In This Issue
Jeanne a little more mean ................. 1
Citrus Proc. Short Course; awards to
Elston, Parish ................................. 2
Ag Engineering position search ....... 2
Students Tour U.S. .......................... 2
M e e t ... IS D ...................................... 3
Farewells ....................................... 4
Guerra Receives APS Award .......... 4
Certified Crop Adviser Seminar........ 4
Hurricane Photos ............................ 5
Photos from ACS Philadelphia .......... 6
Citrus Processors Day program ...... 6
CREC Soccer Team ........................ 6
News Around CREC
Welcome, Farewell; Publications
Submitted; Baby announcements .... 7
C alendar ........................................ 8
Hurricanes and Florida
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.
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
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
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Jeanne a little more mean
3rd Hurricane Hits Polk County; CREC damage list grows;
Citrus losses mount around the state
A record third hurricane ,
- Jeanne swept through
Polk County on Sept. 26,
causing more damage to
eastern and central Florida
just weeks after being hit by
Hurricane Frances. This L
was the fourth hurricane to
hit Florida this year. |
Hurricane Jeanne caused
more damage to CREC
facilities than the previous
Hurricanes Charley (Aug.
13) and Frances (Sept 4)..
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus
Hall sustained major roof
damage and some water
north of the
north of the Ceiling damage in
"Administration" building, Lab. More photos
Lab. More photos
has roof damage and was
flooded with an inch ofwater. Numerous damage
reports included greenhouse and screenhouse
damage, ceiling and roof leaks, floods and other
related problems. Damage to the Center's citrus
included more fruit loss and damaged trees.
Researchers are in the process of determining
damage to experimental plots around the state.
Power was restored to the eastern part of the
Center after four days, and to the rest of the
Center after five days. Generators were set up
for freezers, the telephone system and other
Upcoming Holidays 2004
Veterans Day, November 11
UF Homecoming, November 12
(beginning at 1 p.m.; new half-day
holiday this year)
Thanksgiving Holiday, November 25 and 26
Christmas Day (observed), December 24
New Year's Day (observed), December 31
The Indian River
Research and Education
Center in Fort Pierce
damage from both Frances
and Jeanne, while the
i a North FloridaREC (Quincy,
Marianna and Jay)
Reported damage after
Hurricane Ivan hit the area
on Sept. 16. The Mid
Florida REC in Apopka
also reported water and
wind damage to facilities,
as did several Extension
offices around the state.
W. Bush visited Lake
BHG Teaching Wales on Sept. 29 to view
page 5. damage to citrus groves.
He was accompanied by
Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture Ann Veneman, U.S. Congressman
Adam Putnam and several local state legislators
for a tour of Marty and Pat McKenna's citrus
groves. Marty McKenna is currently the
see Hurricane Damage, p. 5
for state-sponsored benefits
Sept. 15 Oct. 22
(Deadline was extended 1 week)
UF Paycheck Stubs Online
UF employees haven't seen a "paycheck
stub" lately? Paper copies of payroll and
leave information are no longer distributed.
UF employees can access this information
online. Log onto mv.ufl.edu, pull down the
"My Self Service" menu, then click on the
"Payroll and Compensation" link to view
deductions, leave status and other information.
Citrus Processing Short Course
Elston, Parish Receive Awards
The Citrus Processing Short Course was
held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in
Clearwater on Sept. 21 24. The annual
event offers seminars on issues for the
citrus processing industry. Dr. Renee
Goodrich is the program coordinator and
conference organizer; Dr. Robert Braddock
also serves on the program committee.
This year's program included the
following seminars by CREC personnel:
Shipping NFC from
Brazil," by Ron
9 Muraro, Professor
H of Economics, CREC
Mickey E. Parish,
( Professor of Food
'. "Sanitation Survey
./ of Over-The-Road
'i Food Grade Tank-
., ers," by Paul
Ag Engineering Faculty
Position Search Underway
CREC is currently interviewing
candidates for an agricultural engineering
faculty position in precision agriculture/
citrus mechanical harvesting. Dr. Ruixiu Sui,
currently as Assistant Research Professor
at Mississippi State, presented a seminar
on Oct. 5, "Precision Agriculture: Yield
Monitoring, Real-Time Plant Nitrogen
Sensing and Variable-Rate Application."
The remaining candidates and their seminar
dates and titles are listed below. All
personnel are welcome to attend; the
seminars are open to the public.
Oct. 12 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (10:45 am,
refreshments), BHG Room 1.
Dr. Reza Ehsani, Assistant Professor, Ohio
Seminar, "Promising Technologies in
Precision Agriculture: Guidance, Sensors,
April Elston, UF '
Ph.D. food science
student at CREC, was
awarded the George
Truitt Scholarship by
the Institute of Food
Products Division at an
awards ceremony Sept. Above left: April
23 at the Citrus from the Institute
Processing Short DivisionfromRai
Course in Clearwater. Right: Dr. Micke
The $1000 scholarship Award from the I
recognizes outstanding and food plant sa
student research in
areas relevant to the IFT's Citrus Products
Division. April, who studies with Dr.
Russell Rouseff, is conducting research on
flavor analyses for citrus juices. Past
recipients include Eve Weiss, a CREC
alumnus (M.S. food science 2003) who
studied with Dr. Robert Braddock.
Dr. Mickey Parish was awarded the Roy
E. Wilson Sparkle Award by the Institute of
Food Technologists Florida Section at the
Citrus Porcessing Short Course awards
ceremony. The award recognizes work in
the promotion of food plant sanitation. Dr.
Parish is involved in research, teaching and
Extension programs for food microbiology,
food safety and biosecurity. The award
Wireless and Robotics."
Nov. 5 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (10:45 am,
refreshments), BHG Room 1.
Dr. Viacheslav Adamchuk, Assistant
Professor, University of Nebraska.
Seminar, "Development and Implementation
of On-the-Go Sensors for Precision
Nov. 8 11a.m. 12
p.m. (10:45 am,
Dr. Siza Tumbo,
Elston receive the George Truitt Scholarship
of Food Technologists Citrus Products
y Parish was awarded the Roy E. Wilson Sparkle
FT Florida Section for his work in food safety
includes a trophy and a scholarship
honorarium, designated to the school or
program of the recipient's choice, to support
food sanitation education and research.
Previous recipients include ( R EC s Paul
Winniczuk, who is working with Dr. Parish
on a food microbiology and food safety
investigation on juice tankers.
Students Tour U.S.
Dr. Bill Castle hosted Dr. Hubert Werner
and a group of biology, horticulture,
landscape and soil science students from
Germany on a citrus tour to CREC on Sept.
29 (photo below). The visit was part of a
southeastern U.S. tour for the students,
which included visits to other UF/IFAS
Research and Education Centers and various
agricultural operations (they stayed in St.
Augustine during Hurricane Jeanne). Dr.
Monica Lewandowski provided an overview
of the Center and Dr. Castle took the group
to a tour of the Water Conserv II site in
Orlando, where reclaimed water (highly
treated wastewater) is used to irrigate citrus,
a golf course and other crops. The group
also visited with representatives of Florida
Citrus Mutual and the FDOC in Lakeland.
Meet... CREC's Information Services
by Meredith J. Morton; Photos by Gretchen Baut
CREC may be best known for our citrus programs, but it is the work
behind the scenes that helps to hold the Center together and keeps it
functioning properly. Much of this work is performed by Mike Armstrong,
Allan Burrage and Gary Wilhite of CREC's Information Services Department
Although their offices are located in the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall,
the ISD group spends much of their time working hands-on with various
information services systems out of the office.
Mike, Allan and Gary are the talented, knowledgable and hard-working
men who help keep CREC's computer, network and electrical systems at
CREC work properly. Each member of the ISD group has a unique
background that has helped to make them great assets to CREC.
Mike Armstrong is the working
manager in the ISD group and has been at
CREC since June 1998. As working
manager of ISD, Mike said he basically
handles all the paperwork and on the
technological side, works with the network
systems and CISCO (telephone)
equipment. He also conducts research to
help guide CREC on current and future
computer issues, whether it be an
immediate problem with spam and
computer viruses, or looking ahead to new
Mike's history with computers and networking goes back
nearly half a decade to 1957, when he said he saw his first computer
in a computer lab at the University of Rochester, New York. Perhaps
it was love at first sight, but he says seeing a computer for the first
time inspired him to take a part time job in the University's computing
center. This position became full-time in 1962, when he graduated
with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
After working at the University of Rochester for several years,
Mike decided to move to a warmer climate and moved to Miami in
1969, where he was the senior director of system support for the
Ryder truck system for 11 years. This position involved traveling
to instruct other employees how the manage their computer systems.
During his years at Ryder, Mike was also the chairman of an IBM
user group council.
Following his position at Ryder, Mike, who has a pilot's license,
worked for Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks as an aircraft
mechanic and antique airplane restorer. While working in Polk
City, Mike said he would see CREC on hiss way to work and was
curious about what was done at the center.
It was 1998 before Mike learned about CREC. By this time, he
had trained for another career as a Microsoft Systems Organizer
and became interested in the microprocessor/microcomputer world.
In the five years Mike has been at CREC, he said he has really
enjoyed his work and has been blessed with good employees.
Allan Burrage is the newest member of the ISD group,
having been at CREC for slightly more than a year.
From left to right, Allan Burrage, Mike Armstrong
(seated) and Gary Wilhite keep CREC's computer,
electronic and telephone systems running.
A Georgia native from a family of I
'tree-climbers,' Allan started his career A
as a professional lumberjack, but a 1992
tractor accident injured his back and
promtped him to look for another career.
Allan's interest in computers developed
whenhe was askedto baLibh i" friend's
Allan moved to Florida, where he
attended Ridge Technical Institute in 1997
and studied software application
support. After finishing at Ridge, Allan ...
was recruited by Gateway, where he spent five years in Kansas City
doing elite technical support. While at Gateway, he managed
technical teams and gained training on servers and networks.
In 2003, CREC hired Allan to maintain the servers and make
sure they don't develop problems. He also does high-end user
support. Since he's been at CREC, the networks have been upgraded
to 2003, evolving to the point it is self-reliant, and the e-mail server
has been updated. Allan's areas of specialty include server
management, e-mail server exchange and network implementation.
Allan is currently attending Polk Community College (PCC)
through UF's Employee Education Program and plans to pursue a
bachelor's degree in computer science at either USF or UCF.
Allan enjoys spending time with his wife Anne and their three
sons, Steven, 14, Daniel, 10, and Thomas, 9. He is a member of a
historical miniature society and maintains a few small servers on the
side. Allan is also involved in his church and enjoys movies.
Gary Wilhite has been working
at CREC for 20 years taking care of
CREC's computer networks, including
maintaining and troubleshooting the
wiring, and supporting the network
He said that like a forestry
department, he works to put out fires in
the network. Each day brings new
challenges and new problems to solve.
see ISD, page 4
Meet ISD .. .from page 3
Gary has an Associate of Science
degree in electronic technology from PCC,
and first came to CREC to implement a new
telephone system. In the years he has been
at CREC, Gary said the center has gone
through a huge technological growth, and
considering where the network is now,
CREC is on the forefront of technology with
its premium equipment. He was
instrumental in the conversion to CREC's
new IP-based telephone system in 2001.
After working at CREC for 20 years,
Gary said he has learned a lot from co-
workers and enjoys the challenges his job
brings. He has been honored as CREC
Employee of the Year twice in his career,
most recently in 2002.
Gary met his wife, Diana, at CREC,
when she was working for the FDOC. They
have been married for 16 years and have
two sons, David, 9, and Jonathan, 6. He
enjoys spending time with his family and is
very involved in his church, where he is a
deacon, a member of the choir and a
Sunday School teacher in the youth
About the author:
Meredith J. Morton returned to UF in
the fall for her third year as journalism
major. During the summer, she worked in
CREC public relations, where she wrote
articles for newsletters
materials and worked
projects and events.
Her work includes
columns for Florida
Grower and Citrus &
and an article about
citrus canker that was published in the
Aug.-Sept. 2004 issue of Florida
Gardening magazine (on sale at Home
Depot, Lowe 's and most gardening
Meredith is c .n,.. l ii\ .1. 1k,.o- in UF
News andPublic, I uh .r. the primary media
relations office for the university.
Meredith is interested in scientific
i ,,i and is specializing in magazine
journalism. She is also pursuing a minor
in science history. She is from Winter
Haven, so we hope to see Meredith around
Dr. Fred Gmitter and his laboratory bid
farewell to Qifa Zheng and his wife, Ping
Zhou, who worked at C REC for over three
years. Dr. Shinya Kanzaki spent 10 weeks
conducting research with Dr. Gmitter; he
conducts genetics research on persim-
mons in Japan. Photo, left to right, Ping
Zhou, Qifa Zheng, Dr. Fred Gmitter and Dr.
Left to right, Dr. Chunxian Chen, Ping Zhou, Monica Puentes, Dr. Fred Gmitter, Huang
Shu, Qifa Zheng, Dr. Shinya Kanzaki, Misty Holt, Dr. Young A. Choi, Ling Wang and
Guerra Receives APS
Abby Guerra received the Jos6 and
Silvia Amador Student Travel Fund
award from the American
Phytopathological Society to attend their
annual meeting inAnaheimAug. 31- Sept.
4. Abby completed his M.S. in plant
pathology at UF in the spring, working
with Dr. Ron Brlansky and Dr. Richard
Lee. He is currently working towards his
Ph.D., conducting research on the citrus
leprosis virus, the cause of a serious
citrus disease that is spreading
throughout South and Central America.
The travel fund was established by
the APS Caribbean Division and named
in honor of Dr. Jos6 and Silvia Amador.
Left to right: Dr. Jos6 Amador, Abby Guerra, Dr.
Richard Lee and Silvia Amador. Dr. Lee, who is
currently at the USDA-ARS National Clonal
Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates in
Riverside, California. The group had breakfast
at the APS annual meeting in Anaheim this
summer. Abby was the first recipient of a Jos6
and Silvia Amador Student Travel Fund award
and received expenses to attend the meeting.
Dr. Amador is currently center director at the Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension
Center at Weslaco. Dr. Amador has announced that he will step down as center director in
Jan. 2005 and work on some international projects before retiring in June 2005.
Certified Crop Adviser
Educational Seminar at CREC
Program and registration forms:
Registration $120 (Oct. 7-Oct. 13)
This certified crop adviser seminar, hosted
by UF/IFAS at CREC, is a continuation of the
CCA seminar series previously hosted by Tim
Hurner and Laurie Humer at South Florida
Community College and Florida Southern
College. We have been working together to
transition UF/IFAS as host and coordinator
of these CCA seminars throughout the
Organizer and contact: Tom Obreza, UF/
IFAS Soil and Water Science Department,
For registration information: Monica M.
Lewandowski, CREC, tel. (863) 956-1151;
Certified crop adviser program national
from page 1
president of Florida Citrus Mutual, a trade
association that represents Florida citrus
growers. At a press conference at the
McKenna grove, President Bush
announced a federal and state disaster
relief package for agriculture.
Virtually all areas of Florida agriculture
have been impacted by hurricane damage,
including multi-million dollar losses to
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Above: uprooted trees, broken branches, defoliated trees and extensive fruit drop are
common sights in citrus areas hit by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and/or Jeanne.
Photos by Dr. Steve Futch.
Dr. Kanjana Mahattanatawee (top
left), who is now at the USDA-ARS
laboratory in Winter Haven, and Dr.
Filomena Valim (FDOC, lower left),
presented their research at the American
Chemical Society National Meeting in t
Philadelphia in August. Dr. Valim I
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. Mahattanatawee presented a poster,
"Quantification ofb-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.
Above left, a photo of Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution were created. Far right, Philadelphia's City Hall. Photos by Kanjana.
55th Annual Citrus Processors Day and Subtropical
Technology Conference Oct. 21 at CREC
Presentations from UF/IFAS, FDOC and USDA-ARS for the processing industry.
8:15 am Registration
8:45 am Announcements and Welcome: Harold Browning, Center Director, CREC; Carla
McGill, Director of Scientific Research, FDOC; Elizabeth Baldwin, Research Leader,
USDA-ARS Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory, Winter Haven.
Moderator, Gary Merritt, FMC.
9:15 am Threshold values for key aroma compounds in an orange juice matrix: New
findings. A. Plotto, C.A. Margaria, K.L. Goodner andE.A. Baldwin.
9:30 am Utilization of GC-GC in citrus flavor analysis. K.L. Goodner and R. Kryger.
9:45 am Determination of the role of valencene in orange oil as a direct contributor to
aroma quality. A. Elston, J. Lin and R. Rouseff.
10:30 am Photochemically induced off-flavors in orange juice exposed to oxygen and
light in glass and PET. K. Nelson, A. Elston and R. Rouseff.
10:45 am The influence of nucleotides and their possible role and orange juice's flavor
enhancers. M. Frata, S. Ferreira and R. Rouseff.
11:00 am Examination ofvolatiles in Florida grapefruit juice when heated on different
contact surfaces. W. Bell and R. Rouseff.
11: 15 am Analysis of aroma active compounds in wine using stir bar sorptive extraction
with GC-olfactometry. O. Gurbuz and R. Rouseff.
11:30 am The variation in furanocourmarins in four grapefruit varieties with maturity.
W. Widmer, W. S. Stinson, H. Dou and C. Haun.
11:45 am FTIR analysis of the polymethoxylated flavones in the nonvolatile residues of
cold pressed orange oil. J.A. Manthey
1:30 pm Distribution of furanocoumarins in grapefruitjuice. B.S. Buslig and J.A. Manthey.
CREC Soccer Team
Starts Fall Season
CREC has a soccer team that competes in
the Auburndale Co-Ed Fall Soccer League.
Dr. Elisabeth Knapp said they could use
one or two more female players. If
interested, call Elisabeth at Ext. 1355 or e-
mail eknapp(@crec.ifas.ufl.edu. Spectators
and fans are always welcome! The team
plays every Sunday afternoon at Lake
Myrtle Park off Berkeley Road in
Oct. 10 1:30 pm CREC vs. U45 Scream
Oct. 17- 1:30pm CRECvs. Chivas
Oct. 24 3:15 pm Landsharks vs. CREC
Oct. 31 1:30 pm CREC vs. Colon etc.
Nov. 7 1:30 pm CREC vs. Beefo'Brady's
Nov. 14 3:15 pm U45 Screamvs. CREC
Nov. 21 3:15 pm Chivas vs. cREC
Dec. 5 year-end tournament
Game time 1:15 or 2:30 pm TBD,depending
on league standings
1:45 pm The change of Vitamin C concentration in citrus juice made from stored fruit. H. Dou, G Coates and W.S. Stinson.
2:00 pm Grapefruit-juice drug interaction: Result of 420 million years of arms race betweenplants and herbivores. PF. Cancalon.
2:15 pm School juice vending program. T. Flannery, W.S. Stinson and L. Hawbaker.
2:30 pm Reduction of limonene chlorohydrins in commercial citrus oils. R. Braddock.
3:00 pm Citrus peel ethanol: Florida's biofuel for the future.
3:15 pm Investigation of galacturonic acid colorimetric assay of pectin in citrus peel. G Luzio.
3:30 pm Effects of thermally-tolerant pectin methylesterase on pectin structure. R.G Cameron and K. Grohmann.
3:45 pm Update onAlicyclobacillus research at CREC. M. Parish and R. Goodrich.
4:00 pm Over-the-road tankers wash validation study. P Winniczuk and M. Parish.
NE S A N K7
Cheryl Brickman OPS (Dr. Grosser)
Susan Knauf- OPS (Dr. Grosser)
Hui-Ling (Sunny) Liao student (Dr. Chung)
Jim Puentes OPS (Dr. Grosser)
Dr. Eduardo Carlos (Dr. Albrigo)
Dr. M.D. Borhan postdoc (Dr. Parsons)
Frances Funk OPS (Library)
Debbie Laier OPS (Business office)
ZhiximPan- OPS (Dr. Gmitter)
Qifa Zheng OPS (Dr. Gmitter)
Ping Zhou OPS (Dr. Gmitter)
Dr. Shinya Kanzaki visiting scientist (Dr.
Did we miss you? Send to Monica
Lewandowski: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Open enrollment for state-
sponsored benefits: 9/15 10/22
Deadline was extended one week.
Bloodmobile at CREC
Blood Banks of Mid-Florida
Nov. 3 -1:00 3:00 pm
Flu Shots at CREC
$10 by Healthworks Winter Haven
Hospital's Employer Health Program
Building 24 ("Administration)
Sign up at the CREC switchboard by Oct. 27
(to estimate vaccine needed). Date and
availability of vaccine subject to change.
Congratulations to Jamuna
Madhavaraj and Dr. G
Grosser's lab), on the birth of
their daughter, Bhavesh
Ananthakrishnan, born Sept.
22 (8 lb. 3 oz., 21").
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in August:
W. S. Castle and W. C. Oswalt. Tree Condition Observations of Sweet Orange Trees
on Swingle Citrumelo Rootstock Growing in Ridge Sites. Citrus Industry Magazine.
Q. U. Zaman,A. W. Schumann, and W. M. Miller. Variable Rate Nitrogen Application
in Florida Citrus Based on Ultrasonically-Sensed Tree Size. Applied Engineering in
S. H. Futch, L. W. Duncan, and M. Zekri. Validation of anArea-wide Extension
Program to Estimate the Seasonal Abundance of Adult Citrus Root Weevils with
Un-baited Pyramidal Traps. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
L. G Albrigo and R. Rouse. APerspective of Indian River District Grapefruit Internal
Quality over the past 36 Years. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural
S. N. Mondal and L. W. Timmer. Ascospore Deposition and Epiphytic Growth in
Relation to Fungicide Timing for Control of Greasy Spot Rind Blotch Caused by
Mycosphaerella citri. Plant Disease.
S. N. Mondal, A. Bhatia, T. Shilts, and L. W. Timmer. Baseline Sensitivities of Fungal
Pathogens of Fruit and Foliage of Citrus to Azoxystrobin, Pyraclostrobin, and
Fenbuconazole. Plant Disease.
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in September:
W. Guo and J. W. Grosser. Somatic Hybrid Vigor in Citrus: Direct Evidence from
Protoplast Fusion of an Embryogenic Callus Line with a Transgenic Mesophyll Parent
Expressing the GFP Gene. Plant Science.
R. S. Buker, III, F. Roka, and J. K. Burns. Can We Mechanically Harvest the Entire
Season? Citrus Industry Magazine.
R. J. Stuart, M. E. Barbercheck, P. S. Grewal, R.A.J. Taylor, and C. W. Hoy. Popula-
tion Biology of Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Concepts, Issues, and Models.
B. P. Magalhaes, J.C.V. Rodrigues, D. G Boucias, and C. C. Childers. Pathogenicity
of Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum to the Flat Mite Brevipalpus phoenicis (Acari:
Tenuipalpidae). Florida Entomologist.
W. M. Miller, A. W. Schumann, J. D. Whitney, and S. Buchanon. Variable Rate
Applications for Granular Fertilizer for Citrus Test Plots. Applied Engineering in
S. H. Futch, K. S. Derrick, and R. H. Brlansky. Field Identification of Citrus Blight.
Citrus Industry Magazine.
L. R. Parsons. Unwanted Visitors. Florida Grower.
Above, Andrea Garcia-Ros,
born onAug. 10 (her mother's birthday!), to Dr. Francisco
(Paco) Garcia Sanchez and Eva Ros Ruiz. Paco and Eva
(pictured) work in Dr. Syvertsen's lab.
AalaAhmad Omar (above), born Sept. 8.
Parents are Azza Hosni Mohamed and
Ahmad Omar, who are both graduate
students in Dr. Jude Grosser's laboratory.
Above, middle and right photos, Azza and
Ahmad at a baby shower hosted by the
Grosser lab in August.
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CREC soccer CCA Seminar
1:30 pm Seminar Plant Path &
Lake Myrtle Dr. Ehsani Bloodmobile at Friends 11 am
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CREC soccer Citrus Plant Path &
1:30 pm la ul Citrus Processors Friends 11 am
Lake Myrtle Water Production Day
Park Mgrs mtg
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
3:15 pm Plant Path &
31 Friends 11 am
1:30 om _
All events subject to change.
5: Dr. Ruixiu Sui, Assistant Research Professor,
Mississippi State. "Precision Agriculture: Yield
Monitoring, Real-Time Plant Nitrogen Sensing
and Variable-Rate Application." Candidate for
ag engineering faculty position at CREC.
7: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (10:45 refreshments), BHG
Room 1. Dr. Richard Buker, Assistant Prof. of
Horticulture/Citrus Extension Specialist,
CREC. Seminar, "How Can How Can
Expertise in Agricultural Education Improve
Your Research and Extension Program?"
12: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. (10:45 refreshments), BHG
Room 1. Dr. Reza Ehsani, Assistant Professor,
Ohio State University. Seminar. "Promising
Technologies in Precision Agriculture:
Guidance, Sensors, Wireless and Robotics."
Candidate for ag engineering faculty position
13: Certified Crop Adviser Educational Seminar.
5 CEUs crop management; 5 CEUs soil and
water management. $120 registration.
13 : Bloodmobile at CREC, Blood Banks of Mid-
Florida, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
18: Florida Rural Water Assoc. workshop
20: Florida Citrus Production Managers,
meeting, 10 a.m. BHG 1.
21: Citrus Processors Day and Subtropical
Technology Conference. All day. Research
presentations for the processing industry.
Program on p. 6.
Nov. 3 flu shots, 1-3 p.m., Admin. building.
Subject to change.
Nov. 5 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. BHG 1. Dr. Viacheslav
Adamchuk, Assistant Professor, University of
Nebraska. Seminar, "Development and
Implementation of On-the-Go Sensors for
Nov. 8 11 a.m. 12 p.m. BHG 1. Dr. Siza
Tumbo, Senior Lecturer, Sokoine University
(Tanzania). Seminar, "Improved Crop Production
using Precision Farming Technologies."