Title: Citrus leaves
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Title: Citrus leaves
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Creator: Citrus Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Citrus Research and Education Center
Publication Date: March/April 2006
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Dr. Harold W Browning,
Center Director
UF/IFAS Citrus Research
and Education Center
700 Experiment Station
Road, Lake Alfred, FL
Tel. (863) 956-1151; Fax
(863) 956-4631

Citrus Leaves is the month
newsletter for employees
and friends of CREC.

Citrus Leaves welcomes
your contributions, sugges-
tions, and corrections.

Editor/writer: Kather-
ine Snyder; E-mail: sny-
derkm@ufl.edu, ext. 1403;
Gretchen Baut; Produc-
tion/Distribution: Word
Processing, Barbara
Thompson, Karla Flynn
and Linda Murphy; Cus-
tomer Service, Kathy
Witherington and Nancy
Current links available on
the CREC home page.

For upcoming events go to
Calendar of events:

For current manuscripts
submitted for publication
go to: http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.
edu/Publications/Faculty/re -

For news from the Busi-
ness Office go to: http://

Passing of the Gavel: Presentation of the
President's Plaque at the 2006 Florida Weed
Science Society Meeting.

By Kathy Snyder

The Florida Weed Science Society held their 29th Annual Meet-
ing on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Gulf Coast Research and Education
Center in Wimauma, FL. Members of CREC that made presentations
were Drs. Steve Futch, Jim Graham, and Shiv Sharma (pictured below).
The awards banquet was held during the evening of the first day, and
in his final act as president of the Florida Weed Science Society, Megh
Singh passed the presidential gavel to Eric Rawls, the incoming presi-
dent for 2006 2007.
In commemoration of his outstanding service as President of the
Florida Weed Science Society for the 2005-2006 year, Megh Singh was
presented with a plaque by Eric Rawls.

Rawls presents award to Singh during FWSS
annual meeting. Photo by Shiv Sharma

Steve Futch (left) had 2 presentations, Alternative Crop Considerations For Citrus Lands, o. I ... i'; f Incident Light Under Mature
and Young Citrus !... f Their i. i, Weed Growth and Herbicide I i, .,, Graham (center) presented his talk, Update on Manage-
ment of the Citrus Canker Epidemic in Florida, and Shiv Sharma (right) presented New Adjuvants for Glyphosate it. Improvement.

Crec Extends A Helping Hand To The
Special Olympics
By Kathy Snyder
(Photos by Linda Murphy, Dr. G. /llb ... and Christen Taylor)

n mid-January, Dr. Gene Albrigo asked the CREC communi-
ty for volunteers to help with the County Special Olympics
held at Winter Haven High School on February 11. This event l
was organized through the Winter Haven High School Jr. ROTC *
with the assistance of the local Civitan Club in Auburndale of V : lr
which both Dr. Albrigo and Dr. Kuang-Ren Chung are members.
Volunteers from CREC included William Swen (Dr. Albrigo's brigo and Chung hel man the kitchen at the
lab), Linda Murphy (Word Processing), (cont. page 2 OLYMPICS)

(cont. from page 1 OLYMPICS)

Linda's husband Milton and grandson Peter,
Karla Flynn (Word Processing) and her chil-
dren, Shelby and Drew, and Christen Taylor
from Dr. Reza Ehsani's office.
Some of the schools with participating
athletes were Bartow High School, Florida
Avenue Elementary, Karen Seigel Academy,
Lake Region High School, PCAHC, and Polk
Life and Learning Center. Showing their support
at the event were the Polk County Sheriff's Bike
Patrol and the Mounted Sheriff Patrol.
With Drs. Albrigo and Chung in the kitchen,
Linda, Milton, and William assisted with the
bagged lunches. Well over 200 bags were stuffed
with hotdogs, mustard, ketchup, chips, apple-
sauce, and a cookie. Karla and Christen, with
irons in hand, helped seal the T-shirts designed
by anyone who wished to participate. Karla's
daughter, Shelby, showed off her artistic talents
with face painting, giving mom the Seminole
war paint, Christen her CREC orange and, of
course, Dr. Albrigo his UF Gator. Karla's son,
Drew, assisted the WHHS Jr. ROTC with setup
of the Olympic village as well as helping with
the events.
Great job everyone for making the day special
for some very special athletes.
(additional pictures will be available in the employee break-
room, Bldg. 7124)

Library News
with Marcia Alden, Coordinator, Academic Support Services
Citrus Research & Education Center, Library

Hello all:
In February, the CREC ILLiad account was deactivated. I
have been informed that the Library Circulation Department
will no longer issue or support institutional library accounts.
As a result, I won't be able to make general requests on behalf
of everyone here at the Center. All of the outstanding requests
were transferred to my personal account and from everything
Photos by Gretchen Baut I've checked so far, no requests were lost. There are a couple of
available alternatives. You can place the requests yourself or I can
place requests for you using your ILLiad account. Either way, if you
want to make requests through ILL, the first step is to create an ILLiad account. The ILL
department folks have a Web page with information about "First Time User Registration" at
http://illiad.uflib.ufl.edu/illiad/firsttime.html. In your ILLiad account, our campus P.O. Box
is POB 111563, and please be sure to make "Status: Distance IFAS" and "Department:
Distance IFAS-Lake Alfred." When placing ILL requests for articles or books, be sure to
provide all of the required information including full-titles no abbreviations. The more
information you can provide, the faster the ILL folks will be able to provide your requested
material. If the information is not complete, the request may be returned to you. Some of
the citations include some cryptic journal title abbreviations, so if you need help deciphering
anything, please let me know and I can verify the titles) for you. If you have any problems
with your requests, please let me know as soon as possible so I can help resolve them quickly.
If you are interested in learning more about ILLiad, please let me know and I will be glad to
help you create your account and/or place your requests.

Albrigo Presents Polk
Life & Learning with
By Kathy Snyder

T recently, Dr. Gene Albrigo,
President of the Auburn-
dale Civitan Club, presented Bob
Steal, Life & Learning Center
physical education teacher, with a
check from the organization.
Polk Life & Learning Center
is a Bartow public school serving
the special-needs students in the
area. The donation from Auburn-
dale Civitan Club will help ready
the school's
campus and
bocce court
for future
Polk Coun-
ty Special

Photos by
Gretchen Baut



A full-day, comprehensive and very practical short course,
"Living and Artificial Windbreaks for Citrus" will be held
on April 19, 2006 at the CREC, Lake Alfred. There will be presen-
tations on plants, designs, and management of living windbreaks
by speakers from the University of Florida IFAS and the School of
Forestry, USDA-NRCS and the Florida Dept. of Agric.-Division
of Forestry. Materials, design, and costs for artificial windbreaks
will be presented. Advance registration is encouraged. Visit the
CREC website, http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/ for program details
and a form you can download and submit. Registration (which
includes lunch): $35 until April 10; $50 after April 10.

Gene Albrigo, Professor, University of Florida (UF)/IFAS,
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
Les Baucum, Hendry Co. Extension Agent, UF/IFAS, LaBelle, FL
Paige Boehlke, Operations Manager, Horizon Nursery, Vero Beach, FL
Bill Castle, Professor, UF/IFAS,
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
Bob Edsall, Citrus grower,Vero Beach, FL
Reza Ehsani, Asst. Professor, UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
Steve Gilly, Andrews Nursery Manager,
FDACS, Division of Forestry, Chiefland, FL
Ron Muraro, Professor, UF/IFAS,
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL

Juice HACCP A Three-Day Workshop
April 5 7, 2006
Lake Alfred, Florida

This course, based on the standardized Juice
HACCP Alliance curriculum and taught by
Alliance team members, will be held at the University
of Florida, Citrus Research & Education Center. The
target audience is technical and managerial person-
nel from juice processing, packing or transportation
companies. The fee for the course is $350 for indus-
try participants. A reduced fee of $250 is available
for government/academic employees that make prior
arrangements with our office (Jane Wilson, mjw@
crec.ifas.ufl.edu). Registration includes: course mate-
rials, including the standardized Juice HACCP Cur-
riculum, two lunches, coffee breaks and certificate of
Please register early, as course size will be limited
due to the interactive nature of the workshop. If reg-
istration exceeds class size, we will contact you to see
if you wish to be placed on a waiting list for possible
Additional information is available at http://www.

Don Rockwood, Professor, UF/School of Forest Resources
and Conservation, Gainesville, FL 32610-0410
James Salvatore, Biological Scientist, UF/IFAS,
Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL
Bob Stamps, Professor, UF/IFAS
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL
Teresa Stewart, EQIP Coordinator,
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gainesville, FL 32606-6611
Pete Timmer, Professor, UF/IFAS,
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
Mimi Williams, Plant Materials Specialist,
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gainesville, FL 32606-6611
Hector Miguel Zubrzycki, Coord. Program
Nacional de Desarrollo Citricola SAGPyA-INTA

Stuart Guest at Brazilian
Nematological Society
r. Robin Stuart was recently the guest of the Brazilian Nem-
atological Society at their annual meeting in Campos dos
Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As one of ten foreign scientists
invited to the meeting, Robin presented a talk on the use of en-
tomopathogenic nematodes for biological control of the Diaprepes
root weevil in Florida citrus, and joined Dr. Ed Lewis (UC-Davis)
and Dr. Claudia Dolinski (Univer-
sidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense,
RJ, Brazil) in conducting a one-day
workshop on the production, formula-
tion, and application of entomopatho-
genic nematodes for biological control.
Other scientists invited to the meeting
from outside South America included
Dr. Robin Giblin-Davis (UF-
Fort Lauderdale), Dr. James
Baldwin (UC-Riverside), Dr.
Howard Atkinson (University
of Leeds, UK), Dr. David Sat-
telle (University of Oxford,
UK), and Dr. David Trudgill
(Scottish Crop Research Insti-
tute, UK).

Top: clockwise from upper left: Robin, Dr. Ricardo Souza (Presi-
dent of BNS), Dr. Claudia Dolinski, Dr. Robin Giblin-Davis, and
Dr. Ed Lewis. Bottom: Robin presenting his talk on Diaprepes.


atherin Faith Meadows was born through

hermother Tracy's facial characteristics. Tracy worked
in Dr. Mickey Parish's lab and is now working in Renee
Goodatherine Faith Meadows to the Meadows' familythrough
on the birth of Catherine February 8th at 10:57 p.m. She
weighed 7 lbs. and 6 oz. and was 20 inches. She has
beautiful blue eyes, "dirty" blond hair and has many of
her mother Tracy's facial characteristics. Tracy worked
in Dr. Mickey Parish's lab and is now working in Renee
Goodrich's lab. Congratulations to the Meadows' family
on the birth of Catherine Faith.

Berger Retires After 39 Years
by Kathy Snyder
On February 28, a small retirement reception was held for Neil Berger
for 39 years of service with CREC. Berger began his career April 1,
1967, working under Dr. William Grierson. After some time, Berger moved
on to Dr. Clay McCoy's lab and, not wanting to be stagnant, he then joined
Dr. Richard Lee, working under him until he left and worked under Dr. Ron
Brlansky when Dr. Lee left.
Prior to serving cake, Dr. Brlansky, shared
some historical trivia with the group from the
year Berger started. Just a few are:
First space ;1. I, disaster: Soviet Soyuz crashes after
orbit I .11 cosmonaut Komarov
First successful heart transplant
Movies first sold on videotape
The Beatles release "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club

Astronauts Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Col. Edward White
II, and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. C i,,, 1.ik. I.,, fire during ..
test launch (Jan. 27).
..lI,, Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawn-
ing the popularity of special-interest and regional
The CREC community would like to wish Neil Berger a long, happy retire-

P aul Weikel (CREC Webmaster) and Janet Li (UF
student, Gainesville) (pictured above center with Li's
parents) tied the knot in Gainesville, FL on Monday, February
27, 2006. Paul (South Bend, Indiana) met Janet (Shenyang,
China) in Gainesville, FL while living there last year. Janet
attends the University of Florida and is majoring in Marketing.
She plans to graduate in December of this year and pursue a
career in the Orlando area.

tions to
12-year-old Pe-
ter LaRoe (left),
grandson of Milton
and Linda Murphy
(Word Processing).
With less than 6
months of experi-
ence playing alto
saxophone, Peter
received a 'Superior'
in the county-wide
solo competition.
Way to go Peter!







enny McDonald (above),
daughter of Jill McDonald
(Business Office), graduated from the
University of South Florida Decem-
ber 2005. Her degree is in Elemen-
tary Education specialized in ESOL
(English Speakers of Languages).
ESOL enables the teacher to have
non speaking English students in the
classroom. Jenny hopes to be teach-
ing this Fall. Congratulations Jenny!

Congratulations to Ahmad A. Omar (above)who was selected as
the 2006 recipient of the Wilton R. Earle Award and also selected
to receive the travel award from the Society of In Vitro Biology. His poster
entitled "Biotechnology and Its Uses in Improvement of Canker Resistance
in Citrus Trees" was selected as the 2006 winner.

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