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News and Travels .......................... 6
UF Paycheck Stubs Online ............... 6
News Around CREC
Welcome, Farewell; Publications
Submitted; Employee News ............. 7
C alendar ........................ ................ 8


Hurricanes and Florida
Agriculture
by Dr. John Attaway
CREC and FDOC personnel can
purchase this book from Dr.
Attaway (Ext. 1324) at CREC at
half-price, $31.80 incl. tax.
Published in 1999, this book
recounts the history of Florida
hurricanes and the impact on our
agriculture industry. HC, 444 pp.

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.


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


September 2004


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damage, numerous roof leaks and other
water damage. Damage to the Center's
citrus included some loss of trees and loss
of fruit, but not as extensive as the damage seen
in other parts of the state. After Hurricane
Charley, the center was without power for two
days as some employees scrambled to set up
generators and keep them fueled, pack freezers
with dry ice and save other critical items. Power
was restored to CREC on Aug. 15.
Some employees are dealing with structural
damage to personal property and many were
without power for several days to over a week.
Several events, including the Citrus Expo in Fort
Myers and CREC's Packinghouse Day,
scheduled for Sept. 2., were cancelled.
CREC was also without power on Sept. 9-10
after a transformer failure.
Some of Florida's major citrus growing re-
gions were devastated by the storms. The dam-
age from Hurricane Charley, which was a rela-
tively fast-moving storm with high winds, in-
cluded uprooted trees and well as brokentrunks,
broken branches and fruit on the ground, par-
ticularly in the central and southwest portions
of the state (Hardee and Charlotte counties).
Damage from Hurricane Frances, a rainy storm
which crawled through the state over three days,
includes a lot of fruit on the ground, particularly
in the Indian River's grapefruit groves on the
east coast, and widepsread flooding. Damage
reports were still being compiled, but the losses


will be extensive and costly.
Several UF/IFAS personnel have been
involved in recovery efforts, providing
assistance and information to citrus growers.
Several employees provided a hot meal to weary
Extension personnel in Hardee County (see
page 5). A website has been established at
CREC with hurricane-related information for
citrus (www.crec.ifas.ufl; click on the Hurricane
Recovery Information link). Hurricane recovery
information is also available in the IFAS
Distaster Management Handbook
(www.ifas.ufl.edu). For more photos, see pages
5-6.


Dr. Ismail to Retire in
September

Started FDOC career in 1966
Dr. Mohamed Ismail
is retiring from the
Florida Department of
Citrus on September 30
after 37 years and 10
months of service.
"It has been a
pleasure and an honor to
be part of the FDOC and
CREC families since
December 1966," said Dr. Ismail, who began his
career at CREC as a chemist with Mr. Dick
Wolford. He also worked with C.D. Atkins and
Dr. John Attaway on citrus flavor research early
see Dr. Ismail, p. 2


CREC Welcomes
Dr. Carla McGill
FDOC's new scientific
research director


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UF President J. ;
Bernard Machen, who! .
took office Jan. 5, was
formally inaugurated as 4- ,
UF's llth president
during ceremonies on
Sept. 9-11. Some events
associated with the
inauguration, including "
an IFAS-sponsored symposium on
genetics, were postponed after Hurricane
Frances. Plans for rescheduling were not
immediately available.

Arrington Extension Dean
Dr. Larry Arrington was named dean for
extension and director of the Florida
Cooperative Extension Service in the UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS).
Dr. Arrington's selection was
announced on Aug. 20 by Dr. Richard
Jones, UF interim senior vice president for
agriculture and natural resources.
Dr. Arrington has a faculty background
in agricultural education and
communications. He joined the UF/IFAS
faculty in 1981. He served as a district
extension director for northwest Florida for
six years. He was appointed Associate
DeanforExtensionin 1997 and InterimDean
in2003.

IFAS Communications
Dr. Monica Lewandowski and CREC public
relations student intern Meredith Morton
participated in the IFAS Marketing and
Communications statewide meeting in
Gainesville on July 27-28. Communications
and public relations personnel from on- and
off-campus (photo) gathered to discuss
IFAS marketing projects. Monica is seated
far right. Standing far right, Holly
Chamberlain, and standing second from
right, Meredith. Other participants were
from IFAS Marketing and Communications,
IFAS Communications Services and other
RECs and Extension offices.


Photo Fever!
Gretchen Baut, Monica Lewandowski and
Meredith Morton presented a two-hour
workshop, "Photo Fever! Introduction to
Digital Photography and Tips for Taking
Great Photos," at the 4-H State Congress on
the UF Gainesville campus on July 29.
Gretchen and Monica presented information
on digital photography and

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in his career. By the 1970s, Dr. Ismail's focus
moved to postharvest physiology and
technology, working on issues such as
wastewater treatment, postharvest wound
healing, quarantine fumigation, and cold-
treatment protocols for
Caribbean fruit fly. For
much of his career, he has
worked on issues
pertinent to fresh citrus
export to overseas
markets.
From 1987-1995, Dr.
Ismail served as FDOC's
Assistant Director of
Scientific Research. After
the retirement of Dr. John
Attaway, the FDOC Dr. Ismail was ind
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ceremony, include
as Director of Scientific center) and wife F
Research Fresh Fruit sons Esaam and H
from 1995-2001. Since
then, Dr. Ismail has beenback in the research
lab, conducting research in the area of fresh
fruit quality, including the development of
an automated peeling system for Florida
citrus.
Last year, Dr. Ismail was inducted into
the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame.
A native of Egypt, Dr. Ismail graduated
with a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the
University of Cairo in 1959. He taught
Botany and Bacteriology at the Agricultural
Institute in Shebin El-Kom, Egypt, and
subsequently served as a Research
Assistant in Ornamental Horticulture at the
University of Cairo.
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Fawzeya in 1961 to pursue graduate work
in horticulture at Purdue University where
he received a Master's degree in 1963. He
went on to earn a Ph.D. from UF in 1966,
studying postharvest nucleic acid
metabolism in citrus with Dr. Hilton Biggs.
Dr. Ismail has
published over 125
scientific papers and
articles. His
numerous awards
include the Florida
Fruit and Vegetable
Association's
"Annual Research
Award" in 1983, The
Grower magazine's
"Excellence in
d into the Florida Research Award" in
st year. His family, 1982, and the
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Ge at the induction Governor's Award for
ughter Luby (front,
eya (front, right) ad "Most Valuable and
mn. Distinguished Service
to the State of Florida"
from Governor Bob Graham. He has been
active in the Florida State Horticultural
Society, serving various offices including
president and chairman of the board. He is
also an active member of the International
Society of Citriculture and the American
Society for Horticultural Science.
In late September, Dr. Ismail will
participate in the annual meeting of the
Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura in
Acireale, Sicily, thenvisit the Island of Crete,
Greece, as guest of Dr. Protopapadakis,
Senior Scientist at the N.AG.RE.F-Citrus
Laboratory. "From there," said Dr. Ismail,
"I will travel to Cairo for a visit with family."



students participated in the digital
photography workshop.

Gretchen Baut and George Brinkley
attended the National Association of
Photoshop Professionals annual
conference in Orlando on Sept. 2-3. The
conference, part of which was cancelled
because of Hurricane Frances, included
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Meet Dr. Albrigo's Lab by Meredith Jean Morton/Photos by Gretchen Baut

Dr. Gene Albrigo's lab conducts research on the regulation of citrus flowering, fruit set and fruit development, climatic
effects on fruit quality and citrus stress response.
Some of the lab's current projects are foliar nutrition on flowering and fruit set, carbohydrate allocation between vegetation
and reproductive growth, developing expert systems for timing of production practices to the appropriate stage of reproductive
growth, developing models to estimate yield potential in Florida and Brazilian citrus, and correlating satellite images with ground
truth. Overall, the research aims towards a better understanding of reproductive growth and maximizing fruit production.
Recently, Dr. Albrigo's lab had quite a bit of extra help with the research projects. Over the summer, Dr. Albrigo hired
several college students to help with his research, in addition to two other college students who work in the lab year-round. Dr.
Albrigo's lab has many interesting people with varied backgrounds. The lab is located in the Building 7103 (west of BHG).














Left: Dr. Gene Albrigo works with his online web-based system designed to help citrus growers with management decisions related
to flowering; center photo, William Swen, and far right photo, from left to right: Claire Denlinger, Patrick Dees (standing back), April


Dozier (front), Rick Tempe and Carolina Sarmiento.
n Dr. L. Gene Albrigo's 36 years at CREC, he has studied
preharvest conditions as they affect postharvest quality, stress
physiology, and the influence of climate on reproductive growth.
Dr. Albrigo has a Ph.D. in horticulture from Rutgers University,
and bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Califoria-
Davis.
Dr. Albrigo also teaches three courses in vegetative and
reproductive growth of citrus, and citrus fresh fruit technology.
He works closely with citrus growers and frequently participates in
grower meetings and Extension events. Dr. Albrigo has been
working to develop a web-based system to assist growers with
management decisions related to flowering and fruit set. He is
active in the Florida State Horticultural Society, International Society
of Citriculture, American Society for Horticultural Science,
International Society of Horticultural Science, as well as student
education and other professional endeavors.
Dr. Albrigo has a number of hobbies and said that he regularly
finds the time for golfing, volleyball and bodysurfing. When he
has the time, he also enjoys camping, fishing, woodworking and
remodeling. He said he also spends a good deal of his time helping
his wife, Clydene, take her cats to shows. The Albrigos have
about 20 purebred exotic Persian shorthair cats, some of which
have been regional winners in the Cat Fanciers Association.
Dr. Albrigo said he likes fast cars and fast roads (which he
says are hard to find, even in Germany), and drives a yellow baby
Porsche.
He enjoys spending time with his 10 grandchildren, some of
whom live locally, and as far away as Arizona and Germany.

William T. Swen is a biological scientist in Dr. Albrigo's lab
who came to CREC for a year as a student in 1983, to study citrus
production. William came back to CREC from his native Liberia in


2002 to work in an OPS position for Dr. Albrigo, and is currently a
biological scientist. He holds a B.Sc. in zoology, with a minor in
botany, from the University of Liberia, and a M. Sc. in applied plant
science, with an emphasis in horticulture, from the University of
London.
In Dr. Albrigo's lab, William supervises the OPS employees,
compiles and analyzes data and conducts field work.
William has professional training as a fruit specialist and spent
some time at the Hebrew University in Israel to study horticulture.
He has conducted fruit crop studies in Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and
in Ghana. He was also a teacher at the elementary, high school and
university levels. From 1979-1989, he was a tree crops research
officer at the Central Agricultural Research Institute in Liberia.
William also enjoys playing volleyball.

Patrick Dees has been working for Dr. Albrigo since February
spraying fertilizer, collecting well samples, counting flowers and
fruit, gathering harvest data, and working in the greenhouse. He
also enjoys driving the 'massive F150' truck. The 2000 Winter Haven
High School graduate is studying online to be a web designer
through Education Direct. In his free time, Patrick builds historical
models that he sells on e-Bay.

Rick Timpe has been working in Dr. Albrigo's lab for about nine
months. His duties include spraying fertilizer, conducting fruit
counts, collecting water samples, and "keeping track of harvest." A
junior at the University of South Florida, Rick is studying business
and social science. After graduation, Rick plans to have a
government job for a while to gain experience with plans to open his
own business later. The 2001 Lake Region High School graduate
has been playing roller hockey since he was 10 years old and
see Albrigo Lab, p. 6







CREC Graduate r
Symposium 90. I .
Nearly 20 graduate students affiliated "
with CREC participated in the 1st
Annual "Meet the CREC Graduate ,
Students" symposium at CREC on i
Aug. 11. The CREC community and
general public were invited to meet r
the CREC students and discuss their
research. The turnout was excellent
and included retired faculty and some
off-campus visitors. Participants included, left to right: Holly Chamberlain (IFAS Citrus Canker Extension and UF Plant Pathology
student), Sukhpreet Sandhu (Dr. Singh), Sharath Cugati (Dr. Miller), Abeer Khalaf (Dr. Gmitter), Curt Colburn (graduate, Dr. Graham),
Amandeep Khalon (Dr. Brlansky), Shilpy Singh (Dr. Singh), Ahmad Omar (Dr. Grosser), Marcela Tostes Frata (Dr. Rouseff, visiting from
Brazil), Shamel Alam Eldein (Dr. Albrigo), Dalia Shawer (Dr. Nigg), Abby Guerra (Dr. Brlansky), Azza Hosni Mohamed (Dr. Grosser), April
Elston (Dr. Rouseff), Kristin Nelson (Dr. Rouseff), and Kanjana Mahattanatawee (graduate, Dr. Rouseff). Not pictured, Eduardo Carlos
(graduate, Dr. Gloria Moore and Dr. Ken Derrick), Wendy Bell (Dr. Rouseff). Photos by Gretchen Baut.



.. ........ ..






Left to right: Dr. Rebecca Darnell from the UF Horticultural Sciences Department attended the symposium and sought input for a report
on off-campus graduate student education. Abby Guerra; Amandeep Kahlon speaks with Dr. Mathias Choquer; Eduardo Carlos speaks
with Dr. Jude Grosser; Dr. Pete Timmer and Holly Chamberlain in front of the IFAS Citrus Canker Extension exhibit.


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Left to right: Dr. Fred Gmitter and Abeer Khalaf, Kristin Nelson, Sukhpreet Sandhu, Dr. Megh Singh and Shilpy Singh, Dr. Herb Nigg and
Dalia Shawer (Ph.D. student, entomology, Tanta University, Egypt). Drs. Ron Brlansky and Monica Lewandowski coordinated the
symposium, special thanks to Gretchen Baut for posters and graphics, Shelby Graham for lunch and decorations, Jeanell Pruitt, Terry
Daghita and custodial crew, and Karla Flynn, Kathy Witherington, Kathy Snyder, Linda Murphy, Barbara Thompson and Nancy Burke.










Left to right: Dr. Filomena Valim (FDOC) and her master's student from Brazil, Marcela Tostes Frata, speak with Dr. Larry Duncan; Shamel
Alam Eldein and Dr. Gene Albrigo; Wendy Bell speaks with some visitors; a flavorful group photo: Dr. Ozan Gorbus (visiting scientist from
Turkey), Dr. Filomanena Valim, Marcela Tostes Frata, Kristin Nelson, Kanjana Mahattanatawee, Jack Smoot, Wendy Bell, Dr. Russell
Rouseff and April Elston.







Charley
Hurricane Charley left
uprooted trees and large,
broken limbs and branches
throughout its path from the
east coast, where it made
landfall in the Punta Gorda
area and whipped through
Arcadia, Wauchula, Lake
Wales, Haines City,
Kissimmee and Orlando.
CREC buildings were
spared major damage, but
CREC personnel have been
busy with clean-up and
repair, including roof leaks,
damaged greenhouses and
screenhouses, and plenty of
tree rubble. Photos from
Margie Wendell.


Hangin' On
Hardee County, south of Polk
County, suffered tremendous dilll l'-
from Hurricane Charley C RE
employees contributed food, mo Inac i nd
supplies for employees at th; IU F IFAS
Hardee County Extenstion oll icc .iff
in Wauchula. The contributions \\cic
used to purchase turkey, and several
employees prepared home-cooked
dishes and desserts. Jane and Jimmy
Wilson, Linda Murphy and Monica
Lewandowski delivered the meal to
Wauchula on Aug. 31.
Extension offices from around the
state pitched in to provide daily meals for Hardee County's Extension office, which
was without power for three weeks. "The people in IFAS have been like family,"
said Lockie Gary, County Extension Director, "only better cooks than my family!"
IFAS Extension agents in Hardee County and elsewhere have been providing
assistance to area cattle ranchers and citrus growers, as well as to the general
community. The meals were gratefully received (see letter, right).
The supplies and non-perishable foods donated by CREC employees were given
to families in the Wauchula area "that lost everything." After purchasing food for
the hot meal, over $150 in leftover money was used for supplies for Ivory Fisher, an
IFAS employee in Hardee County whose home was destroyed.
Photo, above left: The UF/IFAS sign was down, but not out, at the Agri-Civic


Dear CRECFi ... P /. ~(1 ..1
Words alone cannot express our gratitude for the help
you gave us after Hurricane Charley turned our county
upside down. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed it
for several days. Thanks to all of you who took time to
prepare food for us. The money that you collected was
added to by our staff and given to our custodian who lost
her house aud all ofher belongings in the storm. She was
very appreciative. We have been so humbled by the way
the Extension family has come to our aid. We have been
truly blessed by your kindness and support. We are proud
to say thatHurricane Frances was kind to Hardee County
but are saddened that some ofyou in Polk County suffered
loss. Again, we are so grateful to all ofyou and hope that
at some point we will be able to repay your kindness.
Mary Mitchell, Carolyn Wyatt, Mary Alderman
andLockie Gary (Hardee County Extension)


Center in Wauchula, site of the Extension office. Photo, above right: CREC's employees contributed money and food for Hardee County.

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scene, but it used to be
Gretchen Baut's screened
patio that was destroyed in
Hurricane Charley.
Gretchen's house suffered
quite a bit of roof damage,
but says, "At least I still
have half my house left."































These photos, taken by Jeanell Pruitt, show more trees down and some of the flooding after Hurricane Frances. Above left, an
uprooted oak tree in Auburndale. Center photo, the waters kept rising in Jeanell's yard, but stopped short of flooding their home. Far
right, Jeanell's dog Suzie gazes out at the flood waters.


News and Travels
Several processing scientists from CREC
attended the American Chemical Society
National Meeting and Exposition in
Philadelphia last month. TheFDOC s in"
scientific research director, Dr. Carla
McGill, and Dr. Bill Stinson participated
in a symposium, "Potential Health Benefits
of Citrus." Dr. Filomena Valim presented
two posters, "Impact of different juice
extractor settings on the sensory
characteristics of orange juice," and "Effect
of chronic consumption of orange juice on
the lipid profile and nutritional status of
healthy subjects." Dr. Kanjana
Mahattanatawee presented a poster,
"Quantification of b-damascenone in
orange juice using headspace standard
addition SPME with selected ion GC-MS."
This work was done in cooperation with
Dr. Goodner at the USDA-ARS in Winter
Haven and with Dr. Russell Rouseff at
CREC.

Collison Brentu, a graduate student at the
University of Ghana in Accra, will spend
six months in Dr. Timmer's lab. Collison
currently is working onPhaeramularia leaf
and fruit spot for his thesis. He will be
working on various projects on fungal
diseases of citrus to learn methods of
manipulating fungi and controlling
diseases of citrus.

Laura Graham, daughter of Dr. Jim and


Susan Graham, graduated from Auburndale
High School in May 2004 and is a freshman
at East Carolina University in Greenville,
North Carolina. She is majoring in exercise
physiology and is aiming toward a career
in physical therapy.

Scott Graham, son of Dr. Jim and Susan
Graham, is in the firstyear of anMS program
in Global Climate Change Biology at San
Diego State University. His thesis research
is focused on measurement of carbon losses
in a burned and undisturbed chaparral
ecosystem in Southern California. Scott
previously worked at CREC for Dr. Joseph
Noling.

Albrigo Lab... from p. 3

modestly said his Tampa team "is pretty
good."

Claire Denlinger worked at CREC for Dr.
Albrigo during the summer doing data
collection and recording. The 2003 Winter
Haven High School graduate is a
sophomore at Emory University in Atlanta,
and has yet to choose a major since Emory
encourages its students to take 2 years to
explore their options. Claire visited Europe
during the summer, where she toured France
and had the opportunity to see many of its
famed sites.

April Dozier worked in Dr. Albrigo's lab


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since June conducting data collection and
recording. April is a 2003 graduate of
Florida State University, with a bachelor's
degree in biochemistry. The Lakeland
native is now taking courses at
Hillsborough Community College, to earn
a license in nuclear medical technology.
April enjoys reading and visiting with her
sister, nieces and nephews.

Carolina Sarmiento worked in Dr.
Albrigo's lab this summer doing data
collection. She is a recent graduate of the
University of Florida's College of
Agriculture. After graduating, Carolina
planned to travel for a semester, to visit
Peru and other places in South America.
In January, Carolina will begin an internship
with Disney where she hopes to work on
their autoCAD program for the irrigation
system at EPCOT's The Land. In the little
free time she has, Carolina enjoys traveling
and photography.





NE S A N E7


Welcome
Stephen Byers OPS (Dr. Noling)
Michael Morris Agric. assistant (Dr. Timmer)
Virgil Stewart motor vehicle operator (T.
Gainey)
Phillip O'Neill OPS (Dr. McCoy)
Dr. Wije Bandaranayake postdoctoral
scientist (Dr. Parsons)
Julie Gmitter (Dr. Grosser)
Dr. Carla McGill, FDOC Director of Scientific
Research

Farewell to students and visitors ...
Dr. Jaime Cubero visiting (Dr. Graham)
Claire Denlinger OPS (Dr. Albrigo)
Amanda Myers OPS (Dr. K. Morgan)
Amanda Parker OPS (Dr. Grosser)
Dr. IqrarKhan Visiting scientist (Dr. Grosser)
Jessica Noling OPS (Dr. Graham)
Meredith Morton OPS (Dr. M. Lewandowski)
Esther Dunn student (Dr. Timmer
Dr. Curt Colburn graduate (Dr. Graham) Curt
accepted a USDA postdoctoral position in
Friedrich, Maryland.
Dr. Guangyan Zhong accepted a faculty
position at the Citrus Research Institute in
Chongqing, China.
Did we miss you? Send to Monica
Lewandowski: mmlew@crec.ifas.ufl.edu or
Ext 1233.


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Dr. Jackie Burs and friends gathered in Aun
Guangyan Zhong farewell. Dr. Zhong accepted
at the Citrus Research Institute in Chongqing, Ch
to right: Dr. Rongcai Yuan, Dr. Shila Singh, Dr. I
Dr. Fernando Alferez, Ana Redondo and Zhencai
wife, Li, worked forDr. Timmer.


Congratulations to Dr. Chunxian ai
on the birth of their daughter, Manl
31 (6 lb. loz, 19 3/4"). Huiqinwork
lab, and Dr. Chunxian Chen works
lab.

Congratulations to Azza Moham
Omar on the birth of their daught
Omar (6 lb. 11 oz, 19 1/2"), born on S
Ahmad are graduate students in Di


Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in July:
M. S. Borhan and L. R Parsons. Laboratory Calibration of Low-Cost Capacitance ECH2O
Probes for Monitoring a Narrow Range of Soil Water in a Fine Sand Soil. Soil Science
Society ofAmerica Journal.
D. B. Bright, M. S. Irey, L. E. Baucum, and J. H. Graham. Soil, Rootstock and Climatic
Factors Affect Populations of Phytophthora in South Florida Citrus Plantings. Proceedings
of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
J. W. Grosser and F. G Gmitter, Jr. Applications of Somatic Hybridization and Cybridization
in Crop Improvement, with Citrus as a Model. In Vitro Dev. Biology Plant (Proceedings
of 2004 World Congress).
C. W. McCoy, W. S. Castle, J. H. Graham, J. P. Syvertsen, A. W. Schumann, and R J.
Stuart. Pesticides Suppress Diaprepes abbreviatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and
Promote Differential Growth and Survival of 'Hamlin' Orange Trees Budded to Five
Rootstocks in a Phytophthora Infested Grove. Proceedings of the Florida State
Horticultural Society.
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J. P. Syvertsen, L. G Albrigo, M. A. Ritenour, J. M. Dunlop, A. W. Schumann, R C.
Vachon, R R Pelosi, and M. S. Burton. Growth Conditions Affect Sheepnosing in
Grapefruit. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
S. Singh and M. Singh. Effect of Temperature, Light, and pH on Germination of Twelve
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Soil Liming and Flooding Effects on Diaprepes Root Weevil Larval
Survival and Citrus Seedling Growth. Proceedings of the Florida
State Horticultural Society.
R J. Braddock and R M. Goodrich. Reduction of Limonene
Chlorohydrins in Commercial Citrus Oils. Journal ofFood Science.
IH Li, J. P. Syvertsen, R J. Stuart, C. W. McCoy, andA. W. Schumann.
SUsing Overlay Patterns of Soil Organic Matter Content, Electrical
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gust to wish Dr. Artwork of Lynn McCoy, wife of
a faculty position of Dr. Clay McCoy, is now on
ina. Pictured, left exhibition at the Showalter
urns, Dr. Zhong, Hughes Community Gallery in
Wu. Dr. Zhong's WinterPark, Aug. 27-Oct. 2. The
exhibition showcases "Spirit
nd Huiqin Chen Houses" made by ceramic
u, bon on Aug. students at the Crealde School
s inDr. Chung's of Art. Spirit houses are a
in Dr. Gmitter's tradition in parts of Asia,
including Thailand, and placed
in homes, temples and
ed and Ahmad businesses to welcome and care for spirits who will protect the
er, Aala Ahmad structures and their inhabitants. The Spirit House in the photo is the
ept. 8. Azza and creation of Lynn McCoy. The gallery is open to the public and located
r. Grosser's lab. at 600 St. Andrews Boulevard in Winter Park.


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Upcoming:
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Sept. 21-24.
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