Institute of Food and Agriultural Sciences
Dr. Harold W. Bmwnnm Cener Dirctor
Citrus Rescaih & Educaton Cener
700 Expvannut Statio Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. i863i 956-1151
Fax 1i86 956-4631
Citrus Research and Education Center
CREC Staff Meeting
December 16, 1999
8:30 10:00 am
BHG Room 1
Employees of the Year
)- Service Pins
Raffle of prizes
We invite all employees past and
present to be a part of this year's Holiday
Party "Sleigh Ride Through Time: 1900-
1999." The Holiday Party Committee is
compiling a gallery of old photos of CREC
employees and their families don't be left
out! Bring your photos to the Word
Processing Department (Ext. 331), where
duplicate photos will be made with a
scanner/printer and the originals will be
returned to you shortly If you have slides,
bring them to Monica Lewandowski in the
Public Relations office (Ext. 233) and she
can convert them to digital prints.
The Committee is looking for photos
from 1900-1999 They may include you,
your grandparents, children, citrus-related
photos, etc. The Committee has already
received photos of weddings, babies, school
days and more. One brave soul even
brought in his high school prom photo.
The photos will be on display at the
CREC Holiday Party on December 17 at the
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall.
Hurry we need photos by Dec. 10.
- News and Information
Volume 17, No. 11
1* .' .
Friday, Decemler 7, 1999
7:00 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Desserts*
In This Issue
CREC Staff Meeting ................. 1
Holiday Party ....... ... ....... 1
Old Photos Wanted ............... 1
CREC Fall Semester ................. 2
Education of Tomorrow ............. 2
Parsons Heads Committee ....... 2
Master Gardeners......... .......... 2
Florida Citrus Commission .... 3
Citrus Engineering Conf ........... 3
CREC Hosts Field Trip ............. 3
People at CREC .......................4
CREC Photographer Moves.......5
News Around CREC ...............6.
CREC Soccer Team ...................6
CREC Email Changes ............7
From The Director ..................8
Spring Courses at CREC ...........9
8:00 Entertainment Show: I
"A Sleigh Ride Through Time: 1900-1999"
9:00 Music Dancing Through the Decades
*Please bring an hors d'oeuvres
or dessert dish to share
(Sign up at Switchboard by Dec. 8)
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall
Employee and a guest; adults only. More info will be distributed
A4 &SferiaRiS&, rouf iTime 1900-1999
Join us for a nostalgic "sleigh ride through
time" as we bring the decades to life with
entertainment. decorations, music and more
See historical highlights from world events,
fads culture, and our own CREC Archives!
It promises to be a fun ride.
Brought to you by the Center Director s Office. Word Processing. Library and
A/V Information Support Dept, Facility Operations. Custodial Dept, Maintenance
Shop. Extension Secretary, Customer Service, Public Relations & Friends.
CREC's Fall Semester: 3 Courses, 3 Modes of Delivery
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A student in the Citrus
2. ON-SITE INSTRUCTOR
Citrus Pr, c ss g Technology (FOC
556 IC) is taught by Dr. Robert
Braddock, in-person, on-site on
Tuesday evenings. Twenty-five
students including many employed
in the citrus industry, are current
enrolled, Dr. Braddock, with
assistance from Drs. Mickey Parish
and Renee Goodrich, covers pertinent
topics in the manufacturing and
processing of citrus products. The
course is offered fall semesters in
Advanced Citriculture (HOS 6545), taught by Dr Gene
Albrigo (far left) at CREC on Monday evenings, is also
delivered to students in Gainesville and Immokalee over
the Internet via Classpoini software. With video cameras.
computers, microphones and computer projectors hooked
up and in working order, students at all sites can see and
hear the instructor as well as each other. Near left, Jamie
Chastain tends to the system during class.
Leadership Development in
Extension and Community
S(AEE 5454-i is taught by Dr.
Rick Rudd of the Agricultural
i Education and Communica-
tions Department at UF-
Gainesville. On Wednesday
Bill Price and Christine White, evenings, students at CREC
students in the Leadership course. and other sites around Florida
connect to a long-distance
videoconferencing network via phone lines. Videocameras at all
sites allow the students to view the instructor and vice versa.
CREC is the host site for long-distance education students at
CREC and in Tampa.
Education of Tomorrow
Dr. John Lombardi, past UF President (above left), was
the guest speaker at the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of
Commerce meeting on September 28. He spoke of ex-
panding opportunities in higher education as people from
all over the world can take courses and receive degrees
from the college of their choice via the Internet. UF is
directing efforts in this arena to be a leading force in dis-
tance education. Dr. Lombardi has returned to teaching in
the UF History Department. Above, Dr. Lombardi chats
with Drs. Larry Parsons (right) and Bill Castle (back)
PARSONS HEADS UF/IFAS COMMITTEE
Dr. Larry Parsons was elected Chairman of the UF/IFAS Faculty
Advisory Committee. The Committee meets regularly with Dr. Mike
Martin, Vice-President of Agriculture and Natural Resources, to dis-
cuss issues pertinent to UF's personnel and research, teaching and
Extension programs. The Committee is comprised of elected and
appointed IFAS faculty from the Gaines\ lle campus, Research and
Education Centers and County Extensions Offices. Dr. Steve Futch
is also a Committee member. Faculty members that have issues the.
would like the Committee to address should contact Dr. Parsons or
Master Gardeners Learn Citrus
Dr. Steve Futch, left, shows some citrus
to a group of Master Gardeners from
Highlands Count). Master Gardeners,
part of the Extension program, are vol-
unteers trained to assist in educating the
public about horticulture, gardening and
related topics. A group of 24 Master
-. Gardeners visited CREC and the Florida
4( -,' Dept. of Agric. & Consumer Services
Citrus Arboretum in Wintel Haven.
Florida Citrus Commission Meets at CREC
Commission, Industry View Fresh-Cut Citrus Project
The Florida Citrus Commission
(FCCi held their monthly meeting at
CREC on November 16. The meeting,
which is usually held at the FDOC head-
quarters in Lakeland, was attended by
over 100 people from the citrus indus-
The FCC meeting at CREC was a
special event. Meeting attendees were
rgi en a tour of the Fresh-Cut Citrus fa-
cilities in our Packinghouse by Dr.
Mohamed Ismail. Mark Thomas,
Tommy Long. Merrii Daughicry, Virgil
Stewart and other FDOC employees.
After ihe% tour, all attendees were
treated to a lunch of citrus dishes.
The full day of business included a
workshop about projecting future cit-
rus crop production levels. The Com-
mission also voted to extend of the
Florida Seal of Approval program to
The Florida Citrus Commission is
the agency head and serves in the ca-
pacity of a board of directors for the
Left. Citrus Commission Chairman Joseph D.
Marshbum, and right. Commissioner Joe L. Davis.
FDOC. Its twelve members, who are rep-
resentatives of citrus growers, processors
and fresh fruit shippers, are appointed by
the Governor of Florida and confirmed by
the Senate for thrce- ear terms.
Joseph D. Marshburn is the current
Chairman. Other members are Vice Chair-
man Martha Roe-Burke, John R.
Alexander, Walter L. Brewer, Tristan G.
Chapman, Joe L. Davis, Sr., James Emmett
Evans, III, Christopher W. Gargano,
Raymond A. Jackson, John M. Luther, Rex
V. \lcPherson. II, and Daniel R. Richey.
Conference in March
The Florida Section of the American So-
ciety of Mechanical Engineers will host
the 46th Annual Citrus Engineerinz
Conference at CREC on March 23,
2000. The program is directed toward
the citrus processing industry and will
include the following topics:
1. Strategic Automation
2. Technologies to Reoolutionize
Automation and Process Control
3. Continuous versus Batch Blendine
4. Sanitary Process Design
5. Sanitary Welding Standards
6. CIP Systems-Design and Function
The program provides an excellent op-
portunity for citrus industry personnel
to obtain current information in all ar-
eas that affect citrus processing. For ad-
ditional information, contact Dr. Bill
Miller, CREC, by phone or E-mail:
wmmi lal.ufl edu.
CREC HOSTS FIELD TRIP
Fifth-graders from All-Saints Academy in
W inter Haven made a field trip to CREC
in October. Left. Dr. Jan Narciso shows
students demonstrations of fungi, Drs.
Narciso and Bill Widmer's son, Cody, is
a student in the class. The students also
viewed demos of bacteria in an activity
lead by Lorrie Friedrich
Right. Dr. Renee Goodrich shows
students some cattle feed made out of
citrus by-products. The fifth-graders also
got a tour of the Electron Microscopy
Laboratory by DiAnn Achor, and
conducted some orange and grapefruit
juice taste tests with Dr. Monica
All Saints Academy Fifth-graders
Respond to CREC Field Trip:
"It suddenly clicked to me that microbiology
was fun when, on October 6, 1999, the fifth
grade took a field trip to the Lake Alfred
"I learned that orange peels are used for
making cow food."
"The processing for the electron microscope
was really complicated!"
"1 learned that a very tiny insect can lead to a
"S.E.M. looks on the surface, the T.E.M. looks
""I would like to work there someday .. "
PEOPLE AT CREC
Jack Smoot is a chemist \working
with Dr. Russell Rouseffon citrus
flavor and aroma research. Jack
spent 26 years with the LISDA 8
Sears at the USDA lab in ,r inter
i a Haven, then 18 years at the USDA
lab in Orlando, where he worked
with Dr. Heinz AWutscher. Jack
started working at CREC after the
Orlando group began their relocation
to new facilities in Fort Pierce. Jack,
a Winter Park resident, carpooled
with Dr. Clay McCoy when he worked in Winter Haven over 18
years ago. and is now back in the carpool with Dr. McCoy. His
hobbies include scuba diving
Word Processing Department: front. Karla Flynn (Icfi and Klith
sni. dcr, back, Barbara Thompson. Supervisor (Icl i and Eileen
Meet The Word Processing Department:
Eileen Albright joined CREC's Word Processing Depart-
ment in September. Her hometown is Austin, Minnesora, the
'"Home of IHormel." After high school, Eileen attended junior
college before going to Washington, D.C., where she worked
for the Navy Department from 1944-1948. She also has 20
years banking experience. 9 years medical experience, and 18
years of experience in accounting, tax preparation and secre-
F.leen. who has a sister in the area, moved to Haines City in
1996. A widow, she has a son who is married and has two
boys. Her oldest grandson is attending the University of North
Dakota and is enrolled in an aviation program, where he wants
to be a pilot for a major airline. Her youngest grandson will
graduate next June, and then enroll in a veterinary program at
the University of Minnesota.
Eileen lives in Plantation Landin.s. where she is secretary of
their homeowner's association Board of Directors. Eileen's
Francisco Ochoa is working
towards a Ph.D. in Plant Pathol-
ogy with Dr. Richard Lee. In
Venezuela, his native country,
Francisco studied Ag engineering'
S7, in college and earned a master's
degree in Plant Pathologs. He
spent 4-5 years working for a
S, S Research and Extension Farm
1' a_ Foundation Fusagri"), and after
Receiving his master's decree
spent 4 years conducting research
on the citrus tristeza virus (CTV) at the Central University of
Venezuela. Citriculture in Venezuela was virtually wiped out
by severe strains of CTV in the 1980's, but new plantings have
helped the citrus industry make a strong comeback.
Francisco started his graduate program at the University of
Florida in the spring of 1996. His areas of research include
mild strain cross-protection for CTV and studies on a trans-
Francisco and his wife, Olimpia, have two children a 13-
year old daughter and a 2-year old son, and enjoy cooking.
hobbies include bowk ling bocce, knitting. crocheting, reading,
playing cards and dominos.
I've been with CREC's Word Processing Dept. since July 1998.
I'm from Milford, Conn., graduated from Jonathan Law High
School, and from Stone School of Business (New Haven, Conn)
majoring in accounting. I met my husband Gary online in a "Single
Parent" chatroom on AOL in November 1996 and after about 2
months we knew we clicked. Gary came to Conn. first to visit my
son and I (Jan. 1997), my son and I then visited Gary and his son
here in Florida (March 1997). We decided to blend our families.
We knew we needed a bigger home (blending of the families)
and decided on our home through the mail and via phone with the
help of pictures and floor plans. Gary helped move my son and I
here in June 1997 and we were married November 29, 4'P7.
My son, Eddie, is 13 and my stepson. Daryl, is 9. We live on
5 acres in the Green Swamp section of Polk City (I don't miss the
city life at all, I love walking out at night and seeing nothing but
stars). We have one dog, Buddy, a stray who found and adopted
us, who watches over our 8 outdoor cats. I love gardening (and
mi \ ard is a challenge ). needle crafts, sewing, painting, and cook-
ing. I enjo. my Sunday School Ladies Bible Study and also at-
tend Faith Baptist Church in Polk City.
I have been with CREC (Word Processing Dept.) 86 days now.
Since coming to CREC, the hardest adjustment has been getting
acclimated to the interior temperature (air conditioner problems
make room cold or hot). I work pan-time (30 hrs. a week)
see Karla Fi ,mn. page 5
Karla F/inrn from page 4
which allows me to fulfill my g I career choice mother-
hood. I come to CREC with 12 years banking secretarial
experience, most of which are from agriculture where I
processed citrus loans, etc. I am originally from Illinois but
consider m\ selt a semi-native having lived in Lake Wales
the last 19 years. I've been married to Richard for 13 years
and have 2 children, Shelby (8) and Drew (6).
I am not jusl a %ile and mother, but: director of health,
education andwclfare. secretary of the treasury head of public
affairs, and chairman of the house rules committee. I am a
friend, advisor, referee, teacher, chaperone. housekeeper,
chiautffeur. interior decorator, veterinarian, hairdresser, seam-
stress, appointment manager. entertainer, nurse, chef, travel
agent, speech therapist, buyer of consumer goods and more!
In my spare time, I am active in church, enjoy watching Seminole
football games (sorry) and bullriding, crocheting and X-stitching.
and looking at 100-year old Victorian houses. I share love with a
Schnauzer, a tabby cat, and 20 fresh water fish.
Barbara Thompson, Word Processing Supervisor
I first came to CREC in December Il37 under the supervision of
CQnthia Evans when the Word Processing Dept. was known as the
Secretariat. I have been through the transition from manual
typewriters, correcting typewriters, Wang Processors, and Digital
DecMate Processors to Personal Compurers Through the years, I
have worked closely with the faculty in providing them with word
processing services and related services of the mail room and
See Barbara Thompson, page 9
CREC Photographer Moves On
*Terri says "0 Days Left!" Until Rejoining Husband Tim
Terri (Zito) Appelboom, CREC's pho-
tographer for the past 1 years, bid a fond
farewell on November 19 to accept a new
job atNorth Carolina INC State in Raleigh.
The move also allows Terri to rejoin her
longtime mate Tim Appelboom. whom she
married in Ma\. Tim, who worked at
CREC with Dr. Joe Knapp and Dr. Joe
Noling, is a graduate student at NC State.
Terri and Tim met at CREC. after Tim
started working for Dr. Noling. Tim left
C REC in )985 to study environmental en-
gineering at NC State, an exciting oppor-
tunity that Terri \wholeheartedlN encour-
aged him to take. The two maintained a
long-distance relationship over the years
until Terri's move to North Carolina last
month brought them together once again.
Terri and Tim are buying a house near
Raleigh. Tim is close to completing his
master's degree and is in the beginning
stages of a Ph.D. program in NC State's
Department of Biological and Agricultural
Engineering, where he is studying water
iqualir technology \ ith Dr. WaN ne Skaggs
Terri's New Job
Terri's new job is in the Department of
Communication Services in the College of
\rriculture and Life Sciences at NC State,
where she will be involved in computer
graphics, web page design. digital photog-
raphs and some traditional photography.
She will also work on the online version of
the College's quarterly magazine. Perspec-
The job is a nice fit for Terri, whose
career has involved photography, computer
graphics and audiovisual equipment op-
eration. After completing a B.S. in Com-
munications from Florida Southern College
in 1987, Terri worked part-time jobs at
Cypress Gardens as a photographer and
Grenelefe Resort and Conference Center
as an audio-visual technician. She joined
CREC in 1988, filling an opening left after
longtime photographer Harriet Long re-
Her CREC Career
At first. Terri recalled, her job at CREC
involved strictly photography. She later
assumed AV responsibilities after George
Edwards retired, Eventually, Terri was in-
corporated into the computer group, where
she learned computer graphics skills and
expanded her repertoire. Two years ago,
Pam Russ became her supervisor as Terri
became part of a Learning Resources "de-
apartment which now includes Jamie
Chastam, who was hired to fulfill AV needs
for distance education program and CREC
events now a fulltime job in itself
While Terri is often seen recording
CREC events on camera, she was also busy
with slidemaking from computer presen-
tation software and fulfilling various sci-
entific photography requests from CREC
personnel. According to Terri, her days
were filled with eseruthing from photo-
graphing specimens, to black-and-white
film processing and printing. printing and
making photographic plates, portraits, slide
duplicating, computer graphics for Exten-
sion publications, advising CREC person-
nel on photographic techniques and more.
PhotoLab Web Page
Terri completed a set of useful slide tips
for making slide presentations and a library
of digital photos that can be downloaded
for use. Go to CREC's web page
(www lal ufl edul and click on Photolab.
The Photolab site also contains links and
answers to frequently asked questions
(click on FAQ's) about Gator 1 ID cards,
passport photos, the current state contract
with Pittman Phoon for photography film
and supplies, color print proc :ssing at S &
J Portrait Studio and slide processing at
McDonald Studio, and instructions for for-
matting paper printouts for making 35 mm
Both Terri and Tim's families live in
the Winter Haven area, so it may be fare-
well. but not forever! U
- NEWS AROUND CREC -
Dr. Jude Grosser's laboratory pre-
sented an exhibit on citrus tissue
culture at a flower show, "Traditions
of Yesterday Visions of Tomorrow,."
in downtown Winter Haven on Nov.
12-13. The exhibit received the 2nd
Place Educational Award, and
included contributions from Bea
Nielsen. Dr. Fred Gmitter, J.L.
Chandler, Dr. Oscar Olvares-Fuster,
Shu Huang, Milica Calovic, Neil Haas
and Yinmhong W\ang The show was
sponsored by the Winter Haven
Council of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Diamond E. Basnaw (OPS, Dr. Alva)
Stephen Sax (Dr. Syvertsen)
Terri Appleboom (Pam Russ
Mohamed EI-Deeb I Visitor, Dr. Grosser)
Kelly King (Personnel Office) and
Travis Roland (Dr. Brlansky's Lab),
S, mpaih. is extended to Dr. Braddock in
the loss of his sister.
Jennifer Wisnesky I Dr. Brlansky's lab),
a baby boy, Br) son Tyler, on November
4 (8 lb 14 oz., 21">.
Holl, Darhower (former employee from
Dr. Timmer's Lab), a baby boy, Jeb
Jason, on November 13 (8 Ib 11 oz).
SAjia Paolillo, a Florida Southern
College student working with Dr. Johan
Scholberg in Dr. Larry Parsons' lab, won
first place for the Student Best Paper
Award at the Florida State Horticultural
Society meetings in Start. Florida. The
paper was entitled. "Water and nitrogen
status modi root grow th of two citrus
rootstock seedlings" by A.M. Paolllo.
J.M.S. Scholberg, L.R. Parsons, T.A.
Wheaton and K.T. Morgan.
: Maail Room
Recycle Day Dec. 20'
Bring recycle material to the Main Shop
area by 9:Ut) am.
CREC scientist, passed
away on Nov. 12. As
reported in the The
Ledger. Edwards conducted research
in the use of remote sensing to analyze
citrus productivity and tree vigor. He
was a photogrammetrist certified bi
the American Society of Phoiogram-
merry and Remote Sensinm
Time Cards Due:
The CREC Soccer Team: front row, Ito r: John Jifon. Raul Villanueva,
Mukkader Kay im, Elizabeth Knapp. Angle Grant, Denise Dunn, Hugo Aguilar. Stand-
ing, I to r: Craig Davis, Vladamir Orbovic, Oscar Fuster, Steve Bushong. Fahiem
Elborai, Munir Mawassi and Zenaida Viloria. Not pictured, Likui Yang, Paul Ling and
The CREC Soccer Team (4-3-2 in regular season), ended the fall with a loss in the Year-
End Tournament semi-finals on November 21. The team, which competed in the
Auburndale Co-Ed Fall Soccer League, welcomed several new players this fall and is
looking forward to competing again in the spring. Congratulations to our team and
special thanks to all those that contributed money towards their registration fees.
Diaprepes Task Force The battle against the Diaprepes root weevil continues on
Annual Scientific Meeting many fronts. Research updates and grower discussion on
January 20, 1999 efforts to manage this difficult and widespread problem w ill be
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall presented in January. The meeting is open to the public.
NETWORK COMPUTING SEMINAR:
j BIG Changes to CREC Email Network Plumbing/Y2K Info
Mike Armstrong & Gary Wilhite
SWhat You Need To Know Friday, December 4
by Mike Armstrong 11:00 am 12:00 pm
BHG Room 1
The email server at CREC has been replaced by a new system.
Details are available in a detailed document that were distributed by Part A: CREC Network plumbing an illustrated tour
mail i.f you did not get a copy, please contact Mike Armstrong at Ext. through the network at CREC, showing the parts,
303), and will be discussed during the network computing seminar on pieces, pipes, etc., that bring the Internet to your
December 4 (see inset, lefil Here are the highlights: desktop. Guest lecturer: Gary Wilhite.
* Concern on the part of the UF General Counsel and the Office of Part B: Y2K Last chance! An end-of-the-millennium
the Inspector General that our old email server might be used for summary of what the "Y2K bug" is, how it is likely to
purposes contrary to the Acceptable Use of University Comput- affect computing at CREC. what those little stickers
ing Resources Policl (available at: http://www.cio.ufl.edu/ on your PC REALLY mean, and what resources are
aupolie .him) led to a directive to replace or modify our email available to help overcome last-minute glitches.
server to preclude that misuse.
* At the same time, the "icon" mail server is being retired in early Also a discussion about CREC s E-mail changes!
December, follow ing IFAS policy set by ITPAC earlier this year.
* \ e replaced our tangelo mail server on November 18. and
adopted the "icon.lal.utf.cdu" and "tangelo lal ufl.edu" mail addresses as part of our "lal.ufl edu" address. While we still
encourage users to change their email addresses from "':Vicon lal.ufl.edu" or ",i -tangelo.lal.ufl.edu" to just slal ull edu".
there is no longer a system requirement to do so.
* All of this change will require change to, or replacement of, users' existing mail client software. Those using current
versions of Outlook, Outlook Express, or Netscape Messenger will only have to make some changes to software settings; those
running other mail clients may have to replace them to send email after Tuesday, November 30, 1999 at 9:00 AM ISD
strongly encourages the use of Outlook Express.
* All users using the CREC email server will have to have a valid CREC domain account. That one account-the network logon
account-and that one password, will be used for authentication for all CREC network services. Note: Some IDs valid on icon
are not valid CREC IDs.; we do not know if these are currently in use for email purposes on icon. A list of these invalid IDs is
attached to the detailed document.
* All this happened pretty quickly; I apologize for the confusion. It may be good practice for Y2K.
Manuscripts Submitted To The Publication Committee in November:
S. Pao, C.L. Davis, and D.F. Kelsey. I-. lica-'c of Washing, Sanitizing and torage on the Decnntamination of Orange Fruit Surface Inoculated
with Escherichia coll. Journal of Food Protection.
H, N. Nigg, S. E. Simpson, D. G. Hall, L. E. Ramos, S. U. Rehman, B. Bas and N. Cuyler. Field Assessment of Sampling Methods for Adult
Diaprepes abbreviatus L, (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal ofEconomic Entomology
Y. M. Koo, M. Salyani and J. D. Whitney. Spray Variable Effects on Abscission of Oranges in Mechanical Harvesting. Transactions of the
F if Fp 'lpp lid Engineering in Agriculture.
L. W. Timmer, A. J. Tesormero. and P. M. Bushong. Evaluation Il I ungicide, For Control of Greasy Spot on Red Grapefruit. 1998-99.
Fungicide and Nematicide Tests.
L. W. Timmer and P. M. Bushong. Evaluation of Fungicides For Control of Citrus Scab on Duncan Grapefruit. 1999. Fungicide and
L. W. Timmer and S. E. Zitko. Evaluation of Fungicides For Control of Postbloom Fruit Drop, 1998. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests.
L. W. Timmer. Evaluation of Fungicides For Control of Alteraria Brown Spot of Citrus. 1998. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests.
M. Mawassi, T. Satyanarayana, S. Gowda, M.R. Albiach-Marrt, C. Robertson, and W.O. Dawson. Replication of Heterologous Combina-
tions of Helper and Defective RNA of Citrus Tristeza Virus Virology,
M. A. EIrashidi A. K. Alva, Y. F. Huang, D. V. Calvert, T. A. Obreza, and Z. L He. Accumulation and Downward Transport of Phospho-
rus in Florida Soils and Relationship to Water Quality. Soil Science.
L. W. Timmer, S. M. Garasey, and J. H. Graham, Editors. C itrus Compendium of Citrus Diseases. APS Press.
W. M. Miller and G. P. Drouillard. Engineering Economic Analysis for Automatic Grading of Florida Citrus. Proceedings of the Florida
State Horticultural Society.
K. S. Derrick and L. W. Timmer. Citrus Blight and Some Other Diseases of Recalcitrant Etiolog, Annual Review of Plant Patholgy.
The long-awaited employee room is
now available for your use and enjoy-
ment! The room, located on the first
floor of building 7124. was developed
and renovated to provide employees and
guests of the CREC with a place to relax
and visit over lunch or break, and to
meet informally with our clientele who
visit the Center. Adjacent are new
restrooms, a great improvement! Our
hope is that it will help to stimulate
more interaction between employees
with different job responsibilities and
different addresses on campus. With the
placement of tables and chairs, the room
is now equipped with refrigerator/freezer.
microwave, sink, and vending machines.
We will try to offer coffee service to
users on a pay-as-'ou-go basis. Kathy
with customer service will oversee the
coffee service there, and coffee will be
available during work hours for 35 cents
regular cup and 50 cents mug or large
cup Continued availability of the coffee
service in the employee room will require
that the honor system in place be
New Employee Room Open
* Renovations Include LunchlBreakroom
Facilities, New Restrooms
Employees Of The Year
Each year the CREC acknowledges its staff at the holiday staff meeting by presenting service pins for long-term service to UF,
IFAS and CREC In addition, the tradition continues of recognizing special efforts and achievements among staff in several
different categories This award system is an important one because it comes from nominations from supervisors. A review
committee of former awardees conducts the review and makes the final decisions. For this year's program, a memo is going out
to encourage your participation. If you are a supervisor, consider nominating deserving staff If you recognize outstanding
performance by those with whom you work, please encourage their supervisor to nominate them. It is a positive statement to be
considered for this award, and so let your employees know you recognize their contributions Also, please plan to attend the staff
meeting on Thursday. December 16th in BHG Auditorium. More details are provided in the this newsletter and will be available
as the date approaches.
As part of the annual Hohday celebration at CREC. we are planning the Friday evening party to be something different (again' .
We hope you will take the opportunity to join in the fun and festivities on December 17 and help us reminisce about the past 100
Finally. I wanted to thank all of the CREC family for another successful year. As the state of Florida and its citrus industry
changes, and the UF, and IFAS experience change, many challenges are encountered at all levels in providing the quality science
and support to the citrus industry that we are known for and which is expected of us. While we all tend to want things to stay stable
or at least change slowly, many changes are happening rapidly and in unpredictable directions. It is both a strength of the CREC
and at the same time a continuing struggle to remain on target to provide the support that the industry recognizes that they need,
to contribute to the body of science, as well as to provide the support that will take the industry beyond their current problems into
the next decades. It is only through the group efforts of faculty. staff students, visiting scientists and other members of the CREC
that our goals can be realized. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your contributions to the overall success of the Center.
Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and happy 2000'
Harold Brw ring
followed so that the supplies for coffee
can be provided.
The employee room will be open 24
hours a day for your use and enjoyment
Plan your next chat there!
In an effort to keep the room open for
employee and guest use, we plan not to
reserve the room for special events or
Please give us vour feedback on this
addition to the Center
FROM T E PIR CTOR
Barbara Thompson, from pag, 5
switchboard. In May 1975, after the death of my husband's
lather. we moved back home to Arkansas. We moved back
to Florida in December of 1978 and my daughter Michelle
was born in February 1979. December 1981 Cynthia said
she needed someone that was already trained to work for
3 months. That 3 months lasted until May of 1983 when I
left on maternity leave with Rusty who was born in July.
Tonya followed in September 1984. I had planned to stay
home with the kids until the\ started to school. However,
that u21, word Divorce came in October 1986. Cynthia put
me back on OPS in January 1987. I became line item in
June 1987 and I plan to be here for the duration. CREC is
my extended family. My children say this is my first home
and I just drop through and see them occasionally I do
love this place (as insane as that seems sometimes), 1
couldn't have better faculty to work with, and Monica and
Dr. Bro%\ nnmg have been super as boss's.
After 13 years, I finally broke down and said yes to a
very patient man and was remarried on July 19, 1Q99.
Don't worry, I'm still Barbara Thompson. I wanted mi
name to remain the same as my children. I am very proud
of my children. God has blessed them with a lot of talent.
We are active in the music department in our church.
I love to bowl. I've bowled on a league all but 3 years
since I was 18. Eery Friday night from September to May
you can find me at Cypress Gardens Bow ling Lanes. I
usually maintain a 156 average, but this year it's down to
145. 1 have bowled a 96 and a 201 on the same night, but
I'm usually right in there at 150 to 160. Not great, but I
have a lot of fun. I'm an avid card player: I play almost
every Saturday night. 1 love Canasta but I'll play .irmhinLL
as long as everyone can stay awake,
SPRING 2000 AT CREC
Advanced Citriculture (HOS 6546)
* Dr. Gene Albrio
* Monday, 4:00 7:00 pm
* At CREC IBHG Conference Room) and Distance
Education locations of Immokalee, Ganes\ ille and
Citrus Fresh Fruit Technology
* Dr. Gene Albrigo
* Tuesday, 4:00 8:00 pm
* BUG. Jr. Citrus Hall
FlaI or Chemistr) and Technology
* Dr. Russell Rouseff
* Wednesday, 4:00 8:00 pm
* BH1G, Jr. Citrus Hall
More info on these courses on CREC's web page:
Would you like to be in "Citrus
Leaves?" We welcome your
contributions and suggestions.
Editor: Public Relations, Monica
Lewandowski; Production and
Distribution: Word Processing,
Barbara Thompson, Supervisor;
Customer Service, Kathy
Witherington, Supervisor, Nancy
Burke and Connie Noxel.
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Dr. Jackie Mtg 8 30 am
Burns 11 am
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Dr. John MTG Holiday
Jifon 11 am 8:30 am Party
BHG 1/2 7:00 pm
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31 NEW YEAR'S
1 IFAS FACULTY ACCOUNTABILITY
TRAINING-Dr. Glenn Israel, Rm 4,
10 am pm.
3- FSHS BOARD MEETING-
Dr. Jackie Bums. Packinghouse
Conf. Rm., 10:00 am 3:00 pm.
3- Seminar: Mike Armstrong
"Computing at CREC -105. BHG
Rm 1, 11:00 am Noon.
7- Seminar Dr. Jackie Bums
"Investigation on Heat-Stable
Pectinesterase Gene In Valencia
Orange." BHG Rm 1, 10 45 am -
7- HARVESTING LABOR
MANAGEMENT MTG-Galen Brown.
BHG Conf, Rm., 1:00 pm 3:00 pm.
8- Supervisors' Meeting-Dr.
Browning. BHG Conf. Rm, 8:30
am 10:00 am.
14 Seminar Dr. John Jifon "Effects of
Genotype and Environmental Stress
on Photosynthetic Acclimation to
Elevate CO2 in Phaseolus vulgaris
L." BHG Rm 1, 10:45 am Noon.
16 -Staff Mtg.-Dr. Browning,
BHG Rms, 1&2, 8:30 am -
17 HOLIDAY PARTY. BHG
ALL ROOMS. 7:00 pm til.
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