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Fare well partyfor
Dr. Steven Pao
Th ursday, Dec. 6, 3 pm
Packinghouse Conf. Room
Dr. Steven Pao, FDOC, has
accepted a position with the FL
Dept. ofAgriculture & Consumer
Services in Tallahassee, working
the area of Food Safety and
Dr. Pao served the F DOC for 6
years and made a number of
substantial contributions in food
-iafet and technology. He will be
grctl', mrused at CREC,buthe wiill
continue to serve the Florida citrus
industry in his new position, where
he .'. ill be involved in a multi-
disciplined area of hazard assess-
ment, which includes meat, fruits
and vegetables. Please join us on
Dec. 6 and for Dr. Pao's farewell
In This Issue
Centerwide Staff Meeting and Holiday
Party ....................................... 1
Closure of IFAS Units Expected 2
Citrus Canker Info................... 2
Education Outreach News
Meet Fabiano Zancaner Ueta ... 4
Computer Challenge Courses .. 4
News Around CREC
Tim e Cards ....................... 5
Welcome, Farewell .......... 5
Seminar: Dr. Kayim............ 5
Seminar M. Rosales .... ..... 5
Manuscripts submitted....... 5
Calendar ............................... ... 6
-o ldiday Fun at CRIEC
CREC fTear-End Staff M1leeting *
Friday, December 14 3:00 pm
BHG Room I -
s'- Employees of the Year Awards
A Fun Look Back at 2001 A multimedia presentation
More Holiday Fun all employees invited!
CREC fHofiday Party -
Friday, December 14 Evening -
CREC employees, past and present,
and their families are invited
5:00 pm Social for CREC Retirees and Friends
Hors d'oeuvres Contest Anyone can participate!
6:00 pm Dinner (Turkey); please bring a salad or
dessert if not participating in the hors d'oeuvres contest
7:00 pm Music and Dancing
S .'." There will be a Children's Entertainment Center
v, in BHG for cte kids and family
Brought to you by Horticulture and Har\ testing Working Group -
A Centerwide memo with Holid ay Party information
was distributed in Nov.; if you did not receive one,
see Monica Lewandowski X233 or Gene Albrigo.
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IFAS Announces Closure of Units, RECs
State budget cuts will mean a loss of a key source of money
for our operating expenses, explained Dr. Harold Browning at
the Centerwide staff meeting on November 30. "We're going
to try to do everything we can [to balance our budget]
without affecting jobs," Dr. Browning said. "Working with the
faculty, we're going to come up with a
plan to keep things running."
Dr. Browning said that several I FAS
facilities statewide are slated for closure,
According to a statement released on
November 16 by Dr. hMke Martin, Vice-
President for Agriculture and Natural
Resources, UF 1FAS facilities facing
UF/IFAS has started the process of alerting those faculty and
staff affected and agricultural and natural resource industry
leaders of the impending cuts, which come as a direct result of
legislative reductions to the UF IFAS research and extension
Working with the
faculty, we're going to
come up with a plan to
keep things running."
Dr Harold Browning
potential closure include the Gulf Coast
Research and Education Center at Bradenton, an aquaculture
demonstration facility at Blountstown, the Hastings Research
and Education Center, the North Florida Research and
Education facility at Monticello, some 4-H Camps, and the
Poultry Research Unit in Gainesville. Other UF/IFAS units
ficing relocation, downsizing, or consolidation include the
West Florida Research and Education Center at Jay, the Ft.
Lauderdale Research and Education Center, and the Dover
strawberry) fac l i The Gainesville-located UF/IFAS Horticul-
tural Unit, and the Center for Tropical Agriculr.re are also
slated for relocation. It is expected that fault'. at these units
will be relocated and approximately 80 staff ill be laid off.
Although no personnel have yet received notices of la ofT,
D r. Browning discussed the possibility that
laid offA&P and USPS employees in state
line positions with permanent status can
request a change in assignment within
IFAS. This may involve displacing, or
"bumping," an employee in a position to
which he/she has rights. Employees would
be ranked on a layoff list, based on reten-
tion points, that are calculated on length of
service and other factors. According to UF/IFAS Persi rnnel
Services, having higher retention points than another em-
ployee does not necessarily mean that you automatically have
rights to his/her position; other considerations and require-
ments are also involved. More information can be found on
the UF.IFAS Personnel Services website:
personneLifas.ufledu (click on "Layoff information").
While some employees expressed concern about the displace-
ment of employees, Dr. Browning stressed that it was impos-
sible to predict how this will affect CREC. Details of the final
UF/IFAS reductions will be released when the Governor and
the legislature announce the final state budget reductions in
Citrus Canker Info
Citrus canker was recently detected in commercial groves in DeSoto and Martin
counties, raising concern in the industry. CREC personnel are reminded that canker
decontamination/disinfection procedures are mandatory for equipment and
personnel working near or contacting any citrus plant Info is posted on a bulletin
board outside the CREC Mailrcom.
Weekly canker updates: Florida Citrus Mutual website: www.fl-citrus-mutual.com
UF/IFAS Citrus Pest Management Guide for decontam/disinfection guidelines-
FL Dept. ofAgriculture & Consumer Services: doacs.state.fl.uscanker
For quarantine maps: doacs.state.f.us/canker/maps.htm
Florida Citrus Canker Eradication Programs
Miami: 800-850-3781 Winter Haven: 800-282-5153
Palmetto: 941-721-6622 Immokalee: 941-658-3684
Would you like to be in "Citrus
Leaves?" We welcome your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
firstname.lastname@example.org edu; Ext. 233.
Photography, Gretchen Baut;
Production and Distribution: Word
Processing, Barbara Thompson,
Supervisor; Kathy Snyder, Karla
Flynn and Linda Murphy; Customer
Service, Kathy Witherington,
Supervisor, and Nancy Burke.
Education Outreach News 3
Steve Futch and Max Still organized a mock citrus judging contest for the Future Farmers ofAmerica at CREC on October
9. Students were asked to identify weeds, citrus varieties (fruits and leaves), citrus pests, citrus diseases, and nutrient
This practice exercise was also designed to help prepare students for the 2001 State Citrus competition on Nov. 15 at
Florida Southern College Final results are as follows. Congratulations to the following schools:
FFA 2001 State Citrus competition
Nov. 15, 2001 at Florida Southern College
FFA Senior teams:
1. Kathleen Sr.
3. Frosrproof Sr
5. South Lake Jr.
6. South Lake Sr.
7. Haines City Sr,
8. Dade Cin Sr,
9. Ft. Meade Sr.
10. Hardee Sr.
11. J.F. Sr. Martin
12. Southeast Manatee
13 Sebring Sr.
14. Lake Wales Sr.
15. Mulber, Dr.
16. Lake Placed Sr.
17. Ft. Pierce Wedgcwood
18. Winter Haven Sr.
19. Dr. Phillips
2:1 DadeCity Jr.
FFA Middle School teams:
1. Rodcers Middle
2. \hesrtwood Middle
3. Dundee Ridge Middle
4. Frotproof Middle
5. Ft. Meade Middle
6. Groveland Middle
7. le Lauzhlin Middle
8. Lake Placid Middle
9. Bartow Middle
10. Boone Middle
High individual: Matt Borders. Kathleen Sr.
High indi'. idjal Angela Griggs, Westwood Mli',dle
All Saint's Academy Visits CREC
5th graders from All Saint's Academy in Winter Ha. en
visited CREC on October 30. Their visit included a presen-
tation by Lura Ri man (DOC receptionist), who spoke to
the students about her job and hfestyle as a blind person.
Lura's presentation included a video demonstration of her
walkingg computer. The video was created by Gretchen
Baut and Pete Schmeiser.
Drs. Jan Narcisco, Renec Goodrich and Monica
Lewandowski presented a skit on the spread of -ermis"
and the importance of washing hands and fruit before
eating. The students also participated in a "citrus process-
ing" activity with Dr. Goodrich, a mi robiology station with
Dr Narcisco, a visit to the Electron Microscope laboratory
with Diann Achor, and ajuice tasting with Dr. Monica
Lewandowski. The class included Shelby Flynn, daughter
of Word Processing's Karla Flynn.
Science Fair Judges
Ron Brlansky, Jude Gro'sser. Srcte Futch, Jim Graham, and
Lorrie Freidrich served as judges for the St. Joseph's Catholic
School science fair in Winter Haven.
Careers in Science
Jeremy Rudolph, an .th-grader at UnionAcademy in Bartow,
visited CREC on November 8 to learn about careers in science
and chemistry. Jeremy ran a DN 4 gel with Dr. Dennis
Lewandowski, learned about high performance liquid chromatog-
raphy from Jack Smoot, and learned about juice sample prepara-
tion for elemental analyses from Dr. Murat Azik.
Do you have Education Outreach news?
Send to Monica Lewando,.% sl i. Public Relations, Ext. 233 or
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Fabiano Zancaner Ueta
FabianoZancaner Ueta came to C REC on September 6 from
Catanduva in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. He has been working
with Ron Muraro, studying costs of citrus production prac-
tices in Sao Paulo and Brazil, and is currently working on a
computer program that growers can use to budget production
Fabiano holds an undergraduate degree in agricultural
engineering from Jaboticabal, University of Sao Paulo. His
rfamil, is in the citrus business, and he came to pursue some
projects with Ron Muraro. While at CREC, he met Jose Carlos,
who is working with Dr. Childers, and developed some addi-
tional projects related to mite pests and economic loss
Fabiano has spent the past three months working very hard
and will return to Brazil on December 7. Fabiano enjo ed the
experience here and would like to purse at graduate decree at
Computer Challenge Courses Offered on UF Campus
UF Human Resources Division formerly Personnel) offers the following Computer Challenge classes on the UF
campus. Leadership and super, isor training courses are also available More information on the course contents
and registration information is posted on the web at wwvw hr.ufl edu trmlnmgzdefault.htm. Training is held in the
Training and Developments 16-station computer lab in the stadium i Room 151) on the UF campus. Classes fill up
fast and pre-registration is required.
Introdution to Computers: March 22 & 29 (2 sessions), 9
Microsoft W\indo, % (Basic) March 22 & 29 (2 sessions), 9
a.m.-12 pmOR April & 11 (2 sessions). 8:30 a.m.-12 pm;
OR Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 14 (3 sessions), 1-4:30 p.m. OR
Tuesdays-Feb. 26, March 5 & 12 (3 sessions), 8:30 a.m.-
Microsoft indo s (Advanced April 4 & II (2 sessions),
1-4:30 p.m. OR April 2,9, and 16(3 sessions), 1-4:30 p.m.
NMicrosoft Excel Basic Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 14 (3 sessions),
8 30 a.m.- 12 noon; OR February 26, March 5 and 12 (3
sessions). 1-4:30 p.m.
Microsoft Excel (Advanced) April 2,9, & 16 (3 sessions),
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Microsoft PowerFpoinr (Basic) Feb. 12 & 19 (2 sessions), I-
4 30p m ORFeb.27 & March 6 (2 sessions), 14:30p.m.
Microsoft Powerpoint (Advanced) March 13 & 20 (2
sessions), I p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Microsoft Outlook (Basic) Jan. 2) & Feb. 5 (2 sessions), 1-
4-30 p m OR Feb. 28 & March 7 (2 sessions), 14:30p.m.
Microsoft Outlook (Advanced) April 3 & 10 (2 sess ons),
Microsoft Access (Basic) Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 & 19 (4
sessions), 8:30 a.m.-12 noon OR Februam y 27, March 6, 13
and 20 (4 sessions), 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
Microsoft Access (Advanced) April 3 & 10 (2 sessions),
Macromedia Dreamweaver (Basic) Feb. 13 & 20 (2 ses-
sions), 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. OR Feb. 28 & March 7 (2
sessions), 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
Macromedia Dreamweaver (Advanced) March 14 & 21 (2
sessions), 8 30 a m -12 noon
Adobe Pagemaker 6.. 7.0 (Basic) Jan. 3.. Feb. 6, 13, & 20
(4 sessions), 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
Adobe Pagemaker 6.5/7.0 (Advanced) March 14 & 2 1 (2
sessions), 1-4:30 p.m.
Tiping'Ke. boarding (Basic) Feb. 25, March 4, 1, 1 3, 25 &
April 1 (6 sessions). 1-3 p.m.
Desktop Publishing in a University Environement 1NMS
Publisher) March 19 (1 session), 8 a,m.-12 noon
Time Cards Due Holidays
Thursday Dec. 13 Christmas Dec. 25
Monday Dec. 31 New Year's Day Jan. 1
A CREC Welcome To ... A CREC Farewell To ...
Huiqin Chen OPS (Dr. Ismail) Randy Davis OPS (K. Morgan)
Amanda Myers OPS (K. Morgan) Peter Schmeiser Audio Visual (Dr. M. Lewandowski)
Megan Crum -OPS (Dr. Nigg) Reva Leavitt Travel (J. McDonald)
Ann Redondo OPS (Dr. Bums) Ashley Lippe OPS (Dr. Timmer)
Carl Haun -OPS (Dr. 'A idmer)
Michelle Thompson OPS (Dr. Pa,: i Our deepest ; mrp.nhy to Jeannette Barnes on the
Beck% Dennis OPS (Dr. Mil ler) loss of her mother and father.
Seminar: Tuesday, December 11
11 am-12 noon (Refreshments 10:45 am) BHG Room I
Dr. Mlukaddes Kayim, CREC, Post-doctoral scientist with Dr. Ken Derrick
"Introduction ofa citrus blijht-assoc iated gene into Carrizo citrange
(C. sinensis X Pr'!cirus trifoliata [L.]) by Agrobacrerium tumefaciens"
Seminar: Tuesday, December 18
11 am-12 noon (Refre.-hments 10.45 am) BHG Room 1
Marlene Rosales. CREC. Ph.D. student with Dr. Richard Lee Ph.D. Exit seminar
"Characterization of the HSP70 protein hom..,Iog (HSP70h) of citrus tristeza closterovinru'"
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in November:
R. H. Brlansky, V. D. Damsteegt, J. S. Ha rtung. Transmission of the Cirrus Variegated Chlorosis Bacterium. .\Av!/il.
fastidiosa, with the Florida Sharpshooter, Oncometopia nigricans Walker. Plant Disease.
M. Sal ani, J. D. Whitney, and M. Farooq. Application ofAbscission Sprays for Mechanical Harvesting of Hamlin
Orange. ASTMSTP 1430; Pesticide Formulations and Deli-c ,' Systems.
R. J. Stuart, J P. Michaud, L. Olsen, and C. W. McCoy. Lad) beetles as Potential Predjtors ofthe RootWeevil, Dhnr apr.'p
abbreviatus, in Florida Citrus. Florida Entomologist.
L. Gene Albrigo. Fol iar Uptake of N-P-K Sources and Urea Biuret Tolerance in Citrus. Proceedings oflnternational
S mpos ium on Foliar Nutrition of Perennial Fruit Plants.
J. C. V. Rod rigues, C. M. Rodrigucz. L. Moreira, W. Villabos, C. Rivera, and C. C. Childers. Occurrence of Coffee
R ingspot Virus, a Brev ipalpus Mite-Borne Disease in Coffec in Costa Rica, Central America. Plant Disease.
J. P. Michaud. Biological Control ofAsian Citrus Psylild in Florida: APretiminar Report. Entomological News.
L. W. Timmer and A. Bhatia. Diseases of Unkno.wn Etiolog>. APSPress.
M. Fa rooq, M. Salyani, and J. D. Whitney. E Tfect ofApplication Technique; onAbscission Chemical Deposition and
Mechanical Har esting of 'Valencia' Orange. HortScience
L. W. Timmer and N. A. R. Peres. PFD Back Again in 2002? Citrus Industry Magazine.
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
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Citrus Processing Dr. Pao 3 pm
Hor_ Phys-5:30-8:30pm soils & Env-6:00-8:00 Conf room
9 Ci rusbligh. o 1 12 1 3 Centerwid 4 15
M. Kayim, 11 arn. Ho a
FL Rural WaterHoliday Staff
workshop Mtg 3 pm
Citrus Processing a
Adv Citricull-4:00-7 0 Technology Holiday Party
Hort Phys-5:30-B:30pm COurse4:00-7:30 Soits & Env-6:00800 (evening)
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tristeza virus. M.
Rosales, 11 am.
Ph.D. exit seminar.
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Ch ris mas
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IHave a safe and happy folidcay season!
All events subject to change.
11 Seminar. Dr. Mukaddes Kayim.
"Introduction of a citrus blight-associ-
ated gene into Carrizo citrange (C.
sinensis X Poncirus rnfoliata [L.]) by
Agrobacterium tumefaciens." 11 am -
12 pm (!0:45 refreshments), BHG Rm 1
11 Florida Rural Water Association,
"What Every Operator Should Know:
Controlling Corrosion, Color and Chlorine
with Correct Chemistry." BHG Rms 3-4,
14 Centerwide Staff meeting.
Employees of the Year and holiday fun.
3 pm, BHG Rooms 1-2.
14 Centerwide Holiday Party. 5 pm,
social, 6 pm Dinner, 7 pm Music and
Dancing. BHG, all rooms.
17 District IV faculty meeting; TRRIPS
training (travel system). BHG.
S18- Seminar, Marlene Resales, Ph.D.
student with Dr. Richard Lee. Ph.D. exit
seminar. "Characterization of the
HSP70 protein homoiog (1SP70h) of
citrus tristeza closterovirus. 11 am 12
pm (10:45 refreshments), BHG Rm 1.
Classes at CREC This
Advanced Citriculture HOS 6545 Dr.
Gene Albngo. Mon., 4:00-7:00 pm. BHG
Horticultural Physiology HOS 4304 -At
CREC via videoconf. Mon., 5:30-8:30
pm Dr. Mark Ritenour, 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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