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Citrus Leaves.

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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
Get Your Gatorlink .......................... 1
C R EC Picnic .................................... 1
In Memory of Bea and Mary ............ 1
Meet the Syvertsen Lab .............. 2-3
CTV in Dom inica ............................. 3
Ruden Scott to Retire June 30 ......... 3

Congraulations, CREC Grads ........... 4
Profile: Dr. Curt Colburn .................... 4

CRE Foundation Meeting .................. 5
Bridges Tutorials Online ................... 5
Personnel Office schedule in June.. 5
8th Graders at CREC ...................... 5
Volleyball at Lunch ......................... 5
Photo Corner.................................. 6
Congratulations, Grads .................... 6
Girl Scouts Orienteering ................... 6
AHS Chem Students Make Video ..... 6
Growers Fund Research ................. 6
Troop 329 in Savannah .................... 6
News Around CREC
Manuscripts Submitted ................... 7
W welcome, Farewell ......................... 7
Congratulations .............................. 7
C alendar ....................................... 8

CREC website
UF/IFAS e-mail addresses:

Citrus Leaves
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
Lewandowski; E-mail
mmlew@tcrec.ifas.ufl.edu; Ext. 1233.
Writer, Meredith Jean Morton.
Photography and graphics, 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.

UF Employees will need a Gatorlink computer account...
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j you want to getpaai
Gatorlink is an individual's computer /-
identity at UF. Every UF employee will ,
need to have an active Gatorlink account J
by June 18 for, at the very least, payroll.
Need too set up a Gator link account?
Visit gatorlink.ufl.edu...
Or come visit the CREC Personnel office and Dale or Eileen will be glad to
help. If you encounter problems accessing your account or you forget
your password, call the UF Computing Help Desk (352) 392-HELP or e-mail
helpdesk@ufl.edu. Do not wait until the last minute to establish your
account the system will likely be swamped.


UF Bridges
online -
page 5

Fri., June 4 Lions Park, Lake Alfred
-,t" ) r Fun starts after 5 pm, food at 5:30

S |If you haven't signed up for the CREC picnic, hurry!
The Entomology & Nematology and Extension working groups are
organizing a fun and casual evening. All current and former CREC personnel and our
families/guests are all invited
Please bring a side dish or a salad or a dessert. We'll provide fried chicken, bread, vegetarian
options, hot dogs and soft drinks. Picnic committee members will also prepare some baked beans
and potato salad. If you would like, please bring lawn chairs for you and your family/guests.
Time: after 5 p.m., dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Directions to Lions Park in LakeAlfred, from CREC, Experiment Station Rd.:
West (right turn) on 17/92 into downtown Lake Alfred; Right on Haines Bvd (first traffic light)
and proceed for 3 blocks; Right on Nekoma Ave., proceed to Lions Park.
KIDS: Wading pool and water fun for kids. KIDS: Bring a swimsuit or change of clothes for the
wading pool, which will be set up in an area away from the lake. (Note: swimming in the lake is
currently prohibited because several large alligators have been trapped in the area; it is also
advised to stay away from the shore area.)
Special thanks to Extension and I ,in,,. in. .,. i l-,1 : 1, ..

CREC mourns the passing of Beatriz
Nielsen (left) and Mary Sirois. Bea
passed away on May 24 after a bout
with cancer. She worked in the Plant
Improvement breeding program for
Dr. Jude Grosser. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that donations
be made to the American Cancer
Society, the Good Shepard Hospice
or the Alzheimer's Association.
Photos by Gretchen Baut.

Mary Sirois worked in the
CREC Business Office for
16 years. She retired in
Feb. 2001.

June 2004

Meet... The Syvertsen Lab
Dr. Jim Syvertsen's Lab focuses on physiological
responses of citrus to the environment

by Meredith Jean Morton Photos by Gretchen Baut
Dr. Jim Syvertsen's lab studies the effects of environmental stress on
the physiological responses of citrus trees, including growth, yield, water
relations, photosynthesis, carbohydrate balance and mineral nutrition.
Some common environmental stresses are high temperature, salinity, I
drought, flooding and insect pressures. Research is also being conducted
on environmental effects on fruit shape, particularly 'sheep-nosing.'
Sheep-nosing is a fruit elongation caused by high temperatures and .
vigorous growth, especially in grapefruit.
The lab is very international and includes scientists from China, Left to right: Dr. Kuo TanLi, Baylis Carnes, Jill Dunlop, Dr.
Taiwan, Spain, California and Florida. Slightly crowded, with eight people Jim Syvertsen, Dr. Hong Li, Juan Gabriel Peres, Dr. Paco
working together daily, Dr. Syvertsen's lab covers many aspects of plant Garcia-Sanchez and Eva Ros-Ruiz.
"We're all one team," Dr. Syvertsen said. "We work great together."
Jill Dunlop described the lab as the 'most down-to-earth lab' dealing with physiological aspects of plant growth and production. Investigators
in Dr. Syvertsen's lab frequently collaborate with other scientists at CREC on research projects.
Dunlop said that although the lab tests effects of stress on plants, the members of Dr. Syvertsen's team experience little stress in the lab.
"We don't have a lot of stress," she said laughing. "The plants don't talk back."

Dr. Jim Syvertsen
has been working for UF
since 1978, after he
received his Ph.D. in
plant ecology from New 4r /
Mexico State University.
His research interests are
photosynthesis and
carbohydrate balance in "
citrus. In his free time,
Dr. Syvertsen enjoys
sailing on his Hobie Cat, and said he 'has
played a lot of tennis.' He also spends time
'looking after his wife,' although he said 'she
would say that she looks after me.' Dr.
Syvertsen is a native of Oxnard, California,
about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles
and a town with a rich history in citrus and
agriculture. He chose to stay in school to
earn his Ph.D. because he picked lemons
while in grade school in California and
realized he wanted to accomplish more in

What is Plant Stress Physiology?
Plant stress physiology is the study of how
plant growth and production are affected
by environmental stresses. Simply, these
stresses are any natural situation which
may cause an altered state to the plant.
Some environmental stresses are drought,
heat, cold, salinity, mineral deficiency,
mineral toxicity, oxidative stress and water
logging. Each of these stresses could
potentially impact the growth and
production of a plant.

Jill Dunlop (near il i.. V
,I right) is self-de-
scribed as 'Dr. C
Syvertsen's right-
hand man.' Jill
graduated from
Elon College in
North Carolina with
a B.S. in Environ-
mental Studies and
has been working forDr. Syvertsenat
CREC for over three years. She sets up and
manages experiments, and obtains and ana-
lyzes data. The Clearwater native is married
to Jeff Dunlop, and is the mother of two-
year-old Annabelle. Jill enjoys golfing and
cooking, and said she loves food, with a
weakness for 'all foods that are bad for you.'
Dr. Hong Li (above right) has a Ph.D. in
soil science from Laval University in Quebec
City, Canada, and is Dr. Syvertsen's research
assistant. Dr. Li is from Guangdong, China
and has been with UF for two years. She
works with Dr. Syvertsen on greenhouse and
field studies on the effects of root weevils,
soil flooding and soil type on citrus growth.
She has been working in soil research for
about 24 years, and is most proud of
publications in the Florida State Horticultural
Society Proceedings and the Journal of Soil
Science. She likes to watch TV news at night
to 'know what is happening in the world'
and also enjoys watching tennis. Dr. Li is
married and has two daughters, Annie, 15,
and Sylvie, 12.

Upper panel, Jill Dunlop (left) and Dr. Hong
Li. Lower photo, Baylis Carnes (left) and
Dr. Kuo Tan Li with a rhizotron, an
instrument used to examine roots and soil
ecology underground with a camera.

Dr. Kuo-Tan Li is a post-doctoral associate
and native of Taiwan. A graduate of Cornell
University, Kuo-Tan has been at CREC
since December 2003 and will stay from one
to two more years. At Cornell, Kuo-Tan
studied the effects of summer pruning on
see Syvertsen Lab, page 3

Meet the Syvertsen Lab..
apple trees, and is researching the effects
of mechanical harvesting on citrus tree
health and production since he's been at
CREC. Kuo-Tanlikes swimming and snow
skiing, although he lamented that he hasn't
had a chance to snow ski since he's been in
Florida. Traveling is another of Kuo-Tan's
favorite pastimes, especially traveling
somewhere with a cold, dry climate, "'with
snow for skiing."

Baylis Carnes is a 2003 graduate of
Winter Haven High School and has been
working in an OPS position for Dr. Syvertsen
for a year and a half. Since Baylis began
working inthe lab, he fertilizes plants, helps
the post-docs, collects data and organizes
the lab. Baylis is attending Polk Community
College to pursue a degree in Business
Administration. An avid outdoorsman, he
enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time.
Baylis said he likes working in Dr.
Syvertsen's lab because he has been
exposed to a variety of cultures from the
lab's international diversity.

Eva Ros-Ruiz is also from Cartagena,
Spain, and has been working in an OPS
position in Dr. Syvertsen's and Dr. Jackie
Burns' lab for one year and five months.
Eva studied law at the University in Spain,
but said after her husband, Paco came to
the U.S. to work, she wanted to come, too.
The most interesting thing Eva said she
has learned since working at CREC was
learning to prepare gels in Dr. Bums' lab.
In her free time, she enjoys reading books,
listening to music and going to see movies

. from p. 3
at the theater. Eva and
Paco are very excited
about having their .
first child in early

Dr. Paco Garcia-
is from Cartagena, Above left, Eva Ros
Spain, at CREC on a and Juan Gabrel Pen
two-year post-
doctorate fellowship. With a degree in
agriculture chemistry, Paco is studying
salinity stress in citrus an area of concern
in Spain because of water quality problems.
He is also studying elevated CO2 and
drought effects. Paco came to CREC in 2000
as part of a six-month program for Ph.D.
students, the same program currently
sponsoring Juan Gabriel Perez. In his free
time, Paco plays soccer for the CREC team
and likes to read. He would like to travel to
other states during his time here, since he
has only seen Florida. He is married to Eva
who also works in Dr. Syvertsen's lab.

Naomi Commodore (left) with grad student
Amandeep Kahlon in Dr. Brlansky's lab.

Rudene Scott to !.ii inthe Gainesville offices
"were very helpful,
Retire June 30 fantastic." For the past
Rudene Scott from CREC's several years, Rudene's
Business Office is retiring on primary duties have been
June 30 after 25 years of service. accounts payable and
She started her CREC career in related purchasing
July 1979 inthe wordprocessing -- assignments.
office, but shortly thereafter Rudene and her
began working as a secretary for husband, Joseph, have
the agricultural engineering four children and ten
faculty, which included UF, grandchildren. She
FDOC and USDA engineers. Rudene started enjoys crafts, sewing and doing puzzles. She
working in the Business Office in 1986, when likes to work on projects around the house
the office first transitioned to computer and loves gardening, especially with flowers.
systems. She worked in accounts payable After retirement, Rudene plans to volunteer
and purchasing, and entered purchasing with church activities and visit nursing
orders into the computer. During those early homes, assist the elderly, and work for Meals
computer days, Rudene recalls that the staff on Wheels.

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Ruiz. Right, Dr. Paco Garcia-Sanchez (left)

Juan Gabriel Perez is the newest
additionto Dr. Syvertsen's lab. Juan Gabriel
is at CREC for three months from Murcia,
Spain to conduct research for his Ph.D. He
is studying the plant response to water
drought stress and elevated CO,. This is
Juan Gabriel's first time in Florida. Since
arriving, he's been learning to analyze plant
chemicals that appear in water stress
conditions, and he's learning to measure
sugars in leaves. Juan Gabriel enjoyed
playing soccer and running, as well as other
Spanish sports. He likes to listen to music,
watch movies and go to the beach.

CTV in Dominica
by Meredith Jean Morton
Alab technician's visit to CREC may help
slow or prevent the decline of the citrus
industry on the small Caribbean island of
Naomi Commodore, a lab technician for
the plant protection and quarantine services
of the Dominica Ministry of Agriculture,
visited CREC May 11-13, to learn detection
techniques for the citrus tristeza virus. The
virus, transmitted by the brown citrus aphid,
has caused nearly a total loss of trees from
sour orange root stock in the southern part
of Dominica, Commodore said.
Commodore traveled to Florida as a
follow-up to a March 14-25 trip to Dominica
taken by CREC plant pathologist Dr. Ron
Brlansky, as part of a cooperative effort
between UF/IFAS and Dominica scientists
to detect migrating citrus diseases and to
prepare defenses against them.
While in Dominica, Dr. Brlansky and
Debbie Howd examined strains of citrus
tristeza virus present in the Caribbean.
Commodore visited CREC to receive training
in virus detection techniques from Dr.
Brlansky to determine the spread of citrus
tristeza virus over the island.
Dr. Brlansky taught Commodore the
see Dominica, page 4


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completed her Ph.D. in food of Excellence for Graduate
science with Dr. Russell Research, which recog-
Rouseff. Her dissertation re- nizes the most outstanding M.S.
search involved studies on caro- thesis from IFAS in a given year.
tenoids, a group of plant pig- Warren conducted research on
ments, and chemical changes that culture and detection methods
impact citrus juice flavor, for '/, ,.//,, abacteriumthat can
Mahattanatawee is a lecturer on cause food-related illness, on to-
leave from Siam University in matoes.
Bangkok, Thailand. Abby Guerra, a native of
Dr. Curt Colburn received Panama, conducted research on
his Ph.D. in plant pathology, and the citrus leprosis virus. He stud-
is profiled in the article below. ied withDr. RonBrlansky and Dr.
Benjamin Warren graduated Richard Lee.
with his M.S. in food science. Dr.

Left to right: Dr. Russell Rouseff, Dr. Kanjana Mahattanatawee,
Dr. Curt Colburn and Dr. James Graham at the UF graduation
ceremonies onApril 30. The bestowing of a doctoral hood by the
student's major professor or advisor is a tradition associated
with the awarding of a doctoral degree. The hoods are worn over
the gown (around the neck, as seen in the photo).

Dr. Curt Colburn
by Meredith Jean Morton

Congratulations to Dr. Curt Colburn,
who received his Ph.D. in plant pathology
onApril 30, after working on his degree at
CREC with Dr. Jim Graham and Dr. Kuang-
Ren Chung.
Dr. Colburn, who has been at CREC
since January 2002, researched
Phytophthora root rot of citrus. He said
they were looking for a potential biological
control for Phytophthora, a serious plant
pathogen with a huge host range.
Phytophthora can kill young trees in
the nursery and newly established groves
in orchards. It also causes brown rot of
the fruit and severe root damage when
present long term.
Dr. Colburn said he chose Florida for
his Ph.D. to gain a different experience from

Phytophthora Is Not a Fungus?
*Phytophthora, derived from Greek, means
plant (phyto) destroyer (phthora). It is a
microscopic, soil-borne parasitic
microorganism that causes root rot of a
wide number of plant species, including
many native and introduced ornamentals
and crops. In Florida, P. nicotianae and
P. palmivora cause serious and
economically important diseases of

* Once considered a fungus, biologists now
classify Phytophthora as a water mold
(Oomycetes) and a member of the

Ohio State, where
he earned his
Bachelor's and
Master's degrees.
Citrus was a
welcome change
from his Ohio State
research on
As for Dr.
Colburn's future
plans, he's applied

Above left, Dr. Curt Colburn at the UF Graduation Ceremonies on
April 30, and right, with his parents.

for post-doctorate
programs in plant pathology, looking at
California and Maryland.
"My short term goal is to get a 2-year
post-doc to earn more experience and
publications," he said.
From there he plans to see what the market
situation looks like, hoping to either go into
a university teaching position or be a USDA

kingdom Chromista, which includes
diatoms, kelp and Plasmopara viticola,
the cause of downey mildew in grapes.
* P. infestans is the cause of potato late
blight that destroyed potato crops in
Europe in the 1s4"~- and led to mass
starvation during The Great Famine.
Over a million Irish died and another one
and a half million emigrated to the
* P. ramorum is the cause of the 'sudden
oak death' disease that has killed large
numbers of oak and tanoak trees in

Dominica... from p. 3

tissue blot and the enzyme-linked
immunosorbent assay (ELISA) techniques
for detection.
"We are hoping to control the host trees
infected with the virus," said Commodore,
who has been working on the project for
about a year. "Identifying trees already
infected will [help us devise strategies to]
decrease the spread of the aphid."
After identifying and eliminating trees
infected with the citrus tristeza virus,
Dominica will adopt the use of new citrus
rootstocks not susceptible to quick decline.
Dominica currently uses sour orange
rootstock which is susceptible to quick
"The virus is new to us and no one on
the island has training to combat it,"
Commodore said. No%\ I have learned
techniques to go back and do surveys, so
we can eliminate the virus."

Sne citrus Kesearcn ana Iaucation v ounaation held their annual meetmg on May 20. The CRE Foundation supports CREC
activities in Research, Teaching and Extension. The Foundation is involved in the management of the Center's grove property (through a
lease agreement), sponsors Friends of the CREC Library and CREC workshops, events, faculty retirement events, spring and winter
Centerwide employee events, and Employee of the Year awards. The Foundation also serves as a vehicle for the sale of citrus publications
at CREC. The Board of Directors, shown above at the May meeting, includes several representatives from the citrus industry. From left to
right: secretary-treasurer Buster Pratt, immediate past-president Bill Barber, president John Neiswanger, board members Bert Harris,
Ellis Hunt, Jr., Jack Norris, Executive Director Dr. Harold Browning, interim UF senior vice president Dr. Richard Jones, and board
member Andy Lavigne. Not pictured is vice-president Harold McTeer. For information on the CRE Foundation or a membership brochure,
please visit Dr. Harold Browning's office.

Bridges Tutorials Online
The following online tutorials are available to assist you in preparing for the move to
myUFL systems this summer: www.bridges.ufl.edu/trining/web-tutorials.shtml.
Approving Time and Leave
All supervisors and managers should review the process for reviewing and
approving time and leave in PeopleSoft.
Reporting Holidays
All non-exempt (hourly) employees will report holidays using the Weekly Elapsed
Time feature. Exempt employees will not normally report holidays, but there is one
important exception to this practice.
Reporting Special Compensatory Leave
All USPS employees and non-exempt TEAMS employees are eligible to accrue
special compensatory leave. This short tutorial reviews the process for entering
time worked, holidays, and administrative leave to ensure special compensatory
leave is calculated properly.
UF Start Proposal Page
The first step to creating grant proposals is using the UF Start Proposal Page in
PeopleSoft, which collects key informa-
tion necessary for setting up the
proposal and its associated projectss.
Key points to remember when entering
information are covered. .

8th Graders Visit CREC
Eighth grade science students from
Lakeland Highlands Middle School
visited CREC on May 7 to learn about
scientific careers and real-life
applications to their classroom lessons.
Upper right, Dr. Michael Rogers set up
demonstrations of insects and mites;
lower right, students learned about
staining methods for seeds with Dr.
Monica Lewandowski. The students
also toured the electron microscopy
laboratory and viewed the transmission -
and scanning electron microscopes with
DiAnn Achor. Their teacher is Ms. Judy
________________________________^ ^ '^ ^ ___ ___" _

Schedule Changes For
Bridges Transition

UF business functions is moving to a new
computer system on July 1 (and time
record keeping starting June 18). To
prepare for the transition, please note the
following office schedule changes:
* UF Division of Human Resources: no
personnel actions will be processed June 10 -
* IFAS Human Resources: no non-essential
personnel actions will be processed in June.
* CREC Personnel: personnel-related
transactions by appointment only in May and
* Grant-funded position and OPS assignments
reappointment paperwork was to be
submitted by May 28 to avoid delay or break
in paid work time.
* UF employees must have a Gatorlink account!
Visit gatorlink.ufl.edu or come to CREC's
Personnel Office.

Come out and play! Lunchtime volleyball games
on the grassy court south of BHG on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.

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Photo Corner
The PhotoLab is setting up a new
Epson 44" wide printer. The Photolab
also has a Hewlett Packard 36"-wide
printer, so we now have two options
for poster printing. Call GretchenBaut
(Ext. 1270) to book appointments for
poster printing. The printers get busy
for summer meetings.
An easy way to protect your posters
is to spray them with spray lacquer.
One or two light coats provides some
protection against water stains and
could avert a poster disaster, especially
while traveling. And, if traveling by
air, check ahead. Some airlines do not
allow poster tubes/cases above a
certain size as carry-ons.

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Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Troop 329 from Winter
Haven participated in an orienteering
activity on May 1 at the Rock Springs
Run State Reserve. Orienteering
involves navigating an outdoor route
using a map and compass. Teams (or
individuals) must find designated
points and complete the route in the
shortest amount of time to win. Troop
329 had two teams that did two courses
each. Troop leader Shelley Jones (from
Dr. Braddock's lab) said that one of their
teams beat a Boy Scout troop! The
event was sponsored by the Florida
Orienteering Association. The girls
thank Gretchen Baut for the maps.
Visit www.floridaorineteering.org for
more information on this popular
outdoor sport.

The Florida Museum of Natural History
on the UF Gainesville campus will open
its McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and
Environmental Research on Aug. 14.
The facility features a 6,400-square-foot
Butterfly Rainforest exhibit with water-
falls and walking trails, and thousands
of butterfly images and specimens.

Congratulations Grads!

Christopher Dunn
(above) graduated from
Auburndale High School
May 20. Christopher is
the son of Denise Dunn, Photo by G Baut
who works in Dr. Duncan's lab.

Jessica Noling (above right), daughter of Dr. Joe
and Roxanne Noling, graduated from Aubumdale
High School with High Honors. She was among the
top 100 graduating seniors in Polk County. Jessica,
who works for Dr. Jim Graham at CREC, will attend UF
in the fall and major in microbiology.

Chemistry Students Make
Careers Video
Divya Singh and three Aubumdale High School
classmates visited CREC to make a video about
chemistry careers for their advanced placement
chemistry class. The video will be shown to future
chemistry students. At CREC, the students learned
about herbicides from Dr. Samunder Singh (upper
right), who demonstrated some of the instruments
and equipment used in their research. The students
also learned about research on abscission agents to
facilitate mechanical harvesting with Dr. Shila
Singh, who works with Dr. Jackie Burs. Dr. Singh
also taught the students lab techiques for conducting
an ATP assay (lower right). Below right, Meredith
Morton (below) films the students in action.
The students also learned about techniques in
flavor chemistry with Dr. Russell Rouseff, and
Gretchen Baut assisted the students with digital
video editing for their project. Divya is the daughter .
of Dr. Samunder Singh and Dr. Shila Singh and will
be a senior at Aubumdale High School next year.
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Eddie Jurczak, son of Kathy
Snyder from the Word Processing
department (above) and Edward
Jurczak (below), graduated from
Aubumdale High School. Eddie also
worked at CREC for Dr. Robin Stuart
on a work study as part of the
Cooperative Education Clubs of

Meredith Morton is a summer intern at
CREC, working in Public Relations.
She is a UF journalism major and
worked at CREC last summer in Dr.
Russell Rouseff's lab. She is interested
in scientific -I ,,,, and authored some
of the articles in this issue.


Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications
Committee in May:
S. H. Futch and F. M. Roka. Trunk Shaker Mechanical Harvesting System.
Citrus Industry Magazine.
R. Yuan, Z. Wu, I. Kostenyuk, and J. K. Burns. Ethylene Biosynthesis is
Involved in Differential Abscission Response of Leaves and Fruit to Ab-
scission Compounds in Citrus. Plant Molecular Biology.
W. S. Castle, M. Bauer, B. Boman, T. Obreza, and E. Stover. Matching
Soils with Rootstocks, Especially Swingle Citrumelo. Citrus Industry
E. Etxeberria, P. Gonzalez, and J. Pozueta-Romero. Sucrose Transport
into the Vacuole of Citrus Juice Cells: Further Evidence for an Endocytic
Transport System. Journal of the American Society ofHorticultural Sci-
S. H. Futch. Maximizing Weed Control in Florida Citrus. Citrus Industry
A. W. Schumann and Q. U. Zaman. Software Development for Real-Time
Ultrasonic Mapping of Tree Canopy Size. Computers & Electronics in
Q. U. Zaman,A. W. Schumann, W. M. Miller, S. Buchanon, K. Hostler, and
G Perkins. Variable Rate NitrogenApplication in Florida Citrus Based on
Ultrasonically-Sensed Tree Size. Proceedings of the 7th International
Precision Agriculture Conference.

June 6-8
117th Annual Meeting
Florida State Horticultural Society

Sheraton World Resort, Orlando
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* 125 oral I)resenlatiois S
* 2 special 1/2 d(ay )rogranis
* 1/2 in-service tIrninlig offer .
* 2 ini\ite( speakers )
* E(Idcaitioinal/iiifoirmaitioiinIl exhibits
* 2 receptions
* GiGeat meeting
'Cone join friends, colleagues and the
Florida hloriictulurail indiustry-
Prelliminar i)rograin online'
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Stacey E. Boyette -visitor (Dr. Rouseff)
Savannah Foltz OPS (Dr. Nigg)
Lily Kender OPS (Dr. Singh)
Traliva McGinty OPS (Dr. Nigg)
Monica Puentes OPS (Dr. Gmitter)
Clair J. Denlinger OPS (Dr. Albrigo)
Carolina Sarmiento OPS (Dr. Albrigo)
Amandeep Kahlon grad student (Dr. Brlansky)
Meredith Morton student intern (Dr. M. Lewandowski)
Amy Lane Sr. Biol. Scientist (Dr. Childers)
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CREC Picnic
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Lake Alfred
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All events subject to change.
June 4
CREC Picnic for all current and retired
employees and family/guests
Lions Park in Lake Alfred
Fun begins after 5 pm, food
served at 5:30 pm
Wading pool and water fun for kids (bring a
swimsuit or change of clothes for kids)
Bring a side dish, salad or dessert
June 6-8
117th Annual Meeting
Florida State Horticultural Society
Sheraton World Resort, Orlando
Preliminary program online
* 125 oral presentations
* 2 special 1/2 day programs
* 1/2 in-service training offer
* 2 invited speakers
* Educational/informational exhibits
* 2 receptions
* Great meeting

June 8 Citrus canker task force meeting,
CREC, BHG Room 2.
June 24- Faculty meeting, H. Browning.
CREC, BHG 3-4, 8:30 am.
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Ag industry events statewide
Florida Citrus Mutual
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