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Dr. Harold W. Browning, Center Director
Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake .lfred. FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 9564631
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In This Issue
UP in Transition ............................. 1
CREC Employee of Year
Nominations .. ......... .... ....... ... 1
Citrus Pest Mgt Course ................. 1
Nov. 6 Field Day ............................. 2
Boss' Day ....................................... 2
"TEAMS" Frequently Asked Questions
. from the UF President ................ 3
Scenes from Processors Day......... 4
News Around CREC .................. ... 5
Manuscripts Submitted .................... 5
More Photos .................................... 6
/ Nov. 6 Field Day
S 25-yr. old trees on
S Swingle rootstock
S- see page 2 -
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
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1We salute our veterans at CREC and around the
--____________ world on Veterans' Day, November 11.
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UF in Transition
University To Implement Changes
in 1998, Florida voters approved a
constitutional amendment to change
how the state's public
schools are managed.
As a result, Florida will Videoconfere
have a K-20 changes for UF
(kindergarten through hosted by the U
graduate school) Human Resour
education system with Wed., Nov. 6
an appointed board
responsible for state BHG-1 -
oversight of K-20
Part of the legislation, passed in the
2001 legislative session, required a
CREC Employees of the
Nominations are being sought for CREC
Employeesot theYear LTFandFDOC
emplo ees in USPS. Career Ser ice and A &
P(4dministralne and Protessional)
positions are eligible Facult,. graduate
students, post-docs and visiting scientists
are not eligible
Candidates must be nominated by a
supervisor(facult) member ordepartment
head, but staff panicipation is encouraged
n selecting nominees Award winners are
selected by a committee comprised of past
Employ ees of he Year and will be
announced at a Centerwide meeting in
December. Recipients are awarded a plaque
and a gift
The award categories are
I. Technical: Employees working
complete rewrite of the "school code," or all
Florida laws relating to education. The 1,.'76
pages of rewritten
code streamlines 19
chapters of law into
14 chapters, deletes
and provisions, and
statutes in an effort
to make them easier
In the area of higher education, the bill gives
\e. L F in Transition, page 3
Citrus Pest Management
Course Offered in Spring
Management (PMN 4
5205) ill be offered
at the Uninersly of
Florida IFAS Citrus
(CREC) in Lake
Alfred for the Spring
2003 term. C citrus
Pe-st Management i, a graduate-lc.el
course (3 0 units) for students and
citrus industry personnel working in
the area of pest management. The
course re iew s the latest lacIics and
strategies available to manage diseases
and arthropod. nematode and vweed
prets of citrus. Emphasis. i'. given ti
set' EmpIii tn of Year. page 6 wc Cant' Pt'r ligi IWgt 2
ice on upcoming
and employees -
F Division of
- 1:30-3:30 p.m.
nen to all personnel
i c c Emplo~ t t -t.i of Ycu r. pagc 66
ILTL Citni% Pi:-% .1gi r.4t 2
Nov. 6 Silver Anniversary Field Day
How long do trees on Sw ingle citrumelo rootstock
live? The answer has considerable economic
importance to citrus growers today. You are invited
to visit with Harold McTeer and view his 25-year
old navel orange and grapefruit trees on Swingle in
the Haines City area. The program begins at 10:30
a.m. on Nov. 6. You'll see the trees, lear about their
history and performance and then be treated a
respectable lunch ... all at no cost (a real deal!).
Questions.' Contact Bill Castle at 863-956-1151; E-
mail Casdlef lal ufl edu Don't miss this opportunity !
Directions from CREC:
- South on U.S. Highway 27 to Highway
544. south of Haines City;
- Turn left (east) on 544 for = 2 miles,
past the Haines City post office;
- Turn left (north) on South 30L Street;
- Turn right (east) on Robinson Drive (a
clay road) and proceed until you see
signs for the field day.
A 4-wheel drive vehicle is helpful
getting into the site, but transportation
into the grove will be available.
Tools of the Trade
Over 20 citrus growers (left) attended a
computer session to learn more about
computer resources for citrus. Above, left.
Dr. Gene Albrigo and Dr. Juan Valiente
(above, right) discuss an online computer
program designed to provide growers with
timely information on flower bud induction
conditions throughout Florida. Weather data, pest and disease information and economic
information are among other resources available on the internet.
CREC's Administrative Infrastructure
departments hosted a Boss' Day
reception on Oct. 14. Above, top
photo, left to right: Drs. Fred Gmitter,
Larry Parsons, Bill Castle and K.R.
Chung. Above, lower photo, left to
right: Drs. Jim Syvertsen and Ed
Eche% erria, Karla Flynn and Dr. Renke
Citrus Pest Mgt... from page 1
techniques by which pest and disease organisms are
monitored and how this information is used to effectively
manage pests with the least risk to the environment.
Course topics include:
SIdentification and biology of citrus pests and diseases
SPest and disease monitor-
SEcological and economic
principles as a basis for
Economic thresholds and
pest management models
Integrated pest manage-
ment in citrus "
The course is coordinated by Dr.
Larry Duncan (right)
University credit (3 0) or audit
credit. CEU'swtll be offered
Dates/Time: Thursdays, Jan. 9 April 29. 2003: 3 6 p.m.
Location: BHG Teaching Laboratory
Textbook: Citrus Health Management (APS Press). L.W.
Timmer and Larry W. Duncan, editors. Written by 26 citrus
specialists, Citrus Health Management was designed
specifically for this course.
Registration: Registration cost forCitrus Pest Management
(PMA 5205; Section no. 4812) is $538.05 for Florida residents.
Registering students must submit a UF Distance Education
Course Request Form by December 20, 2002 (a\ ailable on the
internet at disted.ifas.ufl.edu/register/registerspring2003.htm).
and then complete the registration procedures outlined on the
UF.IFAS Distance Education website (distedifas.ufl.edu/
For registration assistance, contact Monica Lewandowski at
Tel. (863) 956-1151 or E-mad- mmle6fJ..lal ull edu
UF in Transition... from page 1
local public university boards greater independence from the
state to handle employees, make purchases and manage finances,
UF president Charles Young issued an open letter (see
www.presidenl.u fl.edu ransitionlopenletrer html) to explain some
impending changes for UF that will occur as a result of these
changes. For example, UF is currently a stale agency, and we are
all state employees. In January, the UF Board of Trustees will
become our official employer, and many of the University's
powers, authorities, and responsibilities that used to be held by
the Board of Regents and the Florida Board of Education will
shift to our local Board of Trustees.
For UF employees, there are a number of changes on the
horizon, including the creation of a new personnel classification
system. To help answer the many questions that employees
have raised, the UF Division of Human Resources will host
several informational workshops in November and early
December, including a workshop via videoconference at CREC on
Nov. 6, 1:30 3:30 p.m. in BHG Room 1. The workshops areopen
to all personnel.
According to the UF Division of Human Resources, the
session will discuss how the rewrite of the Florida School Code
affects how we do business at UF, highlight what will not change
under the new system and identify the decisions that USPS
employees will need to make.
The general information will be followed by a detailed compari-
son of the current USPS and A&P pay plans with the new UF
personnel system for classifying employees (Technical, Executive,
Administrative and Managerial Support, or TEAMS) system. In
particular, employment agreements, additional leave, educational
benefits, and other detailed information will be discussed.
TEAMS FAQs... From the Office of the President
Effective January 7,2003. a new personnel category called "TEAMS"-- an acronym for Technical, Executive,
Administrative, and Managerial Support- will come into existence at UF. While all Administrative and Professional
(A&P) employees will automatically become TEA MS employees on January 7, USPS employees have been given the
option ofsigning up for the TEAMS classification.
This month, all USPS employees will be sent an enrollment form, which may also be found online, along with infor-
mation about TEAMS employment The Division of Human Resources is also sponsoring a number of information
sessions (CREC via videoconference on Nov. 6) to help clarify the options that employees have and the differences
between the plans. USPS employees will have until December 6,2002, to choose to enroll in TEAMS as of January 7,
2003. Other opportunities to make the switch will beprovided throughout the year in March (for April enrollment). July
(for August enrollment), and September (for October enrollment).
Below is an excerpt of questions and answers from UF President Young's website at http: 'www.president.ufl.edu/
What is TEAMS?
A. TEAMS stands for Technical, Executive, Administrative, and
Managerial Support. It is a new system of classifying employees.
Why has UF opted for a new system?
A. UF has two goals in mind. First, employ-
ees and the University need more flexibility
as they move into the 21st century. The Uni- Videoconferen
versity is responding to the changing envi- changes for UF;
ronment in Florida and in competing with present bythe
other universities around the U.S. For ex- presented by the
ample, as the University has come to rely Human Resourc
increasingly on computer technology, it has Wed., Nov. 6 -
become clear that our current employee clas-
sification systems of Faculty. A&P, USPS, BHG-1 Oper
and OPS are not well-suited to design mod-
em job classifications that enable us to at-
tract, compensate and retain the personnel on which we depend
critically. The new TEAMS system provides the flexibility the Uni-
versity workforce needs. Second, the University wants to promote
a modern employment system that offers employees greater ben-
efits and opportunities to develop professionally, personally, and
for their families. These benefits and opportunities are discussed in
greaterdetail [see follow ing information and also President Young's
I am currently a USPS employee Do I have to switch to TEAMS?
A. No. But you may find the advantages of TEAMS attractive.
There are enhanced benefits and new job classifications that v il
be a\ a lable in the new TEAMS classifications rather than in the
past USPS system. If you wish to switch to
TEAMS, you will designate that choice in a
form that will be mailed to your campus ad-
In upcoming dress.
L employees -
e l D ision o- lam in USPS now, andlhavepermanentsta-
Division of s. Can I keep my permanent status?
A.Yes. You may continue to hold permanent
30 3:30 p.m. status as a USPS employee as long as you work
at LY, provided you do not accept employment
all personnel in a TEAMS classified position and so long as
you do not leave Universitr employment at an\
Ifl switch to TEAMS, what happens to my USPS leave bal-
A. Thet switch to TEAMS with you. And, in fact, in TEAMS,
your maximum leave accruals are increased.
If I am laid offfrom a USPS position, Can I "bump "people in
see TE.AMS page 4
Scenes From Processors Day
Nearly 100 people attended the 53rd Annual Citrus Processors Day and Subtropical Technology Above, Dr. Elizabeth Baldwin.
Conference on October 17 (above). Above center, two attendees sign in at the registration table Research Leader at the USDA-
with Jane Wilson, right. The annual event features updates from UF IFAS. FDOC and USDA Agricultural Research Service
researchers in the area of citrus processing and subtropical fruits. Citrus & Subtropical Products
Laboratory in % inter Ilia en.
addresses the audience.
ADOVC. Jr. Joe Anrens, -
FDOC Directorof Scieniilic
"TEAMS" FAQs ... from page 3
A. No, a I ISPS employ ee cannot bump a TEAMS employee on a
Why should I consider joining TE.AM4S?
A. The University is developing this new system to include ex-
panded benefits. As of this point in time, the benefits to be added
include the following.
* An improved educational option allo& ing employees to take
work related courses and programs at approved universities, com-
munity colleges. and vocational technology centers. UF will pay
the matriculation fee for approved coursework. An approved list
will be made available on the Web at a later date.
* An educational opportunity for children of TEAMS employees.
Each year, fifth children of TEAMS employees will be chosen at
random from the pool of TEAMS children who apply for entrance
to UF. Those children among the 50 who meet UF admissions
Dr. Russ Rouseff and members of his laboratory at
Processors Day, left to right Dr. Filomena Valin, a
visiting scientist from Sao Paulo State in Araraquara,
Brazil, Kanjana Mahatlanatanee. graduate student;
April Elston. graduate student; Dr. RousefT. Glen
Dreher, graduate student; and Jack Smool. chemist.
Attendees sample a grapefruit and tangerine juice slush
drink (left) at Processors Day. FDOC researchers Dr.
William Stinson and Sandy Barro- arc conducting
research on the development of new citrus products.
requirements will be offered admission to the university. Those
who do not meet UF admissions requirements should enroll at a
public community college in Florida. The Unlcersit) will pay the
matriculation fee, less any Bright Futures scholarship award, for
each of these children for up to six years and a maximum of 132
credits, provided the child makes good academic progress and the
parent remains a TEAMS employee
* Full-time TEAMS employees will receive four personal leave
days each year that must be used between December 26 and
December 31 each year, rather than the single personal holiday that
USPS employees receive.
* Maximum annual leave accruals for TEAMS employees are
increased from 240 hours to 352 hours.
* All TEAMS employees, as compared to USPS employees, will
see TEAMS. pi'gc 6
CREC Welcome Farewell to Gnen
Ana Escribano Post-doc (Dr. Michaud) Lud lech). from
Jaime Purugganan OPS (Dr. Gmitter) lab. and Deanna h a
Arpita Roy OPS (Dr. Orbovic) Threlkeld
Mirko Siragusa Visitor (Dr Gmitter) (below). forn Dr
Timothy J. Johnston Sr. Lab Tech. (Dr. Timmer) Childers lab
Gwen Lundy OPS (Dr Goodrich)
Deanna Threlkeld Sr. Lab Tech (Dr. Childers)
Dr. J.P. Michaud Postdoctoral scientist (Dr. Browning) D F(Aareu ell and best wishes to Dr. J.P.
Michaud (above) at Kansas State
In Mlemoriam University's Agriculture Research
SCenter in Hays, Kansas, where he is
Fred S mith. former CREC employee, passed away in October Our Assistant Professor of Entomology.
s mpeath s to the Smith Bfamily Dr. Michaud's new telephone no. is
(785) 625-342a5 and e-mail:
jmichaudao ozner ksu edu
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in October -
J. P. Nichaud and C. L. McKenzie. Safety of a Novel Insecticide, Sucrose Octanoate, to Beneficial Insects in Florida Citrus FIlrida
S. H. Futch. An Area-Wide Extension Program to Report the Seasonal Abundance to Adult Ci tru s Root ee I.; i i rh Tedders Traps.
Citrus Industry Magazine.
S. N. Monday, A. Bhatia, and L. W. Timmer So. When Do I Spray for Greasy Spot? Citrus Indiustr Magazine.
L. W. Duncan, J. H. Graham, D. C. Dunn, J. ZeUers, C. W. NMeCo., and K- Nguyen Incidence of Endemic Entomopathogenic
Nematodes Following Application of Steinernema riobrave for Control of Diaprepes abbreviatus. Journal ofNematology.
M. Sal, ani Droplet Size Affects Durability of Spray Deposits. ASTM (American Societyfor Testing and Materials) Special Technical
Publication on Pesticide Formulation and Application Systems.
L.R. Parsons. El Nino. Climate, and Florida Freezes. Florida Grower.
J1. Valiente and L. G. Albrigo. Flower Bud Induction of Sweet Orange Trees [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck]: Effect of Low
Temperatures, Crop Load and Bud Age. Journal ofthe American Society for Horticultural Sciences.
P. Ollitrault, ~. Guo, and J. W. Grosser. Recent Advances & Evolving Strategies in Citrus Somatic 1Il bndization Citrus Genetics,
Breeding and Biorechnolugg
Z. Wu and J. K. Burns. Isolation and Characterization of a cDNA Encoding a Lipid Tranfer Protein E xpre-sed in 'Valencia' Orange
During Abscission. Journal of Experimental Botany.
J. W. Grosser.X. X. Deng, and R. l. Goodrich. Somaclonal Variation in Sweet Orange: Practical Applications for Vanriety Improvement
and Possible Causes. Citrus Genetics Breeding and Biotechnology (CAB]).
G. H. Barr. W. S. Castle, and F. S. Davies. Juice Quality of'Valencia' Sweet Oranges Borne on Different Inflorescence Types.
Ho rtScient e
L. CG. Albrigo and J. I. Valiente. Soluble Solids of Florida Valencia Oranges Is Correlated to Climatic Variations. Journal ofthe
American Society for Horticultural Sciences.
N1. E. Parish. Fruit Be% erges and Bottled Water. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Production of.l th robiologa allt
see Manuscripts Submitted, page 6
Employees of the Year ... from page 1
directly on research projects under the supervision of a CREC
2. Clerical/Administrative: Emplo) ess in secretarial, word
processing, business office, personnel, computer lab, photo
lab and other business-related areas.
3. Trades: Employees associated with the maintenance shop.
grove, custodial and pilot plant
Criteria for nomination and selection are outstanding job
performance, positive attitude and dedication to their job and the
Center during 2002. Last year's award winners were Cecile
Robertson from Dr. Dawson's laboratory (Techntcal). Sandy
Hatch from the Information Support Department (Clerical/
Administrative) and grove crew leader Troy Gainey (Trades).
Nomination forms were distributed to faculty and
supervisors by e-mail; additional forms are available at the
CREC Switchboard. Deadline for submissions is November 18
to the Center Director's office.
Sanjit Singh. son of Dr. Samunder Singh.
accepts a $1 bill from a man at Clearwater Beach.
The unidentified man, above, covered himself in
packets $1 bills and gave them away to passerb>.
Two security guards are at his side.
"TEAMS"... from page 4
Happy birthday to Jeanell
Pruitt, custodial supervisor!
BOO' from your friend
custodian, Terry Daghita.
earn 6.769 hours of annual leave each pay-period (full-time). the
same rate as current A&P employees do.
* Upon request during the month ofDecember, TEAMS employees
may be paid up to 16 hour-, of accrued annual leave, provided the
remaining annual leave balance totals at least 40 hours.
* New job classifications will be available in TEAMS.
How are TEAMS employees appointed?
A. T E -1 S employees are appointed on annual or multi-year
contracts Non-exempi TE NIS employees will first serve a 6
month probationary period.
how much notice do Iger?
A. If you get a written notice of non-renewal, then the following
SFor people in their initial year of employment, you have
the remainder of your appointment period or three
months, whichever is GREATER
SFor people with one or more years of continuous service in
TE -MS1 or USPS, you have the remainder of your appointment
period or six months. whichever is GR F.A T R
Where can get more information?
A. From the UF Division oflHuman ResourceL t w-~ hi u ll edu
If the I university decides not to renew my annual appointment,
Manuscripts Submitted... from page 5
L. W. Timmer. Resistance-Inducing Products Useful Materials or More Snake Oils? Citrus and Vcgi tabh Magazine.
E. RI Weiss. J. Pika, and R. J. Braddock. Isolation and Identification ofTerpene Chlorohydrins found in Cold-Pressed Orange Oil.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemitrn.
M.G.H. Dekkers, N. Bar-Joseph, G. Nolasco, and R. F. Lee. Development of Standardization and Quality Control of E nzyme-Linked
Immunosorbent Assays for Citrus Tristeza Virus. Journal of Virological Methods.
S. N. Monday and L. W. Timmer. Can We Reduce Greasy Spot Disease Pressure? Citrus Industry Magazine.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wedn '-dy Thur-d..y Friday Saturday
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
field Day Haines
City Plant Path &
Videoconf: Friends 11 am
1:30 BHG 1
UF workshop on
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Seminar 11 am
HOLIDAY BHG I Time cards due Plant Path &
VE RANS DAY Citrus Flowering Friends 11 am
computer Intro sessions on
system- new phones
Dr L G, Albngo
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Supervisors Faculty Meeting Plant Path &
Meeting Friends 11 am
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
CREF Mtg Dr. R. L. Rouseff TH
Alt events subject to change
1- Information and Training Seminar: Using
Online Library Sources-Pam Russ BHG Rm 1.
1100 am Noon
4 FA.C.T.S. meeting BHG Conf. Rm.. 10:00 am -
6 Vdeoconference- UF Dis'on of Human
Resources informational workshop or,
personnel changes/issues. BHG Rm 1-2. 1 30
pm 3:30 pm, Open to all personnel
11 -HOLIDAY VETERANS DAY
12 -Seminar Citrus Flowering Decision Support
System," A Part of DISC. L G. Albngo. CREC
Prof of Horticulture. BHG Rm 1, 11 am
Noon (10:45, refreshments).
13 Intro sessions on new telephones, Mike
Armstrong. 10-11:30 am; again at
1:00 2:30 pm. BHG Rm 1. Also, tobe
scheduled later in Nov., small lab sessions for
hands on practice and indMd phone
programming. Details TBA
20 Superarom Meeting-Dr H. W. Browning.
BHG Rm 1, 11:30 am 1:30 am
21- Faculty Meetlng-Or. H W. Browning. BHG
Rm 4, 8:30 am 10:30 am
25- CRE Foundation Meeting-r H W. Browning
Packinghouse Conf, Rm,, 10:00 am 2:00 pm.
26 Semnar Chemical Pathway of Aroma Active
Components in Citrus-Dr. R. L Rouseff. CREC
Prof. Of Food Science. BHG Rm 1, 10:45 am -
26 Videoconference Aging in the 21* Century
Primarily for family and consumer sciences
faculty BHG Conf. Rm., 12 Noon 5 pm
28- 29 HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING
3- Seminar: (Title to be Announced)-Dr J K,
Bums. BHGRm 1, 11 am- Noon (1045,