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Dr. Harold W. Browning, Center Director
UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 956-4631
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In This Issue
CREC's New Look ............................ 1
Dr. Michael Rogers Joins Faculty ..... 1
You Need a Gatorlink...................... 1
Citrus Disease Hotline
1-866-365-3017 ............................. 2
Flower Bud Induction Advisories..... 2
Citrus Canker Regulations................ 2
Marketing Workshop ....................... 2
Better Business .............................. 2
Tools of the Future Recap of
Precision Ag workshop .................... 3
CREC's CompuColumn .................... 4
Citrus Festival Seeks to Inform ........ 4
Florida Ag Literacy Day.................. 4
Paul Winniczuk, Citrus Industry Cover,
Career Days, Dr. Robin Stuart Rides
Camelback, Photo Corner, ISC in
Morocco .............................. ... 5
News Around CREC
Dr. Noling Seminar Feb. 17
Graduate student assistantships
Publications Submitted .................... 6
W welcome, Farewell ......................... 7
Diaprepes Task Force Meeting
March 4, USDA Ft. Pierce ................ 7
50th Engineering Conference .......... 7
C alendar ....................................... 8
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
email@example.com; Ext. 1233.
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.
Renovations to Building 24 were
unveiled when part of the scaffolding
was last week, revealing a striking
new look with brickwork and paint.
Dr. Michael Rogers
Joins CREC Faculty
Rogers To Establish
Entomology Extension and
Dr. Micheal Rogers joined the UF/IFAS
faculty as Assistant Professor of Entomology
at CREC in January.
Dr. Rogers holds a 65% Extension-35%
Research appointment. He will be involved in
integrated pest management programs for citrus
Dr. Rogers earned a B.A. in Entomology from
Auburn University in 1999 and a Ph.D. in
Entomology from the University of Kentucky in
2003. His areas of interest include biological
control and integrated pest management.
At the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rogers
investigated parasitoids as a biological control
method for root-feeding white grubs in turfgrass.
He obtained over $180,000 in grants to fund his
Ph.D. research, including a $130,000 grant from
the U.S.D.A., a published eight papers in his
graduate career. Dr. Rogers also worked with
several insect pests of cotton while an
undergraduate student at Auburn.
"We are pleased and excited to have Dr.
Rogers join our faculty. His enthusiasm and
credentials will serve him well as he assumes a
see Dr Rogers, p. 6
Do You Have A GatorLink
You Will Need One!
by Monica Lewandowski
UF is transitioning business and related soft-
ware systems to an entirely new system that
will allow UF employees greater access, and
responsibility, over everything from personnel
records and purchases to event calenders. It
will be a monumental change, slated to occur
on July 1, that will help move UF systems into
the 21st century. One aspect of this system
that seems to have generated a lot of buzz is
timekeeping procedures. Contrary to rumor, it
is not expected that all UF employees will need
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Citrus Disease Hotline
Dr. Pete Timmer posts timely news
on citrus diseases, the status of the
bloom and other relevant news on a toll-
free hotline sponsored by Syngenta Crop
Information on postbloom fruit
drop, Alternaria brown spot, scab and
other diseases is available on
Timmer's citrus pathology website
including online tools to aid growers in
determining need and timing of sprays
forPFD (PFD-Fungicide Application
Decision System) and Alternaria
Citrus Disease Hotline
Don Poucher (upper
left), Kimberly Mansfield
(upper right) and Liz
Felter (lower right)
presented a marketing
workshop at CREC on
Jan. 30 to UF/IFAS
faculty and those associated with public-relations
departments. The workshop was intended to provide
an introduction to marketing what it is, how and why
to do it. Nationwide, universities have adopted
marketing strategies and commercial techniques that
are a standard part of the business world all to
increase public awareness, enhance their image and
generate more support. "We have found that IFAS
programs are well known, but they're not well-known
as IFAS programs," said Don Poucher, Assistant Vice-
President of Marketing and Communications. Liz
Felter suggested that marketing strategies can be a
simple as wearing a nametag or placing the UF/IFAS
logo on the first and last slide of Powerpoint
presentations to identify who you work for. Don
Poucher is the Assistant Vice President of Marketing
and Communications for UF/IFAS, Liz Felter is the
Associate Director, and Kimberly Mansfield is
Marketing Coordinator. They are planning similar
workshops at other RECs around the state.
UF/IFAS Marketing and Communications
Download UF/IFAS logos:
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Florida Citrus Hall of Fame
Lorin T. Bice (deceased) of Haines City, C.
Elton Crews of Avon Park, Donald M. Lins
(deceased) of Tampa and Bert E. Roper of
Winter Garden were selected for induction
into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. The
induction ceremony is March 26 at the
Annual Government Day Luncheon at the
Nora Mayo Hall in Winter Haven, co-
sponsored by the Florida Department of
Citrus and the Florida Citrus Showcase.
State Workers Fired For
Two state Florida Dept. of Agriculture
workers were fired for violating citrus can-
ker decontamination rules. According to
newspaper reports, the two workers did not
spray themselves after inspecting yards
and supervising cutting crews.
CREC employees are reminded that if
you work with citrus materials or tissue, or
enter greenhouses or groves, you must
follow regulations on decontamination/
disinfestation of vehicles, tools, equipment
and personnel working to prevent the
spread of citrus canker and other pests and
diseases. There are also strict limitations
on the movement of fruit off Center. Dr.
Timmer has a sprayer and disinfectant if
you need to borrow one. If you have any
questions, please contact Dr. Pete Timmer
UF/IFAS Citrus Pest Management Guide
for decontam/disinfection guidelines:
FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer
For quarantine maps: doacs.state.fl.us/
Photos of citrus canker symptoms:
- From the Business Office
Tips that pertain to UF/IFAS Business:
Travel Authorization Request must be
turned in to Pam Holderman 6 weeks prior
SHARE (Special Help for Agricultural
Research and Education) requests that
secondary-memberships and subscriptions
pay directly to the vendor with their original
invoice. Please submit all secondary-
memberships and or applications for
professional organizations to Patti Hanna.
When requesting Purchase Order
numbers for equipment over $1,000,
please explain the reason for requesting
the equipment and its proposed use, and
where the equipment will be located
(Building and Room #).
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This is the correct UF/IFAS
wordmark, or "logo." If you
need a BW or color file,
contact GretchenBaut (X1270
or firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Monica Lewandowski (X1233
or mmlew @crec.ifas.ufl.edu).
The correct designation is
University of Florida/IFAS or
UF/IFAS Citrus Research and
Tools of the Future ...
Computers and satellites?
Over 140 people attended the Precision
Agriculture for Florida Citrus II at CREC on Jan.
21. Precision ag utilizes computers, geographic
information system and global positioning
system technology to collect and utilize data on
everything from yield and soil characteristics to
tree size and labor records. At CREC, engineers
and scientists from various disciplines are
working to adopt precision ag, currently used in
row crops, for citrus. The collaboration includes
citrus growers and precision ag businesses as
well as researchers with expertise in horticulture,
engineering, soil science and citrus nutrition. At
CREC, the following people are involved in
precision ag research: Dr. Bill Miller, Dr. Masoud
Salyani, Dr. Arnold Schumann. Prof. Emeritus Dr.
Jodie Whitney, Prof Emeritus Dr. Adair Wheaton,
Dr. Qamar Zaman, Dr. Hong Li, Dr. Jim Syvertsen,
Jill Dunlop, Dr. Brian Wei, Sherrie Buchanon,
Sharath Cugati, John Roegner and Kevin Hostler.
Photos by Gretchen Baut and Monica
Above: Perhaps the banner for Raven
Industries says it all. Precision ag is widely
used in row crops and is now being adapted for
Left photo: Chet Townsend (left) talks to Stuart Pocknee (from
NESPAL experiment station in Georgia) about the Agrilink
irrigation management system. The system uses probes,
placed throughout a grove, to track soil characteristics and
schedule irrigation. Townsend and other businesses
demonstrated precision ag products and services to over 140
participants at the workshop.
Above left: Dr. Masoud Salyani presents a seminar about variable
rate technology, or VRT. With VRT, sprayers and other farm
equipment can be set to apply different amounts of chemicals,
depending on the size and needs of individual trees or areas.
Above center: Dr. Bill Miller, the workshop's lead organizer.
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Professor of Emeritus, speaks to
fellow ag engineer Dr. Daniel Lee
from the UF Dept. of Agricultural
and Biol. Engineering.
Above left, Dr. Michael Simms
(U.S. Sugar) speaks to a
representative from Helena
Chemical. Dr. Simms was
formerly a post-doc at CREC in
Dr. Childers' lab.
Above left, Sherrie Buchanon
(from Dr. Miller's lab) speaks
to Kevin Crisp from Raven
Below left, Dr. Brian Wei
(former post-doc, Dr. Salyani's
lab) visits the AutoFarm
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to log onto computers as a sort of "time- or you may be entering time and leave into a
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ibility is being built
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department, you may be handling
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is yet final, and training will be
provided on the new systems.
One thing is certain: UF em-
ployees will need to have a
Gatorlink account for payroll
purposes faculty, staff, OPS,
everyone by mid-June. But do
not wait until June! It is ex-
pected that thousands of UF em-
ployees wait to establish Gatorlink accounts
at the last minute. This will surely overload
the system. Avoid heartache and establish
your Gatorlink account now! It is easy and
free (note: a Gatorlink account is not the
same thing as a GatorOne ID card). Visit
www.gatorlink.ufl.edu or call the UF Com-
puting Help Desk: 352-392-HELP
Enter your user ID and Gatorlink
password to see basic records, current
events and other UF information.
Familiarize yourself with the system;
future UF employee business will be
conducted largely through my.ufl.edu.
One thing is certain: UF
employees will need to
establish a Gatorlink account
call the UF Computing Help
Tips and tricks and helpful hints ...
When you send e-mail, your "From"
address is automatically set by your e-mail
client (Outlook Express, Outlook, etc.). For
UF/IFAS users, check to see that your
"From" address is set to the new
"email@example.com", rather than
the old "lal.ufl.edu". This will help
propagate the new address to all your
it normally results in the new address being
entered into their address books
when they reply to your e-mail.
In Outlook Express:
Go to Tools->Accounts->Mail.
Select your CREC account from the list (in
most cases, it's the only one),
click on Properties.
On the General tab, in the "E-mail address"
box, edit the address, if
Click OK, Close to get out of the applet.
Go to Tools->E-Mail Accounts, View or
change existing e-mail accounts, Next.
Select your CREC account from the list (in
most cases, it's the only one),
Under User Information, in the E-mail box,
edit the address, if necessary.
Click Next, Finish to get out of the applet.
Your e-mail from any PC
To access your e-mail when off-Center,
Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows UF/
IFAS users to use e-mail via the internet. To
1) Go to the CREC Web page
2) Click on the "Staff Email Access" link on
the lower left;
3) Enter your username, password, and
domain (CREC) as if you were logging
on to the network.
Note: if your office computer is on and
your e-mail is open, you will not be able to
view it through OWA. If you have ques-
tions, contact our Information Support
Department at isd(acrec.ifas.ufl.edu.
Florida Citrus Festival
The Florida Citrus Festival, Jan. 15-25
in Winter Haven, is a major event and fund-
raiser for the Florida Citrus Showcase, an
organization involved in promotional ac-
tivities for Florida citrus. Jane Waters, the
Showcase's public relations director, and
Bobby Fuqua, the Showcase Executive Di-
rector, have implemented some new edu-
cational programs, including field trips that
brought elementary students to the Citrus
Festival to learn about citrus.
Dr. Monica Lewandowski and Gretchen
Baut participated in the school program
on Jan 16. Over 150 students visited the
Festival in the morning, before it was open
to the public, from schools in Winter Ha-
ven (Jewett Elementary), Fort Meade and
Lakeland. Monica and Gretchen developed
a program that included songs, a story and
a Powerpoint presentation, "Citrus ... A -
Z!" The students also squeezed orange
juice and were entertained by Irving the
Clown and a magician.
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Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. and
the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and
Consumer Services have declared March
16 as Florida Agriculture Literacy Day.
On this day, friends throughout
Florida's ag industry are asked to go to an
elementary classroom, read a selected book
about farming and talk to students about
the importance of Florida agriculture. Two
books have been designated: Tops and
Bottoms by Janet Stevens (Pre-K to 2nd
grade) and Farming by Ann Love and Jane
Drake (3rd-5th grades). Books will be
provided free to those who register by Feb.
20. Registration forms are available onthe
bulletin board outside the Mailroom, or
online at www.fl-ag.com/faitc. It is the
responsibility of the participants to contact
a local school and set up a visit. If
interested, Monica Lewandowski has
citrus and/or CREC-themed coloring
pages, word searches and crossword
puzzles (call Ext. 1233 or e-mail
Florida Ag in the Classroom provides
resources and support for ag education,
funded in part by the Florida agriculture
license plates the "Ag Tag." Lisa Gaskalla
is the Executive Director.
Paul Winniczuk (pronounced
WIN-a-chuck) was recently hired to
manage a USDA grant for Dr. Mickey
Parish on the safety and security of
foods transported in tanker trucks.
Paul brings to CREC extensive tech-
nical and managerial experience from
decades of employment in the food
The cover of the February issue of Citrus Industry
magazine was submitted to their "Cover Photo"
context by Dr. Filomena Valim, which was an ice-
covered orange photographed by her husband,
Marco. Citrus Industry magazine regularly seeks
cover photos as well as "fun" photos.
Careers and More Careers
Girls Invent the Future
Dr. Monica Lewandowski spoke to over
60 seventh-grade girls about science careers
at the McKeel Academy for Technology in
Lakeland on January 19. Monica gave five
presentations throughout the day, speaking
to girls about CREC programs and discuss-
ing programs in food science, horticulture,
marketing and plant pathology. She showed
the students everything from pommelos and
kumquats to "glowing" plants (tobacco
plants infected with tobacco mosaic virus,
tagged with a green fluorescent protein) -
hoping to give them some insight into the
variety of careers in science and related
fields. The event was part of the Girls Scouts
of America "Girls Invent the Future" cam-
UF CALS Career Day
Dr. Monica Lewandowski represented
CREC at the UF College of Agriculture and
Life Science Career Day on the Gainesville
campus on Feb. 4. UF students were invited
to speak with representatives about career
and graduate opportunities. Several UF de-
partments were represented as well as ag-
related companies and businesses. Monica
collected a few resumes; if you are interested,
they are available for your examination in
the CREC Personnel Office.
What is "Color Fading?"
Some colors appear faded when projected
onto a wall (or on film). Your Powerpoint
presentation may look superb on your
computer monitor, but these same colors
may look "faded," or pale, when pro-
jected by a computer projector onto the
wall. Consequently, some text and dia-
grams may be hard to see during your
actual presentation. To be sure check it
out ahead of time Sandy Hatch in audio-
visual (Ext. 1220 or ash(@crec.ifas.ufl.edu)
will gladly set up a computer projector
for you to preview your presentation in
To resize photos in Powerpoint (and many
other programs), click on the photo to select
it and "grab and hold" one of the black boxes
on a corer. Press and hold down the shift
key and drag the photo in and out (while still
pressing the shift key) to U
the desired size. Pressing
the shift key will keep the
photo at the same dimen-
sions that is, it won't get -
too thin or wide and be-
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Morocco. Several participants from
CREC will be on hand to present
research and participate in Congress
events, including symposia, poster
sessions, oral sessions and tours of
Morocco's citrus region. The ISC
Congress is held every four years; tthe
next Congress is scheduled for 2008 in
China. For this year's program, visit:
Dr. Robin Stuart recently attended the
"International Workshop on
Entomopathogenic Nematodes and their
Bacterial Symbionts" in Eilat, Israel,
November 18-20. At the workshop, he
presented a poster reporting some of the
work he's been doing with Dr. Clay McCoy
and Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan (formerly at
CREC, now at the USDA in Byron, GA) on
improved strains of nematodes for
biological control of Diaprepes
abbreviatus in Florida citrus.
On his way to Israel, Robin stopped
off in Egypt for some vacation time, visited
Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, and toured
various historic sites including the Great
Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, and Abu
Simbel. He then took a ferry across the
Gulf of Suez to the Sinai, a bus up the coast
of the Gulf of Aqaba to Taba, and walked
across the border into Israel. Dr. Stuart
describes his holiday as interesting and
exciting. Below, Dr. Stuart takes in a camel
ride while visiting the Great Pyramids of
UF/IFAS CREC Website is
Please transition users to this new
address. The www.lal.ufl.edu website is
UF/IFAS CREC e-mail addresses
E-mail messages sent to the old
@lal.ufl.edu addresses will be forwarded
in the foreseeable future, but if your e-
mail address ends in @lal.ufl.edu, you
should transition to the new domain.
Florida Department of Citrus and UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center full-
time PhD level research Assistantship in the
UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.
The project will combine post-harvest
physiology with genetics. The graduate re-
search will focus on determining the genes/
pathways involved with ethylene-induced
de-greening of fresh citrus fruit, as neces-
sary for subsequent genetic manipulation
of this trait to improve color development
in poorly responding cultivars.
Stipend: $15,000. The position provides
a waiver of out-of-state tuition. Application
Deadline: March 15, 2004. Please send a
letter of interest, resume, copy of tran-
scripts, GRE/TOEFL scores, and 3 letters of
recommendation to: Dr. Mohamed Ismail or
Dr. Jude Grosser at CREC.
Dr. Michael Rogers ... from p. 1
lead role in our entomology outreach
program," said Dr. Harold Browning, CREC
Center Director. "Michael was selected from
a strong pool of candidates for this position
and we feel fortunate to have him bring new
ideas and skills to our Center.
A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Dr.
Rogers is eager to embark on his work in
citrus. He and his wife, Hannah, live in
Dr. Michael Rogers:
Office: Room 24, Building 35 (in the
bIlc./'cl of the "Entomology"
Tel. extension: 1224
Dr. Jackie Burns has a graduate assistantship
at the M.S. orPh.D. level available in projects
related to citrus harvesting and abscission.
Opportunities exist for collaborative projects
and to work with citrus industry leaders. For
more information, contact Dr. Burns at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the citrus
Demos, Feb. 24
Michael McClean from Metrohm-Peak will
present information on "Chromatography
and Electrochemistry: Useful Analytical
Tools for Citrus Research," Feb. 24, 10 am -
12 pm in the BHG Teaching Lab. Topics to
be covered include:
Dr. Noling Seminar
Dr. Joseph W. Noling
UF/IFAS Professor of Nematology
Tuesday, Feb. 17
11 a.m. 12 pm (10:45 am, refreshments)
Integrated Nematode Management
The Need for a SystemsApproach to
Replace Methyl Bromide -
This seminar will provide a basic
overview of recent research efforts to
identify and evaluate alternatives to methyl
bromide for nematode management in
Florida fruit and vegetable crops. The basic
elements and outcomes of a research
program to develop a more integrated pest
management program to replace methyl
bromide will be presented, including
discussion of the importance of multiple pest
interactions, new field monitoring protocols
under development, and biologically and
culturally integrated management strategies.
All personnel welcome; the public is
- Determining Low Levels ofAnions and
Cations in Fruit Juices,
Matrix Elimination by Dialysis and Other
Carbohydrate Identification and
Quantification by Pulsed Amperometric
High Capacity Ion Exchange Columns.
Metrohm-Peak specializes in ion
exchange chromatrography systems
Publications Submitted to the Publications Committee in January
S. H. Futch, J. D. Whitney, J. K. Burns and F. M. Roka. From Manual to Mechanical Harvesting. Citrus Industry Magazine.
L. W. Timmer, L. G Albrigo, and N.A.R. Peres. Weather, Disease Models, and Fungicide Application. The Florida Grower
J. Wei and M. Salyani. Development of a Laser Scanner for Measuring Tree Canopy Characteristics. Transactions of the ASAE.
S. N. Mondal, D. S. Howd, R. H. Brlansky, and L. W. Timmer. Heterothallism and Pseudothecial Development inMycosphaerella citri,
the Cause of Citrus Greasy Spot. f/T t.I .'\l,. ,i..l.
J. P. Syvertsen, J. L. Jifon, C. Goni, and A. Otero. Shade Effects on Citrus Leaf Gas Exchange, Fruit Yield, and Quality. Proceedings of
the International Society of Citriculture, 2004.
Q. Zaman and A. W. Schumann. Spatial Variation in Soil Properties and Tree Performance to Develop Site-Specific Management
Zones. Precision Agriculture.
B. R. Bondada and J. P. Syvertsen. Starch Accumulation Can Reduce Chlorophyll Concentration and CO2 Assimilation in Nitrogen
Deficient Citrus Leaves. Annuls ofBotany.
Eric Whaley (CREC Plant Improvement) has a publication in press, from prior work:
John J. Read, Eric L. Whaley, Lee Tarpley, and K. Raja Reddy. Evaluation of a Hand-held Radiometer for Field Determination of
Nitrogen Status in Cotton. 2003. Digital Imaging and Spectral Techniques: Applications to Precision Agriculture and Crop Physiology.
ASA Special Publication No. 66.
Dr. Amer Fayad Visitor Brlansky
Kenneth Hagan OPS (Dr. Albrigo)
Erfun Zhou Visiting scientist (Dr. Chung)
Dr. Michael Rogers UF/IFAS faculty
Paul Winniczuk (Dr. Parish)
Samuel Luther OPS (K. Morgan)
Dr. Jianto "Brian" Wei Dr. Salyani
Dr. Jaime Cubero postdoc (Dr. Graham)
Davy Meadows OPS (Dr. Zhang)
Above: Dr. Jianto "Brian" Wei, left,
with Dr. Qamar Zaman at the Precision
Agriculture for Florida Citrus II workshop
on Jan. 21. Dr. Wei has a new job with
John Deere in Iowa.
Dale Price (Personnel) with his grand-
daughter, Leilani, born Dec. 23 (the first
grandchild for Dale and his wife, Binnie
Jean). Leilani was "the best Christmas
present," says Dale.
Left photo: Dr. Jim Graham (left) watches Dr. Jaime Cubero (center) and Dr. Maria
Angeles Ayllon at Dr. Graham's home in December. Dr. Cubero was a post-doctoral
scientist in Dr. Graham's lab and his wife, Dr. Ayllon, was a post-doc in Dr. Bill Dawson's
lab. They have assumed positions at a university in their home country, Spain.
Congratulations to Jessica Cook, former CREC employee from Dr. Graham's lab, gave
birth to twin girls, Jaeda Faith and Laila Hope, on Jan. 14. Mom and the twins are doing
Diaprepes Task Force Annual Meeting March 4 USDA Ft. Pierce
March 4, 9 am 4 pm. USDA-ARS U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945;
Tel. (772) 462-5914. UF/IFAS contacts: Dr. Larry Duncan and Dr. Clay McCoy.
Welcome and Introductions Garvie Hall, Constance Riherd, Co-Chairs Diaprepes Task Force
Resistant Rootstocks: Status and Prospects
Rational and Strategies in Breeding Programs James H. Graham, Pathologist
Status of Conventionally Bred Rootstocks Kim Bowman, Research Geneticist
Status of Somatic Hybrids and Tetrazygs Jude Grosser, Research Geneticist
Bacillus ;li, .. i '~, ,,, strains for use against Diaprepes abbreviatus Allen Weathersby, Entomologist
Genetic transformation to control Diaprepes abbreviatus Randy Niedz, Research Geneticist
Progress in Biological Control
Status of Introduced Parasitoids Jorge Pena, Entomologist
Summary and General Discussion
Working Group Meetings: Host Plant Resistance, Biological and Cultural Control Tactics
Conveners: Larry Duncan and Steve Lapointe
50th Annual Citrus Engineering Conference American Society of Mechanical Engineers Florida Section
March 18, CREC. Registration 8:00 a.m.; program at 9:00 a.m. Advance registration $50. www.asme.org/sections/florida/citrus.htm
Program speakers and topics:
"Packaging for citrusjuices" Dr. Jean-Pierre Emond, Packaging Science Courtesy Professor, University of Florida
"3-A Sanitary standards applied to juice processing" Tim Rugh, Executive Director, 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.
"World class standards for ammonia refrigeration systems" Joe DeMarco, PE. Engineering Manager, Tropicana Products, Inc.
23rd Citrus Engineering Award. Jay Oliver, Manager, C.I.G. Accounts, Progress Energy
"Integration of statistical process control" Jim Redifer, Rockwell Automation
"Engineering solutions for lightning and surge protection" Paul Gates, CEO, TEAMWORK
"Successful CIP" Cliff Vaughn, Engineering Project Manager, JohnsonDiversey Inc.
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Florida Rural Plant Path &
Adv Citr II Change FlavorTech
15 16 Seminar7 18 19 20 21
Dr. Noling Plant Path &
AdvCitr II Management FlavorTech
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Demos Plant Path &
Adv Citr II Flavor Tech
March 4 Diaprepes Task Force Scientific meeting, USDA-ARS Ft. Pierce
March 18 50th Annual Citrus Engineering Conference, CREC.
March 16 FAS-2 workshop (UF/IFAS Faculty Accountability System 2)
BLOODMOBILE at CREC: March 3, June 9, Aug. 12 and Nov. 23
All events subject to change.
11 Florida Rural Water Assoc. Focus on
17 Seminar, Dr. Joseph Noling: Integrated
Nematode Management- The Need for
a Systems Approach to Replace Methyl
Bromide. BHG-1, 11 am 12 pm (refresh-
ments, 10:45 am). Open to the public.
See page 6 for presentation overview.
24 Michael McClean, Metrohm-Peak. Semi-
nar and demos: "Chromatography and
Electrochemistry: Useful Analytical
Tools for Citrus Research." BHG
Teaching Lab, 10 am 12 pm. See
page 6 for list of topics.
Classes at CREC this semester:
Flavor Chemistry & Technology, Dr. Rouseff,
Thursday, 4-8 p.m., BHG Teaching Lab.
Advanced Citriculture II, Dr. Albrigo, Mon-
days, 4-7 p.m. BHG Conf. room.
*Plant Path and Friends informal seminars.
Speakers sought; topics open and not
limited to plant pathology. Students, post-
docs and visiting scientists encouraged.
Friday, 11 a.m. 12 p.m., BHG Teaching
Lab. Contact: Dr. Chung.