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 Table of Contents
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 Programmatic highlights --...
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 Faculty directory
 Center director
 Aquatic entomology
 Landscape ornamentals
 Plant physiology
 Biotechnology
 Agricultural economics
 Foliage breeding
 Plant pathology
 Entomology
 Plant pathology
 Entomology
 Cut foliage
 Plant pathology
 Vegetable crop production
 Staff
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Table of Contents
        Page 2
    Mission statement
        Page 3
    Programmatic highlights -- 2001
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Calendar highlights and events
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Faculty directory
        Page 9
    Center director
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Aquatic entomology
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Landscape ornamentals
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Plant physiology
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Biotechnology
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Agricultural economics
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Foliage breeding
        Page 30
        Page 31
    Plant pathology
        Page 32
        Page 33
    Entomology
        Page 34
        Page 35
    Plant pathology
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
    Entomology
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
    Cut foliage
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
    Plant pathology
        Page 49
        Page 50
    Vegetable crop production
        Page 51
        Page 52
    Staff
        Page 53
    Information and map
        Page 54
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UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


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2001 Program Review







Contents


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Our mission is to help Florida realize its maximum potential for effectively preserving
agricultural and natural resources and to contribute to the solution of social, economic,
environmental and cultural problems of concern to the people of Florida through
Research, Extension, and Teaching. This mission is accomplished by conducting relevant
research in the biological, physical, economic, and social sciences. Many of our
research programs are supported through partnerships with public and private organiza-
tions.

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), part of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), was created by combining
research centers from Apopka, Leesburg, and Sanford into a new research and
education facility next to the old Apopka center. Industry and urban concerns about
balancing environmental and producer needs led to the consolidation resulting in more
efficient use of human, fiscal and facility resources. Eighty staff and 15 faculty conduct
research, extension, and teaching programs to solve contemporary problems.
RESEARCH
The MREC Research mission is organized around three program/issue areas. Plant
Development efforts utilize conventional breeding and Biotechnology to improve
existing crops or add new varieties to support the grape, tropical foliage, and cucurbit
industries. Focus is placed on improved resistance to pests, performance, and consumer
preference. Plant Protection offers innovative approaches to pest management.
Strategies for effectively managing pests are developed by integrating conventional and
biological control methods to safeguard consumers, protect the environment, and insure
sustainability for producers. Plant Management efforts provide growers with Best
Management Practices (BMPs) to more efficiently produce crops while conserving
valuable natural resources and protecting the environment. Water, nutrition, light quality
and the economics of these systems are important issues that have been studied. In
addition, the ecology and management of aquatic insect pests is studied.
EXTENSION
The research-generated information at MREC on latest production practices is rapidly
disseminated to growers through our extension programs. State and county extension
faculty located here and throughout the state routinely communicate with growers and
the general public through on-site demonstrations, field days, meetings, and written and
electronic publications.
TEACHING
In addition to on-site classroom instruction, distance education courses, credited through
the University of Florida, are offered using various formats including interactive video,
tapes, and web-based programs. Presently, one B.S. and two M.Ag. degree-granting
programs are offered. This program is part of the statewide teaching effort supported by
IFAS. We have formed partnerships with neighboring community colleges that facilitate
Associate of Arts graduates to transfer directly into this program. In addition, M. S. and
Ph.D. students can work with center faculty on their research projects exposing them to
the need for solving contemporary agricultural problems, while considering the growing
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In order to establish the appropriate framework for the operation and long-term plans
for MREC, the administration, faculty and staff began the process of developing a
strategic plan. This plan will encompass Center policy and faculty program needs and
objectives, as well as the physical plant and staff responsibilities. A strategic retreat
will be hosted in 2002 to complete the process.

Some programmatic changes have been necessary due to the consolidation from other
Centers and industry relocation. Newer faculty have been counseled to ensure an
appropriate balance between extension, research and teaching, and to optimize their
professional development. Consultations with several established faculty have helped
to redefine their programs. All MREC faculty have been actively involved in re-
establishing their programs and investing a tremendous amount of time and energy into
the administrative and/or operational aspects of the consolidation process. Establish-
ing a functional organizational structure and administrative staff has helped to allow
faculty to devote more time to their programs. Additionally, over the last year, the
physical plant and farm operation staff has been reorganized to accommodate the
changes and challenges associated with consolidating three RECs, establishing a new
center and providing resources and infrastructure necessary for multifaceted agricul-
tural research.

Research is at the heart of our mission, and our faculty have devoted considerable
time focusing their programs to accommodate the changing needs of the state of
Florida. The new MREC facilities and organization are also helping provide the means
to produce world-class research. As a result, MREC faculty have been successful at
acquiring extramural funding from industry and government organizations, allowing
them to produce and document their research through scientific j journals, professional
meetings, and relevant extension products. Publication and grant summaries for each
faculty member are listed later in this report.

The MREC outreach program is a cooperative effort between state and county
faculty, staff, stakeholders, our clientele, and our community. The primary goal is to
make all relevant information available in a timely fashion. This is accomplished in
several ways. We host numerous extension functions on site including workshops, in-
service training, advisory committee meetings, and informal meetings between
growers, industry and scientists. Additionally, every effort is made to make information
readily accessible through various media: EDIS, WWW, grower meetings, phone
calls, newsletters, and direct contact. Our state and county extension faculty, and
technical staff assist local growers with various pest and management problems in our
plant clinic. We also host pesticide applicator certification testing.






We work closely with our county Extension faculty by providing them with technical, administra-
tive, and facility support, so that they, along with our state Extension faculty can deliver up-to-
date solutions to the many problems confronting the agricultural community. MREC Extension
faculty make every effort to coordinate their programs by cooperating with county faculty and
their design team members. For example, we initiated planning for the first video conference
Extension training program to allow delivery to growers state-wide. We will continue to make
every effort to provide our clientele with relevant solutions in a transparent manner.

Since its inception, the MREC teaching program has been well supported by local growers and
horticulture enthusiasts. In the spring of 2001, the Apopka site was directly involved in three
courses offered through the College ofAgricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). In the fall, MREC
once again was directly involved by offering three courses. Several faculty have become involved
in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Teaching will not only expand opportunities for local
students, but also provide MREC faculty with the chance to enhance their programs and careers.

To facilitate the development of our teaching program two new personnel were hired. Diane
Mealo was hired in the Spring as Teaching Coordinator to orchestrate all aspects of the teaching
program, focusing primarily on recruitment, marketing, and student services. Our first faculty
member with a teaching appointment was hired in late 2001. Sloane "Mike" Scheiber, Ph.D.
officially starts in January 2002 and will be responsible for teaching a minimum of three courses
through some means of distance education delivery and will serve as the students' academic
advisor.

IFAS/CALS recently initiated a new cooperative teaching program on the Hillsborough
Community College-Plant City (HCC-PC) campus. This program is currently being administered
initially by MREC to help provide administrative and operational support. Lori Barber, our new
Teaching Coordinator, is on site helping to develop curriculum, recruit new students, establish
community awareness and adapt the facilities to accommodate IFAS. Faculty located at
neighboring IFAS Research and Education Centers will also participate in this teaching program.
This commitment to teaching is being established by working closely with administrators, faculty
and staff from IFAS, HCC, Florida Southern College, University of South Florida and the
University of Central Florida.

Networking efforts have been focused on enhancing the marketing of IFAS programs throughout
Central Florida. These efforts were strongest in the areas of student recruitment, maintaining
relationships with local, county and state clientele, working with the Orange County Economic
Development Committee to evaluate new opportunities in biotechnology and other agricultural
related industries and meeting with University of Central Florida representatives to discuss
possible cooperative ventures that could be developed within the context of a "research park"
concept.

The organization of the new MREC library is well underway. Books, j journals and periodicals are
being catalogued and prepared for shelving. Alocal database will be set up for easy tracking and
the information will be uploaded to UF's WebLUIS system for universal access. Alibrary
"standard operating procedure" will be developed for student use.

We have hosted many events, meetings, and tours with community leaders, decision makers,
potential students, cooperating organizations and IFAS administration. For a complete listing,
please consult our Calendar Highlights & Events pages.








Calendar


Highlights & Events

Number in parentheses indicates attendees, when known


2001
January
12 Annual Biotechnological Meeting Bob
Stamps
16 National Alliance of Independent Crop
Consultants Extension Program,
John Jackson and Richard Tyson
18 Computer Training MREC Internal
Training
19 National FFA District VII Competitions
Susan Kelly (100 students)
25 Annual IFAS Faculty Forum Mike
Martin Video Conference
February
6 "Drought Forum" Extension Program -
Liz Felter & Todd Hurt
9 Satellite Program Committee State-
wide Video Conference
16 Central Florida Ag. Agents Meeting-
Extension Program Liz Felter (12)
17 Kelly Park Festival Community
Service Involvement
19 Computer Training MREC Internal
Training
20 National Research & Education Center
Review Team Donn Shilling (40)

Teacher Round Table Discussion -
Diane Mealo, Teaching Coordinator
22 Orange County/FFA Job/Career Fair -
Diane Mealo Teaching Coordinator
23-24 Tampa Spring Expo 2001 MREC
Outreach Program
27 Master Gardener Tour and Grape Talk
Dennis Gray


March
2 Focus Group Session Detailed
discussion of issues proposed -
Extension John Haydu
6 Apopka Garden Club Tour Commu-
nity Outreach Program (20)
9 In Service Training Writing grant
proposals Video Conference
14-18 Daytona Beach Garden Show MREC
Outreach Program
19 Computer Training MREC Internal
Training
20 In Service Training Writing grant
proposals Video Conference

Ag Advisory Committee Meeting -
Extension Program, Richard Tyson
22 Pest Control Re-Certification Florida
Pest Control Assn. (100)
27 In Service Training Writing grant
proposals Video Conference

Purchasing Card Training MREC
Internal Training
April
1 Palatlakaha Environmental and
Agricultural Reserve (P.E.A.R.)
Celebration (Leesburg)
5 Valencia Community College Pre-
sentation on MREC Diane Mealo
7 "Fern Fair" Booth, DeLand Commu-
nity Outreach Program -Diane Mealo,
Larry Treadaway
10 In Service Training Writing grant
proposals Video Conference






13 State-wide Satellite Program Commit-
tee Video Conference
16 Computer Training MREC Internal
Training
18 Hort Advisory Committee Meeting -
Extension Program, Todd Hurt (20)
24 Extension State Major Program -Design
Team FL 119 Business Manage-
ment for Horticultural Enterprises -
John Haydu
24-26 Twyford Plant Tissue Meeting In-
service training for their employees (50)
28-29 Apopka Foliage Festival Community
Outreach Program
30 Center Director's Conference State-
wide meeting of IFAS Research
Center Directors Donn Shilling
May
1 Center Director's Conference State-
wide meeting of IFAS Research
Center Directors Donn Shilling
4 Pest Control Re-Certification Florida
Pest Control Assn. (100)
9 Multi-county Pesticide Training -
Extension Program, Richard Tyson
10-11 IFAS Hazardous Waste Pick-up
11 Orange County Commissioner's Meet-
ing Bob Sindler, Commissioner (25)
15 EDIS workshop MREC Internal Train-
ing
16-17 Farm Manager's/Coordinator's Work-
shop -IFAS wide meeting of co-
workers throughout the state Steve
Eshom
22 Computer Training MREC Internal
Training
24 Central Florida Ag Extension Agents -
Liz Felter (18)

31 Extension State Major Program De-
sign Team FL 119 Business Manage-
ment for Horticultural Enterprises -
John Haydu


June
5-8 NRCS Conservation Planning -
WinstonTooke
6 IFAS Personnel Update David
Hermelbracht
7 Florida Nurserymen & Growers Asso-
ciation Gene Batson Awards Lun-
cheon Nancy McDonald (130)
8 "Pest Management Update" Exten-
sion Program Liz Felter, Todd Hurt
15 Scotts Research Farm Meeting In-
service training for their employees -
Ann Chase, Speaker (70)
19 Jasmine Field Day MREC Program -
Richard Beeson (90)
20 Interiorscapers Forum David Liu,
Lance Osborne (15)
22 Satellite Program Committee State-
wide Video Conference
July
5 Program Review MREC Advisory
Committees (25)
19 Division of Plant Industry Training
Session Anthony Capitano

Extension State Major Program FL
112 Design Team Liz Felter
24 Brown Bag Seminar MREC Internal
Training, Richard Lobinske
25 Golf Focus Group, Extension Program,
John Haydu (15)
Monthly Seminar MREC Internal
Training, Holly McNaught
August
2 Friends of Lake Apopka Community
Outreach Program Bob Stamps (6)
15 USDA Vegetable Crops Tour Marion
White
17 Irrigation Field Day MREC Program -
Richard Beeson
22 Monthly Seminar -MREC Internal
Training Travel Marsha Venderly






24 Brown Bag Seminar -MREC Program
Review Gary Leibee
28 "Managing Uncertainty" Extension
Program Liz Felter (55)
30 Central Florida County Agricultural
Agents Meeting John Jackson (15)

Floriculture Specialists Meeting Rick
Schoellhorn, Terril Nell (20)
September
11 Extension State Major Program -
Design Team FL 119 Business Man-
agement for Horticultural Enterprises
John Haydu
12-13 Florida Association of Extension
Professionals Society Palm Beach
Gardens MREC Outreach Program
14 FFA District Leadership School -
Susan Kelly (80)
19 Monthly Seminar MREC Internal
Training Payroll & Attendance -
Linda Hornsby
20 Visiting Graduate Student Tour (from
Germany) Dr. Werner (15)
20-22 Florida Nursery and Allied Trades
Show (Florida Nurserymen & Growers
Association MREC Outreach Pro-
gram
21 Orange County Master Gardeners
Tour Extension Program Jennifer
Rulka
28 Brown Bag Seminar MREC Program
Review Arshad Ali
October
1-3 Florida Agricultural Conference and
Trade Show Lakeland MREC
Outreach Program
16 Career College Exposition, DeLand
High School Diane Mealo

Massey Services Training In service
training for their employees (100)
17 Monthly Seminar MREC Internal
Training


22 Netherlands Tour Extension Program
Liz Felter (20)
23 Massey Services Training In service
training for their employees (90)
26 Brown Bag Seminar MREC Program
Review Dennis Gray
31 Lawn and Ornamental Pest Manage-
ment Training Extension Program -
Celeste White and Tom MacCubbin
(Orange County)
November
7 Lawn and Ornamental Pest Manage-
ment Training Extension Program -
Celeste White and Tom MacCubbin
(Orange County)
13 Tour Hungerford Preparatory School
Community Outreach Program
14 Lawn and Ornamental Pest Manage-
ment Training Extension Program -
Celeste White and Tom MacCubbin
(Orange County)
21 Lawn and Ornamental Pest Manage-
ment Training Extension Program -
Celeste White and Tom MacCubbin
(Orange County)
30 Brown Bag Seminar MREC Program
Review Jianjun Chen
December
14 Satellite Program Committee State-
wide Video Conference

Massey Services Training In service
training for their employees (90)
Statewide Communications Meeting -
Video Conference
19 Monthly Seminar Safety MREC
Internal Training
21 Brown Bag Seminar MREC Program
Review Bob Stamps








Saculty Directory


nrief B5os, Publications, and Vunding




Page Name
Position/Program ....................................... Extension..... E-mail address

13 Donn G Shilling, Ph.D.
Center D director .................................................... 101 ............... D GS@ mail.ifas.ufl.edu
15 ArshadAli, Ph.D.
Entomologist / Aquatic Entomology ........................ 114 ............... AALI@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
18 Richard C. Beeson, Ph.D.
Physiologist / Landscape Ornamentals.................... 172 ............... RCBeeson @mail.ifas.ufl.edu
22 J. Chen, Ph.D.
Plant Physiologist / Plant Physiology ...................... 161 ............... JJCHEN@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
27 Dennis Gray, Ph.D.
Developmental Biologist/ Biotechnology ............... 126 ............... DJG mail.ifas.ufl.edu
29 J.J. Haydu, Ph.D
Economist /Agricultural Economics ........................ 156 ............... JJH@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
33 R.J. Jake Henny, Ph.D.
Plant Geneticist / Plant Breeding .............................. 152 ............... RJHenny@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
35 Donald Hopkins, Ph.D.
Plant Pathologist / Plant Pathology ......................... 138 ............... LHopkins@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
37 Gary L. Leibee, Ph.D.
Entomologist/Entomology ..................................... 154 ............... GLLeibee@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
39 David J. Norman, Ph.D.
Plant Pathologist / Plant Pathology ......................... 150 ............... DJN@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
45 Lance S. Osborne, Ph.D.
Entomologist / Entomology ..................................... 163 ............... LSO@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Sloane "Mike" Scheiber
Horticulturist / Landscape Ecology ......................... 111 ............... MScheiber@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
48 R.H. Bob Stamps, Ph.D.
Cut Foliage Specialist/Horticulture ........................ 164 ............... RHS@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
52 J.O. Strandberg, Ph.D
Plant Pathologist / Plant Pathology ......................... 136 ............... JOSmail.ifas.ufl.edu
54 J.M. White, Ph.D
Plant Physiologist / Vegetable Crops Production .... 127 ............... JMWhite@mail.ifas.ufl.edu







Center

L)irector


Donn Gh. ailing, rh.D.
Agronomist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Agronomy
Assignment:
Center Director
Years in present rank:
7
Years in IFAS:
15
Education:
Ph.D. North Carolina State,
Crop Science, 1983

M.S. Virginia Tech,
Plant Physiology, 1980

B.S. Virginia Tech,
Agronomy, 1976

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 101
dgs@ mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Non-refereed Abstracts
Jose, S., Miller, D. L., Cox, J., Shilling, D. G. Controlling
cogongrass [Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.] in
intensively managed southern pine plantations.. Proc.
South. Siliviculture Res. Conf. 2001. Status: Accepted-
In Press
Jose, S., Miller, D. L., Cox, J., Shilling, D. G. Cogongrass
invasion. The ecological integrity of southern forest
ecosystems.. South. Forest Sci. Conf.. 2001. Status:
Accepted -In Press

Refereed Journal
Edenfield, M. W, Colvin, D. L., Brecke, B. J., Shilling, D. G,
McLean, H. H.. Effect of formulation and adjuvants with
pyridate for broadleaf weed control in peanuts (Arachis
hypogaea L.). Weed Technology. 15 2001. : Pp. 419-
423 Status: Published
Edenfield, M. W., Colvin, D. L., Brecke, B. J., Shilling, D. G,
McLean, H. H.. Weed management in peanut (Arachis
hypogaea L.) with pyridate and SAN 582 systems..
Weed Technology. 15 2001.: Pp. 13-18 Status:
Published

Research Report
Thetford, M., Shilling, D. G. Genetic diversity of red leaf
variants of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica Raeuschel)
as determined by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA
analysis and morphological characteristics.. Gainesville:
University of Florida, 2001. 1 pg Status: Published




Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: USDA Forest Service
Title: Integrated Management of Invasive Plants in Forest
Ecosystems
Investigator: Shilling, Donn, Greg MacDonald
Total Award($): 150000
Current year fund($): 30000
Period Starting: 12/31/97
PeriodEnding: 12/31/01
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research







Source: Champion International
Title: Control of Cogon Grass in Intensively Managed
Pine Plantations
Investigator: Jose, Shibu, Shilling, Donn
Total Award($): 15000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: 6/1/99
PeriodEnding: 6/1/01
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research

Source: American Chemical Society
Title: Hosting Editor ofJ. ofAgr. and Food Chemistry
Investigator: Shilling, Donn
Total Award($): 9000
Current year fund($): 3000
Period Starting: 1/1/99
PeriodEnding: 1/1/01
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research

Source: McLean Chemical Sales
Title: Evaluation ofNutriphite as a Agrochemical adjuvant

Investigator: Schoelhom, Rick, Shilling, Donn G,
Brecke, B., Unruh, B., Kinloch, R., Dunavin, L.
Total Award($): 25000
Period Starting: 1998
PeriodEnding: 2001
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Teaching

Source: University of Florida-Dean for Research
Title: Genetic diversity of red-leaf variants ofcogongrass
as determined by morphological characteristics and
random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis
Investigator: Thetford, M., Shilling, Donn G
Total Award($): 15000
Period Starting: 2000
PeriodEnding: 2002
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Teaching







Aquatic

Entomology


Arshkd Ali, m h.D.
E ntomo ogist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Entomology
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
17
Years in IFAS:
23
Education:
Ph.D. University of Salford,
England, Aquatic
Ent. and Ecology 1972
M.S. University of Salford,
England, Aquatic
Ent. and Ecology 1969
M.S. University ofPanjab,
Pakistan, Zoology and
Freshwater Biology
1965
B.S. University ofPanjab,
Pakistan, Biology 1963
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 114
aali(a)mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Non-refereed Abstracts
Ghonaim, Mohammad F., Ali, Arshad An annotated checklist of
Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) ofEgypt. The Abstract Book, 67th Annual
Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association, Dallas, Texas.
2001.: 25 pg Status: Published
Ghonaim, Mohammad F., Ali, Arshad A review of the genus Forcipomyia
(Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Egypt i/lh a description of a new
species. The Abstract Book, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Mos-
quito Control Association, Dallas, Texas. 2001. : 25 pg Status: Published
Ali, Arshad, Lobinske, Richard J., Leckel, Jr., Robert J., Emminger, Donald
S.. Efficacy of STRIKE (s-methoprene) pellets against pestiferous
Chironomidae (Diptera) in marked plots in Lake Monroe, central
Florida. The Abstract Book, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Mos-
quito Control Association, Dallas, Texas. 2001. : 26 pg Status: Published
New Publication. Status: Published

Refereed Abstract
Ali, Arshad, Xue, Rui-De, Barnard, Donald R.. Laboratory andfieldevalu-
ation of insect repellents as oviposition deterrents and as larvicides of
mosquitoes. Program and Abstracts Book, 3RD International Congress
of Vector Ecology, Barcelona, Spain. 2001. : Pp. 65 -66 Status: Published

Refereed Journal
Lobinske, Richard J., Ali, Arshad Frouz, Jan Laboratory estimation of
degree-day developmental requirements of Glyptotendipes paripes
(Diptera: Chironomidae). Environmental Entomology. 2002. Status: Sub-
mitted In Review
Frouz, Jan, Ali, Arshad, Lobinske, Richard J.. Influence oftemperature on
development rate and adult and larval body size of the pestiferous
midge Chironomus crassicaudatus (Diptera: Chironomidae). Journal
of Economic Entomology. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Ali, Arshad, Frouz, Jan, Lobinske, Richard J.. Spatio-temporal effects of
selected physico-chemical parameters of water, algae, and sediment
chemistry on the larval community of Chironomidae (Diptera) in a
natural anda man-made lake in central Florida. Hydrobiologia. 2002.
Status: Accepted In Press
Xue, Rui-De, Barnard, Donald R., Ali, Arshad. Laboratory andfieldevalu-
ation of insects repellents as oviposition deterrents against the mos-
quito Aedes albopictus.. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 15 2001.:
Pp. 126 -131 Status: Published
Xue, Rui-De, Barnard, Donald R., Ali, Arshad. Laboratory andfieldevalu-
ation of insect repellents as larvicides against the mosquitoes Aedes
albopictus andAnopheles albimanus. Medical and Veterinary Entomol-
ogy. 15 2001. : Pp. 374 -380 Status: Published
Ghonaim, Mohammad F., Fadl, Hassan H., Ibrahim, Abdelwahab A., Ali,
Arshad An annotated checklist of the Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) of
Egypt. Oriental Insects. 35 2001.: Pp. 247 -258 Status: Published






Ghonaim, Mohammad F, Ibrahim, Abdelwahab A., Ali,
Arshad A review of the genus Forcipomyia
(Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Eg)pi n ithi le-
scription of a new species. Oriental Insects. 35
2001.: Pp. 39 -47 Status: Published
Ali, Arshad, Lobinske, Richard J.. Afieldstudy con-
cerning phototaxis of nuisance adult
Chironomidae (Diptera) for population manage-
mentpurposes. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo
Cruz, Brazil. 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Stevens, Mark M., Ali, Arshad, Helliwell, H., Schiller,
L. J., Hansen, S.. Comparison of two bioassay
techniquesfor assessing the acute toxicity ofpes-
ticides to chironomid larvae (Diptera:
Chironomidae). Journal of the American Mosquito
Control Association. 2001. Status: Accepted In
Press
Lobinske, Richard J., Cichra, Charles E., Ali, Arshad.
Predation by bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) on
larval Chironomidae (Diptera) in relation to
midge standing crop in two central Florida
lakes. Florida Entomologist. 2002. Status: Accepted
In Press

Research Report
Ali, Arshad, Nayar, Jai K.. Efficacy and residual ac-
tivity evaluation of a recombinant Bacillus
thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) strain
against laboratory-reared mosquito larvae in
plastic tubs placed outdoors, in comparison to
a commercialproduct. Valent Biosciences Cor-
poration, Long Grove, IL: 2001. 9 pg Status: Sub-
mitted In Review
Nayar, Jai K., Ali, Arshad Standard laboratory bio-
assays of three compounds against three species
of mosquito larvae. Valent Biosciences Corpora-
tion, Long Grove, IL: 2001. 3 pg Status: Submitted
In Review
Berg, Martin B., Merritt, Richard W., Ali, Arshad. Con-
trol ofnuisance Chironomidae (Diptera) by Ba-
cillus hin ingwien/i serovar israelensis and s-
methoprene: A simultaneous comparison. United
States Fish and Wildlife Service, Maui, Hawaii:
2001. 28 pg Status: Submitted In Review
Ali, Arshad, Nayar, Jai K.. Efficacy and residual ac-
tivity evaluation of a VectoBac WDG (Efferves-
cent Pellet) formulation ofBacillus thuringiensis
subsp. israelensis (Bti) against laboratory-reared
mosquito larvae in plastic tubs placed outdoors,


in comparison to a Bti corncob formulation,
VBC-60021. Valent Biosciences Corporation, Long
Grove, IL: 2001. 6 pg Status: Submitted In Re-
view

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Valent Biosciences Corporation, Long
Grove, IL
Title: Laboratory evaluation of a recombinant Bacillus
thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) against labora-
tory-reared mosquito larvae
Investigator: Nayar, Jai K., Ali, Arshad
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($):5000
Period Starting: Jul, 2001
PeriodEnding: Nov, 2000
RelatedFAES: APO00001
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments: Project completed and relevant
report (confidential) submitted to Valent Biosciences
Corporation, Long Grove, IL


Source: ValentBiosciences Corporation, Long
Grove, IL
Title: Efficacy and residual activity evaluation of a
recombinant Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis
(Bti) strain against laboratory-reared mosquito larvae
in plastic tubs placed outdoors, in comparison to
commercial products
Investigator: Ali, Arshad, Nayar, Jai K
Total Award($): 10000
Period Starting: 7/15/01
Period Ending: 11/30/01
RelatedFAES: APO00002
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments: Project completed and relevant
report (confidential) submitted to Valent Biosciences
Corporation, Long Grove, IL






Source: USDA-ARS, Center for Medical and
Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL
Title: Characterization and assessment of arthropod
insecticides, repellents and attractants
Investigator: Ali, Arshad
Total Award($): 45000
Current year fund($): 45000
Period Starting: Oct, 2001
PeriodEnding: Sep, 2002
RelatedFAES: APO00003
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments: Work is continuing


Source: University ofFloridaResearch Foundation, Inc
Title: Professorship Award
Investigator: Ali, Arshad
Total Award($): 3000
Current year fund($): 3000
Period Starting: Jun, 2001
Period Ending: Jun, 2002


Source: USDA-ARS
Title: Mosquito and Agricultural Pest Management in
Riceland Ecosystems [Multistate (Regional) Coopera-
tive Project S-300 (S-260 Replacement)]
Investigator: Ali, Arshad and Others
Period Starting: 10/1/00
PeriodEnding: 9/30/05


Source: World Health Organization, Geneva,
Switzerland
Title: Comparative efficacy ofVectoBac WG (water
dispersible granule) and Abate 1% SG against three
species of Florida mosquitoes under simulated field
conditions
Investigator: Ali, Arshad, Nayar, Jai K.
Total Award($): 13250


Share
Source: Valent Biosciences Corporation, Long Grove,
IL
Investigator: Ali, Arshad
Total award($): 7000
Date of award: Jul, 2001
Source: Ecoval, Inc., Elmira,
Ontario, Canada
Investigator: Ali, Arshad
Total award($): 1000
Date of award: 2001







L landscape

Orn mamentalS


R. C. Beeson, Jr., ri-).
Ornamental Horticulturist







I .








Title:
Associate Professor
Department:
Environmental
Horticulture
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
7
Years in IFAS:
12
Education:
Ph.D. Oregon State University
Horticulture 1986
B.S. NC State University
Horticulture 1981
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 172
rcbbimail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Beeson, Jr., Richard C.. Dealinig ni i/h in auer restrictions inyour
nursery.. International Soc. Plant Propagation Southern Region
51 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Beeson, Jr., Richard C.. Water use ofmarketable-size shrubs in
containers -A two year average. Southern Nursery Association
Research Conf. 46:578-580 August, 2001. Status: Published
Childs, Karen, Beeson, Jr., Richard C.. Rooting of 'Little Gem'
magnolia: Cell-u-wett or water?. Southern Nursery Association
Research Conf. 46:360-362 August, 2001. Status: Published
Non-refereed Journals
Childs, Karen, Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Graham, Steve The high
price ofdrought.. Arbor Age. 10(3) 2001. : Pp. 7 -8 Status:
Published
Refereed Journal
Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Childs, Karen. Yardwaste compost as a
landscape soil amendmentfor azaleas. Journal of Environmental
Horticulture. 19 2001. : Pp. 225 -228 Status: Published
Dunwell, W. C., Fare, D., Arnold, M. A., Tilt, K., Knox, G, Witte, W.,
Knight, P., Pooler, M., Klingeman, W., Niemiera, A., Rutter, J.,
Yeager, T., Ranney, T., Beeson, R., Lindstrom, J., Bush, E.,
Owings, A., Schnelle, M. PlantEvaluation Program for
Nursery Crops and Landscape Systems by the .n,,inhe n
Extension and Research Activities /Information Exchange
Group-27. HortTechnology. 11 2001. Status: Published
Keller, Karen G, Beeson, Jr., Richard C.. Evaluation ofCell-U-Wett
as an auxin dilutantfor rooting Little Gem '.Swihei n Magno-
lia.. HortTechnology. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Keller, Karen G. Yardwaste compost as a
landscape soil amendmentforpittosporum. Journal of Environ-
mental Horticulture. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Website
Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Keller, Karen G. The Jasmine Project. 2001.
http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/rcb/jasmine Status: Published Jasmine in
landscape and details of research project

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Center for Biomass UF
Title: Physical and nutritional properties of compost-amended container
substrates: Apreliminary determination
Investigator: Yeager, Thomas H., Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: 9/26/00
PeriodEnding: 12/31/01






RelatedFAES: AP003671, ENH03544
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Proj ect was started in May 2001. It was
delayed due to request from commercial coopera-
tor who wanted to make sure consistency of one
component was stable. Substrate dehydration
curves were developed for 5 substrates 2 weeks
after filling a container and placing it under daily
overhead irrigation. Dehydration curves were
repeated on samples taken 2, 4 and 6 months later.
Concurrent with dehydration curves physical
properties were measured equivalent to a 6 inch
container using the Australian Standard Method.
Data is being analyzed and compiled.
During this time Dr. Yeager was leaching
identical substrates and individual components with
water or alternating with liquid fertilizer and water.
Final analysis is also being completed.


Source: Horticultural Research Institute
Title: Modeling Tree water use in landscapes and
during production
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 20000
Current year fund($): 20000
Period Starting: 1/30/01
Period Ending: 12/30/01
Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments
In March, liners of Quercus virginiana,
Acer rubrum 'FloridaFame' and Ilex x 'Nellie R.
Stevens' were transplanted into #7 plastic
containers and placed in suspension lysimeters.
Tree water use has been recorded since mid-
March along with trunk calipers, canopy dimen-
sions and daily Potential Evapotranspiration (PET).
Water use initially was less than 200 mL daily.
Water use for the Acer peaked in mid-August near
4 L daily. Water use for oaks and hollies increased
until the onset much lower PET, due in part to


additional growth. This project will continue for 4 more
years, terminating when trees reach 5 inches in caliper.
Tree water use as a function of tree size and PET will be
modeled to predict water requirements.

Source: Tampa Bay Water
Title: Production of groundcovers for instant landscape
appeal
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Knox, Gary W.,
Parks-Brown, Sydney
Total Award($): 75000
Current year fund($): 60000
Period Starting: 11/1/00
PeriodEnding: 9/31/02
RelatedFAES: AP006371,FL114
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments
The project's objective is produce asiatic
jasmine as 1 ft x 2 ft x 2 inch thick slabs that can be
shipped and installed like turf. In March, liners were
transplanted into raised beds 2 x 15 ft of either a
60:30:10 or a 25:25:50 pine bark: Florida peat: sand
substrate. A program was written to control the irrigation
of each of 16 pads based on Potential Evapotranspira-
tion times a re-setable fraction.
Irrigation demands matched that of PET,
equaling 0.25 inches or less throughout the production
period. Planting densities of 6 or 8 inches on center
produced harvestable slabs in 8 to 9 months. The 12
inch spacing may not be harvestable for 12 to 16
months. The 'Texas Long leaf' cultivar was slower
establishing in the beds, but produced a better root mat
due to its greater adventitious rooting along stems, than
the 'Minima' cultivar. Harvestable slabs will be cut,
transplanted and installed in early January 2002 for
commercial and public evaluation.

Source: Laval University
Title: Comparison ofLaval University Capillary Mats to
Other Landscape Nursery Irrigation Systems
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Haydu, John J.
Total Award($): 30000
Current year fund($): 15000
Period Starting: 1/1/01
Period Ending: 12/31/01






Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: New
Role:Research
Accomplishments:
Irrigation systems, consisting of 2 capillary mat
prototypes, shallow trays and spray stake micro-
irrigation were compared against common overhead
sprinkler irrigation (Control) for growth, water volume
application and economic feasibility. The most water
conserving system, Trays, produced either of two plant
species faster at 25% the daily application rate of the
Control. Capillary mats produced similar growth rates
with 42% of the Control application rates. Micro-
irrigation produced growth rates no better or slower
than the Control, but with a cumulative irrigation volume
greater than Trays or best capillary mat system. Use of
a 60% Canadian sphagnum peat substrate generally
produced faster and better quality growth than the 30%
Florida sedge peat. Despite high initial cost, capillary
mats were projected to produce the most profit with
substantial water conservation of system and substrate
combination tested.

Source: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Title: Development of irrigation schedules and crop
coefficients for trees from seedlings to five-inch calipers
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 70000
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 12/20/01
Period Ending: 2/28/08
Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: New
Role:Research
Accomplishments:
None to date, contract not finalized at 12/14/01

Source: FNGA Endowed Research Fund
Title: Examnation of potential resistance to magnolia root
borer, Euzophera magnolialis, in Southern magnolia,
Magnolia grandiflora, using reciprocal grafting of the
cultivars, 'Little Gem' and "D. D. Blanchard'...
Investigator: Leibee, Gary L., Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 5000


Current year fund($):0
Period Starting: 11/1/01
Period Ending: 9/30/02
Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:


Source: FNGA Endowed Research Fund
Title: Evaluating tree growth and water conservation
in non-traditional containerized production systems
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Yeager,
Thomas H.
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: 11/1/01
Period Ending: 9/30/02
Related FAES: AP003671, ENH03544
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
none to date



Source: Southwest Florida Water Management
District
Title: Irrigation Management to Conserve Water
Using Porous-Bottom Containers in Tree Produc-
tion
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 87500
Current year fund($):0
Period Starting: 11/1/01
Period Ending: 10/30/04
Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:

Source: Southwest Florida Water Management
District






Title: Irrigation Management to Conserve Water
Using Porous-Bottom Containers in Tree Produc-
tion
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total Award($): 87500
Current year fund($): 0
Period Starting: 11/1/01
Period Ending: 10/30/04
Related FAES: AP003671
Related SMP:
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
none to date


In Kind

Source: Florida Potting Soil
Title: Donation
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Related FAES: APO03671
Related SMP:
Date of award: 2001


Share

Source: Lake Brantley Plant Corporation
Investigator: Beeson, Jr., Richard C.
Total award($): 1000
Date of award: 2/18/01
Related FAES: APO03671










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Jianj un Chen, rk. D.
fiant kiysiologist


Title:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Environmental Horticulture
Assignment:
80% Research
20% Extension
Years in present rank:
4
Years in IFAS:
4
Education:
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin,
Plant Breeding and Plant
Genetics, 1991
M.S. University of Wisconsin,
Plant Breeding and Plant
Genetics, 1988
B.S. Central ChinaAgricul-
tural University, Horti-
cultural Science, 1982
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 161
iidchn ia nIi\ .ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
Huang, J. W., Chen, J. Handbook on SoilAcidity. Role of pH in
phytoremediation ofcomtaminated land. Editor: Rengel, Zdenko
New York, NY: The Marcel Dekker, 2002. Status: Accepted In
Press
Chen, J., Henny, R. J., McConnell, D. B.. New Crop andNew Uses:
Sni nglth in Diversity. Evolution of new foliage plant cultivars and
their uses in Florida. Editor: Janick, Jules. Portland, OR: Timber
Press, 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Bulletins
Chen, J., Henley, R. W., Henny, R. J., Caldwell, R. D., Robinson, C. A..
Chilling injury in tropical foliage plants: II. Aglaonema.
University of Florida: Edis, ENH843 December, 2001. 3 pg
Status: Published
Chen, J., Qu, L., Henny, R. J., Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R. D.,
Huang, Y Chilling injury in tropicalfoliage plants:
Spathiphyllum. University of Florida: Edis, ENH841 December,
2001. 3 pg Status: Published
Chen, J., Huang, Y Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R. D.. Multi-cavity
collection: A method for sampling bulk solutions from plug
media. University of Florida: Edis, ENH855 December, 2001. 3
pg Status: Published
Chen, J., Beeson, R. C., Yeager, T. H., Stamps, R. H., Felter, L. A..
Potential of collected stormwater and irrigation runofffor
irrigatingfoliage and beddingplants in production. University
of Florida: Edis, December, 2001. 5 pg Status: Accepted In
Press
Newsletter Article
Chen, J. With lesser need, decrease the feed. Production Times 8 (1)
Status: Published Description: Advised grower to reduce fertilizer
application during in winter.
Chen, J., Felter, Liz A., Hurt, Todd. With more need, increase the
feed. Production Times 8 (3) Status: Published Description:
Advised growers to increase fertilizer application but be aware of
overfertilized.
Non-refereed Abstracts
Chen, J., Huang, Y Caldwell, R. D.. Zeolite addition reduces
nitrogen leaching from media in L ,l, put d / I ii h controlled-
release fertilizer. ASA/C S SA/S S SAAbstract. S04-
CHEN125907 2001. Status: Published
Chen, J., Nell, T. A., Henny, R. J., Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R. D..
Light levels in influencing production and subsequent interior
performances ofFicus cultivars. HortScience. 36 2001. : 600
pg Status: Published
Chen, J., Robinson, C. A., Huang, Y Henley, R. W., Steinkamp, B.,
Caldwell, R. D.. Absorption and translocation ofsodium by
pothos (Epipremnum aureum). HortScience. 36 2001. : 540 pg
Status: Published
19






Huang, Y Chen, J., Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R.
D.. Converting zeolites into controlled-
release fertilizers using nutrient occlusion.
HortScience. 36 2001. : 539 pg Status:
Published
Chen, J., Beeson, R. C., Caldwell, R. D., Robinson,
C. A.. Stormwater and water from
irrigation runoff used for the production
offoliage and beddingplants.
HortScience. 36 2001. : 575 pg Status:
Published
Chen, J., Robinson, C. A., Yang, Z., Huang, Y.,
Caldwell, R. D.. Physicalandchemical
properties of three Florida composts.
HortScience. 36 2001. : 540 pg Status:
Published
Huang, Y Zhen, Y Chen, J., McConnell, D. B.,
Caldwell, R. D., Robinson, C. A.. Leaching
reduces heavy metals and soluble salts of
waste composts and compost-formulated
substrates HortScience. 36 2001. : 540 pg
Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Chen, J., Qu, L., Mellich, T. A.,
Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R. D.. Cultivar
specific rates of gibberellic acid applica-
tion improve flower and overall quality of
Spathiphyllum. HortScience. 36 2001.:
549 pg Status: Published
Chen, J., McConnell, D. B., Robinson, C. A.,
Huang, Y Caldwell, R. D.. Waste com-
post-formulated media for rooting and
producing tropicalfoliage plants.
HortScience. 36 2001. : 540 pg Status:
Published
Huang, Y Chen, J., Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R.
D.. A multi-cavity collection method for
plug root-zone solution extraction. Proc.
Fla. State Hort. Soc.. 2001. Status:
Published
Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Huang, Y Chen, J., Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R.
D.. Changes in physical properties of
compost-formulated media after foliage
plant production. Southern Nursery
Association 46: 69-71 July, 2001. Status:
Published
Non-refereed Journals
Huang, Y Chen, J., Caldwell, R. D., Robinson, C.
A.. Introducing a multi-cavity collection


method for extracting plug root-zone
solutions. Pro. Fla. State Hort. Soc.. 114
2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Refereed Abstract
Chen, J., Henny, R. J., McConnell, D. B.. Foliage
plants: New plants, new cultivars, and new
uses in Florida. The 5th National Symposium
on New Crops and New Uses.. 2001. : 40 pg
Status: Published
Chen, J., Huang, Y Robinson, C. A., Caldwell, R.
D.. Nitrogen, groundwater, containerized
plant production. The 2nd International
Nitrogen Conference Abstract. 2001. : 36 pg
Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Henny, R. J., Chen, J.. 'DiamondBay 'Aglaonema.
HortScience. 2002. Status: Submitted- In
Review
Henny, R. J., Chen, J. Norman, D. J.. 'EmeraldBay'
Aglaonema. HortScience. 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Chen, J., Beeson, R. C., Yeager, T. H., Stamps, R. H.,
Felter, L. A.. Evaluation ofcaptured
stormwater and irrigation runofffor
greenhouse foliage and bedding plant
production. HortScience. 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Qu, L., Chen, J., Henny, R. J., Huang, Y Caldwell,
R. D., Robinson, C. A.. Adventitious shoot
regeneration ofpothos (Epipremnum
aureum) using leafexplants. In Vitro Cellular
and Development Biology-Plant. 2002. Status:
Accepted In Press
Chen, Jianjun, Henny, R. J., McConnell, D. B., Nell, T.
A.. Cultivar differences in interior
preformances of acclimatizedfoliage plants.
ActaHorticulturae. 543 2001. : Pp. 135 -140
Status: Published
Chen, J., Huang, Y Caldwell, R. D.. Best manage-
ment practices for minimizing nitrate
leaching from container-grown nurseries.
ScientificWorld J.. 1 (S2) 2001. : Pp. 96 -102
Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J., Chen, J. Progress in
ornamental aroid breeding research.
Monographs in Systemic Botany. 2002. Status:
Accepted In Press
Chen, J., Henley, R. W., Henny, R. J., Caldwell, R. D.,
Robinson, C. A.. Aglaonema cultivars differ






in resistance to chilling temperatures. J.
Environ. Hort.. 19 2001. : Pp. 198 -202
Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Chen, J.. 'Golden Bay 'Aglaonema.
HortScience. 36 2001. :Pp. 1142 -1143
Status: Published
Yang, Z., Li, K., Chen, J. Dimethylsulfide
emission from soils. Bul. Environmental
Contamination. 67 2001. : Pp. 721 -728
Status: Published
Research Report
Chen, J., Henny, R. J.. Developing
micropropagation and regeneration
systemsfor Chinese Evergreen and Pothos.
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc.:
April, 2001. 3 pg Status: Submitted- In
Review
Trade Journals
Chen, J. Henny, R. J.. Cold tolerance of twelve
Aglaonema cultivars. Ornamental Outlook.
Status: Submitted In Review
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J., Chen, J.. A team
approach to foliage plant breeding at Mid-
Florida Research and Education Center.
Ornamental Outlook. Status: Submitted In
Review
Henny, R. J., Chen, J., Mellich, T. A.. New math for
spath: Three Spathiphyllum cultivars
achieved full flj~, ei ing i ith lower rates of
gibberellic acid. Ornamental Outlook. 10
2001.: Pp. 16 -18 Status: Published
Chen, J., Caldwell, R. D., Robinson, C. A.,
Steinkamp, R. Let'sput the Si back into
soil: Part II. Greenhouse Product News. 11
2001.: Pp. 48 -50 Status: Published
Chen, J., Osborne, L. S., Henny, R. J., Robinson, C.
A., Caldwell, R. D.. Anthurium cultivars
differ in resistance to mites and til il,,
under interior conditions. Greenhouse
Product News. 11 2001. : Pp. 16 -17 Status:
Published

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: Achieving year-round flowering of Spathiphyllum
through the manipulation of environmental and cultural
factors


Investigator: Chen, J., Henny, R. J., McConnell,
D. B. Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: 1/1/01
Period Ending: 5/31/02
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Our previous study has found that there are
three flowering types ofSpathiphyllum cultivars in
Florida: (1) Age-dependent, cultivars will continu-
ously flower after reaching a particular age or
maturity, (2) season-dependent, cultivars flower
usually between January to August, and (3) cross
or multi-seasonal type, cultivars will flower more
than one time during a year. Research in 2001 on
those season-dependent type suggested that cold
treatment can speed up the flowering of those
cultivars.

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: Evaluation and selection ofAnthurium and
Ficus cultivars for better interior performance
Investigator: Chen, J., Henny, R. J., Nell, T. A.
Total Award($): 6000
Current year fund($): 6000
Period Starting: 5/1/00
Period Ending: 5/1/02
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments
The evaluation of 10Anthurium cultivars
was concluded in the last year's report. The
evaluation ofFicus has been completed by the end
of 2001. This study evaluated E binnendijkii
'Alii', E elastica 'Caberet' and "Melany', and E
benjamin 'Midnight', 'Midnight Princess',
'Monique', 'Indigo', 'Wintergreen', 'Florida
Spire', and 'Common' in response to different light
levels in production and in interior conditions (50 or
100 foot candles, one-year evaluation). Based on
leaf drop numbers, intemode elongation, photosyn-
thetic activities, and changes in overall quality, all






new cultivars exhibited better interior performances
than the original 'Common'. The best are 'Alli',
'Cabernet', and 'Florida Spire'. This study suggests
that exploiting the genetic potential of cultivars is a
viable way to identify desirable interiorscaping
Ficus.

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: Controlled-release fertilizer as a best
management practice for minimizing nitrate loss
from greenhouses Investigator:
Yeager, T. H., Chen, J.
Total Award($): 8000
Current year fund($): 4000
Period Starting: 1/1/00
Period Ending: 1/1/02
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Extension
Accomplishments:
Research is in progress.

Source: FNGA Endowed Research Fund
Title: Evaluating magnesium (Mg) -rich materials as
potting media supplements to satisfy plants' need
for Mg Investigator: Chen, J.
Total Award($): 4000
Current year fund($): 4000
Period Starting: 9/1/00
Period Ending: 9/1/01
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP: FL105, FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Research is in progress.

Source: Gloeckner Foundation
Title: Developing micropropagation and regenera-
tion systems for Aglaonema and Pothos production
Investigator: Chen, J., Henny, R. J.

Total Award($): 8000
Current year fund($): 8000
Period Starting: 8/1/00


Period Ending: 8/1/03
Related FAES: APO03791, APO03727

Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
In vitro adventitious shoot regeneration systems
for Pothos using leaf and leaf petiole explants have been
established and reported in last year's report. Research
on regeneration ofAglaonema is in progress.

Source: USDA-T-STAR
Title: Developing in vitro selection systems for better
production ofAglaonema and Epipremnum

Investigator: Chen, J., Henny, R. J.
Total Award($): 105812
Current year fund($): 35021
Period Starting: Oct, 2
Period Ending: Oct, 4
Related FAES: APO03791, APO03 727

Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Research is in progress.

Source: FNGA Endowed Research Fund
Title: Improving foliage plant growth through silicon
supplementation in fertilization programs.

Investigator: Chen, J.
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: Aug, 1
Period Ending: Aug, 3
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Research is in progress.






Source: UF/IFAS/Center for Natural Resources
Title: Understanding soluble salts, metals, and metal
speciation in effect on foliage plant production and
interior performance. Investigator: Chen, J.,
McConnell, D. B.
Total Award($): 3500
Current year fund($): 3500
Period Starting: Aug, 1
Period Ending: Aug, 2
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Extension
Accomplishments:
Research in progress.
In Kind
Source: Florida foliage plant growers
Title: Foliage plant evaluation
Investigator: Chen, Jianjun
RelatedFAES: AP003791
Related SMP: FL112

Source: Fafard, Inc.
Title: Water and nutrient management
Investigator: Chen, Jianjun
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP: FL105, FL112

Source: N.GM Productions, Inc. Mt. Dora, FL
Title: Greenhouse space, plant materials, and potting
media for research experiment.
Investigator: Chen, J.
Related FAES: APO03 791
Related SMP: FL105, FL112

Source: Phoenix Foliage, Inc.
Title: Fertilizer types and growth regulators in improving
tissue cultured variegated ginger rooting and growth
Investigator: Chen, J.
Related FAES: APO03791
Related SMP: FL105, FL112







Tiotecknolog




ennis J. Gray, ri.D.
Developmental Biologist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Horticultural Science
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
9
Years in IFAS:
18
Education:
Ph.D. North Carolina State
University,Botany
1982
M.S. Auburn University
Mycology, 1979
B.A. California State
College, Stanislaus
Biology, 1976
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 126
djg@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
Gray, D. J., Jayasankar, S., Li, Z., Cordts, J., Scorza, R., Srinivasan,
C.. Transgenic Plants. Transgenic grapevines, Chapter 27
Editor: Khachatourians, G G, McHughen, A., Scorza, R.,
Nip, W. K., Hui, Y H. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2002. 397-
405 pg Status: Accepted In Press
Non-refereed Abstracts
Gray, D. J., Li, Z., Subramanian, J. Tissue-specific expression of
lytic peptides in transgenic grapevines via use of a GFP/
NPTIIfusion marker.. 2nd Int. Symp. on Biotech. of Tropical
& Subtropical Species, Symposium Booklet. 2001. : Pp. 28 -
28 Status: Published
Subramanian, J., Bondada, B., Gray, D. J.. Histology andscanning
electron microscopy of somatic embryo development in
grapevine.. In Vitro Devevelopmental Biology Plant. 37
2001.: Pp. 42 -42 Status: Published
Li, Z., Jayasankar, S., Gray, D. J.. Use of a GFPfusion marker to
select grapevine h one, ii /h tissue-specific transgene
expression.. In Vitro Devevelopmental Biology Plant. 37
2001.: Pp. 43 -43 Status: Published
Li, Z., Jayasankar, S., Gray, D. J.. Expression ofa GFPfusion
marker under control of three constitutive promoters and
their enhanced derivatives in transgenic grape.. In Vitro
Devevelopmental Biology Plant. 37 2001. : Pp. 22 -22 Status:
Published
Refereed Journal
Li, Z., Jayasankar, S., Gray, D. J.. Expression ofa bifunctional
green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusion marker under
control of three constitutive promoters and enhanced
derivatives in transgenic grape (Vitis vinifera).. Plant
Science. 160 2001. : Pp. 877 -887 Status: Published
Jayasankar, S., Li, Z., Gray, D. J.. Constitutive expression ofPR-5
proteins after in vitro selection and regeneration of
grapevine againstfungal filtrate. Planta. 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Gray, D. J., Li, Z., Jayasankar, S.. Tissue-specific expression oflytic
peptides in transgenic grapevines via use of a GFP/NPTII
fusion marker.. ACTAHorticulturae. 2002. Status: Submitted -
In Review
Jayasankar, S., VanAman, M., Gray, D. J.. Direct seeding of
grapevine somatic embryos and regeneration ofplants.. In
Vitro Devevelopmental Biology Plant. 37 2001. : Pp. 476 -
479 Status: Published
Jayasankar, S., Bondada, B., Gray, D. J.. A unique morphotype of
grape somatic embryos exhibits accelerated germination
andplant development. In Vitro Devevelopmental Biology -
Plant. 2002. Status: Accepted In Press






Curuk, S., Elman, C., Schlarman, E., Sagee, O.,
Cetiner, S., Gray, D. J., Gaba, V.. Rapid
direct shoot regeneration from the top of the
hypocotyl of melon (Cucumis melo).. Plant
Cell Rep.. 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Li, Z., Jayasankar, S., Barnett, N., Gray, D. J..
OptimizingAgrobacterium-mediated
transformation of grapevine using a
bifunctional greenfluorescentproteinfusion
marker. Molecular Breeding. 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Li, Z. Jayasankar, S., Gray, D. J.. An improved
enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay
protocol for the detection of small lytic
peptides in transgenic grapevines (Vitis
vinifera).. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.
19 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Curuk, S., Elman, C., Schlarman, E., Sagee, O.,
Shomer, I., Cetiner, S., Gray, D. J., Gaba, V..
A novel pathwayfor rapid shoot regenera-
tion from the proximal zone of the hypocotyl
of melon (Cucumis melo L.)... In Vitro
Devevelopmental Biology Plant. 2002. Status:
Accepted In Press

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Profigen, Inc.
Title: Transformation ofVitis vinifera grape
Investigator: Gray, D. J.
Total Award($): 175000
Current year fund($): 175000
Period Starting: Feb, 2001
Period Ending: Jan, 2002
Related FAES:
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Total of four patent applications; four refereed
publications either in print, accepted or submitted; 7
presentations at state & national meetings; early royalty
flow of funds back to UF.

Source: Florida Dept. Ag. & Cons. Serv. / Viticultural
Trust Fund
Title: Development of disease-resistant grape cultivars


for Florida via genetic engineering biotechnology

Investigator: Gray, D. J.
Total Award($): 50000
Current year fund($): 50000
Period Starting: Jul, 2001
Period Ending: Jun, 2002
Related FAES:
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Development of procedures to genetically
engineer grape have been completed.

Share
Source: Profigen, Inc.
Investigator: Gray, D. J.
Total award($): 50000
Date of award: 12/1/01
Related FAES:







/Agricultural

Lconomics


Jokn Iia jdu, fh.D.
Agricultural Economist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Entomology
Assignment:
30% research
70% extension
Years in present rank:
4
Years in IFAS:
13
Education:
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Agricultural Economics
1988
M.S. University of Arizona
Economics Agricultural
1979
B.A. St. Thomas College
Philosophy 1972
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 160
jjh@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book- Sole Author
Haydu, John J.. Careers in a Global Horticulture. Moline, IL: John
Deere Publishing, 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Newsletter
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W., Satterthwaite, LorettaN., Cisar,
John L.. Market Expansion Strategiesfor Turfgrass
Producers in the Eastern U.S. Part II. MREC: University of
Florida/IFAS, 13(1) January, 2001.4 pg Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W., Satterthwaite, LorettaN., Cisar,
John L.. Market Expansion Strategiesfor Turfgrass
Producers in the Eastern U.S. Part III. Gainesville: University
of Florida, 13(2)April, 2001. 4 pg Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W., Satterthwaite, LorettaN., Cisar,
John L.. Market Expansion Strategiesfor Turfgrass
Producers in the Eastern U.S. PartIV. Gainesville: University
ofFlorida, 13(3) July, 2001. 4 pg Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Satterthwaite, Loretta N., Cisar, John L.. Market
Expansion Strategiesfor Turfgrass Producers in the
Central U.S. PartI. Gainesville: University ofFlorida, 13(4)
November, 2001.4 pg Status: Published
Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. Market analysis of the capillary
mat technology in the .Sbeviuhi\e, It United States..
Proceedings: Southern Nurseryman Association 46(01)August
,2001. Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Strategic Market Opportunities
for Turfgrass Producers in the .Siineati\ici i U.S.. Proceed-
ings: Southern Nurseryman Association 46(01)August, 2001.
Status: Published
Other Reports
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Market Expansion Strategiesfor
Turfgrass Producers in the Eastern United States.
Gainesville: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, EDIS FE
295 2001. 8 pg Status: Published
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. UsingBusinessAnalysis in
OrnamentalPlant Nurseries. Gainesville: Florida Cooperative
Extension Service, EDIS FE 274 2001. 4 pg Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Marketing andMarket Informa-
tion: Why Is It Important to the Nursery Industry.
Gainesville: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, 2001. 4 pg
Status: Published
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. A Decade of Change in Florida's
Ornamental Plant Nursery Industry, 1989 to 1999..
Gainesville: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, EDIS FE
177 2001. 11 pg Status: Published
Refereed Conference Proceedings Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan
W., Cisar, John L.. Trends in Florida 's Nursery Industry: A






FinancialAssessment of the 1990 's. Hawaii
Conference on Business Vol.II (H39-53) June
,2001. Status: Published
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. Structural
Change in Florida Ornamental Plant
Nursery Industry, 1989 to 1999.. Hawaii
Conference on Business Vol.II (H108-121)
June, 2001. Status: Published
Cisar, John L., Snyder, George H., Haydu, John J.,
Williams, Karen E.. TurfResponse to Coated
Urea Fertilizers. Florida State Horticultural
Society 114 2001. Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Haydu, John J., Legard, Daniel E.. An Economic
Analysis ofPreharvest Fungicide Applica-
tions to Control Botrytis Fruit Rot in
Annual Strawberries in Florida.
HortScience. 2002. Status: Submitted In
Review
Cisar, John L., Snyder, George H., Haydu, John J.,
Williams, Karen E.. TurfResponse to
Coated-Urea Fertilizers. II. Nitrogen
Content in Clippings, Nitrogen Uptake,
and Nitrogen Retention in Prills. Interna-
tional Turfrgrass Society Research Journal. 9
2001. : Pp. 368 -374 Status: Published
Cisar, John L., Snyder, George L., Haydu, John J..
The Occurrence andAlleviation by
Surfactants of Soil-Water Repellency on
Sand-based Turfgrass Systems. Journal of
Hydrology. 231 2000.: Pp. 352 -358 Status:
Published
Research Report
Hodges, Alan W., Satterthwaite, Loretta N., Haydu,
John J.. Business Analysis of Ornamental
Plant Nurseries in Florida, 1998..
Gainesville: University ofFlorida, El 00-5r
February, 2001.23 pg Status: Published
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. Competition in
the Horticultural Container Market in the
Sot ,Il/h'e ,',t n United States. Gainesville:
University of Florida, ER 01-2 2001. 31 pg
Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. MarketExpan-
sion Strategies for Turfgrass Producers in
the Central United States. Gainesville:
University of Florida, EI 01-04 February,
2001. 25 pg Status: Published


Trade Journals
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Operation
Management: Maximizing Your Marketing
Strategy. Ornamental Outlook. (10)4 2001.:
Pp. 18 -19 Status: Published
Hodges, Alan W., Haydu, John J.. Business Analysis
for Nurseries. Ornamental Outlook. (10)4
2001.: Pp. 20 -24 Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Strategic
Opportunities for Bringing Sod to Market.
North Carolina Turfgrass. (19)1 2001. : Pp.
14-21 Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. Creating and
Sustaining a Profitable Turfgrass Sod
Market. TuefNews. (18)3 2001. : Pp. 40 -48
Status: Published
Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.. DevelopingNew
Strategies for Bringing Turfgrass Sod to
Market. Florida Turf Digest. (18)3 2001.:
Pp. 28 -36 Status: Published

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Turfgrass Producers International
Title: Market Expansion Strategies for Turfgrass
Producers in the Central U. S.
Investigator: Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.
Total Award($): 18880
Current year fund($): 18880
Period Starting: 12/31/99
Period Ending: 2/28/01
Related FAES: FLA-APO-03825
Related SMP: FL116, FL119
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments Personal interviews were
conducted and completed in the Central U.S.
Questionnaires for the telephone interviews were
developed and 490 interviews completed. Afinal
report was submitted to the funding agency (TPI) and
results published as a IFAS/FRED Economics
Information Report.

Source: Turfgrass Producers International
Title: Market Expansion Strategies for Turfgrass
Producers in the Western U. S.
Investigator:






Total Award($): 22450
Current year fund($): 12225
Period Starting: 3/30/01
Period Ending: 2/28/02
Related FAES: FLA-APO-03825
Related SMP: FL116, FL120
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Personal interviews were carried out in
Arizona, California and Oregon. A survey instru-
ment has been developed. Implementation is
anticipated for February 2002.


Source: Florikan
Title: Competition in the Horticultural Container
Market in the Southeastern U. S.
Investigator:
Total Award($): 22875
Current year fund($): 11450
Period Starting: Jun, 2000
Period Ending: Apr, 2001
Related FAES: APO03825
Related SMP: FL119
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Focus groups were conducted in central,
southwest, and southeast Florida. A survey
instrument was developed, over 500 telephone
interviews completed, data analyzed and a final
report submitted to the funding agency. Results
were also published as a IFAS/FRED Economics
Information Report.


Source: Soleno
Title: Market Analysis on the Capillary Mat
Technology in the Southeastern U.S.
Investigator: Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.
Total Award($): 13000
Current year fund($): 0
Period Starting: Jun, 2000
Period Ending: Jan, 2001
Related FAES: APO-03825
Related SMP: FL119


Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
The objective was to determine the extent to
which nurseries and garden centers in the southeastern
U.S. would be receptive to utilizing a capillary mat
irrigation system. Two focus group sessions with
nursery owners and managers were conducted in
Florida, followed later by a broad-spectrum telephone
survey. Focus group sessions were carried out to better
understand issues affecting the adoption of the capillary
mat, and to obtain information necessary to develop the
main survey instrument.
Telephone interviews ofwholesale nursery firms
located in nine southeastern states were conducted
during September and October, 2000. Surveyed firms
were qualified as having open field container production
of woody ornamentals, and produced nursery plants for
sale in 1999. Atotal of 491 wholesale firms and 163
retail garden centers were interviewed. Data was
analyzed and a preliminary report submitted in late
December 2000. A final report was submitted in
February 2001.


Source: Florida Nurseryman & Growers Association
Title: Economic Impact of the Florida Nursery Industry,
2000
Investigator: Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.
Total Award($): 44930
Current year fund($): 22465
Period Starting: 3/31/01
Period Ending: 2/28/02
Related FAES: FLA-APO-O3 825
Related SMP: FL119
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Focus group sessions were conducted in
several Florida locations, a survey instrument designed,
over 800 businesses and households interviewed. Data
is currently being analyzed. Afinal report will be
submitted to FNGA in late March, 2002.


Source: Florida Turfgrass Association
Title: Contribution of the Golf Course Industry to






Florida's Economy
Investigator: Haydu, John J., Hodges, Alan W.
Total Award($): 48850
Current year fund($): 24425
Period Starting: 5/30/01
Period Ending: 4/30/02
Related FAES: FLA-APO-03825
Related SMP: FL116, FL119
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Focus group sessions were conducted in
several Florida locations with golf course superinten-
dents, golf course owners, developers, and landscape
service professionals. A survey instrument was
developed and telephone interviews are currently being
conducted.


Source: Soleno
Title: Comparison ofLaval University Capillary Mats to
other Landscape Nursery Irrigation Systems
Investigator: Carron, Jean J., Beeson, Richard C.,
Haydu, John J.
Total Award($): 108305
Current year fund($): 50920
Period Starting: 1/1/00
Period Ending: 6/30/02
Related FAES: FLA-APO-03825
Related SMP: FL119, FL120
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Experimental designs have been set up, crops
planted, production and economic data collected,
analysis conducted, and final report written and
submitted in December 2001.







Voiiage

T5reeding


JaCe Menn3, rk.D.
Piant Geneticist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Environmental
Horticluture
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
13
Years in IFAS:
25
Education:
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Horticulture 1975
M.S. University of Minnesota
Horticulture 1972
B.S. Oregon State University
Horticulture 1969

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 152
rjhl Ii\ .ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
Henny, Richard J.. The AmazingAglaonema. My Experience in
Breeding Aglaonema Editor: Brown, B. Frank Valkaria, Florida:
Varkaria Tropical Gardens, 2001. 104-111 pg Status: Published
Henny, Richard J.. Tips on Regulating GI ,i ith ofFloriculture Crops.
Foliage Plants Editor: Michelle, Gaston Columbus, Ohio: Ohio
Florists Association, 2001. 83-87 pg Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J., Chen, J. Monographs in Systemic
Botany. Progress in Ornamental Aroid Breeding Research
Editor: McPherson, Amy Missouri Botanic Garden Press: MBG
Press, 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Chen, Jianjun, Henny, R. J., McConnell, D. B.. New Crops andNew
Uses: .Siength in Diversity. Development of New Foliage
Plant Cultivars Editor: Janick, J. 2002. Status: Accepted In
Press
Refereed Abstract
Henny, R. J., Chen, Jianjun, Qu, T. L.. Cultivar-specific Rates of
Gibberellic AcidApplication Improve Flower and Overall
Quality ofSpathiphyllum. HortScience. 36(3) 2001. : 549 pg
Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Chen, Jianjun, Henley, Richard W., Henny, Richard J., Caldwell,
Russell D., Robinson, Cynthia A.. Aglaonema Cutlivars
Differ in Resistance to Chilling Temperatures. J. Environ.
Hort.. 19(4) 2001.: Pp. 198 -202 Status: Published
Norman, D. J., Henny, R. J., Yuen, J.M.Y, Mellich, T. A.. Screening
for Resistance to Myrothecium Leaf Spot among Syngonium
Species and Cultivars. HortScience. 2002. Status: Accepted -
In Press
Chen, J., Henny, R. J., McConnell, D. B., Nell, T. A.. Cultivar
differences in interior preformances of acclimatizedfoliage
plants.. Acta Horticulturae. 543 2001. : Pp. 135 -140 Status:
Published
Ranamukaarachchi, D. G, Henny, R. J.. DNAfingerprinting to
identify nine anthurium pot plant cultivars and examine
their genetic relationship.. HortScience. 36(4) 2001. : Pp.
758 -760 Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Chen, J.. .\l,,i' Biz 'Anthurium. HortScience. 36(6)
2001. : Pp. 1140-1141 Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J.. 'Golden Bay 'Aglaonema. HortScience.
36(6) 2001. : Pp. 1142-1143 Status: Published
Qu, L., Chen, Jianjun, Henny, R. J., Huang, Y., Caldwell, R. D.,
Robinson, C. A.. Adventitious Shoot Regeneration ofPothos
(Epipremnum aureum) using leaf explants.. In vitro Cellular
and Develpment Biology. 38 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Henny, R. J., Chen, Jianjun. 'DiamondBay 'Aglaonema.
HortScience. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review






Henny, R. J., Chen, Jianjun, Norman, D. J.. 'Emerald
Bay 'Aglaonema. HortScience. 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J.. 'Orange Hot'Anthu-
rium. HortScience. 2002. Status: Submitted -
In Review
Trade Journals
Henny, R. J., Chen, Jianjun, Mellich, T. A.. New Math
for Spath. Ornamental Outlook. December
2001. :Pp. 16 -18 Status: Published
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J., Chen, Jianjun A Team
Approach to Foliage Breeding at Mid-
Florida Research and Education Center.
Ornamental Outlook. 2002. Status: Submitted -
In Review
Norman, D. J., Henny, R. J.. Breeding Syngoniumfor
Resistance toMyrothecium. Ornamental
Outlook. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Tropical/Subtropical Agriculture
Research,USDA
Title: Using a Pathosystem Approach to Develop
Disease Resistant Ornamental Foliage Plants
Investigator: Norman, D. J., Henny, R. J., Osiecki, M.,
Strode, R., Hartman, R.
Total Award($): 103350
Related FAES: APO03727
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: Tropical/Subtropical Agriculture Research,
USDA
Title: Developing in vitro propagation and selection
systems for Aglaonema and Pothos
Investigator: Chen, Jianjun, Henny, R. J.
Total Award($): 105812
Related FAES: APO03727
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: Studies of Factors Affecting Tissue Culture
Propagation ofAglaonema Hybrids
Investigator: Henny, R. J.
Total Award($): 7000


Related FAES: APO03727
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: Royalties
Title: Foliage Hybrid Royalties
Total Award($): 17500
Related FAES: APO03727
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research







flant

fatkolog


Donald L. Mopihns, Ph.D.
[ ant pathologist


















Title:
Professor
Department:
Plant Pathology
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
21
Years in IFAS:
32
Education:
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Plant Pathology; minor in
Biochemistry, 1968
B.S. Western Kentucky Univer-
sity, Agriculture and
Chemistry, 1965

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 138
dhop@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
Hopkins, Donald L.. The Encyclopedia ofPlant Pathology. Pierce's
Disease Editor: Maloy, Otis C., Murray, Timothy D. John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001. 771-772 pg Status: Published
Hopkins, Donald L.. The Encyclopedia ofPlant Pathology. Xylem-
Limited Bacteria (RLOs) Editor: Maloy, Otis C., Murray,
Timothy D. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.
1212-1214 pg Status: Published
Hopkins, Donald L., Latin, Richard X.. Watermelon Handbook.
Watermelon Diseases Editor: Maynard, Donald N. ASHS
Press, Alexandria, VA, 2001. 109-130 pg Status: Published
Hopkins, Donald L.. Laboratory Guide for the Identification of
PlantPathogenic Bacteria, 3rdEdition. Xylella fastidiosa
Editor: Schaad, Norman W., Jones, Jeffrey B., Chun, Wesley
APS Press, 2001. 201-213 pg Status: Published
Non-refereed Abstracts
Hopkins, Donald L., Thompson, Constance M., Hilgren, J., Lovic,
Branko Wet seed tl eunenii n i/h peroxyacetic acidfor the
control of bacterial fruit blotch ofwatermelon.. Phytopa-
thology. 91(6S) 2001. : 40 pg Status: Published
Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Hopkins, Donald L.. Control of Watermelon Fruit Blotch. Proceed-
ings of the 2001 GFVGAFruit and Vegetable Winter
Conference January, 2001. Status: Published
Hopkins, Donald L.. Glassy winged sharpshooter transmitted
maladies.. Proceedings for the 17th Conference on Insect &
Disease Management on Ornamentals, Society ofAmerican
Florists Proceedings for the 17th Conference February,
2001. Status: Published
Hopkins, Donald L.. Biologicals andBiorationals in Disease
Management. FloridaAgricultural Conference & Trade Show
October, 2001. Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Harveson, Robert M., Kimbrough, James W., Hopkins, Donald L..
The novel use of a pyrenomycetous mycoparasite for the
management ofFusarium wilt ofwatermelon. Plant
Disease. 86 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Hopkins, Donald L., Thompson, Constance M.. Seed transmission
ofAcidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli in cucurbits..
HortScience. 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Hopkins, Donald L., Thompson, Constance M.. Evaluation of
Citrullus sp. germplasm for resistance to Acidovorax
avenae subsp. citrulli.. Plant Disease. 2001. Status:
Accepted In Press
Wichman, Rebecca L., Hopkins, Donald L.. Differentiation of
pathogenic groups ofXylella fastidiosa strains n i/h whole-
cell protein profiles.. Plant Disease. 2002. Status: Accepted -
In Press
32






Review
Hopkins, Donald L.. Review ofPierce's Disease by
L.G Varela, R.J. Smith, andPA. Phillips.
HortScience. 36 2001. : Pp. 816 -816 Status:
Published
Hopkins, Donald L.. A Dictionary ofPlant
Pathology, Second Edition by Paul
Holliday. HortScience. 2001. Status:
Accepted In Press
Trade Journals
Hopkins, Donald L.. Control ofDowny Mildew and
Powdery Mildew ofwatermelon. Citrus &
Vegetable Magazine. 65(6w) 2001. : Pp. 1 -3
Status: Published


Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: Novartis Seed Inc.
Title: Evaluation of Liquid Disinfectants to Eliminate
Bacterial Fruit Blotch and Gummy Stem Blight from
Freshly Harvested Cucurbit Seeds
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total Award($): 50000
Current year fund($): 5000
Period Starting: 7/1/01
Period Ending: 6/30/02
Related FAES: LBG03762
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research

Source: USDA, IFAFS
Title: Management Alternatives to Pesticide
Requirements for More Profitable Production and
Marketing of Greenhouse-Grown Vegetables
Investigator: Cantliffe, Daniel J., Riley, David,
Hopkins, Donald L., Vansickle, John, Smither-
Kopperl, Margaret, Osborne, Lance, Getting,
Ronald, Sargent, Steve
Total Award($): 2
Related FAES: LBG03762
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: Profigen, Inc.
Title: Control ofPierce's disease of grape by cross-
protection with benign strains ofXylellafastidiosa


Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total Award($): 609480
Current year fund($):
Period Starting:
Period Ending:
Related FAES: LBG00001
Related SMP:
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research

Share
Source: Profigen Inc.
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 120000
Date of award: 5/30/01
Related FAES: LBG00001

Source: FoliarNutrients, Inc.
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 30000
Date of award: 11/6/01
Related FAES: LBG00001

Source: DuPont Crop Protection
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 40000
Date of award: 11/23/01
Related FAES: LBG03762

Source: AgraQuest, Inc.
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 13250
Date of award: 6/12/01
Related FAES: LBG03762

Source: Eden Bioscience Corporation
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 80000
Date of award: 6/4/01
Related FAES: LBG03762

Source: BASF Corporation
Investigator: Hopkins, Donald L.
Total award($): 50000
Date of award: 12/1/01
Related FAES: LBG03762







Lntomologj




3ar3 L. Leikee, fPk-D
L nto m0logist


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Title:
Associate Professor
Department:
Entomology
Assignment:
95% research
5% teaching
Years in present rank:
16
Years in IFAS:
22
Education:
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Entomology, 1979
M.S. The Ohio State University
Entomology, 1975
B.S. The Ohio State University
Entomology, 1974

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 154
glle@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Factsheet
Pluke, Richard W., Leibee, Gary L.. Florida Fern Caterpillar.
Featured Creatures, Department ofEntomology & Nematol-
ogy: University ofFlorida, Department ofEntomology &
Nematology, Status: Submitted In Review
Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Leibee, Gary L.. Effect of single applications of Bacillus
thuringiensis subsp. aizawai, chlorfenapyr, emamectin
benzoate, indoxacarb, and spinosad on diamondback moth
in head cabbage. 5th International Seminar Proceedings:
Technology of Cole Crops Production, 17 and 18 May, 2001,
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico May, 2001. Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Leibee, G L.. An occurence ofsignificant resistance to Bacillus
hi/l ingien/'i subspecies aizawai in the diamondback moth
(Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in the continental United States..
Florida Entomologist. Status: Accepted In Press
Seal, D. R., Leibee, G L., Shapiro, Y Toxicity ofBacillus
thuringiensis CrYl-type insecticidal toxin to geographically
distant populations oftomato pinworm. Florida Entomolo-
gist. Status: Accepted In Press
Seal, D. R., Stansly, P. A., Leibee, G L.. Bioassay ofvarious
insecticides against the life stages of the silverleafwhitefly
Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Florida
Entomologist. Status: Submitted In Review
Leibee, Gary L., Osborne, Lance S.. Chemical control of
Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Florida
Entomologist. 84:4 2001. : Pp. 510 -512 Status: Published

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: USDA2000 Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education Program
Title: Improving the impact of Trichogramma sp. (Hymenoptera:
Trichogrammatidae) against the diamondback moth (Lepidoptera:
Yponomeutidae) through the use of field experiments and farming
systems analysis in Puerto Rico
Investigator: Pluke, Richard W., Leibee, Gary L.
Total Award($): 10000
Current year fund($): 1
Period Starting: 11/1/00
Period Ending: 7/1/02
Related FAES: AP003364
Related SMP: FL107
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research







Source: FNGA
Title: Examination of potential resistance to magnolia
root borer, Euzophera magnolialis, in southern magnolia,
Magnolia grandiflora, using reciprocal grafting of the
cultivars, Little Gem and D. D. Blanchard
Investigator: Leibee, Gary L., Beeson, Richard C.
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($):
Period Starting:
Period Ending:
RelatedFAES: APOOOOOO,APO03671
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments

Share
Source: Gowan Company LLC
Investigator: Leibee, Gary L.
Total award($): 4000
Date of award: 6/25/01
Related FAES: AP003364

Source: DuPont Crop Protection
Investigator: Leibee, Gary L.
Total award($): 2000
Date of award: 6/27/01
Related FAES: AP003364

Source: AMVAC Chemical Co.
Investigator: Leibee, Gary L.
Total award($): 5000
Date of award: 5/9/01
Related FAES: AP003364


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Title:
Associate Professor
Department:
Plant Pathology
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
1
Years in IFAS:
7
Education:
Ph.D. University of Hawaii
Plant Pathology, 1993
M.S. University of Hawaii
Horticulture, 1987
M.S. Walla Walla College
Biology, 1984
B.S. Southerwestem
Adventist University
Biology, 1981

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 150
djn@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
Henny, R. J., Norman, David J., Chen, J. Monographs in Systemic
Botany. Progress in Ornamental Aroid Breeding Research
Editor: McPherson, A. MBG Press, 2002. Status: Accepted -
In Press
Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J.. Proceedingsfor thefifteenth
Conference on Insect and Disease Management on
Ornamentals. Conquering diseases of tropical ornamentals.
Editor: Heinz, K. M. Society ofAmerican Florists, 1999. 71-83
pg Status: Published
Non-refereed Abstracts
Norman, David J., Yuen, J. MF, Reich, L., Resendiz, R.. Use ofrep-
PCR fingerprinting to compare populations ofErwiniafrom
ornamentals n ilth those found in irrigation and stormwater
runoff. Phytopathology. 91/6 2001. : 66 pg Status: Published
Zapata, M. Norman, David J.. Bacteriafound on two ornamental
plants in Puerto Rico. Phytopathology. 91/6 2001. : 200 pg
Status: Published
Zapata, M., Reich, L., Yuen, J. MF, Resendiz, R., Norman, David J..
Use of rep-PCR fingerprinting to distinguish strains of
Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum which affect
vegetables in Florida fom those imported on ornamental
propagative material. Phytopathology. 90 (6) 2000. : Pp. 56 -
56 Status: Published
Norman, David J., Yuen, Jeanne MF, Strickler, Patricia, Rosendiz,
Rosa. Comparison of Cylindrocladium spathiphylli and
Cylindrocladium pteridis using morphology, host range and
PCRRAPDs. Phytopathology. 89 (6) 1999. : Pp. 56 -56
Status: Published
Henny, Richard J., Norman, David J., Chen, Jianjun. Progress in
ornamental aroidplant breeding research. VIII International
Aroid Conference. 1999. : Pp. 11 -11 Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Norman, David J., Yuen, J. MF, Resendiz, R., Boswell, J.. Charac-
terization ofErwinia populations in nursery retention
ponds, lakes, and those found infecting ornamental plants
inFlorida. Plant Disease. 86 2002. Status: Submitted In
Review
Norman, David J., Yuen, J. MF. First Report ofa Xanthomonas sp.
InfectingAgapanthus Production in Florida.. Plant Disease.
86 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Norman, D. J., Dickstein, E. R., Yuen, J. MF, Resendiz, R.. Charac-
terization ofBacillus strains a( \,VL it //l i ih bedding plant
roots and evaluation of strains for plant gi ,ii ith promotion
andfor biological control activity. Soil Biology & Biochemis-
try. 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Rademaker, J. LW, Norman, D. J., Foster, R. L., de Bruijn, F. J.. Rep-






PCR genomic fingerprinting of
Xanthomonas translucens and the inclusion
of novel isolates pathogenic on ornamental
asparagus in this species. Phytopathology.
90 2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Henny, R. J., Norman, David J.. 'Orange Hot'
Anthurium. HortScience. 37 2002. Status:
Submitted In Review
Henny, R. J., Chen, J., Norman, David J.. 'Emerald
Bay'Aglaonema. HortScience. 37 2002.
Status: Submitted In Review
Norman, David J., Henny, R. J., Yuen, J. MF, Mellich,
T. A.. Screeningfor Resistance to
Myrothecium Leaf Spot Among Syngonium
Species and Cultivars. HortScience. 37
2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Norman, David J., Henny, R. J., Yuen, J. MF, Reich,
L. Comparison of Cylindrocladium
pteridis and Cylindrocladium spathiphylli
using morphology, host range, and PCR..
Mycologi. 2002. Status: Submitted In
Review
Henny, R. J., Norman, D. J.. Anthurium '.Sh\/l Biz'.
HortScience. 36 2001. : Pp. 1140-1141
Status: Published
Norman, David J., Chase, Ann R., Stall, Robert E.,
Jones, JeffB.. Heterogeneity of
Xanthomonas campestris pv. hederae
strains from araliaceous hosts. Phytopathol-
ogy. 89 1999. : Pp. 646 -652 Status:
Published
Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J., Yuen, Jeanne
MF. Disease Resistance offourteen Pot
Anthurium Cultivars to Xanthomonas
campestrispv. dieffenbachiae. HortScience.
34 (3) 1999. : Pp. 721 -722 Status: Published
Norman, David J., Yuen, Jeanne MF. First report of
Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum
infecting pot anthurium production in
Florida. Plant Disease. 83 (3) 1999.: Pp.
300 -300 Status: Published
Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J., Yuen, Jeanne
MF. Resistance in Twenty-two Cultivars of
Spathiphyllum to Cylindrocladium root rot.
HortTechnology. 9 (1) 1999. : Pp. 68 -69
Status: Published
Henny, Richard J., Norman, David J., Kane, M. E..
Gibberellic acid-inducedflowering of
Syngonium podophyllum Scott 'White


Butterfly'. HortScience. 34 (4) 1999. : Pp.
676 -677 Status: Published
Henny, Richard J., Norman, David J., Mellich, Terri
A.. Spathiphyllum cultivars vary in
flowering response after treatment i i/h
gibberellic acid. HortTechnology. 9 (2)
1999.: Pp. 177 -178 Status: Published
Trade Journals
Norman, David J.. Disease Doctor: What is causing
the burnt curled leaves on my ferns?.
Greenhouse Business. 8/02 2002. Status:
Accepted In Press
Norman, David J., Henny, R. J.. Breeding
syngonium for resistance to 1)i ir /h' irin/
Ornamental Outlook. 2002. Status: Accepted
Henny, R. J., Norman, David J., Chen, J. A team
approach to foliage plant breeding at Mid-
Florida Research and Education Center.
Ornamental Outlook. 2002. Status: Accepted
In Press
Norman, David J.. Disease Doctor: What is causing
the white webbing and rapid wilt of my
ornamentalplants? Greenhouse Business.
7/10 2001. : Pp. 37 -38 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. The 5 major diseases of tropical
foliageplants. Cleary's Hort Talk. 8/2
2001. :Pp. 1 -3 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. Disease Doctor: What is causing
the black, papery, dead spots on my
tropicalfoliage crops? Greenhouse
Business. 7/9 2001. : Pp. 31 -32 Status:
Published
Norman, David J.. Disease Doctor: What is causing
the yellow leaves, necrotic spots, and rapid
wilt ofplants? Greenhouse Business. 7/2
2001.: Pp. 27 -28 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. Using copper compounds to
controlplant diseases. Ornamental Outlook.
9 (6) 2000. : Pp. 38 -42 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. Soutlhei In blight, not ,ntlhei ni
hospitality. Ornamental Outlook. 8 (1) 1999.
:Pp. 86 -88 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. The potential for root- and
petiole- resistant spathiphyllum cultivars.
Greenhouse Product News 9 (1) 1999. : Pp.
34 -37 Status: Published
Norman, David J.. UnravelingRhizoctonia.
Ornamental Outlook. 8 (6) 1999. : Pp. 41 -
44 Status: Published







Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: USDA-T-Star-CBAG
Title: Using a pathosystem approach to develop
disease resistant ornamental plants
Investigator: Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J.
Total Award($): 103350
Current year fund($): 34450
Period Starting: 7/1/01
Period Ending: 6/30/01
Related FAES: AP004003
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Teaching

Source: USDA- T-Star CBAG
Title: Ecology and Epidemiology of Bacterial Wilt on
Ornamental Propagative Stock
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total Award($): 102000
Current year fund($): 34000
Period Starting: 7/1/99
Period Ending: 6/30/01
Related FAES: APO03721
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research
Articles Published:
Zapata, M., and Norman, D. 2001. Bacteria found on
two ornamental plants in Puerto Rico. Phytopathol-
ogy 91 (6): 200pg.
Norman, D.J., Zapata, M., Reich, L., Yuen, J.M.F., and
Resendiz, R. 2000. Use ofrep-PCR fingerprinting to
distinguish strains ofRalstonia (Pseudomonas)
solanacearum which affect vegetables in Florida from
those imported on ornamental propagative material.
(Abstr.) Phytopathology 90 (6): 90 (6): S56.
Norman, D.J., and Yuen J.M.F. 1998. Adistinct
pathotype ofRalstonia (Pseudomonas)
solanacearum race 1, biovar 1 entering Florida on
infected pothos (Epipremnum aureum) cuttings. Can.
J. PlantPath. 20: 171-175.
Norman, D.J., and Yuen J.M.F. 1999. First report of
Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum infecting pot
anthurium production in Florida. Plant Disease 83
(3): 300


Source: Florida Department ofAgriculture, and
Consumer Service
Title: Development of Control Measures for
LeatherleafFem Anthracnose
Investigator: Norman, David J., Strandberg, James
0.
Total Award($): 300000
Current year fund($): 300000
Period Starting: 7/1/98
Period Ending: 6/30/01
Related FAES: APO03606
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Articles Published:
Norman, D.J., Henny, R.J., Yuen, J.M.F., and Reich,
L. 2000. Comparison ofCylindrocladium pteridis
and Cylindrocladium spathiphylli using morphol-
ogy, host range, and PCR. Mycologia: (Submit-
ted)
Norman, D.J. and Strandberg, J.O. 1997. Survival of
Colletotrichum acutatum in soil and plant debris of
leatherleaf fern. Plant Disease. 81: 1177-1180.
Norman, D.J. 1997. Anthracnose pathogen survival.
Florida Grower's Ornamental Outlook. 6: 32-33.
Stamps, R.H., Strandberg, J.O., and Norman D.J.
1997. Incidence, severity and control of
anthracnose in leatherleaf fern in Florida. Proc.
Fla. State Hort. Soc. 110: 115-118.

Source: National Foliage Foundation Grant
Title: A Comprehensive research approach for the
control ofMyrothecium on Syngonium
Investigator: Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J.
Total Award($): 10000
Current year fund($): 10000
Period Starting: 1/1/00
Period Ending: 12/30/00
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
Cultivars and varieties of syngonium have been
collected from growers and botanical gardens
throughout the US. Screening for resistance is
underway as is the genetic analysis of plants for






resistance genes. Refreed publication submitted in
2000.

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: Developing a protocol for distinguishing
spathiphyllum cultivars based on DNA fingerprinting
and morphological characteristics
Investigator: Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J.
Total Award($): 10000
Current year fund($): 10000
Period Starting: 1/1/00
Period Ending: 12/30/00
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Genetic fingerprints of the maj or species of
spathiphyllum has been done using both RAPD and
rep- primers. This information will be useful in
breeding for both new horticultural traits and
resistance to Cylindrocladium root-rot.

Source: IR-4
Title: BL915 Biofungicide for ornamental crops
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total Award($): 6000
Current year fund($): 6000
Period Starting: 7/1/00
Period Ending: 7/30/01
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments:
BL915 biofungicide has been found to be effective in
controlling Rhizoctonia root-rot on pothos. When
labeled this product will give producers of ornamental
plants an alternative to standard fungicides.

Source: The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Inc.
Title: Identification of resistant cultivars of
Spathiphyllum and testing ofinterspecies hybrids to
root-rot caused by Cylindrocladium spathiphylli
Investigator: Norman, David J., Henny, Richard J.
Total Award($): 8000
Current year fund($): 8000


Period Starting: 7/1/98
Period Ending: 6/30/99
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Articles Published:
Norman, D.J., Yuen, J.M.F., Strickler, P., and
Resendiz, R 1999. Comparison of
Cylindrocladium spathiphylli and Cylindrocladium
pteridis using morphology, host range and PCR
RAPDs. (Abstr.) Phytopathology 89 (6): S56.
Norman, D.J. 1999. The potential for root- and
petiole- resistant spathiphyllum cultivars. GPN,
Greenhouse Product News 9 (1): 34-37.
Norman, D.J., Henny, R.J., and, Yuen, M.F.J. 1999.
Resistance in Twenty-two Cultivars of
Spathiphyllum to Cylindrocladium root rot.
HortTechnology 9 (1): 68-69
Henny R.J., Norman, D.J., and Mellich T.A. 1999.
Spathiphyllum cultivars vary in flowering response
after treatment with. gibberellic acid.
HortTechnology 9 (2): 177-178

Source: FNGA Endowed Research Fund
Title: Development of a Detached Leaf Assay to
Screen Anthurium hybrids for Resistance to
Xanthomonas Blight
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total Award($): 2900
Current year fund($): 2900
Period Starting: 1/1/99
Period Ending: 12/30/99
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Articles Published:
Norman, D.J., Henny, R.J., and, Yuen, M.F.J. 1999.
Disease Resistance of fourteen Pot Anthurium
Cultivars to Xanthomonas campestris pv.
dieffenbachiae. HortScience 34 (4): 721-722

Source: National Foliage Foundation Grant
Title: A Comprehensive research approach for the
control ofMyrothecium on Syngonium
Investigator: Norman, David J.






Total Award($): 6000
Current year fund($): 6000
Period Starting: 1/1/99
Period Ending: 12/30/99
Related FAES: AP003523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Cultivars and varieties of syngonium have been
collected from growers and botanical gardens
throughout the US. Screening for resistance is
underway as is the genetic analysis of plants for
resistance genes.

Source: Rhone-PoulencAg. Co.
Title: Field Trials Using Chipco Products
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total Award($): 3000
Current year fund($): 3000
Period Starting: 1/1/99
Period Ending: 12/30/99
Related FAES: APO03523
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Research is complete; however, secrecy agreements
do not allow me elaborate on the results.

Share
Source: Aventis
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 7000
Date of award: 4/10/01
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Syngenta
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 3000
Date of award: 12/12/01
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Whitmire Micro-Gen
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 20000
Date of award: 1/1/00


Related FAES: APO03523
Source: Novartis Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 15000
Date of award: 1/1/00
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Zeneca
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 13250
Date of award: 1/1/00
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Aventis
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 16500
Date of award: 1/1/00
Related FAES: APO3 523

Source: MannaTech Service
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 6000
Date of award: 12/12/00
Related FAES: APO3 523

Source: Scotts Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 8625
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Novartis Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 5500
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Uniroyal Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 2000
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523

Source: Source Technology
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 4000
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523







Source: Zeneca Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 7000
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523


Source: Gowen Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 8000
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: AP003523


Source: ElfAtochem Co.
Investigator: Norman, David J.
Total award($): 3000
Date of award: 1/1/99
Related FAES: APO03523







Lntomolog




Lance 15. Qsbomrne, fPhD.
_ ntomologist


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Title:
Professor
Department:
Entomology
Assignment:
45% research
30% extension
25% teaching
Years in present rank:
3
Years in IFAS:
21
Education:
Ph.D. University of California,
Davis, Entomology 1980
B.S. University of California,
Davis, Entomology, 1974

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 163
lso(@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
Osborne, Lance S., Weissling, T. J., Pefia, J. E., Armstrong, D. W.. A
Serious New Pest is Causing Significant Problemsfor
Dendrobium andHibiscus Growers. Proceedings of the Society
of American Florists, 17th Annual Conference on Insect and
Disease Management, Orlando, Florida Proceedings of the
Society ofAmerican Florists, 17th Annual Conference on Insect
and Disease Management. February, 2001. Status: Published
Getting, Ronald D., Osborne, Lance S., Chong, Juang Horg. New and
Emerging Insect Problems: Phenacoccus madeirensis-a new
mealybug?. Proceedings of the Society of American Florists,
17th Annual Conference on Insect and Disease Management,
Orlando, Florida Proceedings of the Society of American
Florists, 17th Annual Conference on Insect and Disease
Management. February, 2001. Status: Published
Refereed Journal
Landa, Z., Hornak, P., Osborne, Lance S., Novakova, A., Bursova, E.
Entomogenousfungi associated~ i/th spruce bark beetle Ips
typographus L. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) at National Park
sites of the Bohemian Forest. Silva Gabreta. 6 2001. : Pp.
259 -272 Status: Published
Landa, Z., Bielikova, L., Osborne, L. S., Bobkova, P.. Assessment of
isolates of entomogenous fungi collected from spruce bark
beetle Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) at
National Park sites in the Bohemian Forest. Silva Gabreta. 6
2001.: Pp. 273 -286 Status: Published
Bielikova, L., Landa, Z., Osborne, L. S., Cum, V.. Characterization
and identification of entomopathogenic and mycoparasitic
fungi usingRAPD-PCR technique.. Plant Protection Science.
2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Mannion, C., Hunsberger, A., Pefia, J. E., Osborne, L. S.. Oviposition
and larval survival ofDiaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera:
Curculionidae) on different host plants. Florida Entomolo-
gist, inpress.. Florida Entomologist. 2002. Status: Accepted In
Press
Leibee, G L., Osborne, L. S.. Chemical control of the cactus moth,
Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Florida
Entomologist. 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Research Report
Osborne, Lance S.. Research Highlight: Efforts to Develop IPM
Programs for Mites Attacking Ornamentals. 2000 Annual
Research Report for the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station:
University of Florida, 2001. 1 pg Status: Published
Trade Journals
Chen, J., Osborne, L. S., Henny, R. J., Caldwell, R. D., Robinson, C.
A.. Evaluating Anthurium cultivar resistance to mites and
thrips.. Greenhouse Product News. 11(2) 2001. : Pp. 16 -17
Status: Published
42






Website
Felter, Liz. SCOUTING A REAL LIFE EXPERI-
ENCE. 2001. http://
WWW.MREC.IFAS.UFL.EDU/lso/OTHER/
powerpoint_presentations.htm W.C. Fooshee.
Status: Published A PowerPoint presentation
digitized by L.S.Osbome
Osborne, Lance S., Buss, Eileen A., Mannion,
Catharine M., Price, James F.. Commercial
Foliage and Woody OrnamentalArthropod
Pest Management. 2001. http://
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IG012 Status: Published
EDIS publication with pesticide recommenda-
tions
Osborne, Lance S., Short, Donald E., Simone, Gary
W., Dunn, Robert A.. Commercial Orna-
mental Nursery Scouting Manual. 2001.
http://WWW.MREC.IFAS.UFL.EDU/lso/
SCOUT/INTRO.htm W.C.Fooshee. Status:
Published This is a digitized version of
University of Florida publication #SP 235.
Osborne, Lance S.. A New Pest ofSpathiphyllum!.
2001. http://WWW.MREC.IFAS.UFL.EDU/
Iso/ERIO-MITE/Erio-mite.htm W.C.
Fooshee. Status: Published Short description
of a new pest.
Osborne, Lance S.. Insect andRelatedPests of
Foliage Plants. 2001. http://
WWW.MREC.IFAS.UFL.EDU/lso/
index.htm W.C. Fooshee. Status: Published A
digital Version of the Insect and Mite Slide
Sets updated and expanded!
Osborne, Lance S.. PESTUP List Server. 2000.
http://WWW.MREC.IFAS.UFL.EDU/
pestalrt/pestup-l.htm W.C.Fooshee. Status:
Published Explains what the Pestup list server
is and how to join.

Funding
Grants/Contracts

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: IPM ofMEALYBUGS
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total Award($): 1500
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 4/1/01
Period Ending: 3/31/02


Related FAES: APO-03934, APO-03924
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Active
Category: Renewals
Role: Research

Source: National Foliage Foundation
Title: IPM and Resistance Management for Mites
Attacking Ornamentals.
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total Award($): 10000
Current year fund($): 0
Period Starting: 4/1/01
Period Ending: 3/31/01
Related FAES: APO03934, AP0O3924
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: American Floral Endowment
Title: IPM and Resistance Management for Mites
Attacking Ornamentals.
Investigator: Osborne, L. S., Oetting, Ron,
Lindquist, Richard
Total Award($): 150000
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 7/1/01
Period Ending: 6/31/03
Related FAES: APO03934, APO03924
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: American Floral Endowment
Title: Integrated Management of the Mealybug
Phenacoccus madeiriensis.
Investigator: Oetting, Ron, Osborne, L. S.
Total Award($): 50000
Current year fund($): 0
Period Starting: 7/1/01
Period Ending: 6/31/02
Related FAES: APO03934
Related SMP: FL112
Status: Submitted
Category: New
Role: Research






Source: Initiative for Future Agricultural and Food
Systems
Title: Management Alternatives for Profitable
Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Vegetables
Investigator: Cantliffe, Daniel J., Osborne, Lance S.,
Hopkins, Don, VanSickle, John, Sargent, Steve,
Getting, Ronald D., Legaspi, Jesusa C., Riley, David
Total Award($): 2148422
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 2001
Period Ending: 2005
Related FAES: APO03934
Related SMP: FL107, FL112
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research

Source: National Research Initiative Competitive
Grants Program
Title: Gocoris punctipes for Integrated Pest
Management in Greenhouse Production of Peppers
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S., Cantliffe, Daniel J.,
Smither-Kopperl, Margaret L.
Total Award($): 300000
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 2001
Period Ending: 2004
Related FAES: APO03 924, APO-03 934
Related SMP: FL107, FL112
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research

Share
Source: SHARE CONTRIBUTION-Valent
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total award($): 5000
Date of award: 2001
Related FAES: AP003924, APO03934

Source: SHARE CONTRIBUTION-Olympic
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total award($): 2000
Date of award: 2001
Related FAES: APO03924, APO03934

Source: SHARE CONTRIBUTION-Technical
concepts L.P.
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.


Total award($): 500
Date of award: 2001
Related FAES: APO03924, APO03934

Source: SHARE CONTRIBUTION-Gowan
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total award($): 4000
Date of award: Jan, 2001
Related FAES: APO03924, APO03934

Source: SHARE CONTRIBUTION-Uniroyal
Investigator: Osborne, Lance S.
Total award($): 4000
Date of award: Jan, 2001
Related FAES: AP003924, AP003934







Cut Voliage




Robert H. stamps Ih.D.
Environmental
H horticulturist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Environmental
Horticulture
Assignment:
40% research
20% extension
40% administration
Years in present rank:
7
Years in IFAS:
22
Education:
Ph.D. University of Florida
Horticultural Science,
1984
M.S. University of Illinois
Environmental Biology,
1975
B.A. Coe College, General
Science, 1970
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 164
rhs(a)mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Bulletins
Stamps, Robert H., Norcini, Jeffrey G. Preemergent Herbicides
for Use in Ornamentals. Gainesville, FL: University of
Florida/IFAS Extension (EDIS), OH-94 2001. 13 pg Status:
Published
Stamps, Robert H.. Irrigation and nutrient management
practicesfor commercial leatherleaffern production in
Florida (Bulletin 300). Gainesville, FL: University of
Florida/IFAS Extension (EDIS), Bulletin 300 December,
2001. 25 pg Status: Accepted In Press
Circulars
Stamps, Robert H.. Japanese Pittosporum Production and Use.
Gainesville, FL: University ofFlorida/IFAS Extension
(EDIS), Status: Submitted In Review
Stamps, Robert H.. Florida/Holland/Israeli Ruscus Production
and Use. Gainesville, FL: University ofFlorida/IFAS
Extension (EDIS), 2001. 5 pg Status: Accepted In Press
Stamps, Robert H.. Potential Cut Foliage Crops for Production
in Full Sun in Florida (ENH840). Gainesville, FL:
University of Florida/IFAS Extension (EDIS), ENH840
November, 2001. 7 pg Status: Published
Newsletter Article
Stamps, Robert H.. Some seed sources for cut foliage crops.. one
Univ. of Fla., Inst. of Food and Agr. Sci., Putnam Co. Coop.
Ext. Serv. Fern/Cut Foliage Newsletter Oct. 2001 Status:
Published Description: list of seed sources for new cut foliage
crops
Stamps, Robert H.. Cold Protection Using OverheadIrrigation
(excerpted). one Ferns and Flora, Volusia County Coopera-
tive Extension Service 1/2 Status: Published Description:
Brief overview irrigation cold protection principles
Stamps, Robert H.. The Best Irrigation System for Cut Foliage
Production (excerpted). one Ferns and Flora, Volusia
County Cooperative Extension Service 1/2 Status: Published
Description: Discussion of irrigation system design and list of
design resources.
Stamps, Robert H.. Determiningfertilizer application rates. one
Ferns and Flora, Volusia County Cooperative Extension
Service 1/2 Status: Published Description: Guide to fertilizing
leatherleaf fern in Florida
Stamps, Robert H.. The UnderusedAspidistra. one Univ. of Fla.
Inst. of Food Agric. Sci., Putnam County Coop. Ext. Serv.
Putnam Grows Newsletter February/March Status:
Published Description: Provided information about growing
and using Aspidistras






Non-refereed Abstracts
Stamps, R. H.. /Yield and vase life comparisons of
eight leatherleaffern cultivars.
HortScience. 36(3) 2001.: 449 pg Status:
Published
Stamps, Robert H.. Applied use ofPGRs on cut
foliage (florists 'greens). Technical Program
of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of
America. 2001.: 7 pg Status: Published
Stamps, R. H.. / Weed control in containerized
ornamental plant production using
preemergence herbicides. Florida Weed
Science Society Abstract Booklet. 24 2001.:
12 pg Status: Published
Non-refereed Journals
Stamps, Robert H.. Applied use ofPGRs on cut
foliage (florists' "greens").. Proc. Plant
Growth Reg. Soc. ofAmer.. 28 2001. : Pp. 8
-13 Status: Published Stamps,
Robert H., Rock, Diane R., Carris, Jerry P., Graeber,
Diana R.. Evaluation of thirty daffodils
for use in central Florida. Florida State
Hort. Soc. Proc.. 114 2001. Status: Accepted
In Press
Refereed Journal
Chen, Jianjun, Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Yeager,
Thomas H., Stamps, Robert H., Felter, Liz
A.. Evaluation of Captured Storm and
Irrigation Runoff Water for Greenhouse
Foliage and Bedding Plant Production.
Status: Submitted In Review
Stamps, Robert H.. Effects ofpothtI ri'h, ~ dip
treatments on leatherleaffern (Rumohra
adiantiformis) frond vase life. Acta
Horticulturae. 543 2001. : Pp. 299 -303
Status: Published
Trade Journals
Stamps, Robert. Florists' botanicals, beyond
florists' "greens ". The Flower Book 2001.
2(1) 2001.: Pp. 37 -44 Status: Published
Stamps, Robert H.. Choosing an herbicide:
Considerations when using pre-emergents
on ornamental. Nursery Manager Pro. 17/6
2001.: Pp. 65 -67 Status: Published


Funding

Grants/Contracts
RelatedSMP: FL121,FL411
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments
The last of the internal reclaimed water distribution
lines are being installed so this cost-share grant will
soon be completed.

Source: St. Johns River Water Management District
Title: Evaluating alternative sources of water for
irrigation of ornamental plants in production
Investigator: Beeson, Richard C., Chen, Jianjun,
Yeager, Tom H., Stamps, Robert H., Felter, Liz
Total Award($): 62500
Current year fund($): 26785
Period Starting: 8/1/98
Period Ending: 11/10/00
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL105,FL112,FL411
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Fourteen greenhouse crops have been evaluated
using two sources of water deep-well water and
recovered irrigation/stormwater. Water source had no
effect. One refereed and one EDIS publications have
been written and are being internally reviewed.

Source: St. Johns River Water Management District
Title: Monitoring "Best" LeatherleafFemIrrrigation
and Nutrient Management Practices for Commercial
Efficacy
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Total Award($): 169403
Current year fund($): 39956
Period Starting: 8/25/00
Period Ending: 8/24/04
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL265, FL411,FL412
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research
Accomplishments






The purpose of this project is to verify that the
implementation ofleatherleaf fem nitrogen BMPs will
have no detrimental effects on leatherleaf fem frond
quality and production. Quarterly soil and tissue
sampling and analysis have been done and the
information has been shared with the growers. Vase
life determinations, frond color and chlorophyll
content are being monitored.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/
Florida Department ofEnvrionmental Protection
Title: Demonstration of ebb and flow water applica-
tion system for outdoor containerized plant production
inFlorida
Investigator: Haman, Dorota Z., Stamps, Robert H.,
Beeson, Jr., Richard C., Yeager, Thomas H., Hurt,
Todd
Total Award($): 196000
Period Starting: Nov, 2001
Period Ending: Oct, 2003
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL105, FL411,FL412
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
The objective of this project is to determine the
effectiveness of three types of irrigation systems to
minimize non-point source pollution from container
nursery operations. This will be done by monitoring
and evaluating three irrigation systems: ebb and flow,
microirrigation and overhead sprinklers.

Source: UF/IFAS Office of Dean for Extension
Title: Extension notebook computer.
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H., et, al
Total Award($): 2700
Current year fund($): 2700
Period Starting: Mar, 2001
Period Ending: Mar, 2001
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Extension
Accomplishments
The computer has been used repeatedly throughout
the year to present extension programming.


Source: Utility Company (funded; possibly FDEP
later)
Title: Phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated
groundwater using brake ferns
Investigator: Ma, Lena Q., Stamps, Robert H.
Current year fund($): 94375
Period Starting: 1/1/02
Period Ending: 12/31/04
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Field demonstration of the efficacy of brake fern in
remediating arsenic contaminated groundwater.

Source: USDA/NRI Competitive Grants Program
Title: Understanding and enhancement of arsenic
accumulation by an arsenic hyperaccumulating plant
Investigator: Ma, Lena Q., Stamps, Robert H.,
Gaillard, Jean-Francois
Total Award($): 344637
Current year fund($): 137985
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL412
Status: Submitted
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Objectives include evaluation and optimization ofbrake
fern biomass production and accumilation of arsenic from
contaminated soils. Effects of media pH and phosphorus
content on plant growth will be studied.

Source: American Floral Endowment
Title: Evaluation of Post Harvest Systems for Cut
Foliages (Florists' "Greens")
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Total Award($): 95902
Current year fund($): 0
Period Starting: 8/1/01
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL121
Status: Not Funded
Category: New
Role: Research
Accomplishments
Screening committee stated that due to the economic
slowdown and resulting reduced grant funds, this project
was not of sufficient priority to be granted funding.








In Kind
Source: Foliage and landscape plant growers
Title: Plant contributions for research projects and
ORH3513
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Related FAES: APO00001,AP003609
Related SMP: FL112,FL121,FL411
Date of award

Source: Chemical company contributions
Title: Evaluation of chemicals for research and crop
maintenance.
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Related FAES: AP000001
Related SMP: FL121
Date of award 2001

Source: Growing media manufacturers
Title: Growing media for use in ornamental and
vegetable research
Investigator:
Related FAES: APO00001,APO03609
Related SMP: FL265
Date of award various

Source: Irrometer Company
Title: Remote sensing tensiometers
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Related FAES: APO00001
Related SMP: FL411
Date of award 7/10/01


Share
Source: Syngenta
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Total award($): 3000
Date of award: Aug, 2001
RelatedFAES: AP003321


Source: Uniroyal Chemical
Investigator: Stamps, Robert H.
Total award($): 3000
Date of award: 12/2001/-1


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James 5trandikerg1 f'ID.
Piant ratkologist


Title:
Professor
Department:
Plant Pathology
Assignment:
100% research
Years in present rank:
22
Years in IFAS:
33
Education;
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Plant Pathology, 1968
B.S. Uinversity of Wisconsin
Botany and Agronomy,
1964

Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 136
jos@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
Book Chapter
New Publication. Status: Published
CDROM
Strandberg, J. O.. List of common names of carrot diseases
(revised). St. Paul, MN: American Phytopaythological
Society, 2000. Status: Published New Publication.
Status: Published
Other Reports
Strandberg, J. O.. Experimental fungicides for control of
Alternaria leaf blight ofcarrot. Apopka, Florida:
University of Florida, MREC, Plant Pathology Research
Report 2001-2, June, 2001. 6 pg Status: Published
Strandberg, J. O.. Effects of trifloxystrobin fungicide on
leatherleaffern when applied in different application
volumes. Apopka, Florida: University of Florida, MREC,
Plant Pathology Research Report 2001-1, March, 2001.
8 pg Status: Published New Publication. Status:
Published
Refereed Journal
Strandberg, J. O.. A selective medium for the detection of
Alternaria dauci andAlternaria radicina..
Phytoparasitica. 30 2002. Status: Accepted In Press
Strandberg, J. O.. Monitoring gin I/th and development of
carrot on organic soils in FloridaNote Submitted as a
refereed paper but later reduced to non-refereed status
prior to acceptance because ofFSHS policy requiring 2
years of data for field experiments Contested by
author. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural
Society. 114 2001. Status: Accepted In Press
Strandberg, J. O.. Seasonal Variations In G1,,i iIt andDevelop-
ment OfLeatherleafFern LeaveslSeasonal Variations
In G 1,i thi and Development OfLeatherleafFern
LeaveslSeasonal variation in the g i in th/ and develop-
ment ofleatherleaffern. Annals of Applied Biology.
2002. Status: Submitted In Review
Pryor,, B. M., Strandberg, J. O., Nunez, J., Davis, M. A.,
Gilbertson, R.. Survival andpersistence ofAlternaria
dauci in carrot cropping systems. Plant Disease. 2002.
Status: Submitted In Review
Trade Journals
Strandberg, J. O.. Crown rot ofLeriope. American Nurseryman.
193 2001. Status: Accepted In Press Strandberg, J. O..
Pathogenicity of the Fern A inh/ i t I mi. Fungus,
Colletotrichum acutatum, on Wild and Cultivated
Ferns in Florida. Ornamental Outlook. 10 2001. Status:
Accepted In Press New Publication. Status: Published






Website
New Publication. Status: Published Strandberg, J.
0.. Leaf and crown rot ofLiriope. 2001.
http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/woodies/Path/
reports/pp0103/plantpath res rept 03-
01.htm W. C. Fooshee, MREC. Status:
Published Diagnosis, description, and
management of crown rot of Liriopi species
caused by Phytophthora palmivora
Strandberg, J. O.. Monitoringpopulation
densities ofPhytophthora palmivora
during Liriope production. 2001. http://
mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/woodies/Path/reports/
ppO104/plantpath res rept 04-01.htm
W. C. Fooshee, MREC. Status: Published
Survival and incidence of the plant
pathogen, Phytophthora palmivora in
commercial nurseries that grow Liriope
species

Funding
Grants/Contracts
Source: State of Florida
Title: Management ofleatherleaffern anthracnose
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Total Award($): 350000
Current year fund($): 116600
Period Starting: 1/1/01
Period Ending: 12/31/01
Related FAES: MF-3606
Related SMP:
Status: Active
Category: Continuing
Role: Research

Source: Florida Nurserymen and Growers
Association, Research enhancement Award
Title: Development of cultural practices and
effective chemical controls for Phytophthora leaf
and crown rot ofLiriope
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Total Award($): 5000
Current year fund($):
Period Starting: 11/1/01
Period Ending: 12/31/02
Related FAES: APO-03849
Related SMP:
Status: Active


Category: New
Role: Research

Source: IR-4
Title: Experimental fungicides for control of
Alternaria leaf blight of carrot
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Total Award($): 1000
Current year fund($): 1000
Period Starting: 1/1/01
Period Ending: 6/30/01
Related FAES: APO-03 849
Related SMP: FL107
Status: Active
Category: New
Role: Research

In Kind
Source: Florida Potting Soils, Inc.
Title: 10 cubic yards, special potting soil
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Related FAES: MF-3606
Related SMP: FL112
Date of award 6/11/00

Share
Source: FoliarNutrients, Inc.
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Total award($): 2000
Date of award: 9/26/00
Related FAES: APO-03 849

Source: Ag Consulting, Inc.
Investigator: Strandberg, J. O.
Total award($): 1000
Date of award: 4/15/01
Related FAES: APO-03 849







VegetaLle



&rocLction


J.M. Wkite, kh-D.
P'ant 1Njsiologist


Title:
Associate Professor
Department:
Horticultural Science
Assignment:
60% research
40% extension
Years in present rank:

22
Years in IFAS:
33
Education;
Ph.D. The Ohio State Univer-
sity Horticultural
Science, 1970
M.S. Clemson University,
Agricultural Education,
1962
B.S. Clemson University,
Agricultural Educa-
tion, 1961
Contact:
(407) 884-2034 ext 127
jmwhi@mail.ifas.ufl.edu


Publications
CDROM
White, James M.. How to dealii ith change MREC Apopka, June,
2001. Status: Published
White, James M.. Vegetable nutrition. MREC Apopka, September,
2001. Status: Published
Circulars
Weingartner, D. P., White, James M.. Florida variety trial results..
Performance evaluations of potato clones and varieties in the
Northeastern States 1998: University of Maine, Misc. Pub. 747
February, 2001. 4 pg Status: Published
White, James M., Weingartner, D. P.. Florida NE 184potato report..
In: Haynes, Kathleen G (ed) National potato germplasm
evulation and enhancement repotr, 1999.: USDA/ARS,
Beltsville, MD, USDA/ARS 158 April, 2001. 3 pg Status:
Published
White, James M.. Organic Vegetable Productionpp. 109-112. In:
Maynard, D. N. andS. M. Olsen (eds.) Vegetable production
guide for Florida.. University of Florida / Citrus & Vegetable
Magazine: 2001. 4 pg Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner, D. P. Potato -
early line trial results Hastings.pp. 21-22. In: Maynard, D.
N. andS. M. Olsen (eds.) Vegetable Variety Trial Results in
Floridafor 2000.. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: UF /
IFAS, Circular S-396 April, 2001. 2 pg Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner, D. P. Potato -
NE 184 variety trial results Hastings. pp 23-24. In:
Maynard, D. N. andS. M. Olsen (eds.) Vegetable Variety Trial
Results in Floridafor 2000.. Gainesville, FL: UF / IFAS,
Circular 396 April, 2001. 2 pg Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner, D. P. Potato -
red variety trial results Hastings. pp. 25-26. In: Maynard, D.
N. andS. M. Olsen (eds.) Vegetable Variety Trial Results in
Floridafor 2000.. Gainesville, FL: UF / IFAS, Circular 396
April, 2001. 2 pg Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner, D. P. Potato -
round white variety trial results Hastings. pp. 27-29. In:
Maynard, D. N. andS. M. Olsen (eds.) Vegetable Variety Trial
Results in Floridafor 2000.. Gainesville, FL: UF / IFAS,
Circular 396 April, 2001. 3 pg Status: Published
Newsletter Article
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingardner, D. P.. Evaluation
ofpotato varieties in the NE 184 regional selection program
under Florida growing conditions.. 1 Vegetarian 01-03 Status:
Published
White, James M.. National organic program.. 1 Vegetarian 01-02
Status: Published White, James M.. The FSHS 2001 Vegetable
section program.. 1 Vegetarian 01-06 Status: Published






White, James M.. Organic Farming in California..
1 Vegetarian 01-18 Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner,
D. P.. Snack food association potato
variety trials, 2001.. 1 Vegetarian 01-12
Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner,
D. P.. Evaluation ofpotato varieties in the
NE 184 regional selection program under
Florida growing conditions.. 1 Putnam
County Vegetable Newsletter June Status:
Published
Non-refereed Journals
Tyson, Richard V, White, James M., King, K. W.,
Barnes, K. J.. Using urban plant debris and
perlite to produce organic vegetables and
herbs.. Proc. fla. State Hort. Soc.. 113 2000.
:Pp. 253 -256 Status: Published
White, James M.. Cabbage seed germination in
two media and under three temperatures..
Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.. 113 2000. : Pp.
260 -261 Status: Published
Research Report
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner,
D. P., Meldrum, Jill, Gergela, Doug. Florida
chip and fresh potato variety trial report,
2001, UF/IFAS, Hastings.. Hastings REC:
UF/ IFAS Hastings, HAS 2001 4 2001.
97 pg Status: Published
Hutchinson, Chad M., White, James M., Weingartner,
D. P.. Florida NE 184 variety evalua-
tion, 2000.. Hastings REC: UF / IFAS,
2001. 8 pg Status: Published
Trade Journals
Schut, Jan High tech mulch film couldfinally
boom. (supplied information, pictures, and
editedfinal copy). Plastics Technology.
November 2001. : Pp. 1 -6 Status: Published


Share

Source: Ampacent Corp.
Investigator: White, James M.
Total award($): 4677
Date of award: 4/24/01
Related FAES: APO-00001


Funding
In Kind
Source: Redi-Plants Corp.
Title:
Investigator: White, James M.
RelatedFAES: APO- 00001
Related SMP: FL107
Date of award 3/26/01










The Sta4

Name Telephone Ext Supervisor/Title E-mail address
Acree, Wick ..................... 234 .............. (Eshom) Ag. Asst. .............................. wwacree mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Anaya, Lorraine ..............339 .............. (Jackson) Sr. Ag. Asst. ....................... leanaya mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Barber, Lori... (813) 707_7330 .............. Plant City Campus ............................... lgbarber mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Barnett, Nancy ................ 125 .............. (Gray) Ag. Asst. ................................. njbarnett mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Barnett, Claude ...............234 .............. (Jackson) Ag. Asst.
Boswell, Joe .................149 .............. (Norman) OPS
Brennan, Mary ................ 132 .............. (Strandberg) Biol. Sci. ........................ msbrennan mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Caldwell, Russell ............ 158 .............. (Chen) Biol. Sci................................ rdcaldwell@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Carandang, Nap ............. 133 ............. (White) Sr. Lab. Tech. .......................... nccarandang mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Chandler, Annette ........... 165 .............. (Stamps) Biol. Sci. .............................. annc mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Cox, Donald ..................... 176 .............. (Eshom) Maintenance
Cox,Larry ......................234 .............. (Jackson) Sr. Ag. Asst. ........................ llcox@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Eshom, Robin ................ 137 .............. (Hopkins) OPS
Eshom, Steve ................. 176 .............. Facilities Coordinator .......................... see mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Everitt, Kelly ................... 158 .............. (Chen) OPS ........................................ kceveritt mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Firda, Mike ........................................ (Jackson) OPS farm staff
Fooshee, Chris .............. 177 .............. Information Technology/Graphics ...... wcf@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Fowler, Rosemary ............ 132 .............. (Scheiber) Sr. Lab. Tech...................... rsfowler@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Hardig, Brandon.............. 137 .............. (Hopkins) OPS
Hardig, Jeff ...................... 165 ............. (Stamps) OPS
Henning, Daniel ..............243 .............. (IT) OPS/Intern................................... dhenning mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Hewlett, George............. 165 ............ (Stamps) Biol. Sci. ............................. grhewlett mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Hornsby, Linda .............. 102 ............. Office Assistant .................................. ldhomsby mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Houben, Katherine .......... 162 ............. (Osborne) Lab. Tech. ......................... ksh mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Jackson, Mark ............. 174 ............. Farm Supervisor .................................. mrjmail.ifas.ufl.edu
Kahoun, Julie .................. 168 ............ (Beeson) Biol. Sci. ............................. Jkahoun mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Kelley, Karen................... 125/137 ........ (Gray/Hopkins) Lab Tech. ................. ktkelley@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Kok-Yokomi, Moh........... 133/158........ (White/Chen) Sr. Biol. Sci .................. mlkk mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Leckel, Robert ................. 155/120........ (Leibee/Ali) Lab. Tech. ....................... jleckel @mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Lee, Paul ........................ 234 ............. (Jackson) Sr. Ag. Asst.
Li, Zhijian ........................ 135 .............. (Gray) Sr. Biol. Sci. .............................. zjli mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Lobinske, Richard ........... 117/120........ (Ali) Biol. Sci. ..................................... rjlobinske mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Love, James ..................... 234 .............. (Jackson)
Luna, Eileen................... 110 .............. (Venderly) OPS fiscal office ................. emluna@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
M ay, Lara ............ .......... 165 ............. (Stam ps) ........................................
McNaught, Holly ........... 100 .............. Front Desk ....................................... ham mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Mealo,Diane.................. 129 ............. Teaching Coordinator ......................... dwmealo@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Mellich, Terri ................... 157 .............. (Henny) Biol. Sci. ............................... tam@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Phillips, Kathy ............... 140 ............ (Mealo) Events Coordinator. .............. kjpj mail ifas ufl edi
Ravindran, Afitharani...... 122 ............. (Gray) OPS
Reinke, David ................ 234 ............ (Jackson/Eshom) OPS farm staff
Resendiz, Rosa .............. 149/165 ........ (Norman/Stamps) Ag Asst .................. resendiz@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Rivera King, Janel.......... 122 ............ (Gray) OPS
Rock, Diane ..................... 165 .............. (Stamps) OPS ...................................... DKRock mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Rowland, Mark ................ 234 .............. (Jackson) Ag. Asst.
Satterthwaite, Loretta...... 160 .............. (Haydu) Sr. Stat. ................................ lns mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Savage, Ken.................. 155 .............. (Leibee) Biol. Sci................................ ksavage mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Schmidt, Anthony ........... 176 .............. (Eshom) Maint. Specialist
Staudt, Lee .................... 151 ............ (FAWN) OPS
Sterling, E.J................... 168/132........ (Beeson/Strandberg) Lab.Tech. .......... ejcc mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Suber, Brian .................... 155 ............. (Leibee) OPS
Subramanian, Jay ......... 123/125........ (Gray)Asst-in-Hort ............................. js@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Thompson, Connie ......... 137 .............. (Hopkins) Biol. Sci............................... cmthompson@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Treadaway, Larry ............ 151 .............. (FAWN) .................................. stmail.ifas.ufl.edu
VanAman, Marilyn ......... 122 ............ (Gray) Lab. Tech. ............................... mmvanaman@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Venderly, Marsha ..........104 .............. Office Manager .................................. mkvenderly @mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Walter, Sharon................. 113 .............. (Haydu) ProgramAsst........................ smw @mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Wenzel, Geri .................... 110 .............. (Venderly) OPS fiscal office ................. gjwenzel@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Wettstein, Marguerite ..... 162 .............. (Osbome) Biol. Sci. ........................... mvw mail.ifas.ufl.edu
Yuen, Jeanne ................... 149 .............. (Norman) Biol. Sci .............................. jmyu@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
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