Citrus Research and Education Center News and Information Volume 18, No. 2
In This Issue
Citrus Hall of Fame Inductees ............ 1
Production Managers Honor Kender,
Tucker ......................... ... 2
Scenes from Jerry Fojtik's Retirement
Luncheon ................................. 2
M eet ... .. .. ......
Diaprepes Task Force Annual Scientific
Meeting & Program .................... 4
News Around CREC
From Personnel .......... ............ 5
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Videoconference ..,.................... 5
Info & Training Seminars............... 5
ISC Development Workshops ............ 5
Alzheimers Assoc. Memory Walk ...... 5
Facility Update First Aid Kits ......... 6
Bloodmobile Feb. 7 ..................... 6
CREC Welcome, Farewell ............ 6
Grad Student Discussion Sessions ... 6
Citrus Engineering Conference ........ 6
Manuscripts Submrtted ................... 7
Feb 13-BHG Room I
8:00- 11:30 am
More info Page 5
We welcome your contributions
Editor: Public Relations, Monica
Gretchen Baut; Production and
Distribution: Word Processing,
Barbara Thompson, Supervisor,
Kathy Snyder, Karla Flynn, Linda
Murphy and Justin Tabb; Cus-
tomer Service, Kathy
Witherington, Supervisor, and
Dr. John Attaway, Mr. Barnette Ellis Greene,
Jr., and Mr. Busier Pratt will be inducted into
the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame at the Nora
Mayo Hall in Winter Haven on February 9.
Inductees are chosen for their contributions
to any of the following fields: pioneers, har-
vesting, packing, processing, marketing, sci-
ence and or education. Below, a brief biogra-
phy of this year's inductees, with emphasis on
their special ties to CR EC.
Dr. Attaway is the retired director of the
Florida Department of Citrus. He began his
career as a research chemist for the FDOC at
CREC (then known as the Citrus Experiment
Station) in 1959, and served as Director from
1968-1995. He is recognized for his contribu-
tions to citrus processing and his
leadership in many key areas, in-
cluding research on the citrus
health benefits, pulpwash regula-
tions and detection procedures and
the establishment of the Florida
grow. er" box tax" research program.
Also a citrus grower, Dr. Anawav
has been a true leader in the citrus industry.
Since his retirement, Dr. -tta\kay has written
two books, "A History of Florida Citrus
Freezes" and "Hurricanes and Florida Agricul-
ture." Afamilar face around CREC. Dr. Ana away
and his wife, Olga, live in Winter Haven.
Mr. Barnette "Ba rne)" Greene has made
significant contributions to fresh citrus pro-
duction, packing and marketing and has been
an active leader of several citrus organizations.
He was a pioneer in producing quality fresh
fruit for Japan and was among the first to
establish grower-managed drainage districts
in the Indian River area. A UF graduate and
supporter, Mr. Greene has been a strong ad-
vocate of agricultural research and educa-
tion and has contributed time, equipment and
funds to the Indian River REC and other UF/
IFAS units. Mr. Greene and his ife. Hariot,
operate citrus groves and a nurser, business.
They reside in Vero Beach.
James B. "Buster" Pratt has worked
tirelessly for 54 years to improve production
problems and guarantee the quality and future
of Florida's citrus industry. His effort to
protect citrus and other crops from invasive
pests and diseases have impacted our entire
horticultural industry. Among
ear's his many accomplishments, Mr.
s have Pratt organized the Diaprepes
Task Force in 1993 and served
's to UF as Chair until last year. Mr. Pratt
CREC worked at CREC several years
ago, and is a founding member
of the Citrus Research and
Education Foundation, a non-profit
organization established to support the
mission of CREC and to link the CREC
programs more closely \. ith the industry. He
has been a mentor to students both young
and old. In 1995, he was recognized by CREC
for outstanding service in promoting the our
research, extension and teaching programs.
An acti' e citrus erow er. Mr. Pratt and his w ife.
Jean, reside in Haines Cir\.
Diaprepes Task Force Annual Scientific Meeting
Feb. 9 CREC
Program on Page 4 -
S IVERSITY OF Dr Harold W, Browning Center Director
Citrus Research & Education Center
FLO RID A 700 Expriment Station Road
Lake Alfred. FL 33850-2299
Tel. Ihli 956-1151
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences T n8st,3 956-315l
Fax (863) 956-4631
Citrus Hall of Fame To Induct
Attaway, Greene, Pratt
Production Managers Honor Kender, Tucker
The Florida Citrus Production Managers Associa-
tion presented Drs. Walt Kender and David Tucker
JIM. q with awards of appreciation for their years of service
to the Florida citrus industry. The presentations
were made at CR EC at their January I0 meeting.
Left photo: left to right. Dr. Herman Reitz, retired
CREC Center Director (1957-1982), Dr. Kender,
Buster Pratt and Dr. Harold Browning. Reitz,
Kender and Browning are three of the Cenler's four
directors during its history. Dr. Arthur Camp was the
Center's first director from 1935-1956.
Right photo: Dr. David Tucker, Photos by G Baut.
Jerry Fojtik Retires After 35 Years
Over 100 people were on hand to bid farewell to Jerry Foitik on January 19. Jerry,
who was worked with Dr. Clay McCoy since 1972, has been an instrumental part of
Dr. ClaN McCoy's research program. Friends and colleagues shared memories and
stories with the crowd, which included several members of Jerry's family and several
former colleagues. Ed Lounds served as the Master of Ceremonies. Photo on right:
Dr. Browning presented to Jerry a plaque of appreciation for 35 years of service.
I W ,i
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tan Jackson righi i and Denise Dunn (center)
presented Jerry roilik with a variety of
Ed Lounds served as Master of
Dr. Clay McCoy acknowledged
Jerry's research contributions, and
shared several examples of Jerry's
positive attitude and good work ethic.
Ernie Botielma:n, former CREC cnmprl: c aind
longtime friend, came to wish Jerry best wishes.
Several larrLl. mmhbers ,rd friends were in attendance. Above left. Father Heslin
addresses the audience. Above right, (left to right): Father Heslin, Jerry's wife Marti and
their grandson, and Mrs. McCoy
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Dr. Dilip K. Ghosh is a visiting
scientist from the National
S Research Centre for Citrus
(N RCC) in Nagpur. India. Dr.
a.dio GChosh has been working with
Dr. Ron Brlansky since early
November, conducting research
on the citrus tristeza virus
(CTV). His research involves
the molecular characterization of
Sisolates ofCTV. He is also
conducting experiments with
Drs. Richard Lee and Chuck Niblett (UF-Gainesville). He has
four months of financial support from the Indian Council for
Agricultural Research (ICAR), and will likely continue working
at CREC for an additional five months through July on a
research grant to Dr. Brlanskv.
Dr. Ghosh holds a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Plant
Patholog% from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in
New Delhi. Hls famlv,; who is current> back inNagpur,
includes his wife, Papia. an organic chemist, and their 4-%ear
old daughter, Disha Dr. Ghosh enjoys making new friends as
well as keeping in close contact with old friends, and has
found CREC to be a nice place to work, -It is nice to meet
people from different parts of the world and to interact [with
them] personally and prot'esionall)."
Congratulations to Julia Beretta, holding a medal-
lion after finishing the Disney Half-Marathon (13.1
miles) on January 9. Julia trained for over 4 month S,
which was the longest distance race she has ever
completed. Runners braved early morning hours and
freezing temperatures on race day. Medallions were
presented to all half-marathon participants who
finished within 3 1 2 hours. The event also included
a marathon and attracted over 18,000 runners. The
race course included back lot areas of DisneyWorld
as %iell as parts of the parks, including the Magic
S Jill Dunlop is a
working in Dr. Jim
b left). Jill started
-mworking at CREC in
., late November (a
-week before the ISC
Congress. Jill is
Florida. and holds a
degree in Environmental Studies from Elon College in
Burlington, North Carolina. As a college student, Jill worked
part-time in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
chemistry lab. After graduation, she spent nearly two years at
Actinic Inc., a chemical-manu Facruring company where she
was in charge of quality control.
While at Elon College, Jill met her husband, JefT, who is
from Winter Haven. The- recently decided to relocate back to
Winter Haven, and to their excitement, both found jobs in the
area. Jeff is a social worker at Winter Haven Hospital.
Currently, Jill is assisting Drs. Syvertsen and John Jifon
with various aspects of environmental physiology research.
Mary Sirois, who has
worked in CREC's
Business Office for 16
years, is retiring in
Februan, Over the years,
Mary has been respon-
sible for purchasing.
travel, grants and ac-
counts payable. On
A February 7 (l:00-4:00 pm),
S the Business Office
-A invites you to stop by the
2nd floor of Building 24 for a -'drop-by" farewell to wish
Mary best wishes and share some refreshments. Her last
day at work is February 8.
Pted., February 7
1:00 4:00 pm
The Business Office invites
you to drop by to wish Mary
Sirois best wishes and share
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The Diaprepes Task Force Annual Scientific Meeting morning session will feature scientific research updates on the biology
of and management efforts for the Diaprepes root wee. il. an insect pest of citrus, ornamentals and other crops. The aiter-
noon session will feature research poster presentations and offer ample opportunity for discussion between growers,
industry personnel and scientists. The meeting will benefit growers that have a Diaprepes problem or have groves near
Diaprepes-infested areas. All those interested should attend to learn the latest news about this devastating pest.
DIAPREPES TASK FORCE ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
February 9, 2001
CREC Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall
Open to the public: registration is free
9:00 am Opening Remarks ..................... Garvie Hall, Connie Riherd and Harold Browning
ORAL. PRESENTATIONS .......... Clay McCoy, Convener
9:15-9:30 HerbNigg and Sam Simpson...... Update on Diaprepey egg biology research
9:30-9:45 Robin Stuart et al ..................... Seasonal ecological studies on Diaprepes in non-irrigated citrus
9:45-10:00 Jude Grosser and Jim Graham..... Selection to tetrapoloid zygotic hybrids with resistance potential to
Di.api epe 'Phi thophthora complex
10:00- 10:15 Coffee break -
10:15- 10:30 Jorge Pena et al.......................... Update on classical biocontrol of Diaprtpcs abbreviatus in Florida during
10:30- 10 45 Clay McCoy et al ..................... Effect of two species of nematodes at 3 rates on Diaprepes larval control
in flatwood soil
10:45- 11:00 Larry Duncan .......................... Soil texture and efficacy ofentomopathogenic nematodes
1100-11:15 Phil StansIl ............................... Micromite efficacy and persistence
11:15- 11:30 Herb Nigg and Sam Simpson...... Pesticides for adult Diaprepes root weevil control
1:00-2 3U POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Charles O'Brren ........................ Citrus Root Weevils: A taxonomic conundrum
Steve LaPointe ........................ A particle film deters oviposition by Diaprepes abbreviatus
Steve LaPointe ......................... Infection of the Diaprepes Root Weevil by an Iridovirus
Robin Stuart et al. ..................... Ants as predators of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus in Florida
.............. ............... ...... .. = Citrus
Joroe Pena et al...................... Establishment of two introduced parasitoids of Diaprepes abbreviatus
.............................. ...... Host finding behavior of Ceratogramma Ltit: nne.i an egg parasitoid of
Duiprcpe s abbreviatus
Bob Pelosi ............................... New chemical larval control of Diaprepes
Time Cards Due:
Mon., Feb. 12
Mon., Feb. 26
New Year's Day, Monda.. Jan. 1
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthda.,
Monday, Jan. 15
Memorial Day, Monday, May28
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3
Veterans Day (observed), Monda\.
Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday and
Friday, No\. 22 and 23
Christmas Da.. Tuesday, Dec. 25
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Memory Walk on Feb. 17
The Polk County ulrice:. of the
Alzheimer's Association Tampa Bay
Chapter are having their second
"Memory Walk" on February 17,2001
at 9:00 a.m. (8 a.m. check in) at Lake
Hollingsorth in Lakeland. The Polk
Count. Memory Walk is aiming to raise
$50.000 for the local chapter (with
offices in Lakeland and Winter Haven)
to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's
and provide hundreds of walkerss (800
is the goal) and volunteers with a fun-
filled day of fitness, friendship, food
and entertainment. Besides the walk,
there will be entertainment by Harmony
Grits and country musician Steve
Selb.. as well as other fun exhibits.
The raised dollars will be used to
support the Chapter's mission to
provide a support system for Alzheimer
families through patient services,
education, advocacy and research.
Last year, several CREC employees and
their families formed a team. If you are
interested in more information please
contact Beatriz Nielsen, Ext. 353.
- NEWS AROUND CREC -
Sexual Harrassment Awareness
At CREC Via Videoconference -
Tuesday, Feb. 13 -
CREC BHG Room 1
8:00 am 11:30 am
Register b% calling Nancy Burke at Ext. "0"
The University of Florida expects that all employees attend a mini-conference on
sexual harassment as early in their employment as possible. If you have
attended one of these conferences before, you do NOT need to attend again.
The workshops are offered on a semi-regular basis at the main Gainesville
campus but are only offered at the REC's via videoconference occasionally.
Information and Training Seminars -
Mr. M ike Armstrong, CREC Information Support
Friday, Feb. 16 11 am
BHG Room I
This Info/Training seminar will focus on E-mail.
Specific topics to be announced.
Dr. Monica Lewandowski, CREC Public Relations
Friday, March 2 11 am
BHG Room 1
"Design Tips for Powerpoint"
Some design tips regarding color, font and images: answers to frequent
questions and problems regarding Powerpoint.
Your Suggestions for Future Topics?
The Information and Training Seminars Committee, headed by Dr. Masoud
Salyani, welcomes suggestions for future topics. What seminars would help
you in your job? Please pass on your suggestions to Dr. Salyani
I msi.iilal.uil edu) or to Monica Lewandowski (Ext. 233 or mmlew 'i .al ull edu
ICS Faculty/Staff Development Workshops
IFAS Communications Ser\ ices (ICS) offers workshops in various topics for all
personnel, including iaculk. staff, OPS etc. Most of the workshops are held in
the UF/IFAS Distance Education Center in Gainesville, but many are videotaped
and available for check-out, and some are even offered through the
v ideoconferencing network. For more information and the full spring schedule,
see: http: disred.ifas ufl.edu support training.htm.
Feb. 7 Making Web Pages For A
Distance Education Course or Web CT
3:00 4:00 pm, [FAS Distance Educ.
Center, t I' campus
March 14- Web Acce-,ahihtr -
(. reading checking \eb page: for ADA
3:00 4:30 pm, IFAS Distance Educ.
Center, IlF campus
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First Aid Kits
First aid kits are kept at Shipping and
Receiving and the Main Switchboard.
These first aid kits will be kept Fully-
stocked with first-aid supplies.
Feb. 7- Bloodmobile
Our next visit by the Blood Mobile for the Blood Banks of
Mihd-Florida will be on Wednesday, February 7 from
9:00am-12noon. The Blood Mobile will be parked in the lot
next to the entomology building No appointment is necessary.
Your donation could help save a life!
A CREC Welcome to ....
Sabine Ravnshar Visitor (Dr. Graham)
Dr. Ali Fares Post-doc (Dr. Parsons)
Mohammed Farooq Post-doc (Dr.
Kelly Evans Student (Dr. Rouseff)
Perciva Mariner OPS (Dr. Ch i elders I
Estelle Baker OPS (Dr. Michaud)
Jamey Chambers OPS (Dr. Timmer)
Natalia Peres- Visitor (Dr. Timmer)
Susan Tannez- OPS (Dr. Albrigo.
Jenni fer Pohle -OPS (Dr. Michaud)
Chrisrt Shirley OPS (Dr. Michaud)
Cassia Price OPS (B. Nielsen)
Katie Jones OPS (Dr. Gmitter)
Luz Rodriguez OPS (Dr. Childers)
KiFi Sheung Assoc. Research Scientist
Jim Tillman- Librar, (P. Russ)
Sympathy to Mrs. Fa> e Ball, former DOC
employee at CREC. on the passing of her
Farewell to Jim I
Tillman, who has
been working in
the Library with
Jim's major role
was to enter
holdings into the WEBLUIS database.
Jim, who lives in Gainesville, said he will
miss CREC and the people % ei much.
and that his work here gave him "a real
sense of accomplishment."
CREC Graduate Student
Tuesday, 4 -5 pm
BHG Teaching Lab
CREC Graduate students et al.
invite you to join them every
Tuesday afternoon. 4:00 5:00 pm
in the BHG Teaching Lab for an
informal discussion about research.
education, etc. Different CREC
speaker is featured each week.
For more information, contact
Fahiem Elborai Kora.
CITRUS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
A. S. M E.
March 22, 2001
47th Annual Citrus Engineering Conference
March 22, 2001
BenHill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall
The program is directed toward the citrus processing industry and includes the
1. Manufacluring F ecuiion Systems
2. Mechanical Harvesting
3. Aseptic quality; critical control points, sampling and testing
4. Preventative/predictive maintenance excellence
5. Ammonia refrigeration; automurion mand efficiency
6. Evaporator automation
This program provides an excellent opportunity for citrus industry personnel to obtain
current information in all ares that affect citrus processing. The program is sponsored
by the Florida section of the American Society of MNchanical Engineers (ASME .
Addition information may be obtained by contacting Dr. William Miller
\~ mm.i lal.ull cdu or Ext. 229).
Manuscripts Submitted in December 2000 b
S. H. Futch. Middles Mangement in Florida Citrus Orchards. Proceedings ofthe International Society ofCitriculture.
W. M. Miller, W. F. Wardowski, and W. Grierson. Pack ingline Machinery for Florida Citrus Packinghouses. Technical
J. H. Graham. What do Root Pathogens See in Mycorrhizas? New Ph) biologist, Commentary.
Manuscripts Submitted in January 2001
Z. Viloria, J. L. Chandler, and J. W. G rosser. Development ofAcid Citrus Fruit Culti\ ars via Interploid Hybridization.
Proceedings of the International Soc i y of Citriculture.
Luis Pozo and Jacqueline K. Burns. Ethylene action inhibitors reduce Eihrel-induced leaf drop and gummosis in citrus.
Jude W. Grosser and J. L. Chandler. Development of Improved Rootstocks Via Somatic Hybridization. Proceedings of the
International Society of Citriculture.
Jude W. Grosser and F. G. Gmitter, Jr. The Role of Somatic Hybridization in Improving Citrus Cold-Hardiness and Cold
Protection. Proceedings of the International Society of Citriculture.
Jude W. Grosser, F. G Cmitter, Jr.. and .. L. Chandler. Development of Improved Sweet Oranges Via Somacional Variation.
Proceedings of the International Society of Citriculture.
0. Olivares Fuster, G H. Fleming, M. R. Albiach-Marti, S. Gowda, J. W. Grosser. Alternative Citrus Transformation with
Emphasis on Disease Resistance. Prceed'in.s of the International Society of Cariculture
E. Echeverria and P. Gonzalez. Tonoplast-Associated Sucrose Ssnthase. Involvement in Sucrose Mobilization from the
Vacuole. Plant Phn-sioloKs.
Carl C. Childers. BrT'epalpnu (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) mites on citrus and their status as vectors of citrus leprosis.
Proceedzngs of Exotic Vectored IPai/thgen. of Citrus.
Masoud Salyani. Effective Application of Pest ic ides in Florida Citrus Applications. Proceedings ofthe International Society of
L. W. Duncan and C. W. McCoy. Hydraulic Lift Increases Herbivory by Diaprepes abbreviatus Larvae and Persistence of
Steinernema riobrave in Dry Soil. Journal of\Vemutnolog, y
M. Calovic, Z. Viloria, B. Nielsen, F. C milter, Jr., W. Castle, and J. Grosser. Somatic Embryogenesis from Lemon Style, and
Analysis of Genetic Stability in Regenerated Plants Using RA PD and Flow Cytometry. Pro ceding' of the International
SoLiety of Citriculture 2000.
Richard F. Lee. Value of Clean Stock Programs and Quarantine Measures, Proceedings of the International Society of
M. Singh and S. Sharma. Effect ofethoxylated alcohol surfactant series on the bioefficacy ofglyphosate and fluazifop-P but 1.
International Stvmpostum on .1diutuants for Agrochemicals.
J. Lin and R. Rouseff. Characterization ofAroma-lmpact Compounds in Cold-Pressed Grapefruit Oil Using Time-Intensity
GC-Olfactometry and GC-MS. Flavor and Fragrance Journal.
Igor A. Kostenyuk, Jerzy Zon, Jacqueline K. Burns. Phenylalanine ammonia lyase gene expression during abscission in citrus.
L. R. Parsons. Microsprinkler Irrigation for Citrus Freeze Protection. International Society of Citriculture.
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4 5 6 7Bloodmobile at 8 9 10
Florida Gift Fruit Supervisors CREC Diaprepes
Shpers Mtg 9 am -12 noon Task Force
Florida Gift Fruit Annual
Grad Student Shippers Scientific Mtg
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Sexual Faculty Mig Info/Training
Harassment 8 30 am Seminar
Awareness Mike Armstrong
Grad Student 8 00 11 30 am 11 am
18 19 20Food 21 22 23 24
Safety Training Food Safety
for Extension Training for
Grad Student REC Review
Florida Gift Fruit Shippers, BHG
6 Supervisors' Mtg, Packinghouse
Conference Room, 8:30 10:30 am
9 Diaprepes Task Force Annual
Scientific Meeting. BHG Room 1, 9:00
am 4 pm
13,14,15 Rural Water and Waste Operations
Certification training, BHG Rooms 1, 3-4
13 Sexual Harassment Miniconference
Videoconference BHG Room 1
8:30 am 11:30 am
14 Faculty Meeting, Employee Lunch
room, Building 24, 8:30 10:30 am.
16 Info & Training Seminar, Mike
Armstrong, CREC Information Support.
BHG Room 1, 11 am
20 Research & Education Centers -
review. BHG Rooms 3-4.
20-21 Food Safety Training for Extension,
BHG Rooms 1-2.
Tuesday, 4:00 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Informal Discussion -
BHG Teaching Lab
Classes at CREC This Semester
Citrus Pest Management
Dr. Duncan, Thursdays, 3-6 pm
Principles of Agribusiness Management
(AEB 3133). Thursday, 5:30 8:30 pm,
BHG Conference Room.
Dr. Suzanne Thomsbury, UF IRREC