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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
UF/IFAS Cc Infomo V
In This Issue
Dr. Parish to Maryland 1
Citrus Canker Reminders 1
Postdoc and Visiting Scientists,
Poster Symposium Sept. 16 2
Citrus Canker Resources 2
Fall 2005 courses at CREC 2
Summer Students at CREC
Ag Engineers Host Visitors 4
UF Expands Online Journals 5
J.L. Retires, Dr. Zaman heads
to Far East, Li-Hua Surprises
a pug 5
News Around CREC:
Welcome, Farewell 7
Citrus Packinghouse Day Program
Citrus Expo 7
Manuscripts Submitted in July 7
OPEN ENROLLMENT AHEAD
Make sure your address is current
in the UF directory. UF employee
address corrections can be made in
the myufl portal. For instructions,
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
Lewandowski; E-mail mmlew@
crec.ifas.ufl.edu; Ext. 1233.
Writer, Meredith Jean Morton.
Word Processing, Barbara
Thompson, Supervisor; Kathy
Snyder, Karla Flynn and Linda
Murphy; Customer Service, Kathy
Witherington and Nancy Burke.
Dr. Parish Heads to
Univ. of Maryland
Parish New Chair of Dept. of
Nutrition & Food Science
Dr. Mickey Parish has left CREC for
the University of Maryland in College
Park, where he will serve as Chair of
the Department of Nutrition and Food
Science. Dr. Parish was honored at a
farewell reception at CREC on Aug. 5.
Dr. Parish joined the CREC faculty
in 1986, where he has been involved in
Research, Teaching and Extension in
food science and food microbiology.
"It's been an honor," said Dr.
Parish of his career at CREC.
Dr. Parish was presented with an
engraved desk clock that included a citrus
image, a framed collage of photographs
from CREC by Center Director Dr.
cont. on r, r.-. 5
Citrus Canker in Haines City
Training on how to survey for and identify citrus
canker willbe scheduledat CRECin the nearfuture.
A citrus canker find was reported in Haines
City, which included some CREC variety trials.
Infected and exposed trees within 1900-ft. radius
are destroyed as part of the state citrus canker
eradicatio program. Last month, citrus canker was
found at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and
Education Center in Fort Pierce, where research
plants and experiments had to be destroyed.
Training sessions will familiarize the attendees
with the symptoms of citrus canker and other
information to help survey citrus plants for the disease
For a list of websites with photographs of citrus
canker symptoms and other resources, see page 2.
Employees are reminded that clbilii. skin,
hats as well as equipment, tools and vehicles
must be decontaminated before entering and
leaving groves/greenhouses. Procedures and
approved products are detailed in the Citrus Pest
Management Handbook: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CG040.
If you suspect citrus canker ...
Tag the tree or location.
DO NOT COLLECT SAMPLE.
DO NOT TRANSPORT A SUSPECT
Notify your supervisor or Dr. Timmer to
arrange for an inspection.
Above, Dr. Mickey Parish and friends gather at a farewell reception at CREC on Aug. 5. From
left to right: Meredith Morton, Marcia Alden, Meg Richards, Tracy Meadows, Pedro Gon-
zales, Dr. Parish, Dr. Ed Etxeberria, Lorrie Friedrich and Dan King. Not pictured from Dr.
Parish's lab, Paul Winniczuk. Far right, Eileen Hoobin signs a farewell poster for Dr. Parish.
Postdocs, Visiting Scientists
and Ph.D. Scientists!
Posters and Pastries
A Research Symposium -
Sept. 16, 2005
Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Citrus Hall
10 am 12 noon
CREC is hosting a 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
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 great discussions and
Refreshments will be provided during the symposium.
Lunch will be provided for participants.
Hosted by CREC's M ,, i;,.. and Public Relations committee.
For more information contact Monica Lewandowski (mmlew@
crec.ifas.ufl.edu) or Ron Brlansky (email@example.com).
Flavor Chemistry and Technology
FLAVOR CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY FOS 6317
Fall 2005 Aug. 29 Dec. 5; Wednesdays, 4:00 8:00 pm
CREC BHG Teaching Lab
Dr. Russell L. Rouseff, Professor of Food Chemistry, CREC
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ext. 1223
Lecture and laboratory; 3 credits; Class limit is 12 students.
Course schedule and syllabus online:
Flavor is a diverse, multidisciplinary area of study. This course
is designed to provide a broad introduction to the area of flavor
chemistry, with a citrus emphasis. Students who successfully
complete the course will have the ability to critically evaluate
flavor literature and lectures and make positive contributions
to the flavor industry. Course prerequisites: Basic and organic
chemistry, Instrumental analysis highly desirable.
CITRUS CANKER RESOURCES
Photos of citrus canker symptoms and similar
Citrus canker decontam/disinfection guidelines,
UF/IFAS Citrus Pest Management Guide: edis.ifas.ufl.
FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services: doacs.
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:
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
Advanced Citriculture I in Fall 2005
ADVANCED CITRICULTURE I HOS 6545
Fall 2005 Aug. 29 Dec. 5; Mondays, 4:00 7:00 pm
Regular registration: Aug. 22-23
Taught on-site at CREC; available by videoconference at UF/
IFAS locations in Immokalee, Gainesville and Fort Pierce
Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor of Horticulture.
E-mail: email@example.com; Ext. 1207
Lecture and discussion; 3 credits; Class limit is 12 students.
A graduate level course on regulation of vegetative growth of
citrus is offered during the Fall 2005 semester 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.
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. Please
contact Dr. L. Gene Albrigo or Monica Lewandowski at (863)
956-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and
UF employees may be eligible for the Employee Education
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 UF classes: August 24
The student community at CREC gathered for a lunch and program on July 29. The group included graduate, undergraduate and high school
students working in laboratories and departments at CREC this summer or gaining experience as volunteers. Marcia Alden, the center's
librarian, presented information on the online library catalog to the students, and Monica Lewandowski presented a lighthearted look at the
center's history (including faculty photos from the past) through photographs. Profiles of the students that worked, and are still working, at
CREC. Above, bottom row, left to right: Sunny Liao, Renato Reis, Bao Tram Nguyen, Meg Richards, Azza Ibrahim, Ahmad Omar, Ashish
Mishra, MaxMiller,MelindaGrosser,MonicaDickinson. Standing, lefttoright: KarthikJosephKaruppiah,NareshPai,Dr. IqrarKhan (visiting
scientist), David Czamick, Meredith Morton, Jennifer Vick, Jason Johnson, Adam Frantz, Stephen Burrage, Ian DeBarry and Lisa Zhang.
Profiles of these students, as well as others, are included on pages 3,4 and 6. (If we missedyou, let us know! email@example.com)
Students at CREC Summer 2005
by Meredith Jean Morton
(Students if we missed you, please let us know! Monica Lewan-
dowski at Ext. 1233, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Shamel Alam Eldein is pursuing a Ph.D. in Horticultural Sciences,
studying citrus maturity andpostharvestphysiology. He is originally
from Egypt and holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural science and
master's degree in postharvest physiology from Tanta University,
Egypt. He has previous research experience in the postharvest
physiology of grapes. He and his wife, Dalia, have two children.
Sharath Cugati is a Ph.D. candidate in UF's Department of
He has a cachelor's in engineering from University of Bangalore,
India and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Univ. of Florida.
Sharath is conducting research on variable rate tclii li-l ',
for fertilizer application, studying the dynamic behavior of the
components of the variable rate granular fertilizer spreader's
hydraulic system and developing improved control algorithms
to optimally respond to the fertilizer requirements of individual
trees. He holds a Hunt Brothers Research Assistantship In
his free time Sharath enjoys model building and traveling.
David Czarnecki is a UF student earning a master's degree in
environmental horticulture, working in Dr. Gmitter's lab. He is
also working with Dr. Zhanao Deng at the Gulf Coast Research
and Education Center in Wimauma. David is conducting genetic
diversity study on coreopsis leavenworthii with AFLP. A native
of Bedford, Texas, David received his bachelor's degree in
horticulture from Texas A & M University. In his spare time,
he enjoys guitar, bowling, movies and going out. He would
like to work in plant breeding with a private organization
Ann George is a graduate student in UF's Department of Wildlife
Ecology and Conservation, and worked with Dr. Singh at CREC
this summer, collecting samples for her research in weed ecology,
inlcuding weeds in citrus groves. She is a native of Singapore.
Azza Ibrahim is working on her Ph.D. in horticultural
sciences with Dr. Jude Grosser. Azza is working on molecular
charactization of the citrus tristeza virus. She has been at CREC
since 2003. She has a bachelor's degree from the Biochemistry
Dept., Faculty of Agriculture in Zagazig University and
master's degree in biochemistry from Faculty of Agriculture,
Mansoura University. In the future she would like to teach at
the university in Egypt. Azza also enjoys reading and writing
poetry. She and her husband, Ahmad Omar, have a baby girl.
Karthik-Joseph John-Karuppiah is from Trichy, India, and is
working on a Ph.D. in horticulture with Dr. Jackie Bums. He is
studying the genetic response of citrus fruits and leaves to ethylene,
as part of research on citrus abscission. Karthik enjoys playing
tennis and table tennis. He hopes to complete his PhD in 2008.
Hui Ling "Sunny" Liao is a native of Taiwan and is working on her
Ph.D. in plant p.iiIih, .1i with Dr. Chung. Sunny has been studying
toxigenicity of the fungus, citrus scab. After she completes her
program, Sunny plans to return to Taiwan, find ajob and raise kids.
Ashish Mishra is from Allahabad, India, and is studying
Agricultural and Biological Engineering with Dr. Reza Ehsani.
He is working in precision agriculture and equipment tke-iii, -1, .
for monitoring citrus yield. His future plans are to pursue work
in precision agriculture and work in academics. In his free time,
Ashish, who received his master's degree from the University of
Arkansas, Fayetteville, enjoys photography, music and driving. He
says, "CREC has provided me a platform to explore my expertise."
Ahmad Omar is a native of Egypt and is working on his PhD
in Dr. Grosser's lab, studying citrus canker resistance. He
has a B.Sc. in Agricultural Chemistry and master's degree in
Biochemistry from Zagazig University. After completing his
degree, he plans to return to Egypt and teach students what he
has learned at CREC. In his spare time Ahmad enjoys soccer
and going out. He and his wife, Azza, have a baby daughter.
Naresh Pai is from Mumbai, India and is working on a master's
See Students at CREC, p. 4
Students at REC .. .from p. 3
Graduate Students, continued
degree, studying spray thciiirl,,':. with Dr. Salyani. He plans to
finish his master's degree in agricultural engineering and search
for a job in the control, spray ttclin il i,,., dynamics area. Naresh
enjoys reaching, fishing, building web pages and surfing the Internet.
Renato Reis is working on his Ph.D. research with Dr. Timmer this
summer. He is a native of Jaboticabal, Brazil, and works in plant
p.ni, Ii ,-.. studying Alternaria, a fungal plant pathogen. He looks
He thanks CREC for the opportunity to study here this summer.
Meg Richards is a native of Coming, New York, and is working on
her master's degree with Dr. Mickey Parish. Her research involves
sanitation of food transport tankers, specifically investigations on
the cleanliness, types of microflora, and biofilm formation present
on the surfaces of clean manway gaskets of liquid transportation
tankers. She graduated from Coming Community College in
2001 with a degree in mathematics and sciences, and from Cornell
University in 2004 with a B.S. degree in food science (emphasis
in food prc ,ill .;. She discovered the field of food science at a
4-H career exploration event at Cornell. She enjoys many hobbies,
including cooking, sewing, quilting, reading, playing the French
horn, going to the theater, camping, traveling, doing ballet and yoga,
and being with my family and friends. Meg was profiled in the April
2005 issue of Citrus Leaves; she will finish her degree this fall.
College and College Graduates
Ben Carter is a recent graduate of Florida Southern College, where
he studied biology and chemistry. The Lakeland native has been
working in Dr. Albrigo's lab this summer collecting data that has
included fruit size measurement, tagging fruit, as well as entering
data on spreadsheets. Ben lists many interests, several of which
involve athletics: football, golf, basketball, running, weight-lifting,
skiing, swimming, lacrosse, tennis, bull-riding, bowling, water
polo, soccer, pole vaulting, discus throwing, baseball, ping-pong,
billiards, sky-diving, deep-sea scuba diving, racquetball, hockey,
mountain climbing, fishing and reading novels. Ben would like to
go to dental school.
Adam Frantz is a native of Sidney, Ohio, and is studying citrus
at Florida Southern College. He has been working on Diaprepes
research in Dr. McCoy's entomology lab. Adam says he would
like to continue his education in agriculture at the graduate
Dr Reza Ehsani (far 0
right) speaks to a group
of ag engineers who vis-
ited CREC while in the
area for the American
Society of Agricultural
and Biological Engi-
neers annual meeting
in Tampa earlier this month. The group met with Dr. Ehsani,
Dr. Masoud Salyani, Dr. Bill Miller, Dr. Arnold Schumann, Dr.
John Schueller (UF-Gainesville), Dr. Daniel Lee (UF-Gaines-
ville) and CREC's precision ag team.
level, perhaps at UF. An avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, Adam
says he enjoys ice hockey, landscaping and growing plants.
Jason Johnson is a senior at Florida Southern College
studying citrus production, and has been working with Dr.
Michael Rogers this summer. He has been setting up rust mite
and psyllid trials for testing and analysis. Jason, who is from
Avon Park, enjoys fishing, playing guitar and growing plants.
"[This is a ] greatplace with greatpeople," says Jason, who wants to
Lily Kender is a junior at the University of Florida, majoring
in economics, with a minor in entrepreneurship. This is
the second consecutive summer Lily has worked for Dr.
Singh, creating and maintaining some faculty websites and
doing some graphic design. The Haines City native is the
daughter of former CREC Center Director Walt Kender.
Lily also plays tennis and is a member of a dance company.
I "I plan to get a master's in economics," Lily
says. "And then find the best job that is offered."
Meredith Jean Morton is a senior at the University of Florida
studying magazine journalism. For the past two summers,
the Winter Haven native has worked in Public Relations with
Monica Lewandowski and Gretchen Baut at CREC, writing
articles for Citrus Leaves and industry magazines, doing
computer graphic design, working on digital video projects,
creating displays and assisting with events. Meredith, who is
also obtaining a minor in the history of science, also worked
as a lab assistant for Dr. Rouseff during Summer 2003.
While in Gainesville, Meredith is a writer for the UF Office
of News and Public Affairs; she also writes profiles on UF
athletes and feature articles for the UF Alumni Association
magazines, UF Today and Florida. She enjoys reading, writing
fiction, drawing and painting, playing the piano, and considers
herself to be a movie buff. After graduating in May 2006,
Meredith would like to write feature articles for a mainstream
magazine or newspaper either on a full-time or freelance basis.
Jessica Noling is a sophomore at the University of Florida
studying biochemistry and molecular biology. She has been
See CREC Students, p. 6
S" visited CREC
on Aug. 8.
Left to right,
Kentucky), Dr. Jose Reyes (CREC) and Dr. Berrin Tansel (FRIU
Miami) view instruments for analyzing spray equipment in Dr.
Salyani's laboratory. Dr. Peter Ling (Ohio State) and Jessica
Prenger (Dynamac Corp., KSC) were also part of the KSC group
that came to learn about precision ag applications in citrus with
Dr. Miller, Dr. Schumann, Dr. Ehsani, Dr. Salyani, Dr. Qamar
Zaman, Dr. Ganesh Bora, Ashish Mishra, Kevin Hostler, Sherrie
Buchanon and Roy Sweeb.
Left: Dr. Parish was
presented with an
engraved desk clock,
photos, crystal wine
goblets and a basket of
wine, bread and other
favorites of Dr. Parish's.
Pictured, left to right,
Tracy Meadows, Ronnie,
Dr. Parish, Lorrie
Friedrich, Aida Pena and
Dr. Parish Heads to Maryland ... from page 1
Harold Browning. Lorrie Friedrich, Tracy
MeadowsandMeg Richards presentedagift
basket on behalf of the Center. The basket
included crystal wine goblets etched with
palm trees, a bottle of Australian wine from
Dr. Jim Graham, champagne and cheeses.
Members of Dr. Parish's lab also added
specialty breads from Yalhala Country
Bakery, one of Dr. Parish's favorite treats.
Dr. Parish has held a prominent
role in providing information and
research for government and regulatory
agencies on food safety and related
areas for the citrus industry, particularly
for issues involving citrus juice.
In 1998-1999, Dr. Parish held
an Institute of Food Technologists
fellowship and worked in Washington
D.C. as a food safety policy analyst for
the Congressional Research Service,
where he wrote reports for members of
Congress, provided briefings on food
safety issues, and conducted investigative
research for congressional staffs.
At CREC, Dr. Parish's work focused on
the effects of microorganisms on product
quality and safety; detection and analysis
of food pathogens in citrus products; high
pressure and non-thermal pasteurization
of juices; fungal contaminants in carton
packaging, research on Alicyclobacillus,
Salmonella and other microorganisms,
juice tanker sanitation and other issues
of importance to the citrus industry.
He was an integral part of CREC and
the Food Science and Human Nutrition
Department, and recently served on
CREC's faculty management committee
as chair of the public relations and
marketing committee. He represented
CREC at numerous functions in the
community, the citrus industry and
the University, and has been active in
teaching and student training, as well as
Extension on food safety and biosecurity.
A native of Davenport, Florida, Dr.
Parish received his bachelor's degree from
Florida State University and subsequently
came to work at CREC as a lab technician
from 1976-1979, initially working for Dr.
Jack Whiteside. Dr. Parish went on the earn
his M.S. in food science at UF, studying
with Dr. Tom Graumlich at CREC. Dr. Bob
Braddock also served on his master's thesis
committee. He earned his Ph.D. in food
science at North Carolina State in 1985 and
returned to CREC tojoin the faculty in 1986.
In 1999, Dr. Parish was honored with
the IFT Citrus Products Division Research
Award, and in 2000, he was appointed by
the Secretary of Agriculture to the USDA
Awards Selection Panel. Last year, Dr.
Parish received the Roy E. Wilson Sparkle
Award from the IFT Florida Section
for his work in food plant sanitation.
CREC sends Dr. Parish best
wishes in his new endeavor.
1n1 l I h Dr.
(Q.)111-" Zai 1 n1. .111 I
who worked with Dr.
Arnold Schumann on precision agriculture
projects. Dr. Zaman is headed across the
Pacific to Tokyo University of Agriculture
and Tcliii n h,-... Dr. Zaman is pictured
above center, with Kevin Hostler (left) and
LauraWaldo at afarewellreceptiononAug. 10.
Bsest wishes to Dr. Greg Danyluk from
Dr. Dawson's lab, who is now with the
health department in Seminole County.
The number of online journals in
the UF library catalog
can show you
how to access
online journals and
in UF's library
catalog. And if you
haven't met Marcia
yet, stop by and introduce yourself
to her and our new website manager,
Paul Weikel, who started working at
CREC on August 15. Both Marcia and
Paul are located in the CREC library.
J.L. Chandler retired after 26 years at
for Dr. Jude
over 20 years,
with a dinner
at the Port %
on Aug. 7.
as his "right-
hand man" and will certainly be missed
not only by Dr. Grosser and his laboratory,
but the entire CREC community. We wish
J.L. best wishes and happy retirement!
This is Dr. Li-hua Cao with Reggie, a pug
that belongs to Laura Waldo (right). This
photo was submitted as a surprise to Lihua
and Laura from Dr. Mathias Choquer.
to Dr. Michael and
Hanna Rogers on the
birth of son Wesley
Michael on Aug. 16!
Students at CREC .. .from p. 4
working in Dr. Graham's lab doing RT-
PCR, Box-PCR, inoculating plants and
doing RNA extractions. The Auburndale
native is the daughter of Dr. Joe Noling,
and she would like to be a forensic DNA
analyst. She enjoys soccer, fishing, pets,
swimming, tennis and playing frisbee.
Jennifer Vick has spent this summer
working in Dr. Syvertsen's lab doing
carbohydrate analysis of citrus leaves.
She is a graduate of Florida State
University, and plans to begin her master's
degree in physician assistant from Barry
University in Miami this fall. The
Aubumdale native would like to return
to central Florida after she earns her
degree. Jennifer says she enjoys painting,
listening to music, watching movies
and spending time with her friends.
High School Students & Grads
Mary Brawley is a junior at the Virginia
Episcopal School, and has been working
in Dr. Brlansky's lab this summer. The
Winter Haven native enjoys lacrosse,
field hockey and swimming. After she
graduates from high school, Mary would
like to attend college somewhere in the
south. She says she has really enjoyed
working at CREC this summer.
Stephen Burrage is a freshman at
Aubumdale High School, and has been
volunteering in Dr. Fred Gmitter's lab
this summer trimming and watering
trees, and doing miscellaneous field
work. Stephen, who is the son of Allan
Burrage of the Information Support
Department, enjoys volleyball and
football and is involved in Boy Scouts. In
the future, Stephen would like to attend
law school to become a prosecution
lawyer and start his own law firm.
Ian Debarry graduated from Auburndale
High School in 2005, and has been
working in Dr. Noling's lab this summer.
He plans to attend Polk Community
College and study psychology. In Dr.
Noling's lab, Ian grows plants, inputs
data, and maintains a clean work area
in the lab and in the field. Ian enjoying
playing the guitar and likes to organize
events, such as blood drives. He would
like to become a psychiatrist in the future.
Monica Dickinson is a junior at Santa
Fe High School, and has been working in
the greenhouses at CREC for Dr. Grosser
this summer. In the future she plans to
attend college. Monica plays the piano
and is on Santa Fe's swim team. She also
swims for the Winter Haven Stingrays.
Julie Gmitter graduated from Auburndale
High School in 2005, and has been working
in Dr. Grosser's lab this summer, doing
media preparation, some embryo transfer
and rescue, flow cytometer to check diploids
and triploids, cleaning lab equipment and
some greenhouse work. Julie will start Polk
Community College in the fall and major
in biology. She is the daughter of Dr. Fred
Gmitter and enjoys soccer, writing, drawing,
music, going to concerts, and traveling
outside of Polk County as often as possible.
"I cannot explain how wonderful an
opportunity it is to be working in Dr.
Grosser's lab," Julie says. "I've gotten
so much experience and education in
a field I'm definitely going to pursue."
Melinda Grosser has been working in
Dr. Graham's lab this summer doing
RNA extractions. The Santa Fe High
School junior is the daughter of Dr.
Jude Grosser. In the future she plans to
attend college. In her free time Melinda
enjoys running and playing basketball.
Tony McIntosh has been working with
Dr. Albrigo this summer, collecting data
and counting flowers and shoots. The
Davenport native is studying construction
at the Homer K. Addair Career Academy.
Tony enjoys hunting, fishing and boating.
His goal is to become independently
wealthy and a "self-made millionaire."
Max Miller is a freshman at the University
of South Florida and has been working
in Dr. Grosser's lab this summer as a lab
assistant, watering and fertilizing plants.
He adds that he hates peeling seeds
(apparently one of his tasks at CREC this
summer). The Lakeland native is studying
conservation and medicine. After college,
he hopes to study the South American
rainforests. Max enjoys running and fishing.
Bao-Tram Nguyen graduated from Winter
Haven High School in 2005, and has
been spending the summer working for
Dr. Graham inoculating plants, preparing
the media, leaf extracts and RNA. She
previously worked with Dr. Graham, Marty
Dekkers and the lab on a science fair
project, "Does Aluminum or Kocide have
an effect on Xanthomonas axonopodis pv.
Citrumelo?" and won Best of Show in the
Polk Regional Science and Engineering
Fair. She also was chosen to compete at
the Florida State Science and Engineering
Fair. Bao will attend the University of
Miami in the fall and study microbiology
with the goal of attending medical
school. In her free time she enjoys tennis.
Anoop Sheth is a senior at the International
Baccalaureate School at Bartow High
School, and volunteered in Dr. Gmitter's
lab this summer. The Winter Haven native
learned DNA extractions, polymerized
chain reaction and Southern blotting
techniques. After graduation, Anoop
would like to pursue a degree in medicine
from an Ivy League university. Those
who worked with him this summer say
he plays piano, tennis, Indian drums, and
is involved in an Indian club at school.
Yalu Wu graduated from the International
Baccalaureate School in 2005, and has
been working in Dr. Rouseff's lab this
summer helping to remodel his flavor
chemistry website. Yalu, the daughter
of Zhencai Wu and Yehong Xu, is a
National Merit Scholarship finalist and
received numerous distinguished academic
honors. She will enroll in MIT in the fall,
hoping to major in management. In her
free time, Yalu says she enjoys reading,
playing the piano and running track.
Lisa Zhang has been volunteering this
summer in Dr. Timmer's lab, doing various
tasks that have included transferring fungi.
Lisa is the daughter of Dr. John Zhang at
CREC, and will enter her senior year at
the International Baccalaureate School. In
the future, Lisa would like to attend a four-
year university with the plans of getting a
good job after graduation. Her career path
is undecided. Lisa enjoys reading, writing,
playing the piano and volunteering.
Bill Futch, son of Dr. Stephen and
attended Boy's State
in Tallahassee in late
Winter Haven High
School, Bill was one
of over 500 juniors
statewide that were
selected by their high
schools to participate
in the week-long mock government session.
While in Tallahassee, Bill was elected to
the Boy's State House of Representatives.
Sept. 1 Citrus Packinghouse Day at CREC
Seminars and vendor exhibits for the fresh citrus industry
CREC BHG Rooms 1-2
9:30 Welcome Harold Browning, CREC
10:00 a.m. Keynote address HOW TO PASS A FOOD SAFETY
Juan Muniz, Primus Labs, Santa Maria, CA
10:30 a.m. UPDATE ON ISSUES OF PACKINGHOUSE FOOD
SAFETY AND BIOSECURITY Renee Goodrich, UF/IFAS CREC
10: 45 a.m. Dr. Jan Narciso USDA ARS Winter Haven
11:00 a.m. Citrus Canker presentation, FDACS DPI
11:15 a.m. COLOR SEPARATION OF FLORIDA CITRUS PRIOR
TO DEGREENING Dr. Bill Miller, UF/IFAS CREC
11:30 a.m. PROSPECTS AND PROGRESS FOR ROBOTIC
HARVESTING OF FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS Tom Burks, UF/IFAS
Agric and Biol Engineering, Gnv
11:45 a.m. PROSPECTS FOR GOOD FRUIT QUALITY THIS YEAR
- Dr. Gene Albrigo, UF/IFAS CREC
Vendor exhibits CREC Packinghouse, 1:00 p.m.
These workshops will be offered at CREC as part of Citrus
Packinghouses Day, and at the Indian River Postharvest Workshop on
Sept. 8 at the Indian River Research and Education Center in Ft. Pierce.
Forklift Driving Safety & Certification
Instructors: Jose Pompa (O'Neil Lee and West, Orlando) and Ward
Gunter (UF/IFAS, Ft. Pierce)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CREC Packinghouse Conference room
Packinghouse Postharvest Treatments Biocides, Waxes, Record-
keeping, Hygiene, and Environmental Safety for Citrus Operations
Instructors: Jack Hebb (UF/IFAS, Ft. Pierce), Jan Narciso (USDA, Win-
ter Haven), and Amy Simonne (UF/IFAS, Gainesville)
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. BHG Room 1
Canker Decontamination (Certification from the Division of Plant
Instructor: Nick Ergun (Division of Plant Industry, Ft. Pierce)
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. BHG Room 2
Paul Weikel website mgr (M. Alden)
Dr. Shiv Sharma (Dr. Singh)
Did we miss you? Send names to CREC Switchboard or
by e-mail, email@example.com
Baylis Carnes OPS (Dr. Syvertsen)
J.L. Chander (Dr. Grosser; p. 6); Dr. Gregory Danyluk
(Dr. Dawson); Dr. Mickey Parish (p. 1); Dr. Qamar
Zaman (p. 6), Yaou Dou (volunteer, Dr. Bums) Dr. Devi
Potluri (Dr. Grosser).
14th Citrus Expo August 24-25
Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers
Wednesday, Aug 24
8:00 am Registration, trade show and opening activities
9:30 11:30 Environmental Enhancement of Agricultural Land
- Presiding, Fritz Roka, UF/IFAS SWFREC
Speakers: Hilary Sain, Archbold Biological Station
Pete Spyke, Arapaho Citrus Management, Inc.
Alan Reynolds, Wilson-Miller Inc.
Marcella Camblor, Treasure Coast Reg Planning Council
Cultivating Green Payments Presiding, Florida Senator J.D.
Alexander; Speakers: Florida Sen. Rod Smith, Florida Rep. TBA
Fred Kirschenmann, Iowa State Unv, Leopold Ctr
Rick Pensa Inform and Consulting Services
Clyde Fraisse, UF/IFAS Agr and Biol Engin Dept.
Trade show, 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Evening Gulf Citrus Reception and Banquet
Thursday, Aug 25
Promotion, Production and Perspectives Presiding, Dr. Jimmy
Cheek, UF Vice Pres. for Agric and Nat Res
Speakers: Dr. Harold Browning, CREC (mechanical harvesting);
Mauricio Mendes, FNP, Sao Paulo Brazil and Ron Muraro,
UF/IFAS CREC (Brazil update); Tom Spreen, UF/IFAS FRED
(Florida citrus outlook for 2005-2006); Dan Gunter, Florida
Dept. of Citrus (New direction for FDOC); David Barber, UF/
IFAS FRED (new citrus product)
Citrus Canker and Other Hot Topics President, Andy Lavigne,
Florida Citrus Mutual
Speakers: Mauricio Mendes, FNP, Sao Paulo Brazil (citrus
diseases, Brazil); Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS SWFREC (leafminer
control); Tim Gottwald, USDA ARS (Citrus canker); Craig
Meyer, FDACS (Canker eradication costs); Richard Gaskalla,
FDACS DPI (citrus canker eradication strategies); Ron
Muraro, UF/IFAS CREC (economic benefits of citrus canker
Trade show, 8:00 am 2:00 pm
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in July
M. G. Bauer, W. S. Castle, B. J. Boman, and T. A. Obreza. Longevity of Citrus Trees on Swingle Citrumelo Rootstock and Their
Adaptation among Soils of the Indian River Production Area. P,. .. 1;.,,..- of the Florida State Horticultural Society.
Q. U. Zaman, A. W. Schumann, and K. Hostler. Quantifying Sources of Error in Ultrasonic Measurements of Citrus Orchards.
Applied -in. I,. in A.,- nliiii..
L. G. Albrigo, J. Attaway, K. Bowman, R. S. Buker, J. K. Burns, W. S. Castle, S. H. Futch, K. W. Hancock, C. W. McCoy, R.
P. Muraro, M. E. Rogers, M. A. Ritenour, P. D. Spyke, J. P. Syvertsen, L. W. Timmer, and R. C. Vachon. The Impact of Four
Hurricanes in 2004 on the Florida Citrus Industry: Experiences and Lessons Learned. P,. ,... .;n:.... of the Florida State Horticultural
C. Chen, P. Zhou, Y. A. Choi, S. Huang, and F. G. Gmitter, Jr. Mining and Characterizing Microsatellites from Citrus ESTs.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics.
S. N. Mondal and L. W. Timmer. Greasy Spot, a Serious Endemic Problem for Citrus Production in the Caribbean Area. Plant
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
UF/IFAS Extension August 2005 Ag industry events
events statewide statewide
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7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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Brazil citrus Flavor ChelAug. 24-25
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UF/IFAS Extension Septem ber 2005 Ag industry events
events statewide statewide
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Flavor Chem Symposium
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task force mg end of UF
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Everyone: provide your supervisor
or 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
19 Faculty meeting, BHG
24 Food tanker, sanitation workshop
1- 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
Packinghouse. New this year: training
workshops (see p. 7)
UF/IFAS Postharvest website:
16 "Meet CREC's Ph.D., Postd-doc
and Visiting Scientists: Posters and
Pastries A Research Symposium."
10 am 12 noon; BHG 1-2. Open to all
19 Citrus canker task force meeting,
Courses at CREC Fall 2005
ADVANCED CITRICULTURE I HOS
6545 Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor
of Horticulture, CREC
Monday, 4 7 pm
BHG Conference room
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ext.
Taught on-site at CREC; available by
videoconference at UF/IFAS locations
in Immokalee, Gainesville and Fort
FLAVOR CHEMISTRY AND
TECHNOLOGY FOS 6317 Dr.
Russell L. Rouseff, Professor of Food
Wednesday, 4 8 pm
CREC BHG Teaching Lab
Dr. Russell L. Rouseff, E-mail: rlr@
crec.ifas.ufl.edu; Ext. 1223