Stuart. president of
the Florida Fruit and
ches sil sales ronmentalists want an
:EC, checks soil samples immediate ban on me-
tionoeril No he immediate ban on me-
ben' field Noling hcud&
thatissearching foral- th l bromide. Jessica
I bromide, a widely used Valletie, atmosphere
med for depleteing the campaigner at Friends
Arecentdelayinthe2001 of the Earth in Wash-
c ha. ;cicen UF research- ington, D.C., said the
develop effective altema- United States uses 40
Thomas Wright, Univer- percent of all nieth I
S) bromide in the world,
and developing countries use only 18 percent.
"There already is significant ozone deple-
tion over the Northern and Southern hemi-
spheres, and it makes no sense to delay the
ban any longer," Vallette said. "Ozone deple-
tion increases the amount of harm fil ultravio-
let radiation that causes skin cancer, cataracts
and weakened immune systems. It also poses
a risk to farm workers and residents near fields
where the pesticide is applied."
Joe Noling. associate professor of nema-
tology based at UF's C trust Research and Edu-
cation Center in Lake Alfred, has coordinated
UF research efforts on alternatives to methyl
bromide since 1993 and says that alternatives
denn flied to date all have shortcomings of one
kind or another. These include loss o pest and
disease control or field inconsistences, or re-
quirements for additional land, equipment, or
worker protection and safety equipment.
SWe've tested both chemical and
nonchemical alternatives, and the results from
this work show there is no one chemical or
nonchemical treatment that will do as effec-
tive ajob as methyl bromide," he said. "How-
ever, tests on a so-called chemical cocktail
approach, a combination of three separate
chemicals, have produced some encouraging
results on tomatoes."
The cocktail is a combination of three dif-
ferent chemicals (1,3-dichloropropene and
chloropicrin; Telone C-17 or C-35) and a sepa-
rate, but complementary, herbicide treatment
(such as Tillam).
Left photo: Dr. Larry Duncan (L) and Dr. Harold Brown-
ine I Ri u h Dr Mtikt Marn i n erel p. UF Vice President
ofAgriculture and Natural Resources Ri_-hl ph, I,. Dr
Dr. Mike Martin, UF Vice-President of Agri-
culture and Natural Rcsource., met with
CREC faculty for lunch at the Ben Hill Gril-
fin, Jr. Citrus 1a-ll on April 13. Currently, Dr.
Martin is spearheading a strategic planning
program called Florida FIRST (Focusing
IFAS's Resources on Solutions for Tomor-
row). The goal of Florida FIRST is to de-
velop future plans for I F IIFAS programs.
Base papers, which have been compiled for
Florida's citrus and other agric uliural, natural
resource and food-related industries, are
posted on the web ifloridafirsl.ufl.edu p
we're intensifying our search for alternatives
to the ozone-depleting pesticide." said Dr. Joe
Nolin:. who heads a statewide research team
for the UF's Institute of Food and Aricultural
He said the delay brings the United States
in line si ith other developed countries that must
stop using the broad-spectrum soil funmigant
by the year 2005. However, under the Clean
Air Act of Io90 and the ozone-protection
treaty known as the Montreal Protocol, devel-
oping countries such as Mexico can continue
using methyl bromide until 2015.
"Giving Mexico, our strongest competitor
in the winter vegetable market, another 10
years of use will put Florida producers at a
real competitive disadvantage- unless we can
develop cost-effective alternatives," said John
Van Sickle, a U F agricultural economist. "'Me-
thyl bromide is our single most important pest
management tool, and it's critical to farming
in Florida and California."
Van Sickle, who serves on the United Na-
tions' Economic Options Committee that
evaluates ozone-depleting substances, said
there currently is no suitable alternative to
meth\l bromide. The soil fumigant is essential
in the production of tomatoes, strawberries,
bell peppers, eggplant, cucumber, squash, wa-
termelon, ornamentals and turf. It'i .lso widely
used to fumigate citrus and other produce en-
tering and lea% ing the United States.
Ending use ofmethl 1 bromide would leave
producers without an effective control for
BEATING THE BAN: UF RESEARCHERS SEEK
ALTERNATIVES TO METHYL BROMIDE
Noting said lower crop i.--lds. coupled
with higher application and labor costs, have
not always been acceptable for growers who
have tried the cocktail treatment. Of par icu-
lar concern to all growers is that one of the
chemicals in the tockiail. Telone, requires all
workers in the field at the time of applica-
tion to wear uncomfortable protective gear
and respirators during hot weather.
"If alternative application method, can-
not be developed and implemented, then
these requirements will in all probability
- force growers to limit field workers to no
more than 20 minutes work per hour, accord-
ing to current Occupational Safety and Health
Administration standards," he said. "You
don't have to be a rocket scientist to see how
labor requirements would increase dramati-
cally, which would probably limit the broad
scale adoption of such a tactic."
Noling is working with a team of UF
researchers who also are e% aluating various
chemical and non-chemical pest manage-
ment tactics, including biological control
agents and derivatives of natural products,
organic amendments, cover crops, plant
resistance, flooJing and soil solarization
(use of clear plastic to trap solar radiation
in beds and kill pests, diseases and weeds).
The above article was issued as a UF/IIFAS
news release on April 14, 1999. To view this
and other UIFAS stories, check the web:
findex.htm. and click on News Releases.
Dr. Rakesh Chandran is a Post-doctoral re-
searcher studying w eed management in Dr. Megh
Singh's laboratory. A namice of India, Rakesh
of Kerala in India. a MS frm the IUintlersity of
Florida and a Ph D from Vir inia Tech. He is
stud ing herbicide fate in soils. %a, u to reduce
herhicide leaching in sand soils, and weed ecol-
ogB and population dynamics. Rakesh is also
invoked in esalualton of herbicides and other
weed control tools for citrus. He has previous experience in weed
mana, ement for nirfgrss, tree fruits, and nursery and ornamentals plants.
He has extensive gardening experience, and holds a Diploma in Gar-
dening from Longwood Gardens. Rakesh keeps busy with his fail,
and enjoys hiking, camping. Alle-, ball and soccer.
Dr. Ying Feng Huang is from PR China,
where he is Associate Professor in Soil Sci-
ence at South China Agricultural lnf ierisn.
He is working with Dr. Ashok Alva on nitro-
pen and phosphorus studies.
t.. Brent Addison works in Dr. Ashok Alva's labo-
ratory, where he assists with sample collection,
irrigation and other laboratory projects. Brent,
whose hometown is Arcadia, has worked at
CREC for over six months. Now a student at
Polk Colnlmunir College, Brent is a supporter
and alumnus of Haines Cit5y High School's award
winning Future Farmers of America (FFA) or-
ganization. Brent also likes to hunt and fish.
Holly Darhower has returned to
CREC to work in Dr. Timmer's
laboratory, where she working on
Mycosphaerella biology and
weather-based models for fungicide
application. H olly 's experience in-
cludes working on strawberry dis-
eases at the Gulf Coast REC in
Dover, and as a crop management
specialist at Glades Crop Care Inc.
Ana Ibanez & Ho r coier Holly has a BS in Bitlu from
Bloomisure University. and an \S in Plant Paihologv from Penn State
University. lol ly and her husband, Jeb. like to spend time with friends.
Dr. Young M. Koo is a visiting scientist from
K% unuprok National University in Korea. He
.. is working with Dr. Masoud Salyani on spray
technolo1' for application ofabscission agents
for mechanical harvesting. Original. from
Seoul, Korea, Dr. Koo received his Ph.D. from
Kansas State University in 1990, and worked
at the USDA-ARS in Tifton, GA and
Sitones i le, MS from 1990-1993.
Dr. Rongcai Yuan is a post-doctoral scientist in
Dr. Walt Kender's laboratory working on the ab-
scission project. He has experience in various
aspects of fruiting and flow ering. and has research
expertise in the areas of plant hormones, photo-
s% nthesis and carbohydrates in litchi I ci hee i, cit-
rus and apple.
) Dr Yuan is from the P.R. China. Hehas a MSc.
in Horticulture from the South China Agricultural University, where
he also worked as a lecturer. He received his Ph.D. from the Univer-
sity of Ma.sachuscrts in Amherst in 1998. Priorto coning to C REC
in October, Dr. Yuan held a postdoctoral position in the Botany &
Plant Sciences Department at University of California, Riverside.
Jeannette Barnes is the newest member of
Dr. Nigg's laboratory, where she is assisting
with entomology projects. She is currendti
working toward an art degree at Polk Com-
munity College. An experienced seamstress,
Jeannette has managed her parents' sewing
store, repaired s~c ing machine and taught
sewing classes. Jeannette lives in Lakeland,
but originally hails from Michigan. She has 5
SCREC SOCCER TEAM
The CREC Soccer Team competed in the Auburndale Adult Co-Ed
Spring Soccer League. Left photo: Bottom, L to R: Craig Davis,
Anaie Grant, Joao DaSilva Renato, Vlademir Ohol ik Halil Kutuk;
Top, L to R: Zeynel Dalkilic, Likui Yang, Oscar Olitares. Fahiem
Elborou, Hugo Aguilar and Paul Ling.
Left photo: Oscar OhI ares heads down the field as Angle Grant
runs alongside. CRLC defeated La Familia. 6-1 on April 25.
Right photo: Vlademir Orbovic handles the ball for CREC. The
Year-End Tournament was May 2.
Lake Alfred Middle
School 7th Graders
Over 120 7th-graders from Mrs. Rozalia
Muhlhan's science class at Lake Alfred
Middle School visited C REC during 4 sepa-
rate field trips in April. Student' got to
peek at nematodes, fungi, root weevils and
learn about everything from food science
to soil science. Special thanks to Dr. Ali
Fares and all those who helped out with
Top lef: Dr. Pete Timmer showed students a liungal culture; Top
right: Dr. Larry Duncan brought nematodes to class, Bottom:
Dr. Ashok Alva showed students various instruments for plant
CREC Recognizes Science Fair Projects
CREC awards for Citrus and Ariculrural re-
search projects were presented to students at
the 1999 Polk Regional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair atthe Lakeland Center in January, and
the State Science and Engineering Fair of
Florida at ULniversity of Central Florida (UCF),
Orlando in April. Drs. Renee Goodrich, Toni
Ceccardi and Monica Lewandowski served as
judges at the Polk Regional Science Fair;
Lewandowski also judged the state fair at UCF
Polk Regional Science and
CREC Special Awards Students received
certiilcales 1 st place winners also received
Senior Section: 1st, fan Ilrian. Bartow High
School, Bartow, ".t'irrel: ii'n..hp Ieli.eien I .af Size
and Fruit Size in Citrus."
2nd Lrica .L-B'. Bartow I ligh SihooL. Bartow, "A
Two-Year sIud% The Need for Seed."
3rd, Parr i \lmpi-7.,. Mt Keel Academy of. pplied
Technology, Lakeland, "Produces Gas or Not?"
Junior Section: tst, Neal Bhutiane, St. Joseph's
It-'holic Schoril. Winter Haven, "Radiation's Effect
on a Banana'. Ripening "
2nd, Anna .Mirrcil. St. Joseph's Catholic School,
Winter Haven, "Effect of Abscission Agents on
Hamlin Or.ntee "
3rd, Stephen Dicks, Grace Lutheran School, %' inler
Haven, "Top to Bottom, Inside and Out: North,
South, East and West; Which Oranges are Besl '
Junior Section, Honorable Mention: Josh
Conine. Rochelle School of the Arts. Lakeland.
Lily Kender. St. Joseph's Catholic School. Win-
!er l-I\ en. "A New S -'leim flr Prhio.Ling Grape-
fruit Juice with Improved Quality."
Alex Nikdel, Grace Lutheran School, Winter Ha-
ven, "Does the Type of Orange Juice Affect Its
Geoffrey Ri, Jewett Academy, "I illiar 1'Pi'as-
-unm and itn I Ii im'l in Sin Iloney Tangerines."
State Science and
Engineering Fair of Florida
CREC Special Awards Students received
certificates; places were not designated at the state
Senior Section: Helen Wiersma, ( )keecholbe I llih
School, Okeechobee, "Pathogenic Control of Tropi-
cal Soda Apples: A I hrce-Year Study."
Sherman Curry, James A. Shanks High School,
Quincy, "The Physical Effects of Ultraviolet Radia-
tion on the Growth of Phaseolus vulgaris L."
Aaron rIi, rairl',n, Walton Senior High School,
rfcrunrik Sprin'g. "Insecticidal Interference: Is it a
Threat to Rhizobia's Nilrogen Fixation Role?"
Junior Section: Bonni Carney. St. Petersburg
Christian School, St. Petersburg, "The Ft1c1l of
Various Waters on the Growth of Plants."
S ,. ,i'tn D icks. Grace Lutheran School. Winter Ha-
ven, "Top to Bottom, Inside and Out: North, South,
East and \ crr Which Oranges are Best?"
Hannah A.,stm,ni. Oakview '.11idJ School,
Newberry, 'IReduc' in the Microbial Load on Fruit:
A Pi' ti StudJ ."
Top left: Dr. Ali Fares spoke to students about plant
nutrition and irrigation Top right: Diana Drouillard
gave students some insight into the world .i lungi.
Middle: Dr. Rakesh Chandran told students about
Sled n'anagement rc'.carch. Bottom: Dr. Larry Par-
sons spoke to students about irrigation and freeze
New Buildings For
Construction is underway on a new facil-
ity for the Central Florida R FC in Apopka.
The new complex, which will have new labo-
ratories and a teaching and education build-
ing, w ill consolidate the Apopka, Sanford and
Leesburg branches. It is scheduled to open
in September. To take a peek at current con-
struction progress, visit the IFAS Research
Centers index at http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/
xttu acator him res.htm, and click on the
link for the Central Florida REC.
The Indian River REC in Fort Pierce
wHll begin construction on a inew teaching fa-
cility this summer. A groundbreaking cer-
emony is planned for June 15. Keep an eye
on their web pate, http://
ww".irrec ifas.ufl cdu icachiribuilidint hlnn.
for updates on this new facility.
Time cards/records due:
- Monday, Ma> 10
- Friday, May 21 (Note: early time card
due date because of holiday)
Holiday May 31, Memorial Day
From the Mail Room
Recycle Day is June 6.
Get well wishes to Connie Noxel. Cards
and letters can be left for her in the Mailroom,
c/o Dave Noxel (Dr. V hitney's lailbo\ i. or
message sent via Email. cIno.,nute.net
Michelle Thompson is our new volunteer in-
tern who is helping out with Mailroom and
Switchboard duties on a part-time basis. She
can also help you with photocopying, distri-
bution of memo and faxes.
NEWS AROUND CREC
CREC WEB PAGE
Our web page has a new look, thanks to
Pam Russ. Be sure to check out this new
Picture Library: Several digital photos
taken by Terri Zito are available on the
web. They include photos oforange
blossoms, trees and groves. Click on
"Picture Library" in the Site Index on
CREC's home page. To save images,
right click on your mouse button and
select, 'Save Image As' and save image
to a disk or to your hard drive.
Have You Seen Our
New CREC Employee
Manuscripts submitted to the Publications Committee in April:
F. L, Wang and A. K. Alva. Ammonium Adsorption and Desorption in Sandy Soils. Soil
Science Society ofAmerica Journal,
T. Satyanarayana, S. Gowda, V.P. Bo% ko, M.R. Albiach-Marti, M. Mawassi, J. Navas-
Castillo, A.V. Karasev, V. Dolja, M.E. Hilf, D.J. Lewandowski, P. Moreno, M. Bar-Joseph,
S.M. Garnsey, and \ .0. Dawson. An Engineered Closterovirus RNA Replicon and
Analysis of Hctero logos Terminal Sequences for Replication. Pi c e.ing.i ofthe Na-
tional Academy of Sciences USA.
J. W. Grosser, G. H. Fleming and J. L. Chandler. Development of Solutions to Citrus
Tristeza Virus by Somatic Hybridization and Genetic Transformation. Pru'ecJdingr ofthe
Il/// Congreso De Horticultura. Pri. ctL'dJien of the IV Curso Internacional De
( uricultura (Both in Mexico).
Peng Ling, Larry W. Duncan, Zhanao Deng, Denise Dunn, Xulan Hu, Shu Huang and Fred
G. Grminer, Jr. Inheritance of Cirus Nematode Resistance and Its Linkage with Molecular
Markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics.
J. P. Michaud and G. A. Evans. Current Status of the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug,
Maconellicoccus hirsutus, in Puerto Rico Including a Key to Parasitoid Species. Florida
Herbert N. Nigg and James B. Knaak. Blood Cholinesterases as Human Biomarkers of
Organophosphorus Pesticide Exposure. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and
M. C. Wu and C. S. Chen. Tcmpcrraure-tinme Relationships for thermal Inactivation of
Pectinesterase in Orange Juice. Journal of Food Science.
S. Paramasivam and A. K. Alva. A Comparison of Anions Concentrations in Surficial
Groundwater Sampled from Depth Integrated vs. Depth Specific Sampling Wells. Journal
G. Eldon Brown and M. Chambers. Evaluation of Polo hexameth I ene Biguanide for
Control of Postharvest Diseases of Florida Citrus. Florida State Horticultural Society
New at CREC:
John Jifon Postdoc Syvertsen
William Joiner OPS Alva
Ken Marsh Visitor Echeverria
Dru Colston Sr. Lab Tech. Wheaton
Melissa Draper OPS Bea Nielsen
Karie Erickson OPS Alva
Alisa Hart OPS Nigg
Beverly Ousley Biol. Sci. Bumr
FBsT Now available New
~Man- ""'"1 CREC Employee Opera-
tions Manual. Has infor-
mation that everyone here
at CREC will find useful -
Mailroom, Fax, Business
ctcad Ye ... Office, Travel, "Purchae-,.
CREC Telephone Directory and Map Gradu-
ate Studies, Personnel info, Public Relations,
Word Processing, Extension, and summaries
of C REC's research, teaching and Extension
disciplines. All laboratories and departments
have been given a copy; Per.innnel has sev-
eral copies for loan. If you would like a cupy,
just ask Customer Service to make a photo-
copy of the handbook for you.
Plans Underway For
New CREC Brochure
Initial planning stages are underway for
a new CREC brochure. We're looking for
your ideas and input. Contact Monica
Lewandowski, Ext. 233 or Email,
Citrus Leaves: Editor, Monica Lcwandowski,
Public Relations; Production and Distribution:
Word Processing, Baarbara Thompson, Supen isor
CustomcrServic: Kathy Witherington, Supervi-
sor, Nancy Burke,
We welcome your contributions send to
Monica Lewandowski, Ext. 233 or
Photo Lab Closed for Two Weeks
Tim Appelboom and I are getting married on May 22. (I'll
be going from "Z" to "A"!) Needless to say, I will be taking
some time off.... The Pholo Lab will be closed for the last
7K week of May and the first week of June. I w Ill return to
work on Monday, June 7. Thanks! ---Terri Zito
State Vehicle Parking:
I r Harv, Harvester
Tractor Misc. Eqt. & #082
Bolens Engineering Tub Trailer
4 Small #1314
Sprayers RRoll Back Vehicle
#235 #618 LG. Sprayer
We lan D uran
#356 LG Spraver
I S3al% ani
#3148 L cargo
#261 Goose Neck
Auto Shop Shop Access
202 A Jct'.
Refrrgertion Shop #98
Ref Vehicle (TBD)
Reserved for Maneuvering
Carpentry Shop #1 14A (Dump truck)
State Vehicle Parking:
* Elec. Pol
lI li l
(F70B Spray Truck)
FROM THE DIRECTOR ........
It's already May, although, you might not think so after recent weather' May means the annual CREC Picnic and I
hope all of you plan to attend and bring your families The organizers are hard at work to make this picnic special, so
make an effort to be there There are many employees who have never attended, and this is a good opportunity to get
to know the people you work with Not to mention the chance to taste some great food. Hope to see you at Lion s
Park in Lake Alfred on Friday. May 14 at 5:00 for fun. food and friendship!
CREC Employee Operations Manual
By now, all IFAS facultN and departmental supervisors have received a copy of the UF CREC Employee's Operations
Manual that was developed in concert with our personnel and public relations departments. This handbook has
information that is valuable to new employees as they begin work at the Center and is being used as part of a new
employee orientation program This handbook also will be of value to those of us who have been here a while, as
describes the Center and its functions and gives general and some specific instructions on How To .... I would
encourage you to take a look at this new resource If you have suggestions for its expansion or improvement, please
convey them to Monica Lewandowski. Take a few moments to become more familiar with the place where you
spend a big part of each dav'
Improvement projects around the Center remain visible and active. This next month, the changeover and startup of
the new Air Conditioning Heating system for building 7124 will begin to happen, and we will have ample warning for
those who will be affected by some period of down-time in air conditioning avadabhtr Related to that is the
completion and opening of the multi-purpose room being recovered from the old auditorium, More news as it
happens. We also are planning to complete the external work behind 7124 by sodding the areas between the building
and the greenhouses, rather than reinstalling a road This should provide a nice green area for enjoyment of
employees, and lead the way for a schedule of additional landscape changes. Maybe even a chance for another
employee "work and fun day" will materialize!
State Vehicle Parking Map
Please take a moment to look at the state vehicle parking map which is included in this month's newsletter. Many of
you know that we periodically have problems with vandalism of vehicles at CREC, as well as theft of articles from
vehicles and the vehicles themselves. To increase the effectiveness of CREC security after hours and on weekends,
we have developed a parking arrangement plan which will place all state vehicles in designated and posted spots on
the east side of campus behind Building 10 This will facilitate awareness of vehicles as they come and go. as well as
identification of which, if any, vehicles are not on Center The Facilities staff have developed this plan with your
convenience and vehicle security in mind. We recognize that this it will be slightly inconvenient for some users to
have vehicles parked in this area, but we feel that it will greatly enhance overall security. Please begin to implement
this new after-hours parking arrangement immediately and address any questions or concerns to Ken Jacobson We
ultimately will have security video mounted to scan the parking area, further enhancing our ability to protect this
equipment after hours. Also be reminded that you are either taking out from or returning a state vehicle or other
equipment to the Center after hours, you are required to check in with security in the main building The security
officers have been instructed to report state vehicles leaving the Center without checking out to Lake Alfred Police
Please help us make this a safe and effective work environment
- Harold W. Browning
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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In-Sen ice Seminar:
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DPI Reg Faculty Mt Task Force/
Workshop/ Supervisors' Florida Seminar:
Seminar: Mtg. Cirus Ramon Little/
Dr. Shapiro Mutual Spring Picnic
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Board Mtg./ Rural Water: Luncheon for
Seminar: Dr. Law Seminar Dr. Eldon
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June 4: Seminar
Mike Armstrong. Network Computing at CREC 103
7- Seminar: Larry Cloud Fire
Extinguisher Training. BHG. Room 1,
10:45 am 12.
11- DPI Regional Workshop Jack
Shirlk% BHG Rooms 1&2. 8 am-
11 Seminar: Dr. David Shapiro "Genetic
Improvement of Eniomiopathogenic
Nematodes for Heat Tolerance." BHG.
Room 4, 10:45 am- 12.
12- Supervisors' Mtg Dr. Browning.
BHG Conf. Room, 8:30 10:00 am.
13- Faculty Mtg.-Dr. Browning. BHG
Room 4, 8:30 10:00 am.
13 Florida Citrus Mutual District Election
Walter Boland BHG, Room I, 9 -
14- Canker Task Force Mr. Gaskalla.
BHG Room 1, 9:30 am 2:00 pm.
14- Seminar: Dr. Ramon Little "Design
and Analysis of Factoral Experiments.
BHG, Room 4, 10:00 am Noon.
14- SPRING PICNIC- LIONS' PARK -
LAKE ALFRED 5:00 pm until?
17 Foundation Board of Directors -
Dr. Browning.. BHG Conf. Room,
10:00 am 2:00 pm.
17- Seminar: Vladimir Orbovic,
1. Photobiology & Genetics of Growth
ofArabidopsis. 2. Cuticular
Penetration by Urea in Citrus Leaves.
BHG, Room 1, 1045 am noon,
18- Rural Water: Law Seminar Todd
Holder. BHG. Rooms 1&2, 8 am 5
21 Retirement for Eldon Brown., BHG,
All Rooms 10:00am 3:00pm
25 Seminar: Dr. Joe Knapp "Citrus
Production in Indonesia." BHG, Room
1, 10:45 am -noon.
31- HOLIDAY: MEMORIAL DAY