Institute of Food and Agricultural Scicnces
Citrus Research and Education Center News and Information
This month feature,
graduations and ." .
other acciomplish- '
ments from ( R C
employee and lfmil] .
members! See pages 2-5 for an
extraordin:iry list of accomplish-
ments. If you've got some news
and missed this issue, we
welcome your news at any time
throughout the year.
In This Issue
packinghouse Day Crowd ........ 1
Disaster Contact Plan .............. 1
Congratulations! ...................... 2-5
Inventory Team Thanks CREC ... 5
Scenes from Packinghouse Day
.... .. ....... ....... .. ....... .... 6
News Around CREC
Open Enrollment .............. 7
In Memoriam ........................ 7
Welcome, Farewell ............. 7
Citrus Canker Info ,,.,... ...... 8
Manuscripts ....................... 8
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Leaves?" We welcome your
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corrections. Editor, Monica
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ext. 233.
Photography, Gretchen Baut;
Graphics: Justin Tabb; Production
and Distribution: Word
Processing, Barbara Thompson,
Supervisor; Kathy Snyder, Karla
Flynn and Lmda Murphy;
Customer Service, Kathy
Witherington, Supervisor, and
Dr Hjield% \" Broning ,t crir Di[r tir
Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Eperinmeni Station Road
Lake Alfred. FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 9564631
Volume 19. No 9
The 40th Annual Packinllhoue Day (above) on
August 30 drew a crowd of nearly, 200 people. The
event features seminars and exhibits for the fresh
fruit citrus industry. This year's theme was food
safety. Speakers discussed the importance of
proper food handling practices and related topics
for fresh produce.
Left: Dr. Joe Ahrens, new FDOC SL ientl tic
Research Direcior addresses the crowd :i
For niore photo, from Packinghouse D.1,. .se
page 5. Photos b\ (..rechen Bair.
Are You A Part of Our Disaster Contact Plan?
The H\ord ProucC''ilng Department is compiling contact intonnation for allC RI.C
employees. in cdse of an eniergenci or diastcr In the midst of hu-rriane season. ii.
imperaJlic that Lwe hate contact inlorminllon for all eniplo:.ees :and ', IiiorN N, hI idl
'ou m.1', be noli lied in case of a Center%% ide c losing or crisis II o,'(u ht'.e not e i
supplied the f\,ll[ owng information .lu.stin Tabb. please take a rimoener arnd Io mso'
Send by hard cop' or E-mail to ltahbbi lal iill.edu
Home Telephone Number
CREC Telephone Extensi1nn
Packinghouse Day Crowd
CONGRATULATIONS ... to our CREC graduates, employees and their
family members on their recent accomplishments.
CREC graduate student Dan Crews left i
completed his UF Master's degree in
from the Department of Agricultural and
Biological Engineering. He studied
under Dr. Jodie Wh itnev at C R FC
Dan with some of his eng incri rig colleagues Left to right:
Roy Sweeb, who works in Dr. Sal: ani's lab; Dan. Sherrie
Buchanon, who works in Dr. Millers' lab, and Dr. Muhammed
Farooq, who works with Dr. SAlyani Phollti by G Baut.
S r- Jessica Cook
S"Jessica Cook. who worked in
L '-, Dr. Jim Grahamn's lab,
graduated from Haines City
High School in January i irh
S ,, 'Ifigh lHonors, placing 26th
South oir" 3l grduatc,. and
'participated in commence-
Sment ceremonies in May. She
began Air Force basic
training in Jul.. and plans to
> ^work in air trai-fic cortro].
She holds the rank of E-3,
SG-Biir Airman First-class.
Dan with his ag engineering mentors. Left to right: Dr. Jodie
,\ itiiine. Dan, Dr. Masoud Salyani and Dr. Bill Miller.
SI Jenny rL
i graduated from
School in May. Jenny, daughter of
Joe and Roxanne Noling, worked
at CREC in Dr. Grosser's lab. She is
currently attending Warner
Southern (olleLe. where she plays
on the college's soccer team.
The Nolings. left to right: Joe, Jessica, Jenny and Roxznne.
Heather Waldow graduated from South Florida Community College with an
Associate of Arts degree on May 7. She is majoring in Agriculture Extension
and is currently attending I '- in Gainesville. Heather worked in Dr. Albrigo's lab.
MORE CONGRATULATIONS .....
Jennifer Parson,, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. Larry
Parsons, y graduated on May
5 from the University of
Florida with a B.A. degree
in Communication Sciences
and Disorders in the area of
Speech Patllog. She
was a Laboratory Assistant
for Dr. TInler during
summers and school breaks
since high school and also
worked for Dr. Grosser.
While at the University of
Florida, she maintained her
Florida Academic Scholars'
full tuition scholarship all
four years. A graduate of
Auburndale High School, where she graduated ninth in her
class, she credits Auburndale's Honors and AP courses with
getting her ready for the demands of clo lee She loves Gator
football and ba del hall games and is now a proud Gator alumna
herself. For a while, she plans to live and work in the
James Pruint. son ol'lcanell
(Custodial Super. isor) and
Mike Pru in, graduated from
Auburndale High School on
Dr. Keith Cadwallader
Dr. Keith Cadwallader, UF alumnus and former student of Dr,
Bob Braddock. is now Associate Professor of Food Chemistry at
the University ol Illinois Dr. Catldallader has a BS in food
science from the University of Georgia. and a MS and Ph.D. in
food science from UF. \% while a UF graduate student, Dr.
Cadwallader held a Food \Lachiner,, Corporation tFlM(')
Scholarship and was recently featured in "Pride and Progrc%,."
an FMC FoodTech Citrus Systems publication.
It's not too late! Submit news on graduation and other
accomplishments whether it be about, ou. a relative ofyours
or another ( RF.C employee. We'll be happy to recognize
an; news from you and your iamils at any time through-oui
the year. Call Monica Lewandowski (X233) or Email:
rnmlciea lal utl edu
April Elston won the 2001
Research Award from the
Agricultural and Food
Chemistry Division of the
American Chemical Society
(ACS). She xa; j a- aided an all-
expense paid trip to the fall ACS
meeting in Chicago to present
her research, a $500 cash award
and a certificate, April
conducted a research projeci in Dr. Ruw.sell IRoLuIcT' s lab :, while a
student at Florida Southern College (FSC'. Her project involved
the use of gas chromatography-olfactometry to determine the
aroma impact components in rose oil and a citrus juice blend
study utilizing an electronic nose. April graduated with a B.S. in
Chemistry from FSC in May. She received a UF-( R (.' graduate
assistantship and is pursuing a Master's dLgrcc at UF-Gainesville
in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Asl.iug Hognadottir, a ,I- C REC
graduate student working with Dr.
Russell Rouseff, was awarded the
Donald A. Withycomhe Graduate
Fellow ship Award in Food Chemistry
in 2001 from the Agriculiura and
Food Chemistry Division of the
Americal Chemical Society. She will
rcci\tc a $S2(00 fellowship The award
is based on the student's potential for
'* .A 1
esitabllhing an excellent graduate research career. Aslaug is
e\aluating techniques for analzing samples for olfactometry
(measurement of oliltile cILomponents. odors) and other aspects of
flavor chemistry. She is a native of Iceland.
Congratulations to Julie Gmitter,
daughter of Fred and Arlene Gmitter,
who graduated from Jewett Academy
and is now in high school!
Antonio Cuyler, son ol Nadine
Cuyler I Dr Nigg's Lab), graduated
From Stetson University in Deland
on May 12, He earned a Bachelors
of Music Degree in voice
performance, with elective studies
in foreign languages. Antonio also
did a scripture reading at the
S etHcon University Baccluarcate service. Antonio is shown
above performing at the Olive Garden restaurant in %k inter
Brandon Cuyler, grandon of Nadine Cuyler.
graduated from Calvary Kids Preschool.
Nadine also has a new grandson, Joseph
Dominque C uy let i brother of Brandon
Drew Flynn (left), son ,of Richard and Karla
Fl\ynn (Word Prnces ng i. received the
follow% ing 2nd grade a wrds from All Saint's
u Certificate for fastest mile
u Honorable mention in Lake \ a Les Art
u National Fitness Award -
u Relilion Award
Shelby Fl nn
Shelby Flynn (right), .dugher of Richard and
Karla Flynn (Word Processinmg received the
fillon. ing 4th grade awards from All Saint's
u Medal for Headmaster's Award for A's
u Award certificate for Word Masters
u Ribbon for MAP Motivation for
Academic Performance from Dukt ,', '
u Religion \ward r,
Sherri Noxel, daughter of Dave
(Dr. \ hmnne 's lab) and Connie
Noxel (former CREC Mailroom
Clerk), completed her Ph.D. in
Education in 2001. She also
holds a master's degree from UF.
She is currently working for the
Kentucky Board of Pegent, and
is planning a September
Adrian Cu\ ler. grandson of Rudene Scon
(Business Olfice). was named Most Valuable j
Pla;er(M\c P of the Winter Haven Little League
Football and MVP of the Citrus
SCenter Boys Club Baskethall
league, Adrian will be 13 in September and
attends Lake Alfred Middle School.
Dawn Marcella-Brickman graduated from
Auburndale High School in M.>, She works in
ihe Citrus Trans formation Laboratory under Dr.
Vladamir Orbovic. Dawn's proud motl er.
Patricia Brickmnar. works in Dr. Grosser's lab.
Congratulations to Cindy Li' ingtun
(FDOC) and Bill Holbrook on their recent
Alexander Dunn, son of Denise
Dunn (Dr Duncan's lab)
graduated from Lake \lfred
Career Academy on May 17. He
is now working as a computer
rogiraammnerj Sianimdia in
Orlando and will start Valencia
Community College next spring.
The Sharma Family
I joined at ( R ( on November 2, 1998
as a Post Doctoral Research Associate
with Profes.,or NMegh Singh. I am from
India where I have been an Associate
['roflc.tor in Agronomy at the State
Agricultural University since 1983.
I received my Ph. D from the University
ofSiallic]de, U.K. in 1993, and worked as
a Post Doc until 1995. My family and I
enjoyed our stay in Scotland and miss
those wonderful days.
My ife, Udita, and our children came
to Lake Alfred in April 1999. Our daughter,
Neha Sharma, attended Auburndale High
.school (AHIS) and my son, Diptesh A
Shanna, attended Lake A fred Middle '
School. Diptesh received the Principal',
award, Honor Roll award, Preident Award
and Gifted Children award in Apnil 20 011 :ind
was a member of Junior National Honors
Society. He entered Auburndale High
School in August 2;1i 1. He placed first in
his freshman class and was recognized in
the A HW, Hall oI Fame Ceremony on May 3,
2001. He was also recognized as no. in his
English Literature course.
At the end of 2001 academic year, Neha graduated with
by Dr. Shiv Shanna
Highest Honors, Her achievements in
Physics, Spanish language, Minority
students were recognized as No. 1
student. She was also recognized as a
Top 20 student in the AHS Hall of Fame
Ceremony ofAuburdale Sr. High
School on May 3. She was accepted to
the University of Florida in the College
of Computer Science to pursue a
computer engineering degree. She
Srecieved a Florida Bright Future merit
award and Southern Scholarship
Foundation, Inc and Polk Education
foundation, Inc award, but she is very
excited about beginning her col egy
studies in India. Neha also did
community service at the Lake Alfred
City Library and was a member of
Mayor's Youth Council ot Lake A f1 ed
She attended the National League
Conference in Boston with the Lake
Alfred Ci t Mayor, C ity Commissioners
and other members.
Udita and I are proud of both our
Inventory Team Thanks You
To: CREC Personnel
From: Dan Tuzzolo and Penrr Love, Facilities
Perry and I would like to thank you for your teamwork and cooperation
during this year's inventory. With N our help, we completed the inventory
quickly and efficiently. THANK YOU!
Scenes from the 40th Annual Packinghouse Day Photos by Grtchen Baut
CREC Alumnus Returns
Dr. James Rushing was the Packinghouse Day keynote speaker. He is an
Associate Professor of Horticulture and Postharvest Extension Specialist
with the Clemson University Coastal Research and Education Center in
Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Rushing worked at CREC for over six years
first for Dr. Ivan Stew\ar, then with Dr. Bill Wilson, and later with Dr. Bill
f Grierson. Dr. Rushing lbondl recalls that "Dr. Grierson literally' nagged me
to go back to school," and with Dr. Grierson's encouragement, completed a
4. B.S. in Citrus Production at Florida Southern College in 1979. He
,suhcqutnt1% earned his M.Ag. in Fruit Crops in 1981 and Ph.D. in
Vegetable Crops in 1985 from LIF. He currently has statewide responsibility
) for postharvest extension in fruit and vegetable crops in South Carolina.
iHe spoke to the audience about some recent food 'a tet issues in the
a tomato and other industries in South Carolina, some lessons learned, and
advice on preventative measures.
Packinghouse Day Coordinators
Dr. Mark R itenour i lefti from the UF/IFAS Indian Ri er RL:( 'in Fort Pierce
and CREC's Dr. Renee Goodrich take a quick break at PickinghOtuse Day.
Dr. RItcnOur i. the Packinghouse Day Program Coordinator and Dr.
Goodrich is the Local arrangementss Coordinator. Dr. Bill l tller not
shown), is the Packinghoue Day Exhibits Coordinator.
Packinghouse Day Exhibits
CREC's Packinglhoue %%a: filled \ i h o er ti exluibitor. that offer Ner- i'ce
and product tr the fresh fruit indusir.
Shown left Morris Gnl1rh iv. ih Ell'Airochemr N. rh .imnernc. DEC ('t ). a
coimpJny that prt% ides fruit uoating.L cleaners. fungicides and other
product, tok packinghouses. Below. inore exihibiltor s-peak to i\ isior, jnd
show their iare.s.
News Around CREC
UF Benefits Open Enrollment Period
September 12 October 12
University of Flol ida emiplo\ Cee will have the opportunity to reassess their benefits and make changes to their various
state-sponsored insurance policies during the open enrollintc period. Changes may be made to health insurance, life
insurance, and supplemental insurance, as well as medical and dependent day care reimbursement accounts. For more
information, visit the LF I ni\r ersiry Personnel Services website (www.ups.ufl.edu/benefits/openenrollment/defaull.htm)
or contact our Personnel ( office.
L t Dr. Robert W. Hanks died on July 29, 2001 in Winter
Haven at the age of 86. He was a faculty member at
CREC from 1956 to 1981. He characterized chemical
and ph; iologicil changes in citrus trees in response
to burroA ing nematode, the exocortis virus and other
/ diseases, developed disease detection methods and
S studied disease resistance.
Faye Ball passed :twa. on August 31, 2001. Mrs.
Ball firmcrl, worked at CREC for the FDOC as
Secretary to Dr. JohnAttau:a. retired FDOC
Scientific Research Director.
A CREC Welcome To ...
Dr. M. Joseph Ahrens as the FDOC Scientific Research Director
Jason Carver- O.PS Dr. Gmitter
Beau Kelly OPS Dr. McCoy
Chelsey Pratt volunteer- Dr. Graham
Benjamin R. Warren Student Dr. Parish
Andrew Clemens Intern assistant M. Armstrong
Dr. Bo Li Poidoc Dr. Whk'une\
Dr Wei Li Postdoc Dr Chuneg
Dr. Ananthakrishnan Postdoc Dr. Grosser
Azza Hosni Dr. Grosser
Ricardo Iberra OPS B. N ielcen
Norman Nehmalallah OPS Dr. Braddock
Ella Nielsen Dr. Grosser
Angel Orella OPS- Dr. Childers
Jing- Jing Yang OPS Dr. N igg
Carolyn Lisbon Custodial J. Pruiit
to the following people, many of whom are entering or
icturnini to school .....
David Addison OPS Dr. Schumann
Abdullah Al-Zadadjali Visitor Dr. Grosser
Gcoffi cy Barnes OPS Dr. Nigg
Michael Bloze OPS Dr. Rousetf
Jessica Cook OPS Dr. Graham
Daniel Crews OPS Dr. Whitney
Dr. Iqrar Khan Visitor Dr. Dawson
Lance Lewis OPS Dr. Childers
Christopher Rouseff- OPS Dr. Brlansky
Heather Waldow OPS Dr. Albrigo
Our deepest Mi mplthv to Joe Smith. Security Guara. and his
ftmil' on the passing of his ,n i'
Citrus Canker Info
Canker decontaminationldisinfection procedures are mandatory for equipment and personnel working near
or contacting any citrus plants both upon entry and departure of an area, regardless of whether an
infestation has been proven to exist. Info is posted on a bulletin board outside the CREC Mailroom.
Weekly canker updates: Florida Citrus Mutual website: www.fl-cinus-mutual.com
UF/IFAS Citrus Pest Management Guide for decontamldisinfection guidelines:
FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services:
For quarantine maps:
Florida Citrus Canker Eradication Programs
Winter Haven: 800-282-5153
Manuscripts Submitted to the
Publications Committee In August
W. M. Miller. H. Dou, and M.lalbo R gnd M.aTlbol. Rcg on Trelinllent Strategies for Eport Shipments ol F'londa Citrui.
American Society of Agricultural FlEniinc i'
W. S. Castle and T. Jerkins. BLi3inevS. Swingle Citrumelo, Precision Agriculture. Citrus IndustrryMagazine.
H. N. Nigg. S. E. Simpson, R. A. Schumann, and E. B. Jang. Anastrepha spp. Kairomones, P ,i tL'elimv of 2nd Asia Pat. l .
C(.inliet,, on Chemical Ecology International Society of Chemical Ecology.
J. P. Michaud. A Comparati% e Sludy of Larval Cannibali. m in Three Species of Lad becile (Coleoptera: Coccinellidajei Animal
M. E. Parish, R. M. Goodrich, J. A. Narciso. and L. M. Friedrich. Microflorae of Orange Surfaces and Juice from Fruit in
Processing Facilities: Prehmiinar% Result,. Pr, ediLtgs of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
J. Cubero and J. H. Graham. Genetic Relationship Among Worldwide Strain.,s of Va\,nwhnrna': Causing Canker in Citrus Species
and Design of New Primers for Their Identification by PCR. Applied and Eni innitiL/Il Microbiology.
J. D. Whitney, U. Hartmond, W. J. Kender, M. Salyani, and J. K. Burns. Abscission Chemical Effects on Trunk Slhake Orange
Removal. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium 0'Fi rn. Nut, and I i-ycilr hi Prodliu 1, Engineering.
L. G. Albrigo, J. I. Valiente. and H. W. Beck. F lo'k erin Expert System Development for a Phenolog' Bas.ed Ciuru.. Decision
Support System. Prih I', dinlg. of the 6th International Symposium on Computer Modeling in Fruit Research and Orchard
J. D. Whitney. W. M. Miller. T. A. Wheaton. and J. K. Schueller. Yield Mapping and Harvest Labor Tracking in Florida Citrus.
P 'tcrtding of the 6th International Si mnipos inm of Fruit. Nut, and Vegetable Production Engineering.
M. Sal ani. Fruit Abscission Spray Deposition for Mechanical Harvesting of O hinges. Proceedings of the 6th International
Symposium of Frun Nut, and f't g-trble Production Enir;ia'rin'.
J. H. Graham, D. B. Bright, and C. W. McCoy. Ph touphthlra_ Di.iprepe.s Wee il Complex: Ph'. iphthra Spp. Interaction with
C iru- Rootstocks. Plant Disease.
K. T. Morgan, T. A. Ohreza, T. A. Wheaton, and L. R. Parsons. Comparison if Soil Matric Potenital Mcas urcmcrns cni. U.ing
Tensiometric, and Resistance Methods. Soil and Cropi Science Society ,r Flori/ta Proceedings.
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Soils & Env-6:00-8:00
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Mtg 8:30 am
Adv Ctricult-4:007:00 course-4:00-7:30
Hort Phys 5 30- 30prn Soils & Env-6:00-8:00
16 17 1 8 19 20 21 22
Sec & CED s Faculty Mtg Statistics
8:30 am Seminar: Dr.
Citrus Processing R Littell
Adv Citncull-4:00-7 00 course-4-00-7 30
Hon Phys-5.30-B 30pm Soils & Env-6 0i-8 00
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Citrus Processing Workshop
Adv Ctricult-.00-7:00 course-4:00-7 30
Hort Phys-5-30-8 30pm Soils & Env-6 00-8 00
'Adv Clrrcul[-4 00-7 00
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All events subject to change.
12 Supervisors Mtg. Packinghouse
Conf. Room, 8:30-10:30 am.
18 Extension District IV Secretaries
and County Extension Directors BHG
Room 1, Teaching Lab and 3-4. 9:00 am
- 1:00 pm.
19 Multi-county citrus agent interview,
Dr. M Norman BHG Room 1. 9-00 am -
20 Faculty Mtg, Dr. Browning. BHG
Rooms 3-4. 8:30-10:30 am.
21 Statistics Seminar, Dr. Ramon Uttel.
BHG Rooms 3-4. 10:00 am noon.
27 Exotic Patnogens. Dr. H. Browning.
Packinghouse Conf. Room. All day
28- HACCP Workshop BHG Rooms 3-
4. 9:00 am 3:00 pm
3 FL Citrus Production Managers
meeting BHG Room 1.
5 Information and Training (IT) Seminar
Noise Safety Mr P Gilmore BHG Room
1. 11:00 am noon.
Classes at CREC This
Advanced Citnculture HOS 6545 Dr.
Gene Alnngo. Mon., 4:00-7:00 pm, BHG
Horticultural Physiology HOS 4304 At
CREC via videoconf. Mon., 5:30-8:30 pm
Dr. Mark Rrtenour. IRREC Ft. Pierce.
Citrus Processing Technology FOS
5561- Tues. 4 00-7:30 pm, Teaching
Lab Dr Robert Braddock.
Soils and the Environment SOS 3022. At
CREC via videoconf. Wed., 6:00-8:00
pm, BHG Conf Room or Teaching Lab.
Dr Samira Daroub Ft. Lauderdale.
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