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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

Citrus Leaves,

July 2005

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In This Issue
Citrus Canker at IFAS Ft. Pierce ....... 1
Learn About Citrus Canker............... 1
iCitrus Canker Resources ................ 2
Adv Citriculture I Course at CREC .... 2
iGold IFAS Image Awards ................ 3
Dr. Grosser ASHS Career Award .... 3
iMarcia Alden, CREC's Librarian ....... 4
Meet Pilot Plant's John Henderson ... 4
iDr. Etxeberria: Scientist, Editor, Tennis
Player, World Traveler .................... 5
Meet ... Renato Reis, Lisa Zhang ... 5
iPostdoc and Visiting Scientists, Poster
Symposium at CREC on Sept. 16 ..... 6
Student Lunch July 29 .................... 6
Powerpoint Tip: Compress Pics ....... 6
iNews Around CREC: Welcome,
Farew ell ................................... ........ 7
Manuscripts Submitted in June ........ 7
iC alendar ....................................... 8

Calling... Everyone
CREC is compiling contact
information for everyone at CREC
in the event of a hurricane or
emergency. Please help us by
providing contact information
(phone, cell phone numbers) to
your supervisors or to Word
Processing. All personal phone
numbers will be kept in strict
confidence and will be used only in
critical situations.

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.
Writing, Meredith Jean Morton.
Photography/graphics, Gretchen
Baut; Production/Distribution: Word
Processing, Barbara Thompson,
Supervisor; Kathy Snyder, Karla
Flynn and Linda Murphy; Customer
Service, Kathy Witherington and
Nancy Burke.

Citrus Canker at Ft. Pierce IFAS Center

Hector Solis, a groundskeeper at the UF/IFAS
Indian River REC, bums grapefruit trees
infected with citrus canker in the Fort Pierce
center's groves. Photo: UF/IFAS IRREC,
Robin Koestoyo.

Citrus canker was confirmed in groves
at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and
Education Center in Fort Pierce in late June,
requiring the destruction of citrus trees at
their center.
"This canker infection, though
contained in the early stages, will
temporarily halt all of our citrus research
projects at the center," said the IRREC
Center Director, Dr. Brian Scully, in a UF/
IFAS news release. "It will take us a number
of years to recover, but ultimately this
setback will offer us a fresh start and
improved groves in which to conduct
See Citrus Canker at Fort
Pierce Center p. 2

Welcome Marcia Alden,
CREC's new librarian!
Marcia's life adventures haven taken her
through forests and The Swamp and now to
citrus groves, where she combines a
background in science with a career that
enables her to interact with people and dig
for information. Read about Marcia, who
comes from UF Libraries on the Gainesville
campus, on page 4. Article by Meredith Jean

Learn About Citrus Canker
Dr. Jim Graham, Dr. Pete Timmer, Holly Chamberlain
(UF/IFAS), Tim Riley (USDAAPHIS) and others are
involved in providing sessions to train others to iden-
tify and inspect citrus trees for citrus canker. Over
1000 people from the citrus industry have attended
these sessions in the past month.

Training will be scheduled at CREC in the near
future. Training sessions will familiarize the attendees
with the symptoms of citrus canker. Included will be
information on how to survey in a grove, how to
identify canker compared to other diseases and
disorders present in the grove, and what to do if
symptoms resembling canker are discovered. Details
on how to record the survey information also will be
Websites with photographs of citrus canker symp-
toms and other resources are listed on page 2.
Employees are reminded that clothing, skin, hats as
well as equipment, tools and vehicles must be de-
contaminated before entering and leaving groves/
greenhouses. Procedures and approved products
are detailed in the Citrus Pest Management Hand-
book: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CG040.
If you suspect citrus canker...
Tag the tree or location.
SAMPLE. Notify your supervisor or Dr.
Timmer to arrange for an inspection.

Congratulations to
CREC's Dr. Jude
Grosser, who was
honored i ith the
American Society for
Horticultural Science
Researcher Award.
Story on page 3.

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Citrus Canker At Fort
Pierce Center ... from p. 1
research. However, we will continue to
conduct our collaborative research in
commercial groves with the cooperation of
private industry."
Dr. Scully said he believes the disease
did not reach IRREC via human activity.
"Our facility has been strictly following the
precautions recommended by the Division
of Plant Industry and used by growers," he
Citrus canker is a bacterial disease that
causes leaf and fruit drop, and a general
decline in tree health. Symptoms include
brown, raised lesions surrounded by an oily,
water-soaked margin and a yellow ring or
halo. A pdf handout of citrus canker
symptoms, including disease symptoms
similar to citrus canker, is available on the
Florida Citrus Mutual website:
At CREC, Dr. Harold Browning said that
plans are underway to move critical plant
materials and maintain selections off-site,
with a greenhouse to be constructed in
Citra. Sessions will also be held at the
center to train employees to identify and
survey citrus for citrus canker. Similar
training has been underway throughout the
citrus growing regions of the state.
Citrus canker can be spread by wind
and rain for short to medium distances -
within trees, or to neighboring trees. Severe
tropical storms, hurricanes and tornadoes
can spread the bacterium longer distances,
over miles. The movement of infected
material on clothing, vehicles and
equipment can also spread the disease.
The 2004 hurricanes are believed to have
contributed to the spread of citrus canker
in several residential and commercial areas
this year.
Meanwhile, further outbreaks were
reported in Charlotte and Desoto Counties,
the southwest part of the state hit by
Hurricane Charley. On July 19, the Florida
Department of Agriculture also reported
citrus canker in a residential area in Clay
County, south of Jacksonville. The
department believes this outbreak is due to
the movement of infected plant material.
There is no "cure" or effective treatment
for citrus canker and the current strategy is
eradication. The disease only infects citrus
and does not affect humans or animals.


Photos of citrus canker symptoms and similar diseases

Citrus canker decontam/disinfection guidelines, UF/IFAS Citrus Pest
Management Guide: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CG040

FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services: doacs.state.fl.us/canker

Florida Citrus Canker Eradication Program Helpline:
Miami-Dade / Broward / Palm Beach / Monroe counties: Tel. (800) 850-3781
All other Florida counties: Tel. (800) 282-5153

UF/IFAS Citrus Canker Extension website: canker.ifas.ufl.edu

Citrus Canker: The Pathogen and Its Impact
Tim R. Gottwald, USDA-ARS Ft. Pierce; James H. Graham, UF/IFAS
CREC; and Tim S. Schubert, FDCAS/DPI Gainesville. 2002.

Advanced Citriculture I in Fall 2005
Fall 2005 -Aug. 29 -Dec. 5; Mondays, 4:00 7:00 pm
Regular registration: Aug. 22-23
Taught on-site at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center; available by
videoconference at UF/IFAS locations in Immokalee, Gainesville and Fort Pierce
Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor of Horticulture at CREC.
Contact: e-mail: albrigo@crec.ifas.ufl.edu; tel. (863) 956-1151, Ext. 1207
UF employees may be eligible for the Employee Education Program:
A graduate level course on regulation of vegetative growth of citrus will be offered during
the Fall 2005 semester from Aug. 29- Dec. 5 at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred. The course time is Mondays, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Students will meet
either at CREC- Lake Alfred, or the nearest UF/IFAS location in Gainesville, Immokalee or
Fort Pierce via interactive internet video-audio conferencing. Students will need to come
to Lake Alfred once or twice during the semester, when they lead the discussion session.

Students will review literature on climatic, physiological, production practices and other
factors as they influence vegetative development of citrus. Each week a student will lead
the discussion of the assigned literature that has been selected by the student with guidance
of the instructor.

This is a 3 unit course; tuition is $685.44 for Florida residents. UF employees in certain
classifications may be available for The course is available in Continuing Education or as
a regular Graduate School offering. Interested students should have taken basic plant
physiology or citrus production courses. The limit is 12 students; please contact Dr. L.
Gene Albrigo or Monica Lewandowski at (863) 956-1151 or albrigo @crec.ifas.ufl.edu for
further information and registration assistance.

Important dates
Non-degree application form deadline: Aug. 22
UF Employee Education Waiver Form deadline: Aug. 24
State agency tuition waver deadline: Aug. 24
Regular registration: Aug. 22-23
Non-degree registration: Aug. 22-23
First day of the Advanced Citriculture I class is Monday, Aug. 29

Bringing Home the Gold
Several CREC projects were honored with UF/IFAS Gold IMAGE
Awards, which are sponsored by the UF/IFAS Marketing and Com-
munications Advisory Committee. The program recognizes out-
standing examples of Marketing & Communications projects and
products enhancing the UF/IFAS image in 15 categories. Con-
gratulations to CR E C s Gold IMAGE award winners below.

Hurricane Recovery Website
Dr. Richard
Buker (near
Russ (far left)
and Dr. Jim
Syvertsen -
Recovery ,-,
website, a
collection of
resources for
citrus growers that was established after Hurricane Charley in 2004,
with materials added throughout the hurricane season. To view
the site, visit ( R E( s website: www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu, and click on
the Hurricane Resources link on the left column.

Citrus Presentations, School Programs
Dr. Monica Lewandowski and Gretchen Baut -
Citrus... A-Z! An educational presentation covering citrus and ag
topics, A-Z, for pre-school and young elementary age children pre-
sented at the 2004 Florida Citrus Festival's school program and
Frostproof's Latt Maxcy Memorial Library children's program last
year. (A is for agriculture ... Z is for zebraskin)

CREC Brochure
Dr. Monica Lewandowski, Gretchen Baut, Dr. Mickey Parish and
Dr. HaroldBrowning. ( REC sBro- -
chure was recognized for its design r -
and effectiveness in communication. -

CREC Citrus exhibit I
George Brinkley, Gretchen Baut
and Dr. Monica Lewandowski -
Exhibit displayed at the 2004 Osceola
County Farm City Days last fall and
this year at the Florida Citrus Festi-
val. The exhibit was designed to
offered tidbits of citrus information
with eye-appealing design and photographs. Gretchen Baut and
George Brinkley (above), a student in-
tern at CREC last year, designed the
artwork and exhibit layout. George is
currently a student at Southeastern
University in Lakeland.

Citrus Canker Education
f l Holly Chamberlain, Gretchen Baut,

Jude Grosser Honored With ASHS

Outstanding ResearcherAward

Dr. Grosser Honored For Achievements in Citrus
Genetics and Plant Improvement

Dr. Jude W. Grosser, UF Professor of
Cell Genetics at CREC, received the
American Society for Horticultural
Science Outsanding Researcher award
I at their annual meeting in Las Vegas,
July 18-21.
The award recognizes the career of a
horticultural crops scientist with an
outstanding record in research.
Dr. Grosser leads a program in citrus
breeding and plant improvement. He is
Noted for the use of novel cell culture,
tissue culture and transformation techniques in the development
of new and improved citrus varieties and rootstocks. He has been
involved in the development of early-maturing oranges, improved
seedless mandarins, grapefruit-like hybrids and other citrus varieties
with traits such as disease-resistance, stress-resistance and
improved fruit and juice
quality. Dr. Grosseralso
serves as co-director of
of the Core Citrus
Laboratory at CREC.
Dr. Grosser has been
awarded over $5.2
million in grants and is
regarded as a
worldwide authority in
citrus genetics. He works closely with citrus growers such as Orie
Lee and Harold McTeer on cooperative research, and frequently
participates in Extension and educational events for the Florida
citrus industry. He is also active in the international citrus
community, collaborating on projects around the U.S. and numerous
foreign countries. He has directed five Ph.D. students and two
M.S. students and serves on several graduate student committees.
He also participates in educational activities in the community and
with his family.
Dr. Grosser, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky,
has been at CREC since 1984. He and his wife, Donna, have three
daughters, Melissa, Molly and Heidi, who were able to attend the
ASHS awards ceremony. Melissa is a high school student working
at CREC.
CREC congratulates Dr. Grosser on his career award honoring
his outstanding achievements.

Meredith Morton (pictured left, with the poster), Monica
Lewandowski, Pete Timmer and Mongi Zekri poster illustrating
citrus canker symptoms and other key information for citrus growers,
packers and workers in the citrus industry. In addition, the poster
was distributed free to garden centers, Extension offices, public
libraries, and other outlets to reach those who work in the citrus
industry as well as the general public, particularly in areas with citrus

From Forests to Gators to Citrus

Marcia Alden Joins CREC As Librarian

By Meredith Jean Morton
The last thing Marcia Alden wants to
do is fit into a stereotype.
CREC's new librarian listens to
alternative rock music, does not consider
herself to be an avid reader
and emphasizes her
enjoyment in interacting
"Ijust really like to help
people, and teach them
how to use the resources
of the library," says Alden,
who came to CREC in early
July after working at the UF
main campus libraries in
She says one of her
favorite aspects of herjob 7.-
at the UF main campus -'
libraries was working with students and
professors to help them find the information
they needed to complete reports, papers or
"It's so much fun to be able to work in
an atmosphere where you do different
things each day," says Alden, who earned
a bachelor's degree in forestry from
Syracuse University and worked for the
forest service in Washington state for
several years before recognizing her call to
be a librarian.
Although Alden, originally from the
Miami area, has lived in Florida three
separate times during her life, her new job
at CREC has placed her in central Florida
for the first time something she is excited
A nature enthusiast, Alden speaks of
the differences in flora and fauna she has
encountered during her short time in Polk
"On the drive down from Ocala each
morning I enjoy seeing sand hill cranes in
the pastures," says Alden, who has been
commuting from Ocala until she finds a
place to live in Polk County. "And from my
office, I can see the ospreys at CREC; I
enjoy that."
Alden says one question people keep
asking her is why she has moved from the
Gainesville main campus to CREC, and she
says that the position at CREC seemed to
be a perfect fit for her.
"This is the idealjob for me," she says.
"It is a specialized area where I can continue


to help people and have the challenge of
finding information."
Finding information is one of Alden's
passions. She says she loves to be given an
article or a topic and being challenged to
find it or learn about it.
Although citrus
is an area
relatively new to
her, Alden is
looking forward
to using her
background of
citrus from
growing up in
Miami, her
knowledge of
forestry, and
e information she
Photo byGretchenBaut learned while
working in UF's
Marston Science Library, to use as a basis
to learn more about citrus while at CREC.
"Working in a specialized library, I hope
through working with the students and
faculty at CREC that I will become a citrus
research specialist," says Alden, who adds
that one of her first projects will be setting
up library orientations at CREC.
Alden is moving to Polk County with her
two cats, Trudy and Max, and her dog
Dewey, a German shepherd-Labrador mix.
Despite admitting to not being an avid reader,
Alden is involved in a book club, and enjoys
home improvement projects. She is also
working on a master's degree in library
"I'm looking forward to working with the
students and faculty at CREC," Alden says.
"I'm very glad to be here, and I can't wait to
learn more."

Meet... John Henderson
CREC's New Pilot Plant Manager

by Meredith Jean Morton
CREC's new pilot plant manager John
Henderson has always worked with
processing technology, but working in food
processing is new to him.
"Before, I've worked in different kinds of
waste processing," Henderson says.
"Specifically in environmental field
decontamination, solvent processing, using
equipment for decontamination, and most


Pilot Plant Manager John Henderson

recently, working with particle and liquid
systems at the UF main campus Particle
Science Engineering department."
As pilot plant manager, Henderson is
responsible for our citrus processing
facility in the "Packinghouse" building.
CREC has equipment, similar to that found
in commercial citrus processing plants, on
a smaller scale for research and testing.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi,
Henderson graduated from high school in
Gainesville, FL. In 1985, he received his
Bachelor's in mechanical engineering from
UF, and began working in environmental
"I've done quite a bit of traveling with
my job," Henderson says. "I've worked
everywhere from San Diego, CA to Mule
Shoe, Texas."
Henderson, who started working at
CREC in March, is currently working on
going through the major equipment, doing
refurbish work and getting the tools in
place, with hopes of having the pilot plant
running full capacity in October of this year.
Henderson's family includes his wife
of 28 years, Linda, and three sons. Linda
is an elder care manager, located in
Gainesville. Their oldest son, Jed, 24, is an
apprentice with the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Doug,
21, works as a radiology technician and
attends Santa Fe Community College in
Gainesville part time. The youngest son,
Stan, 16, is a junior at Buchholz High
School, in Gainesville.
In their spare time, Henderson and his
wife enjoy motorcycling, and have been
active inABATE of Florida, a brotherhood
focused on education to promote
motorcycling in a safe and positive image.
Linda and John average 8,000 to 10,000
miles of travel on their Harleys each year.
"I'm looking forward to being here,"
Henderson says of his new position at
CREC. "This is going to be fun; new and
fresh things are always interesting."

Dr. Ed Etxeberria CREC's Dr. Etxeberria studies sugar
metabolism in citrus to improve quality and flavor; can edit papers with one

hand and wield a tennis racket in the othi
By Meredith Jean Morton
In his nearly two decades as a faculty
member at CREC, Dr. Ed Etxeberria has
accomplished a great deal, for both the
University of Florida and for the field of
His research on sugar and
acid metabolism in citrus fruits,
including the mechanism and
regulation of sugar transport, is
providing insight into processes
critical to fruit and juice quality
and flavor.
In June, Dr. Etxeberria was re-
elected editor of the Proceedings .
of the Florida State Horticultural
"Since I have been the editor
there, we have changed covers
and started a campaign to make .
the Proceedings more available to
institutions around the world," says Dr.
Etxeberria, who was born in Puerto Rico,
but received his bachelor's degree in
botany from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, and his
master's and Ph.D. from UF
In accordance with the 117-year history
of the Proceedings of the FSHS (C REC s
library has the complete collection), Dr.
Etxeberria acknowledges he cannot deviate
largely from the original format, but he
hopes to add some additional sections as
the field of horticulture expands.
"I would also like to introduce a new
section, like an editor's note, next year," he
This is not Dr. Etxeberria's first editorial
position. He is also an associate editor for
the Journal of the American Society of
Horticultural Science, associated with the
largest horticulture society in the United
States, and most likely the world.
"I have been an editor there for six or
sevenyears," he says. "And I have always
been in the area of post-harvest."
Additionally Dr. Etxeberria is an associate
editor for a newer journal, The Journal of
Plant Cell Signaling and Behavior, which
focuses on the field of endocytosis a field
in which Dr. Etxeberria was a pioneer.
He says that his involvement in the field
of endocytosis began a few years ago when
he took a sabbatical in Pamplona, Spain.
"When I started there were few papers,
but just after we started studying it, there

were a slew of papers coming out, so we had
taken the lead in that field," he says. "That
was one of the reasons I was offered the
editorial job with that brand new journal,
which is an internationaljournal."
Dr. Etxeberria has also received recent
acclaim for one of his articles published in
the journal Plant Cell and
Physiology [46(3): 474-481
(2005)]. The paper, which
also had color images from
the publication featured on
the cover, was thejournal's
fifth highest article
accessed online in May
Dr. Etxeberria also serves
as CREC's research
publications committee
chair, overseeing the
internal review and
submission of research articles from CREC
scientists for publication.
When discussing his achievements, Dr.
Exteberria is quick to acknowledge the
assistance he has received from others over
his years at CREC, specifically international
visitors and his assistant Pedro Gonzalez.
"Pedro has worked with me for 10 years
and is an integral part of this research," Dr.
Etxeberria says of Gonzalez, who graduated
from the University of Moscow with a degree
in entomology and chemistry.
Although it is apparent that Dr. Etxeberria
has an acute interest in, and passion for, his
research, he enjoys playing tennis and
participating in other outdoor activities in
his free time. He also enjoys traveling both
within Florida and abroad, listing places from
Alaska and Africa to the glaciers in south
Argentina that he has visited.
Of his passion for traveling, Dr. Etxeberria
says jokingly that he would like to "see the
world before everything turns into a
shopping center."

Welcome ... Renato Reis
by Meredith Jean Morton
Renato Reis is a Ph.D. student from Sio Paulo
State University in Brazil, working inDr. Pete
Timmer's lab until February 2006.
Since arriving in April, Reis has been
working with Dr. Timmer to study citrus
diseases, focusing his research on the
pathogenicity and control of Alternaria

brown spot on
R e i s
(pictured right)
has a M.S. '
degree from Soio
Paulo State
University, r t'
where he
studied the
biology and
control of black
spot caused by Photo byGretchenBau
"I met Dr. Timmer two or three years ago
in Brazil," Reis says. "Then it worked out
for me to come here to study."
Reis says he enjoys hiking, playing
sports like basketball, and barbequing in his
free time.
"This is a good place for a research
opportunity, and a place to increase my
knowledge in citrus and diseases," Reis
says, adding that he is greatly looking
forward to his time working at CREC.

Meet... Lisa Zhang
by Meredith Jean Morton
School may be out for the summer, but
Lisa Zhang is earning valuable experience
in a learning
While many
of her peers may
be spending
their summer
vacation time
sleeping in and
relaxing by the '
pool, Lisa, 16, is
spending Photo by Gretchen Baut
some of her
time this summer volunteering at CREC in
Dr. Timmer's lab.
The Bartow International Baccalaureate
student will enter her senior year in August,
and will return to school with increased
knowledge of citrus fungi from her hours
spent at CREC this summer.
"I'm going to be helping out here for a
couple of weeks," Zhang says. "I'm helping
to grow fungus and performing other lab
tasks like washing dishes."
Although Zhang acknowledges an
interest in science, she says she is not sure
what field she would like to pursue in
"I'm undecided about college," Zhang
see Lisa Zhang, p. 6


Meet the CREC Postdocs and Visiting Scientists

f posters & pastries

A Research Symposium
Friday, Sept. 16
10 am 12 noon
CREC is hosting an informal poster symposium on Sept.
16 for postdocs, visiting and other scientists. Similar to the
graduate student symposium held last year, this will be a
great opportunity to interact with others and learn about
current research. Participants can bring posters from your
summer meetings, put together a new poster, or if you have
an oral presentation, put your key slides together on a
poster. If you are working with postdocs and visiting
scientists at other centers, on campus or at other research
facilities that would be interested in participating, let us
know and we'll extend them invitations. Our goals are to
stimulate some great discussions and interactions.
Refreshments will be provided during the symposium.
Lunch will be provided for participants.
Hosted by CREC's 11arkefting and Public Relations
committee. For more information contact Monica
Lewandowski (mmlew @crec.ifas.ufl.edu) or Ron
Brlansky (rhby@crec.ifas.ufl.edu).

There was a great
turnout for last year's
graduate student
symposium at CREC.
Postdocs, visiting and
other scientists are
encouraged to
participate in this
year's event on Sept. *
16 at CREC BHG

Lisa Zhang ... from p. 6
says. "I've taken biology at school and
that's interesting to me, but the English
fields may be more of an interest."
In addition to volunteering at CREC,
Zhang, who is the daughter of Dr. John
Zhang who works for the FDOC, is hoping
to volunteer at the public library during the
summer. She also enjoys reading books,
playing the piano and writing.
"It's been great working here so far," says
Zhang who started her volunteer working
on June 24. "Everyone has been very nice
and has helped me out. I'm looking forward
to it."

Students At CREC
High School, College, Grad Students, Etc.
Students are invited to a complimentary lunch
for the student community at CREC
Friday, July 29, 2005
UF/IFAS CREC Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Citrus Hall
Rooms 3-4
Join us for an informal get-together
Meet and greet other students
Have a delicious (free) lunch!

Powerpoint Tip of the Month
Make Your File Size Smaller With The "Compress
Pictures" Tool
Are your Powerpoint file sizes huge because you've inserted a
lot of images? With seven and eight megapixel digital cameras
now more affordable than ever, the high-resolution images
produced by these cameras offer great print quality. However,
the file sizes are huge, making it hard to load files onto slower
computers, send files by e-mail, and post these files for access on
the web.
Powerpoint offers an easy tool to reduce and compress images
and reduce file sizes dramatically. Called the "compress pictures"
tool, it can be accessed on the Picture toolbar. The icon looks
sometime like the icon pictured below, only it'll be a quarter inch
tall on your toolbar.
Warning: Only compress pictures for
computer presentations and web files. This
step will reduce the quality of images for
print or posters. And make a copy of the file
before proceeding, in case you don't like the
results. Visit the Photolab for help.
If you don't see the "Picture" toolbar, sometimes this toolbar
will only appear if a picture or image is selected. You can also
select this toolbar under your Tools menu. Go to the Tools
menu/Customize/Toolbars tab and check the "Picture" box.
Then, click on the "compress pictures" tool, where you can
choose to compress either invidual images or all images in your
file. For on-screen presentations or to post on the web, select
the "Web/Screen" resolution. I would also check the box next to
"Compress Pictures" and "Delete Cropped Areas of Pictures."
As always, you should maintain copies of your original, high-
resolution images, because this will reduce the print quality of
your photos. However, it's very useful for computer
presentations and for files that need to be posted online it will
be much easier to handle the smaller file sizes. Special thanks to
Dr. Timmer for showing the Photolab this tool!

State Vehicle
CRIEC has revised
authorization forms
for driving state
vehicles. If you drive a
state vehicle, please
submit a new form,
available in the
mailroom, and return
to Perry Love in
Shipping and


Dr. Graeme Lindbeck visiting scientist
(Dr. Brlansky)
Marcia Alden Librarian
Dr. Iqrar Khan visiting scientist, Sultan
Qaboos University, Oman (Dr. Grosser)
Maxwell Miller OPS (Dr. Grosser)
Did we miss you? Send names to Monica
Lewandowski at mmlew@crec.ifas.ufl.edu
or the CREC Switchboard.
Below is a list of our students currently at
CREC. We're compiling a list for our student
lunch on July 29 (see p. 6 for details). If we
missed you, or if you know of a student,
college or high school, that we missed, let
us know by calling the Switchbaord "0" or
e-mail mmlew@ crec.ifas.ufl.edu.
Grad students
Sharath Cugati (Dr. Miller)
Shamel Alam Eldein (Dr. Albrigo)
David Czamecki (Dr. Deng in Balm, Dr.
Gmitter at CREC)
Azza Ibrahim(Dr. Grosser)Karthik
Karuppiah (Dr. Burns)
Ann George (Dr. Singh)
Sunny Liao (Dr. Chung)
Ashish Mishra (Dr. Ehsani)
Ahmad Omar (Dr. Grosser)
NareshPai (Dr. Salyani)
Meg Richards (Dr. Parish)
College and High School
Mary Brawley (Dr. Brlansky)
Stephen Burrage (Dr. Gmitter/E. Whaley)
Ben Carter (Dr. Albrigo)
Ian Debarry (Dr. Noling)

Monica Dickinson (Dr. Grosser)
You Dou (Dr. Bums)
Julie Gmitter (Dr. Grosser)
Melinda Grosser (Dr. Graham)
Lily Kender (Dr. Singh)
Tony McIntosh (Dr. Albrigo)
Maxwell Miller (Dr. Grosser)
Meredith Morton (G. Baut and Dr. M.
Bao Tram Nguyen (Dr. Graham)
David Nikdel (Dr. Salyani)
Jessica Noling (Dr. Graham)
Nolan Rayburn (Dr. Parish)
Anoop Sheth (Dr. Gmitter)
Rick Timpe (Dr. Albrigo)
Yalu Wu (Dr. Rouseff)
Congratulations to Lily Kender, daughter
of UF Professor Emeritus and former CREC
Director Walt Kender, who completed her
sophomore year at UF. Lily, an economics
major, was named to the Dean's List in 2004
and 2005.
Congratulations to Aneth Shoop, who placed
first in the Dental Terminology category at
the 28th Annual Health Occupation
Students of America National Leadership
Conference in Nashville.

Farewell to Dr.
Shila Singh
(far right), who
worked with Dr.
Jackie Burns
(second from


right), and Dr. Samunder Singh (second
from left), with Dr. Steve Futch, who
returned to India. Dr. Samunder Singh is
an assoc. professor in the Agronomy
Dept. at the CCS Haryana Agricultural
University; Dr. Shila Singh works in state
government. Their
daughter, Divya, will
enter Tusculum
College in
Greenville, Tennes-
see, where she has a
full scholarship and
will pursue pre-med
Farewell to Judy
Harber from Dr.
Dawson's lab (above
right) and to Zhencai
Wu (lower right)
from Dr. Burns lab.
Farewell to Lyuda
Tretyak from Dr.
Nigg's lab.

Right: Kathy and _
Witherington's son
Jason and his new
wife, Mandy, were
married on March 5
setting at
Lakeland's Hollis
Gardens. Kathy
works in CREC s

Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in June
Q. U. Zaman, A. W. Schumann, and K. Hostler. Quantifying Sources of Error in Ultrasonic Measurements of Citrus Orchards.
American Society ofAgricultural Engineers.
E. Etxeberria and P. Gonzalez. Accumulation of Sucrose and Other Soluble Solids in Citrus Juice Cells. Proceedings ofthe Florida
State Horticultural Society.
E. Etxeberria, P. Gonzalez, E. Baroja-Femandez, and J. Pozueta-Romero. Fluid Phase Uptake of Artificial Nano-Spheres and
Fluorescent Quantum Dots by Sycamore Cultured Cells. Journal ofExperimental Botany.
E. Etxeberria, and P. Gonzalez. An Endocytic Route Is Involved in the Transport of Sucrose into the Vacuole of 'Sweet Lime' Juice
Cells. Scientia Horticulturae.
K.-T. Li, J. P. Syvertsen, and J. K. Burns. Mechanical Harvesting of Florida Citrus Trees has Little Effect on Leaf Water Relations or
Return Bloom. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
J. P. Syvertsen, L. G Albrigo, M. A. Ritenour, J. M. Dunlop, and R. C. Vachon. Growth Conditions, Crop Load, and Fruit Size Affect
Sheepnosing in Grapefruit. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
W. S. Castle and J. C. Baldwin. Rootstock Observations Among 'Hamlin' and 'Valencia' Trees Growing at Central Ridge and
Flatwoods Locations. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
W. M. Miller and M. Salyani. Stewardship Monitoring and Control of Aldicarb Application to Florida Citrus. Applied Engineering in
W. S. Castle and M. G Bauer. The 10-Year Performance and Survival of 'Marsh' Grapefruit Trees on Sun Chu Sha Mandarin and
Various Citrumelo Rootstocks on Riviera Sand, Depressional, an Alfisol. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society.

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Word Processing with emergency
contact information in case of a
hurricane or other disaster.
) State vehicle drivers: submit new
driver's authorization forms (available in
the Mailroom) to Perry Love in

All events subject to change
Faculty meeting on July 21 cancelled.

28 Bloodmobile at CREC, east side of
Experiment Station Rd. Otherdates at
CREC: Oct. 6 and Dec. 8

29 Lunch for the students at CREC. All
grad students, college and high school
students welcome to a complimentary
lunch. Contact Monica Lewandowski
(mmlew@crec.ifas.ufl.edu) orthe CREC
Switchboard to RSVP.
2 Citrus Canker Task Force meeting,
15 Citrus Research and Education
Foundation meeting, BHG 3-4.

1- 43rd Annual Citrus Packinghouse Day
Registration, 8:30 a.m.; program, 9:30
a.m.; open to the public.
Morning: Presentations on timely topics
for the fresh citrus industry, including
citrus canker and food safety BHG
Afternoon: vendor exhibits in the
UF/IFAS Postharvest website:

Courses at CREC, Fall 2005
6545 Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor of
Horticulture at CREC.
Aug. 29 Dec. 5; Mondays, 4 7 pm
Regular registration: Aug. 22-23
Taught on-site at CREC; available by
videoconference at UF/IFAS locations in
Immokalee, Gainesville and Fort Pierce

UF employees may be eligible for the
Employee Education Program:

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