L UNIVERSITY OF
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
i)r Ht laldJ H rotwinrit. Ceni'r Dueclt..r
Citius Research & Education Center
700 Expemnent Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. (941) 956-1151
Fax '.-41 i 956-4631
Volume 17, No. 7
Citrus Research and Education Center News and Information
FLORIDA ROOTSTOCK SELECTION GUIDE
* New Rootstock Reference Guide by Dr. William Castle and Dr. David Tucker
The Florida Citrus
Rootstock Selection Guide is
an easy-to-use reference for
nineteen different rootstocks,
including eleven commercial
and eight new rootstocks.
The guide has useful infor-
mation on seventeen different
rootstock characteristics, in-
cluding: tolerance to salinity
high soil pH, clay soil, and wet
soil; freeze-tolerance; resis-
tance to burrowing nematode,
citrus nematode. Phytophthora
foot and root rot, .\j)loprojvi
viroid, Exocortis ;iroid.
Tristeza virus, and blight; and
horticultural traits such as tree
size, yield per tree, juice qual-
ity, and fruit size. Ratings are
listed for each of the rootstock
characteristics, with strengths
and weaknesses highlighted in
The guide is a small card-
board disk attached to a larger
disk. The small disk lists the
In This Issue
FL Rootstock Selection Guide 1
People at CREC ...................... 2
A Tour To.. The CREC
Electron Microscopy Lab ........ 3
G graduates ................................. 4
News From.. CREC Alumnus
Dr. John Lea-Cox ................... 4
rootstock characteristics, while
the larger disk contains root-
stock ratings for each of these
characteristics. For example,
by turning the small disk to
-Swingle Citrumelo," one can
easily note that its strengths in-
clude tolerance to
Phytophthora, blight, and
freezes and that it performs
poorly under high pH soil con-
ditions and clay soil.
The authors are Dr. William
S. Castle and Dr, David P.H.
Tucker of the University of
Florida Citrus Research and
Education Center in Lake Al-
fred, Florida Castle is a Pro-
fessor of Horticulture who has
conducted research in citrus
scion and rootstock develop-
ment and evaluation for 25
years. Tucker is an Extension
Specialist and Professor of
Horticulture who has over three
decades of experience in
Florida citrus production and
News Around CREC ................. 5
From Dr Echevrria's Lab ..... 5
Graduate Student News .......5
From the business Office ...... 5
From the Mail Room. ...... .. 5
Landscaping ............................. 6
Driving, Parking Do's & Don'ts. 6
New Citrus Books ................... 6
Florda Citrus Rootstock Selection Guide
= .... .,
crop management practices.
The Florida Rootstock Se-
lection Guide, SP 218, can be
purchased for $5 plus tax in
person only from Jane Wilson,
CREC Extension Secretary (no
telephone, mail or credit card
orders at CREC) The guide is
also available by mail from
Lab and Pesticide
W aste Pickup ........................ 7
Computer Network Directions.. 7
Welcome and Farewell ............ 7
From Personnel ..................... 8
I New Motor Pool
Procedures ............................. 8
From the Director ..................... 9
UF/IFAS Publications For
more information, call the
office at 1-800-226-1764 for
shipping charges and tax in-
formation for you county.
I If you want to
check out a motor
pool vehicle, be
sure to read
1 July 12
Lab and Pesticide
Waste Pick-up -
see p. 7.
- I II I ~I --
People At CREC........
Congrntulallon, I? Dr. Rakesh Chandran. post-doc
with Dr Mceh Sineh, hhu will assume a neA position
a. IPM Exien.sion Specialial and Research Assialant
Prnfe.-or in ite department ol Plant and Soil Sciences
al West Virgcinia Llniersilt in Morgantown. WV. He
will start his wurk in imd-Jul). "1 enjo ed the research
work I carried out at the center, especially a study that
lead to the finJing that Brazil pusley as opposed to
Florida pulley is THE WEED problem among the two
species in Florida citrus acreage," he said. He also
enjoyed the lunch hour volle) ball games ("the only way to beat the sum-
mer heat!"), and will miss his CREC friends. His new address:
Dr. Rakesh Chandran
West Virginia University
Room 1076 Ag Sciences Building
PO Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Best wishes to Dr.
associate who worked
with Dr. Jude Grosser.
Geraldine is relocating
with her family to
Tifrton. Georgia. At
__ CREC. Geraldine devel-
oped techniques for in-
troducing new genes into citrus (transformation)
for genetic improvement.
Kelly King recently assumed a new
position in the Personnel Office, but
she's not "new" to CREC She recent]d
graduated from Florida Southern Col-
lege with a BS in marketing-citrus and
L a minor in business administration.
While a student at Florida Southern.
Kelly worked at CREC for four years
in Dr. Jim Graham's laboratory. Kelly
is from Davenport, and in her spare
time, she and her fiance keep up with
a favorite pastime, car racing.
Trevor Fike started working at
C REC this summer with Dr.
Dennis Lewandowski, helping out
in Dr. Bill Dawson's labs and
greenhouses. A senior at
Auburndale High School, Trevor
is interested in sports and plays
quarterback on the football team.
Shannon Sloan is currently working with Dr. Chris Bergh,
assisting with lab and field research
on citrus rust mite. He is a student
at Florida Southern College.
working toward a citrus business
degree Shannon's been around
citrus all his life his father has
worked in citrus caretaking for over
20 years, and Shannon himself has
been working in citrus gro% es since
...- he was 12. His outside interests
Include auto racing and exercise.
CREC Soccer team members Fahiem Elborai (L) and
Zeynel Dalkilic (R) present a plaque to Dr. Harold
Brow ning (center) at the Spring Picnic. The team won
the 1999 Auburndale Co-Ed Spring Soccer League
Championship in May.
in the Southern
Group on Soil
Analysis Conference in June. He was assisted by Dr.
Sivapatham Paramasivam, right, and Drs. Adair \. heaton, Tom
Obreza (SWFREC) and Monica Lewandowski.
"A Tour To ...... The CREC Electron Microscopy Laboratory"
- If you've ever wondered what it's like inside some of our CREC laboratories, offices, workshops
or greenhouses, this new feature will let you take a peek into some of CREC's facilities -
The Electron Microscopi (EMIh Laboratory is located
in the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr.. Citrus Hall. across from the
Library. DiAnn Achor is responsible for the facilities and
is involved in many of CREC's research projects that in-
volve microscopy. Ms. Achor also teaches courses in Scan-
ning EM and Transmission EM.
Some of the research programs that have or are cur-
rently utilizing the EM Lab include those lead by Drs. Ron
Brlansky, Carl Childers, Ed Echeverria, Jackie Burns,
Huating Dou, Gene Alhrigu, Bill Dawson, S. Gowda and
other members of the Dawson lab, Harold Brow n ing. Eldon
Brown and scientists from the US.DA and other IFAS re-
A scanning electron microscopy (SEM l above is useful
for the study of the surfaces of specimens. An SEM has
'real depth of field, which results in an image that appears
thrce-diniensional Several pictures, or micrographs, taken
with the SEM and the TEM are on display both inside and
outside the EM lab.
9 The trans-
is used to
cells and to
u s viruses and
The TF h l
similar to the way a light microscope shines light
through a slide. The resulting image is projected onto a
screen or onto photographic film. With a TEM. it is
possible to examine minute detail that is not visible with
a light microscope. One disadvantage of electron
microscopy is that it cannot be used to examine living
tissue, and the chemical and physical methods used to
prepare specimens for the TE MN may induce artifacts, or
structural changes that do not exist in living cells.
This instrument (left) is an
ultramicrotome. It is used
to cut very thin sections of
tissue for examination
under a hlght microscope
or TEM. The specimen
must first be "fixed",
commonly with a chemi-
cal fixatie, so that the
material will retain its
structure during subse-
quent processing. Then
the specimen is dehy-
drated with alcohol or ethanol and embedded into a
special resin. Once the resin is hardened (by baking in
an oven), it can be cut into thin sections on the ultrami-
crotome with a glass or diamond knife.
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Congratulations to thejollIr' ing griadan s ,iri,
their lanumti As you read this list, two things
come to mind 1i"r-t. CREC has outstanding
employees andparents, and second, time
reallt'fle. hi as we i watch our ihildiengroii
Kelly King, Personnel Office, gradu-
ated from Florida Southern College with a
BS in Citrus Marketing and a minor in
Lily Kender. daughter of Dr. Walt
Kender, graduated from 8th grade at St.
Joseph School in May. She received
awards for Outstanding Student in Com-
puter Science and in Algebra. She will en-
ter Winter Haven High School in August.
John J. Lee, son of Dr. Young S. Lee,
graduated as Salutatorian of Lake Region
High School in Winter Haven. He will at-
tend Duke University in Durham, NC in
Cassia Grace Price, daughter of Dale
Price (Personnel Office), graduated from
Haines City High School with High Hon-
ors, finishing 8th out of approx. 275 stu-
dents. She plans to attend Polk Commu-
nity College (PCC), where she has already
earned 15 credits. After PCC she plans to
attend Universit% of Florida and study zo-
ology. Cassia was nominated for The
Lakeland Ledger's Silver Garland Award
for outstanding community service. She
works as a volunteer at the Horseshoe
Creek Wildlife Foundation in Davenport,
a refuge for injured and endangered ani-
mals. Dale also does volunteer work at
Timothy Dunn. son of Denise Dunn
and a former employee of Dr. Jude
Grosser, graduated from Auburndale High
School. He is currently workings a com-
puter graphics designer in Orlando for a
company that builds training software for
US military aircraft. He plans to attend
Valencia Community College. then study
aeronautics engineering at the University
of Central Florida.
Brian Brlansky. son of Dr. Ron
Brlansky, graduated from Georgetown
UIniversitN in Washington, DC. He re-
ceived a BS in International Affairs/Sci-
ence and Technology from the School of
Foreign Service. The graduation cer-
News from ........ CREC Alumnus Dr. John Lea-Cox
Lea-Cox Receives Outstanding Teacher Award at University of Maryland
Dr. John Lea-Cox, aCREC alumnus, re-
ceived an Outstanding Teacher Award
from the University of Mar land (lUM).
where he is Assistant Professor. Nursery
Research and Extension Specialist
Lea-Cox earned his Ph.D. in Plant
Physiology from the University of Florida,
where he studied with Dr. Jim Sy vertsen
Lea-Cox, who is originally from South
Africa, holds a BSc. in Agriculture and
M.Sc. in Horticulture from the University
of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. South Africa.
After completing his Ph.D. at CREC,
Lea-Cox went to Kennedy Space Center,
where he was involved in plant nutrient
research in hydroponics systems.
In 1996, Lea-Cox assumed his
current position at UM, where he keeps
bus\ with research, teaching and
Lea-Cox recently shared with us
some of his latest projects and news.
What research projects are you involved
in at UM?
On the research side, 1 (and two other
cooperators, Mr. Marc Teffeau and Dr.
Da% id Ross) are in the process of complet-
ing a three-acre nutrient management re-
search site at the Wye REC, with which
we will be developing container-produc-
tion nutrient (both Nitrogen and Phospho-
rus) budgets using Holly and Azalea as
model species (as there is a lot of Green-
house data on them, but little production
We are looking at nutrient (slow and
soluble) application. movement and leach-
ing from such systems over a long-term
(2-year) production cycle contrasting drip
and sprinkler irrigation methods.
W'e are also investigating the effective-
ness of the new Theta and Campbell sci-
entific probes in soilless substrates, to
more accurately schedule (cyclic and defi-
cit) irrigation applications.
I received a two-year S50K competi-
tive grant from the College last year to
fund this research, and managed to lever-
age that into another two-year $140K
grant from the State this year.
We have three (two MS and one Ph.D.)
graduate students involved in the project
in one way and another.
What Extension and Education activi-
ties have you been working on?
On the Extension and Education side,
I amjusl putting the wraps on a web-based
pictorial database on Tospovirus for the
Greenhouse Industry. Tospovirus has just
See Lea-Cox, p. 5
emony, which was attended by the
Brlansky famik, featured a commence-
ment address by Secretary of State
Madeline Albright. Brian has worked at
CREC in past summers. AND .... Julie
Brlansky, Dr. Brlansky's daughter,
graduated from Auburndale High School
with Highest Honors. She will attend the
University of Alabama this fall and major
Rachel Connors, granddaughter of Bill
Clai on. received an AA degree from
Hillsborough Community College. She
plans to attend the IUniversitl of South
Florida in Tampa and major in Business
Shannan Hoobin. daughter of Bob and
Eileen Hoobin and an employee of Dr.
Clay McCoN. received her AA degree from
Manatee Community College She fin-
ished with a 3.4 GPA and will attend Geor-
gia Southern University this fall, where she
has been offered scholarship funds.
Shannan is majoring in Criminology, with
a minor in Ph) siloln
Did we miss any graduates? Send info to
Monica Lewandowski. Ext 233 or
mmttit 'I a I1! till edfi
Lea-Cox, continued from page 4
been named as a national disease manage-
ment priority by the USDA, so this was
good timing. You can find the Tospovirus
htp ',"wwv agnr umd edtirospo.'
Tell us about your projects in nutrient
management for the nursery and green-
I was appointed a Distance Education
Fellow by the University system last year,
as part of a new Web Initiative in Teach-
ing Program for which we had a proposal
accepted. Our nutrient management team
(plus a couple of educational experts) are
putting together a completely web-based
Nutrient Management Planning course for
the Nursery and Greenhouse Industry in
This course will help the nursery and
greenhouse industries comply with
Maryland's Water Quality Act of 1q998
which mandates that most agricultural op-
erations write and implement N and P
management-based plans by December
The course will be delivered entirely
over the Web, but will partner
nuerserymen, County Extension faculty
and students in teams to work on develop-
ing site-specific nutrient management
plans for each individual nursery.
Once these individuals have passed the
course and been certified as nutrient man-
agement planners (by the Maryland Dept.
of Agriculture) the% will then be able to
write plans for other nurseries as well.
Since the nursery industry has never
had to do this betbre, and since very few
states in the nation have such stringent re-
quirements, we have to figure out how this
can be done for soil and soilless based sys-
This is especially difficult, as many
nursery operations grow over 150 differ-
ent woody and herbaceous perennial spe-
cies with varning nutrient requirements.
Life outside of work
The UM campus is located in College
Park, MD, near Washinrtcon. D.C, and
within a 30-minute drive to Baltimore. The
university has an enrollment of over
30.000 students and hosts numerous ac-
tivities, concerts and cultural events and
Lea-Cox recent built a house in a
'grear neighborhood" within a short bik-
ing ride to the U\1 campus. He occasion-
ally has time to work in his garden or catch
a concert in College Park.
Check out Lea Cox's web page at:
( bttp://lw w.agnr.umd.edu/users/nrsl/
Note: if you know ofa ( RKI alumnus with
news to share, let us know Contact
Monica Lewndowski I., 233 or E-mail
mmlen a lal r. l c/i'
- NEWS AROUND CREC -
From Dr. Echeverria's Laboratory
Pedro Gonzale, Senior Biolouical Scien-
tists who works with Dr. Ed Echeverria,
has been invited to the Department of
Botany at the University of Darmstadt in
Germany in August He will present a semi-
nar on their work in citric acid accumula-
tion in the vacuole of citrus fruits. He will
also conduct experiments with antibodies
against the malate and citrate transporters.
He received this invitation for an all-ex-
penses paid visit after their presentation at
the International Congress of Membrane
Reminder: University of Florida will
soon eliminate the Limited Purchase Or-
der, (LPO) Several LPO's are still avail-
able in our Business Office. In the fu-
ture, the fastest way to make purchases
will be with a Purchasing Card (P-Card)
In order to apply for a P-Card, you must
first attend an authorized P-Card training
Another Reminder' After making a pur-
chase with the P-Card, submit your re-
ceipt/paperwork to the Business Office,'
Shipping-Rec within 24 hours!
Transport in Plants. Congratulations to
Pedro, Dr. Echeverria and the Laboratory!
Dr. Ed Echeverria was named as an As-
sociate Editor for the Journal of the
American Society for Horticultural Sci-
ences ...... several other faculty mem-
bers serve as editors for scientific jour-
nals in their areas of expertise, including
Dr. Herb Nigg. who is Editor-in-Chief of
the Bulletin of En' ironmental Contami-
nation and Toxicology (ECT), and on the
Coordinating Board ot Editors for Re-
Upcoming P-Card Training Session:
Aug 9: UF Reitz Union #282,
Gainesville, 1:30 4:00 pm.
Sept. 14: UF Reitz Union #282.
Gainesville, 1:30-4 00 pm.
October 14: UF Reitz Unvion #282,
Gainesville. 9:30 am 12:00 pm.
Note: if there is sufficient interest, we can
request a P-Card training session at CREC
*These notices and other P-Card informa-
tion are posted outside the Business Office.
views in ECT and Archives of ECT ....
and Dr. Larry Duncan. Editor-in-Chief
of Nematropia. and Dr. Jim Graham,
Section Editor of Plant & Soil and Advi-
sor to I .ditors for New I'hyloii ti ,l
Ayn otLr editors Contact Lewandowski.
Grad Students Please Note From the
College of Agriculture, Office of the As-
sistant Dean for Academic Progranm
Graduate students with assistantships
must register for 9 credits during the fall
term. Those on fellowships must regis-
ter for 12 credits. All out-of-state gradu-
ate assistants and Fellows who are eligible
for Florida residency should obtain resi-
dency as soon as possible. A copy of the
state residency rules are posted outside
From The Mail Room
Rec cle Pickup is July 6 Bring paper
and glossy paper to the bins in the
From the Business Office
LAKELAND EXPLORES NEW IDEA WITH HISTORICAL LANDSCAPING
Citrus plantings a symbol of its importance to the city -
The next time you
drive through Lake-
land, you may notice
calamondin trees in
some city land-
Calamondin is a
type of citrus com-
monly used as an or- -
namental plant. It
bears lots of bright .
orange fruit, making
for a colorful show.
But these trees are
also a symbol of cit-
rus' importance to Lakeland, and that's
why it's showing up in some new land-
scape plantings around the city.
The City of Lakeland Parks and Recre-
ation thought it would be an interesting
idea to landscape the city with plants that
reflect the history of the area. Citrus ap-
peared to be an obvious choice, because
of its role in the citi 's development and
its importance to the economy.
The landscape planners chose the citrus
variety, calamondin, for its new projects.
Calamondin trees are relatively small and
easy to care for and work well as landscape
plants. The fruits can also be used in mar-
malades and jellies.
According to Brian Dick, City of Lake-
land Parks and Recreation, fifty calamon-
din trees were planted in medians on
Bartow Highway (98 South, shown in pho-
tos above), between Main
Street and Crystal Lake Drive.
The trees are surrounded by
blue plumbago shrubs, making
for a showy display of orange
calamondin fruit and blue flow-
ers this time of year.
Bill Koen, also with the Cil
of Lakeland Parks and Recre-
ation. said that calamondin
trees are also planted on Lake-
land Hills Blvd near Socrum
Loop Road, and in Lake Mir-
According to Koen. the cala-
mondin trees were grown espe-
cially for the city projects by a commer-
cial nursery in Tangerine, Florida.
The idea to incorporate plants of his-
torical significance is a unique idea for
city landscaping, noted Jim Chanatry,
Department of Transportation (DOT).
The city is also looking at the possibility
of using other types of citrus in future
CREC Driving and Parking Do's and Don'ts
K Do obey the speed limit 25 mph on
Experiment Station Road. It is a
Pedestrian zone. Several people have
been issued speeding tickets recently.
Do drive slowly and carefully on driveways around
CREC buildings and out in the groves. There have
been several close calls recently.
Do notify security when checking out a state vehicle
after hours or on weekends. If you do not comply,
Security will call the police and report the vehicle as
Don't drive --around" the speed bumps on Experiment Station
Road it is unsafe, and several people have received tickets for
Don't park alongside the driveway behind
NO Building 7110 (Maintenance Shop, Shipping and
pARlC Receiving, etc). Access to this area is needed for
delivery trucks and for loading-unloading.
Don't park in undesignated areas under trees or on grass. In the
near future, sprinkler irrigation will be installed in these land-
scapes, and driving over irrigation systems will damage them.
Do cooperate and obey these rules they are for your safety!
New Citrus Books Available:
Citrus Health Management, Pete
Timmer and Larry Duncan, Editors
Citrus Processing, 2nd Edition, by Dan
Books Due Out This Summer:
Handbook of Citrus By-Products and Pro-
cessing Technology, by Robert J. Braddock
Citrus Growing in Florida, 4th edition, by
Larry Jackson and Fred Davies
* 6 *
Lab and Pesticide Waste Pick-up July 12
- Pesticide List for Pickup Due July 6 -
Env. Health & Safety has been
working with us to reduce and eliminate
the backlog of laboratory and pesticidal
waste that has accured at CREC. Several
pick-ups have occurred in recent months
During July, the team from Gainesville
EH&S w ill be here to complete the
backlog of both lab and pesticidal wastes.
Contact Debbie Van Clief (Ext. 200) for
laboratory waste and Joe Knapp (Ext.
278) for pesticide wastes. Moving them
from your lab or storage area will assist
in their packing and disposal.
Harold Brobwn ng
Remember: July 12, Lab and Pesticide
Waste Pickup by UF Environmental
Health & Safety.
Note: List of pesticides for waste-
pickup must be given to Dr. Joe Knapp
by July 6.
Contact: Debbie Van Clief Ext 200)
for lab waste and Joe Knapp (Ext. 278)
for pesticide waste as soon as possible.
-COMPUTER NETWORK DIRECTIONS -
Hubs, Switches and More *
By Mike Armstrong, CREC
As many of you know, our Local Area
Network (LAN) is an Ethernet network
which in the past was made up of a few
miles of copper and fiber optic cable, and
some large number (we know of 15) of
multiport repeaters called hubs. These
hubs allow us to distribute the signal from
one cable to many others, and, conversely,
collect the signals from the many cables
and send them onward over a single cable.
The problem with hubs is that all the
media throughout the entire network is
shared, like an old telephone party line.
That is, any signal placed on the network
anywhere is repeated to all branches of
the network. Even if you're just sending
Welcome to .....
Shannon Hoobin (OPS Dr. McCoy)
John Lee (OPS Dr. Rouserff
Charles Geanangel (OPS Dr. Timmer)
David Hire (OPS Dr. Dr. Albrigo)
Laura Andrews (OPS Dr. AlIbruio i
Katie Burke (OPS- Dr. Grosser)
Dr. Luis Pozo (Research Scientist, Dr.
Michael D. Castrilli (OPS Gmitter)
Travis R. Roland (OPS Brlansk )
Jamie Farmer (OPS Gmitter)
Tammy Schoenauer (Word Processing -
a file from one computer in your lab to
another one sitting right next to it, that file-
copying traffic is broadcast over the entire
network. This has led to severe network
congestion in the past, and restricts expan-
sion of network services in the future.
We have begun changing the "back-
bone" hubs to switches, which perform the
same distribution function as hubs, but
have added intelligence in them that basi-
call) figures out where incoming traffic is
going to, and sends it out only on the line
required. Our goal is to have enough
switches installed to provide one switched
line per lab, office, or other user-specific
space. As a bonus, the new switched back-
bone will operate at IUOMbs (million bits
per second) rather than at 10Mbs. our
William Joiner (OPS Alva)
Amee Bailey (Biological Scientist Dr.
Albrigo), is going to the Department of
En ironmenial Protection in Tampa.
Amee, who has a Bachelor's degree in En-
vironmental Science from St. Leo College,
is working towards a Master's degree in
Environmental Science and Policy at Uni-
versity of South Florida in Tampa.
To learn where Dr. Geraldine Flcming
(Post-doc Dr. Grosser) and Dr. Rakesh
Chandran (Post-doc Dr. Singh) are
headed, check out the "People at CREC"'
column on page 2. Best wishes to them
However, switches are much more ex-
pensive than hubs, so we cannot afford to
supply as many switched lines to indi-
vidual spaces as we have shared lines in
the past. If you have more than one net-
work port, or "drop" in your space, we
may take it back to serve those who have
none, or to serve new space. For example,
we need to extend the network to Build-
ing 31 and to a new lab in Building 22,
requiring that we reclaim extra lines in
Buildings 10 and 22.
This does not mean that you ill have
less access to the network; in fact, you II I
have more. While you will have only one
See Computer Network, Page 7
Mary Boston (Word Processing -
Thompson) is now at the Dept. of
Children and Familny Services in Haines
Westward Ho! Farewell and best
wishes to Dr.
who is now at
Computer \eintA,rk from P. 6
switched line, you may "tan out" that
switched line with a small local hub, or
'hubetre" as I've been calling them. If
ISD steals your "'extra" lines, we w ll in-
stall a 10Mbs hubette in your space to
restore service to at least your original
capacity. Since these hubettes have at
least 4 ports, if we steal one line, we'll
give back at least 4. Such a deal. If you
want 100Mbs service within your space,
you may purchase either a hub or switch
depending on your needs, I believe that
few users have immediate needs for
100Mbs ser% ice, but ISD will be happy to
help you make these decisions,
Taking ad antage of 100Mbs service
requires that your PC have a 100Mbs NIC
(Network Interface Card) installed in it.
Most PCs installed over the last year or so
have these cards already installed, but new
ones range from $20 (no-name card, but
it'll probably work just fine) to $60
(3Com or Intel card) so it's not a big
deal. Older I 0Mbs cards will continue
to work, as the switches have
autosensing hardware that determines
whether to run at 10 or 100 Mbh
We expect the upgrades to be ac-
complished by the end of July. If you
have any questions or comments, there
are welcome via e-mail at:
Monday, July 5, 1999
Time cards/records due:
Friday, July 2, 1999
Monday, July 19, 1999
What: Information on Stare of Florida's
Deferred Compensation Plan
When: July 13, 1999
Where: Conference room behind the
Switchboard in Building 24
Time: 8:00- 11:00 am
Participation in the State of Florida's
Deferred Compensation Plan is one
road to a potentially brighter future.
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NEW MOTOR POOL PROCEDURES
(Effective July 12, 1999)
Beginning July 12, 1999 there will be new procedures to follow for use of a State Motor Pool Vehicle.
I APPROVAL FORMS
All supervisors who wish to have any member of their staff use a motor pool vehicle must complete an
Approval Form for that individual and forward it to the Dispatcher prior to use of any vehicle. These forms
will be available from the Dispatcher or from the Personnel Department.
Subsequently, any staff member who needs to reserve a motor pool vehicle must either already have an
Approval Form on file with the Dispatcher or have to get with their supervisor to fill one out.
) VEHICLE INSPECTION
Before issuing keys to a vehicle, an inspection of the vehicle will be done by the Dispatcher with the person
who is taking the car present. Therefore, if you will be leaving before 8:00AM you will have to do the
inspection the day before by 5:00PM.
An inspection of the vehicle will be done at the time of its return to the Center by the Motor Pool foreman.
If the vehicle is returned after hours, that vehicle will not be available for use again until at least 9:00AM the
next day, unless other arrangements have been approved by the Center Director.
I To request a vehicle, call Simone Blaisdell at Extension 352.
SAMPLES OF THE APPROVAL AND VEHICLE INSPECTIONS FORMS ARE POSTED ON
BULLETIN BOARDS BY THE MAIL ROOM AND ON THE 2nd FLOOR OF BUILDING 24 OUT-
SIDE THE PERSONNEL OFFICE.
CREC received this note of appreciation
Please note: for flowers sent to the Graves family after Citrus Leaves
the passing of JIR "Rip" Graves. The
Harold McTeer, DuPont Aericullural Graves Chair in Blotechnolopg, held by e welcome yu contribu-
Producls. has a new address and new Dr. Bill Dawson at CREC. was estab- tons and suggestions.
phone numbers- lished by Richard Graves, Jr and Elizabeth Editor: Public Relations.
Graves Davis in honor of their parents, Rip Monica Lewandowski.
Harold McTeer and Addie Graves Production and Distribution:
454 Pinehurst Ct To the Faculty and Staff ofCREC: Word Processing, Barbara
Winter Haven, FL 33884-1322 The family of JR "Rip" Graves deeply Thompson. Supervisor,
Customer Service, Kath)
appreciates your thoughtfulness, love and ter ,
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Office Tel (941) 324-0220) concern. Thank you for helping make a n n uer r n
Home Tel. ('941) 318-8558 difficult time easier Nancy Burke.
Mobile Tel. (941) 632-7-184 Elizabeth, L Jhatd. and all the i amdi
Please Sign-In With Security After Hours
As we move into summer, there are many new faces at CREC and expanded activities in field and lab. Summer schedules also
call for extended hours, both early and late, when employees are at the Center or are coming to and from the Center with vehicles
and equipment. We are striving to provide tthese and all employees with a safe and secure work environment, so please do your
part to assist. When staying at CREC after work hours, or when coming and going from the Center after official
business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), please noiify the security oflicer(s) on duty and sign in and out. This can be done in
person at the south street-side entrance to the main building, where the security station is, or it can be done by phoning extension
211. Please notify them of your arrival and departure so that they are aware that you are here. Also, please make every effort to
close and lock doors behind you as you are here after hours. This will facilitate the job done b\ the security, officers and will
enhance our safety and security.
Latest News On Our Facility Improvement Projects
The improvements to CREC continue, and during July several projects should be completed. The installation of air condition-
ingheat in the main building should be complete, and the associated areas should be cleaned up and restored. Please note that the
area directly behind the main building will not be re-paved, but instead will be sodded to create additional green space. As a
result, through traffic on the west side of the campus will have to pass behind building 7110 and around to the north side of the
buildings. For this passage to be unobstructed, we are asking that no private vehicles be parked behind building 10 i between
building 10 and the shops) and that state vehicles be parked in designated spots only. This will facilitate through traffic as well as
deli\ cry trucks and other vehicles which need to flow through this portion of the center.
Other Center improvements which should be completed in July include the remodel of the old auditorium in the main building
into new restrooms and a multi-purpose break/lunch room to be used by employees. As this room is completed vending ma-
chines, microwave and refrigeration will be installed for use by employees and visitors. We have arranged for a new vending
company. to provide machines to the Center, and these machines are being placed around the Center We will attempt to make
them both convenient for users and economically viable for the vending company.
Completion of the citrus processing office and lab is approaching, and this complex on the first floor of the fresh fruit/
processing building (building 7122) will accommodate Dr. Goodrich & other faculty research programs. In addition, a sensory
evaluation laboratory will be available for use by programs at the center which require sensory evaluation facilities
The conference room in 7122 also is being remodeled and this room should be available again in July for scheduling through
NancN at the switchboard.
Policy On The Use Of UF Computing
Finally, a revised police regarding the use of LT computing has been posted on the UF website (http://il.ifas.ul.edu/
policies.html This policy presents the guidelines for use of all LUF and IFAS computers by employees, students and all other
users. Please contact this site and review the policy.
Harold W Browning
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4* of July
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
/Prod Mgr. District IV
Mtg /Proc. Faculty Mtg.
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2 Network Computing at CREC -
Mike Armstrong. BHG Rm. 1,
11 am Noon.
5 HOLIDAY 4TH OF JULY
8 Institutional Agriculture
Communication Don Poucher.
BHG Rm. 4, 8 am 1 pm.
14 Supervisors' Meeting -
Dr. Browning. BHG Teaching
Lab., 8:30 10:00 am.
14 Production Managers Meeting -
Wayne Simmons. BHG Rms.
1&4, 9 am 5 pm.
14 Processing Working Group -
Dr. Rouseff BHG Conf. Rm.,
11 am Noon.
15 District IV Faculty Mtg. -
Dr. Norman. BHG Rm. 4, 9:30
am 3:30 pm.
22 Faculty Mtg. Dr. Browning.
BHG Rm. 4, 8:30 -10 am.
Network Computing at CREC, Mike
Armstrong. August 6