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Dr. Harold W. Browning, Center Director
UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 956-4631
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In This Issue
Employee of the Year
Letter from Dr. Childers............. 1
Dr. Childers' Retirement............ 2
Eileen Albright Retires............ 3
Wireless Communication ............
Salyani Receives Award............. 4
Special Seminar Notice.............. 4
Lewandowski Farewell........... 5
56th Processors' Day................6.
News Around CREC:
Good Deeds, Family News,
Publications for Sept. and Oct.
Welcome and Farewell...............7.
Dr. William Miller Retires
Lorraine Jones Newest Citizen
CREC Sends Help Team to Balm
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
Editor/Writer: Katherine Snyder;
Ext. 1403. Photography/Graphics:
Gretchen Baut; Production/
Distribution: Word Processing,
Barbara Thompson, Supervisor;
Karla Flynn and Linda Murphy;
Customer Service, Kathy
Witherington and Nancy Burke.
This is your opportunity to make
nominations for the CREC "2005
Employee of the Year" awards. All employees
in USPS, TEAMS, and Career Service
positions are eligible candidates. A candidate
must be nominated by a supervisor (faculty
member or infrastructure department head)
here at the Center. However, I encourage staff
participation in selecting your nomineess.
I encourage each supervisor to give serious
consideration to this opportunity to recognize
All current USPS, A&P, and Career
Service employees on both the IFAS and DOC
payroll at CREC are eligible for nomination.
Faculty, graduate students, post docs, and
visiting scientists are not eligible. Criteria for
nomination and selection willbe outstanding job
performance, positive attitude, and dedication
to their job and the Center during 2005.
Nominations should be submitted using the
attached form to the Director's Office on or
before Wednesday, November 23, 2005. Faculty
and department heads may submit more than one
nominee. We have a short turn around time for
nominations this year, so do not delay with your
Employee of the Year Awards for 2005 will
be awarded at the center-wide Staff Meeting in
The award categories are:
1. Technical: Employees working directly
on research projects under the supervision of a
2. Clerical/Administrative: Employees in
secretarial, word processing, business office,
personnel, computer lab, photo lab, and other
3. Trades: Employees associated with the
maintenance shop, grove, custodial, and pilot
(due to printing problems the due date has passed)
FROM THE DESK OF CARL CHILDERS
My family and I wish to THANK YOU ALL for the wonder- .
ful retirement party on November 4. I sincerely appreciated those
of you who could attend and the best wishes from those who had
conflicting schedules that day. The party could not have been better
organized. Many of you spent considerable time and effort in our
behalf. That was more than evident and will always be remem-
bered. I didn't realize that there were so many Kansas City Chiefs
fans here at CREC. [ha]
I thank you too for the wonderful retirement gifts. The plaques and photographs were deeply
appreciated. Also, THANK YOU very much for the beautiful 35mm digital camera! It will take me
a long time to learn how to use it. Thank God for instruction manuals.
It has been my privilege to serve the Florida citrus growers over the past 28 years. It has also been
my privilege to work with YOU. I am especially indebted to ALL of the staff at Lake Alfred for their
outstanding support and contributions to my research, extension and teaching programs. Without
YOU little would have been accomplished! We are a TEAM here at CREC with each of us serving
I will continue to come into work on most days to finalize various projects. I expect to continue
doing this over the coming months into next year.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
From the Director's Office
Dr. Carl Childers Retires
after 28 years
On November 4, 2005, CREC honored Dr. Carl C. Childers with
a retirement luncheon. Sporting the colors of his favorite pro
football team, guests joined a Kansas City Chief's "tiilg;.i party,"
complete with BBQ chicken and pulled pork with all the fixin's from
Sonny Louis Bar-B-Q. Dr. Herb Nigg, Master of Ceremonies, gave
a few introductions of the guest of honor Dr. Childers, Mrs. Lavon
as well as
Center Director, d"
and Dr. Walt
Kender, former i
presentation, Welcoming guests were Mike Simms and Peaches Mariner
of the Photolab, depicted
Dr. Childers' life and
career from his beginnings,
moving into his naval
career and marriage, from
college to family, and on
to his outstanding career as
mentor, teacher, scientist,
and researcher. We were
also able to share some -
very successful fishing
trips and bicycle outings, a
part of his life many of us
hadn't known before.
Following lunch and
dessert, Dr. Nigg spoke
of his personal and Dr. Herb Nigg, Master of Ceremonies
with Childers. Other friends and colleagues also joined in sharing
their thoughts and memories of the past 28 years.
Dr. Kender, being retired himself, highly recommended it. John
Griggs, Tom Minter, and Keith Griffth shared their respect for
Dr. Childers' work and accomplishments and, of course, his help and
contributions to the Florida citrus industry. Bringing in some humor,
Dr. Browning, having "fished" several times with Dr. Nigg, was quick
to point out that he would like to join Dr. Childers on a fishing trip or
two since those with Nigg were more like "boating" trips.
Paul Keen, retired CREC lab/field tech, had many a fond and funny
story to tell of his time working with "The Doc." Dr. Mike Rogers, one
of the newest entomologists at CREC, directed his comments mainly
to Aaron Martin, Childers' oldest grandson. "Just to put things in
Dr. Harold W. Browning, Cer
Dr. Michael Roger with sor
Aaron Martin (Child
perspective for you,"
Roger stated holding
his 2 /2 month old
son, Wesley. "When
Carl Childers, began
r here at the Center,"
pointing to his baby
son, "I was Wesley's
moment came when
Mike Childers (son
of Childers) spoke of
and to his father with
much pride about his
career and concluded
ter Director by saying "I'm proud
of you, Dad."
presented Dr. Childers
with a plaque of
IFAS, as well as
an award for his
and contributions to
both CREC and the
Dr. Childers was
also presented with
a beautifully framed
composite of slides
with himself as the
subject at work in
the fields. Peaches
Mariner and Mike
the day's event.
not one to miss
.l%_ > pointed to the
S, pages saying
"This is The
B In addition,
SWesley speaking to Dr. Mike
ers'grandson) R o g e r s
K -,Ih I th John triggs and Paul Keen speak of fond memories (previously worked for Dr. Childers)
Tom Minter Dr. Childers accepting an award from Dr. Browning Back row (1 to r): Mick Matthews, Dr. Childers, Paul
Keen. Front row (1 to r) Mike Simms, Lavon Childers,
Peaches Mariner, John Griggs, Bob Sorrell
presented Dr. Childers with a 35mm Digital Camera with several memories, friends and associates alike, thanking them for their help
attachments purchased from gift contributions. The honored guest and support over these many years. He also took the time to give a
was both surprised and pleased. special thank you to the Public Relations Team for their efforts in
As the reception came to a close, Dr. Childers spoke of fond putting together the luncheon.
Photos taken by Kathy Snyder
Eileen Albright Retires to create a page or two. The scrapbook filled with photos, personal
notes, and fond memories was tearfully presented by both Jill Mc-
September 29, 2005 Donald and Alta Church. Many others stood, expressing their well
wishes and thanks for her help over the years.
Woman of inspiration, Eileen Albright, age 81, was honored Eileen has touched the hearts of many, has been an inspiration to
with a retirement gathering at the Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Citrus some of us, but most of all, a fond warm friend
Hall. Hosted by Dale Price with help from Jill McDonald, Alta with a welcoming hug. She has moved back to her
Church, Pam Holderman, Meredith Pretzie, and Lorraine Jones natie state o innea whe her so m ad
from the Business Office, and, of course, the Iw native state of Minnesota where her son, Tim, and
from the Business Oice, and, of c e, the his wife reside. All the best wishes to you, Eileen.
artistic talents of Shelby Graham, the afternoon We will miss you. Photos taken by Gretchen Baut
event was attended by many fellow employees
Eileen never seemed to let the grass grow
under her feet. With such previous professions
as a retirement plan administrator, secretary/re-
ceptionist, and in-store auditor, Eileen added a
career in the Word Processing Department at CREC to her resume
at the age of 74 on September 3, 1999. Within the year an oppor-
tunity arose and she took on a new task joining Dale Price in the
Human Resources Department in August of 2000. Her warm yet
firm nature, afforded each of us the pleasure of knowing her and
working with her over these many years.
Dale Price presented Eileen with a framed Certificate of Ac-
complishment and thanks for her years of service. Gretchen Baut,
of the Photolab, and the Business Office began a scrapbook for
Eileen containing CREC memories, and everyone was invited
collaboration project at the CREC
By: Christen Taylor
On Nov. 7 and 8, 2005, Japanese scientists traveled
from Ibaraki, Japan to the CREC to work on a col-
laboration project with Dr. Reza Ehsani installing Field
Monitoring Servers (FMS) in various areas at the CREC.
Dr. Masayuki Hirafuji, head professor of the National Ag-
ricultural Research Center, and Tokihiro Fukatsu, research
scientist at the National Agricultural Research Center, who
provided and helped install the FMS, have been creating
these servers for approximately four years. Dr. Ryoei Ito,
a faculty member at Mie University who is currently visit-
ing Gainesville for a sabbatical leave, also traveled to the
CREC to help install the servers.
The FMS is a low-cost automatic monitoring system,
which consists of a CPU (Web server), AD converter, DA
converter, Ethernet controller, high intensity LED lighting,
sensors such as air temperature, relative humidity, solar
radiation (PPFD), and a CMOS/CCD camera. The FMS
has the capability of reading any sensor with an analog
output. The real-time data is then downloaded to a server
for users to view.
This continuing research can benefit several crops but
the CREC's focus is on citrus and effective tree canopy on
wireless signal degradation. There are eight other countries
collaborating on this project, the University of Florida be-
ing the only one in the United States. The overall goal is
to study the feasibility of collecting and restoring real-time
data from different sites in different countries and to create
a global sensor network. Within the next year, Panasonic
will commercialize these sensors, but they are currently
only sold in Japan. When commercialized in additional
countries, developers state the price of these machines will signifi-
cantly decrease making it a cost-efficient purchase for the citrus
From left to right are: Dr. Ryoei Ito, Dr. Masayuki Hirafuji, Tokihiro Fukatsu,
and Dr. Reza Ehsani Photos taken by Ganeshi Bora
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From left to right: Dr. Reza Ehsani, Dr.
Tokihiro Fukatsu on the bottom.
Award ofAppreciation Presented
Dr. Masoud Salyani, Professor
of Agricultural and Biologi-
cal Engineering, recently received
an Award of Appreciation from the
American Society for Testing and
Materials (ASTM). The award
was announced at the ASTM meet-
ing held in October 2005 in Dal-
las, TX. The plaque recognizes his
contributions as Chairman of the
25th ASTM Symposium on "Pes-
ticide Formulations and Delivery
Systems" which was held in Wash-
ington, D.C., October 2004.
Photos taken by Gretchen Baut
lasayuki Hirafuji, Dr. Ryoei Ito and
Photos taken by Christen Taylor
The Citrus Research and Education Center
Precision Agriculture Team will be spon-
soring a seminar on December 15, 2005 from
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Rm. 1, Ben Hill Griffin Jr.
Citrus Hall. Guest speakers Naoshi Kondo, Direc-
tor of SI Seiko Co., Ltd., and Kentaro Nishiwaki,
researcher for the National Agriculture and Bio-
oriented Research Organization in Japan, will be
discussing new technologies in grading and sort-
ing systems for fruits and vegetables.
Have you received an Award? Something
special going on in your lab? How about
that recent vacation or sabbatical you may want
to share with our CREC community? Just drop
us a line in Word Processing and we'll be happy
to include your news and events in Citrus Leaves.
Farewell to the Lewandowskis
on October 21, 2005
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hat put so much time and effort into their farewell send-off. Special thanks to Shelby Graham, Gretchen Baut, Sandy
Hatch, Marcia Alden, Paul Weikel, Jane Wilson, Barbara Thompson, Linda Murphy, Karla Flynn, Kathy Snyder, Perry Love,
Kathy Witherington, and Nancy Burke of the new Public Relations Team for all their hard work in planning this special event
from food to decorations. Special thanks to Jill McDonald and the Business Office, and Dan Tuzzolo, from the shop, for their
assistance with the decorations. Photos taken by Gretchen Baut
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Additional thanks are also
extended to Gretchen Baut and Paul Weikel for the entertaining and well-produced DVD, and
Thank you to Sherry Siler, Professor at Polk
SCommunity College with her narration of the
Thank you again to all of you that were able
Sto attend and make the Lewandowski send-off
a tremendous success.
SNew Public Relations Team
Monica Lewandowski also took a moment
to introduce CREC to their New Public Re-
Slations Team. From 1 to r, back row: Paul
Weikel, Sandy Hatch, Kathy Witherington,
Jane Wilson, and Linda Murphy. From 1 to
r, front row: Barbara Thompson, Nancy
Burke, Kathy Snyder, Perry Love, Gretch-
en Baut. and Marcia Alden. (Karla Flynn.
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56th Annual Processors' Day
The 56th Annual Citrus Processors' and Subtropical Technology Conference meeting was held on October 20, 2005. This
year's event had approximately 100 attendees on hand to learn about new research developments in processing, products,
marketing and other related areas. The conference is sponsored each year by the University of Florida, Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences and the Florida Department of Citrus and held jointly with the U.S. Citrus and Subtropical Products
Laboratory. Photos taken by Gretchen Baut
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Left: Elizabeth Baldwin, Research Leader, Citrus Tropical & Subtropical Products Lab, USDA. (
CREC. Right: Wilbur Widmer, Citrus Tropical & Subtropical Products Lab, USDA.
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Left: June Rouseff, Univ. of Florida, IFAS, CREC and
Right: Russell Rouseff, Univ. of Florida, IFAS, CREC.
& Subtropical Products Lab, USDA., and
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Jamie Goodner, Cargill, Inc. Right: Gary A. Luzio, Citrus Tropical & Subtropical Products Lab, USDA.
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William Swan, OPS (Drs. Albrigo and
Diego Pozueta, Visiting Scientist
Dr. Monica Lewandowski
Dr. Dennis Lewandowski
Eileen Albright (Dale Price, Personnel)
Ajia Cunningham (Dr. Castle)
Dr. Carl C. Childers (Entomology, Sept.
Did we miss you or someone in your
lab/department? Send names/corrections
to the CREC Switchboard.
Sichard Flynn, husband of Karla Flynn
J1V(Word Processing Dept.), participat-
ed in the National Food Industry Truck Driv-
ing Championship held at the Gaylord Palms
Hotel and Orange County Convention Cen-
ter. This annual safety event
tests the skills and knowl-
edge of food industry drivers.
Flynn had previously won in
the local/regional competition
earlier this year.
Drivers were tested in a
three-part competition which
included a written exam to
test the knowledge of safety
and operating procedures, a
vehicle inspection to uncover planted equip-
ment defects and safety hazards that could
affect vehicle readiness, and a driving course
competition evaluating their ability to handle
simulated problems of everyday operating
Flynn, employed by The Martin-Brower
Company, Kissimmee, FL, took Third Place
in the 48-foot Tractor/Trailer class from a
field of 80 competitors.
Congratulations and best wishes go out
to Ajia (Castle Lab) and Christopher
Cunningham, Sr. on
the birth of their first
child, a son. Chris-
topher Jr. was born
on October 24, 2005, N
weighed 6 lb 2 oz,' N 'y
and was 19 inches
long. The Cunning-
hams are all doing
A so, the CREC community would like
to send out congratulations and best
wishes to Shannan (Hoobin) and Kevin Ab-
doney on the birth of their first child, a daugh-
ter. Emma Katherine was born on November
1, 2005. Emma weighed in at 7 lb 7 oz and
This is Bob
M ark your calendars for
December 20 for the
Annual Staff Meeting and
Holiday Party immediately
following. This year's party
is sponsored by the Entomol-
ogy, Nematology, and Exten-
CREC Halloween Kids Corner
R obbie Bright, enjoyed Hal-
loween this year helping daddy
hand out the candy to all their Trick or
Treaters. "He seemed to really enjoy
the other kids in costume," said Di-
ane Bright (mom). Though Leilani
Price may not be in her costume, we
asked Dale Price to share his most re-
cent picture of his granddaughter. "She wanted nothing
costume," said Papa Dale, "although, she did
have Halloween pajamas."
Wesley Rogers is an adorable spokesman
for Chick Fillet and Sierra Gallant is the cut-
est little pumpkin. (Can you guess who Grand-
ma is?) And
last but not
daughter, Riley McDonald, transformed into a miniature
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in September:
A. M. Elston, R. L. Rouseff, and C. A. Sims. A Multivariate Analysis of Flavor Attributes
Used to Evaluate Orange Juice Flavor. Journal of Food Science.
G. Ananthakrishnan, M. Calovic, P Serrano, andJ. W. Grosser. Production of Additional
Allotetraploid Somatic Hybrids Combining Mandarins and Sweet Orange with Pre-selected
Pummelos as Potential Candidates to Replace Sour Orange Rootstock. In Vitro Cell. Dev.
H. N. Nigg and R. A. Schumann. Consumption of Amino Acids by Anastrepha suspense
Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology.
Manuscripts Submitted to the Publications Committee in October:
(Chui.\ian, Chen, Qifa Zheng, Jaya Soneji, Xu Xiang, Shu Huang, Young A Choi, M.
Nageswara Rao, and Fred G. Gmitter, Jr. Development of New GFP Binary Ti Vectors
and Evaluation on Citrus Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation. HortTechnology.
G. C. Bora, A. W. Schumann, W. M. Miller, and S. M. Buchanon. Evaluation of
Commercial Sensors for their Sensing Characteristics and Field of View in Variable Rate
Fertilizer Application. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.
J. K. Burns, E M. Roka, K. T Li, L. Pozo, and R. S. Buker. Late Season 'Valencia'
Orange Mechanical Harvesting with an Abscission Agent and Low Frequency Harvesting.
V Orbovic, G. Pasquali, and J. W. Grosser. A GFP Containing Binary Vector for
Agrobacterium tumefaciens Mediated Plant Transformation. Acta Horticulturae.
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All events subject to change
Courses at CREC Fall 2005
ADVANCED CITRICULTURE I HOS
6545 Dr. L. Gene Albrigo, Professor
of Horticulture, CREC
Monday, 4 7 p.m.
BHG Conference room
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 p.m.
CREC BHG Teaching Lab
Taught on-site at CREC.
PLANT PATHOLOGYAND FRIENDS
- PLP 6905 Dr. Kuang-Ren Chung
Informal seminars every Fri. at 11 a.m.
- 12 noon in the BHG Teaching Lab.
Topics not limited to plant pathology.
Students, post-docs and visiting
scientists strongly encouraged to present
an informal seminar. Contact Dr. Chung
(firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ext.
1369) for more information or to sign up
for a seminar date.
Dec. 15 Ehsani Seminar
Dec 20 Centerwide Staff
Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Jan. 2 New Year's Day
CREC opens Jan. 3