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Dr. Harold W. Browning, Center Director
UF/IFAS Citrus Research & Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred, FL 33850-2299
Tel. (863) 956-1151
Fax (863) 956-4631
In This Issue
ISC in Morocco ............................... 1
Research Tax Approved .................. 1
CREC SoccerTeam Schedule .......... 1
Dr. George Ryan ............................. 1
Meet The Childer's Lab ............ 2-3
Internatl. Citrus Congress in Morocco -
presentations and photos ............. 4-5
State Fair Celebrates 100 Years ...... 6
CompuTip of the Month ................... 6
Better Business .............................. 6
Congratulations and Accomplishments
........................ ......... ................ 5 -7
News Around CREC
W welcome, Farewell ......................... 8
Publications Submitted in Feb........... 8
C alendar ...................................... 10
is the monthly newsletter for
employees and friends of CREC.
Citrus Leaves welcomes your
contributions, suggestions and
corrections. Editor, Monica
mmlew,@crec.ifas.ufl.edu; Ext. 1233.
Photography, Gretchen Baut;
Production and Distribution: Word
Processing, Barbara Thompson,
Supervisor; Kathy Snyder, Karla
Flynn and Linda Murphy; Customer
Service, Kathy Witherington,
Supervisor, and Nancy Burke.
ISC in Morocco 4 W
Dr. Mohamed El-Otmani (middle right), -
ISC Immediate Past President, served as
the host of the Xth International Citrus
Congress in Agadir, Morocco last month.
He stands with C R E s Dr. Gene Albrigo
(middle left), who was the ISC President
from 1997-2000 and host of the IXth ISC
Congress 2000 in Orlando. Far right is the
current ISC President, Dr. Xiuxin Deng,
host of the next Congress in China in 2008.
The 2012 ISC Congress will be in Spain. Dr. Luis Navarro from IVIA in Valencia, Spain (far left) is
slated to be the ISC President in 2009-2012. For more on the Congress, see pages 4-5.
Research Tax Approved
Citrus growers approved the Florida Citrus
Production Research Advisory Council research
"box tax" for another six years. In a January
mail referendum, 652 citrus growers (76 percent)
representing 87% of Florida's citrus acreage
voted in favor of the tax, which is currently 0.75
cents per box of citrus harvested. The tax has
raised more than $18 million during the past 12
years and provides funding on areas such as
plant improvement and breeding, citrus tristeza
virus, Diaprepes root weevil, foliar fungal
diseases and precision agriculture. For
information onbox tax projects, FCPRAC annual
reports are posted on their website:
Dr. George Frisbie Ryan (1921-2004)
died of cancer on Jan. 25
in Tacoma, Wash. Dr.
Ryan was a UF faculty
member at CREC in the
1960s. Anative of Wash-
ington, he worked at the
Washington State Univ.
Experiment Station in
Puyallup from 1966-1983.
In his retirement, Dr. Ryan
enjoyed hiking, identifying wildflowers and
plants, photography and family history. He also
volunteered his time working with rhododen-
dron collections. (From the Yakima Herald
CREC Soccer Team In
CREC's soccer team competes in the Auburndale
Co-Ed Spring Soccer League. Games are Sun-
day afternoons at Lake Myrtle Park off Berke-
ley Rd. in Aubumdale. Players and spectators
welcome! For more information, contact Dr.
Elisabeth Knapp, Tel. 1360 or e-mail
CREC Soccer Schedule
2/22 CREC vs. Ballaz (L)
2/29 -vs. Landsharks (tie)
3/7 -vs. Colin, Andrews & Lopez
3/14 -vs. Kicks for Christ, 1:30 pm
3/21 -vs. Chivas, 1:30 pm
3/28 -vs. Ballaz, 3:15 pm
4/4 vs. Powershot, 3:15 pm
4/11 no games scheduled
4/18 -vs. Landsharks, 3:15 pm
4/25 vs. Kicks for Christ, 3:15 pm
5/2 -vs. Beef O'Brady's, 1:30 pm
5/9 no games scheduled
5/16 League Tournament, time TBD
ri ir DIVERSITY OF
Meet... The Childers Lab
Dr. Carl Childers' program on mite and insect pests of citrus was recently
highlighted for the CREC section of the 2003 UF/IFAS Annual Report, to
be printed later this year. Below are excerpts from Dr. Childers' research
report highlight, and an introduction to his research team.
Plant feeding mites in four
different acarine families his-
torically have been a problem
for Florida citrus growers at
one time or another and in-
clude: pink citrus rust mite, cit-
rus rust mite, Texas citrus mite,
citrus red mite, six-spotted
mite, one to three species of
false spider mites in the genus
Brevipalpus, and the broad
mite. Within the past 40 years,
citrus growers have been con-
cerned mostly with the impact
of rust mites, especially on
fruit. Rind blemish damage to
fruit, juice quality, yield and
bonding force reductions are
all associated with citrus rust
mite feeding injury on Florida
citrus and may impact both
fresh and process fruit grow-
Dr. Carl C. Childers, UF/
IFAS Professor of Entomology
at CREC, conducts research in
both acarology and entomol-
ogy to better understand the
biology of different pest mites
Dr. Carl C. Childers
was born in Lexington,
Kentucky, but also lived in
Michigan, Kansas and
Missouri. After graduating
from high school in Kansas
City, Dr. Childers served 10
years in the Naval Reserves
and 2 years active duty on the
U.S.S. Seminole. Afterjunior
college, Dr. Childers enrolled at
the University of Missouri,
where he eventually decided to
pursue entomology. He also
obtained a master's degree at
the University of Missouri,
where he studied a medical
veterinary problem caused by
Dr. Childers subsequently
and develop control strategy
for this complex as well as
search on a complex of thi
species that attack citrus fl
ers of oranges and tangors
developing or mature grapefr
especially red varieties.
Integrated Pest Managemen
Childers conducts resea
on a number of different aspe
of IPM as they relate to suppi
sion of pest mite population
especially rust mites. He ev
ates different acaricides incl
ing petroleum oil formulation
control both citrus rust and
der mite pest species as wel
determine their impacts onb
Childers has also been p
suing the identification of o
100 mite species that occur
Florida citrus, and assessing
impacts of copper formulati
and other fungicides on sub
quent population increases
citrus rust and spider mites. C
see r. C h l/. o', pag
entered a Ph.D. program at UF,
but soon moved to a job in
Northern Illinois. Three years
later, he returned to graduate
school at the University of
Missouri and completed his
doctorate in 1974. His Ph.D.
research involved integrated
mite control in apples.
Amy Lane is a Senior
Laboratory Technician in Dr.
Childers' lab. A Winter Haven
S. native, Amy graduated from UF
-' with a degree in natural resource
S.*. a 4 recreation management. Amy
worked for the Florida Park
Service as a ranger at the Silver
River State Park near Ocala and
at the Lake Kissimmee State Park
qA east of Lake Wales. She came
to CREC in January 2003.
Amy conducts both field and laboratory work, including mite
and insect sample preparation, sorting samples, setting up tests,
monitoring trees for pests, data analysis and other computer work.
Amy is single and enjoys outdoor activities such as canoing,
camping and hiking.
ver Peaches (Percivia)
Son Mariner has worked at
the CREC for three years. She
ons carries out field and labora-
se- tory work, including mite and
sof insect sample preparation,
ol- mounting slide specimens for ..
e 3 identification, maintaining
Brevipalpus colonies, label-
ing and boxing slides, prepar-
ing alcohol solutions, clean-
ing slides and maintaining
vehicle fuel reports.
Born and raised in Haines City, Peaches attended Polk Commu-
nity College and Ridge Vocational-Technical Center. She and her
husband, Squeek, who is in the military, have two sons, Michael
and Napolean, and two granddaughters, Jackie and Kyara. Peaches
likes to travel and enjoys baking.
Dr. Childers went onto North
Carolina State, where he was a
field coordinator for an apple
pest and orchard management
program. In 1977, Dr. Childers
accepted his position at CREC,
where he has established a
career in citrus acarology and
Dr. Childers and his wife,
Lavon, have two children,
Michael and Robin, and four
grandchildren. Mrs. Childers is
an administrator for the Palm
Garden nursing home in Winter
Dr. Childers, who says his
work is his hobby, also enjoys
saltwater and freshwater fishing,
is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan
and loves playing with his
The Childers Lab.. .frompage 2
with mite taxonomists Dr. W C.
Welbourn, Florida Department
of Agriculture & Consumer
Services in Gainesville, Dr. R.
Ochoa, USDAARS Systematic
Entomology Laboratory in
Beltsville, Dr. Barry O'Connor,
University of Michigan, and Dr.
Eddie Ueckermann, Plant Pro-
tection Research Institute in
South Africa have accelerated
There are at least 100 spe-
cies of mites present on Florida
citrus with only a few being
pests. The majority are preda-
cious and feed on various other
mites and insects. An exten-
sive survey of mite species on
citrus has been on-going by Dr.
Childers since the early 1990's
and has included several sea-
son-long studies using differ-
ent pesticides, primarily fungi-
cides, at various field locations.
Threats from Citrus Leprosis
and Various Exotic Pest Mites
to Florida Citrus
Citrus leprosis is a serious
viral disease of oranges that is
vectored by one or more spe-
cies of false spider mites in the
genus Brevipalpus. The dis-
ease occurs in several coun-
tries in South America, includ-
ing Brazil. In recent years, the
disease has been increasingly
reported throughout much of
Central America. Dr. Childers,
in collaboration with Dr. Ken
Derrick, recently edited a spe-
cial issue of Experimental and
Acarology is the study of
mites and ticks. Mites and
ticks are not insects, but
arachnids. Arachnids is a
class of arthropods that
includes scorpions and
spiders. The order Acari
Applied Acarology that updated
information on "Brevipalpus
mites and the Rhabdoviruses
They Vector on Different Crops."
Dr. Jose Carlos Rodrigues,
in collaboration with Dr. Maria
Gallo-Meagher, UF/IFAS De-
partment of Agronomy in
Gainesville, are developing mo-
lecular methods to compare dif-
ferent populations of mites col-
lected by Dr. Childers and Dr.
Rodrigues from different coun-
tries or regions of South, Cen-
tral or North America as well as
from Australia. Parallel sets of
mite samples were also collected
for classical taxonomic compari-
sons by Dr. Ronald Ochoa,
USDAARS Systematic Entomol-
ogy Laboratory inBeltsville, and
Dr. W. C. Welbourn, Florida De-
partment of Agriculture & Con-
sumer Services in Gainesville.
The objective will be to deter-
mine if we have a previously
unidentified species complex
within one of the three currently
recognized species found on
Brazilian, Florida and Texas cit-
Dr. Childers has also identi-
fied five species of thrips that
are pests of Florida citrus.
Dr. Childers is Past President
of the Acarological Society of
America and a member of its Ex-
ecutive Board. He has been in-
strumental in organizing the pro-
grams for the acarology sympo-
sium in conjunction with the
Entomological Society of
America meetings over the past
includes mites and ticks. Ticks
are the largest mites.
Some mites are beneficial
because the feed on other
mites and insects. Some
beneficial species are used for
Some mites cause damage to
citrus and other crops.
Dr. Jose Carlos Rodrigues
(pictured left) and Dr. Maria
Gallo-Meagher from the UF/IFAS
Agronomy Department in
SGainesville are working with Dr.
Childers to examine genetic
differences between Brevipalpus
v mite populations for identification
L and taxonomic applications.
Brevipalpus mites are vectors of
__ the citrus leprosis virus, the cause
of a serious citrus disease in Brazil and other South and Central
American countries. This research is crucial to understanding mite
populations in different regions and virus-vector relationships, and
to ultimately develop control strategies. Although citrus leprosis
virus is not currently in Florida, the Brevipalpus mite vectors do
occur in our state, and there is great concern should the virus be
Paul Threlkeld conducted
field work for Dr. Childers as
well as some laboratory work.
He worked for Dr. Childers for
two years but is not currently
employed in the lab. His
Threlkeld, also worked for Dr.
two years and is the Project
Leader for development of a
Ranking System for Exotic Spe-
cies of Tetranychoidea that pose
a threat to United States agricul-
ture. Childers has served as sub-
ject editor for the International
Journal of Acarology for the past
several years and subject editor
for Arthropod Management
Tests, a publication of the Ento-
mological Society of America.
He is aboard certified entomolo-
gist since 1974 through the En-
tomological Society of America.
Depending on the species,
mites can cause fruit blem-
ishes, hurt fruit production and
damage plant parts.
Dust mites are common in
households. They are not
harmful, but many people are
allergic to them.
Rust mite feeding
damages fruit surfaces
and causes dark
Mites and ticks can carry a
number of human, animal and
plant diseases, including lyme
disease, skin mites that cause
mange and scabies, scrub
encephalitis and citrus
International Citrus Congress Morocco
The Xth Congress of the International Society of Citriculture a meeting of citrus
interests from around the world was held on Feb. 15-20 in Agadir, Morocco. Over
800 people from 40 countries were in attendance, including 27 participants from CREC
(UF and FDOC). Participation for many of the CREC attendees was made possible bu
air travel grants funded by the ISC Congress 2000. Below is a list of CREC oral and
poster presentations (www.lal.ufl.edu/ISC_Citrus_homepage.htm).
Top right: one of the hotel sites for the Xth Congress, Le MWridien Palais des Roses.
Middle right: Panel at the final plenary session. Dr. Mohamed Ismail is seated
second from the left, next to him, left to right, Dr. Jude Grosser, Dr. Mohamed El-
Otmani, Dr. Gene Albrigo. Lower right: Moroccan countryside.
Photos contributed by Dr. Mohamed Ismail, Dr. Pete Timmer and Kathy Snyder.
Ploidy Manipulation: Old Strategy, New Tools
and New Research Topics Ollitrault P.,
Navarro, L. and Grosser, J.
The Continuing Evolution of Protoplast Fu-
sion as a Tool for Citrus Variety Improvement
- Grosser, J.W.
Somatic Hybrid Vigor in Citrus: Direct Evi-
dence From Protoplast Fusion of an Embryo-
genic Callus Line With a Transgenic Mesophyll
Parent Expressing the GFP Gene Guo, W. W.
and Grosser, J. W.
Regeneration of Transgenic Sweet Orange
Plants Containing a 742bp Citrus Tristeza Vi-
rus-Derived Sequence 392 -Ananthakrishnan,
G, Gowda, S., Orbovic, V, Dawson, W.O. and
Transgenic Sweet Orange Plant Regeneration
by Protoplast Co-Transformation With a Po-
tential Canker Resistance Gene and a GFP
Marker Gene Guo W. W. and Grosser, J. W.
RAPD Analyses of 'Tetrazyg' Progeny From
Crosses of Selected Somatic Hybrids for
Rootstock Improvement Chandler, J.L.,
Browning, J.A., Guo, W.W. and Grosser,
Triploid Fresh Citrus Fruit Breeding at the
UF-Citrus Research and Education Center -
Gmitter, F.G Jr., Wang, Y, Wang, L.,
Wendell, M.K., Zhou, P and Grosser, J.W
Ascospore Development, Maturation, Dis-
charge and Infection of Citrus by
Dr. Albrigo (left) with Dr. Ahmed
Ait-Oubaou (Morocco) and Dr.
Xiuxin Deng (right). Dr. Deng,
current ISC President has worked
with Dr. Grosser and Gmitter at
CREC and in China, and several
of his students have worked at
CREC, including Dr. Wenwu Guo.
Mycosphaerella citri, the Cause of Citrus s
Greasy Spot Mondal. S.N. and Timmer,
Distribution and Control of Alternaria
Brown Spot on Tangerines and Their Hy-
brids in Brazil Peres. N.A.R. and Timmer,
Session: Climate and Other Environmental
Factors: Effect on Crop Physiology and
Production Chairperson: G Albrigo (Univ.
of Florida, USA); Co-chair: J. Ortuzar
Screening Selected Citrus Germplasm for
Resistance to Witch's Broom Disease of
Lime (WBDL) Khan. I.A., Lee, R.F., Grosser,
J.W. and Hartung.
Shade Effects on Citrus Leaf Gas Exchange, Fruit
Yield and Quality Svvertsen, J.P, Jifon, J.L.,
Goni, C. and Oterro, A.
Major Factors Influencing Year to Year Variation
of Yields in Brazilian Citrus Production -Albrigo,
L.G., Valiente, J.I. and Van Parys de Wit, C.
Monitoring Gene Expression Changes During Ab-
scission in Citrus Zhong, G., Kostenyuk, I. and
Molecular Characterization of Disease Resistance
in Citrus Febres, V, Carlos, E., Derrick, K. and
Resistance Gene Candidate (RGC) Approaches
to Improving Disease Resistance in Citrus -
Gmitter, F.G, Jr., Deng, Z., Xu, X., Huang, S.
and Zheng, Q.
Grapefruit Juice and Drug Metabolism: A Dy-
namic Relationship Stinson. W.S. and Widmer,
Determination of Aroma Active Leaf Volatiles
in New Triploid and Tetraploid Citrus Hybrids
- Morton, M., Rouseff, R.,-Grosser, J.W. and
Vibrofluidized Bed Drying a Viable Process
for the Conversion of Citrus Processing Residue
Into Animal Feed Roe E.A., Gilbert, R.A. and
Using Clientele Preferences to Design Web De-
livery of Citrus Information Buker. R.S.. III
Session: Citrus Research and Development: Plan-
ning, Funding and Communication Mechanisms
In A Changing World Chairperson: M. Ismail
(Florida Dept. of Citrus). Sponsored by: De-
partment of Citrus, Florida, USA.
See CREC Presentations, page 5
Tours included visits to citrus
growing regions, historical sites
and cultural venues. The group
photo (middle) includes several UF and CREC participants at a pre-Congress tour: Natalia Peres, Pete and Nancy Timmer, Robin Stuart,
Fahiem El-borai, Holly Chamberlain.
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... from page 4
Citrus Research and Development: Planning,
Funding and Communication Mechanisms in a
Changing World Ismail M.
Citrus Literature The Role of the Citrus Re-
search & Education Center (CREC) Library in
Collecting, Preserving and Indexing for Re-
searchers and Students Russ, P and Albrigo,
Session: Postharvest Biology and Technology:
Current Research and Challenges Chairper-
son: M. Ismail (Dept. of Citrus, Lake Alfred,
Florida, USA) Sponsored by the Department
of Citrus, Florida, USA
Advancing the Frontiers of Postharvest Biol-
ogy and Technology of Citrus: Where We Are
and Where To Go From Here Ismail, M.A.
A Comparative Study of Postharvest Peel Pit-
ting in Citrus Fruits Grown Under Florida and
Spanish Conditions Alferez, F., Octavio, B.,
Alqueraz, B., Zacarias, L. and Bums, J.K.
Future Research on Reducing Citrus Fruit Peel
Disorders Dou H.
Session: Insects/Mites/Nematodes and Their
Control Chairperson: E. Grafton-Cardwell
(Univ. of California, USA); Co-chair: L. Duncan
(University of Florida, USA)
Food Web Involvement in the Regulation of
Citrus Pests and Diseases by
Entomopathogenic Nematodes Duncan. L.
Climatic Effects on Flowering, Fruit Set and
Quality of Citrus Fruit Albrigo. L.G.
The Role of Biotechnology in Developing Qual-
ity Citrus Fruits Grosser. J.W.
Enhancing Quality of Fresh Citrus Through
Better Postharvest Handling Ismail. M.A.
Expression of Mutant Green Fluorescent Pro-
tein Genes in Transgenic Citrus Plants Kayim.
M., Derrick, K. S., Barthe, G.A. and Beretta,
Entomopathogenic Nematodes And Biological
Control of the Citrus Root Weevil Diaprepes
abbreviatus: Virulence of New Strains of
Steinemema riobrave Stuart. R.J., Shapiro-
Ilan, D.I., James, R.R.,Nguyen, K. and McCoy,
Recovery of Parasitoids (Hymenoptera:
Eulophidae and Trichogrammatidae) Released
for Biological Control of Diaprepes
abbreviatus (Coleoptera : Curculionidae) in
Florida Pefia. J.E., Hall, D.G., Nguyen, R.,
McCoy, C., Amalin, D., Stansly, P., Adair, R.,
Lapointe, S., Duncan, R. and Hoyte, A.
Web-Based Reporting of Abundance of Adult
Diaprepes Root Weevils from Six Sites in
Florida Using Tedders Traps, 2001-2003 -
Futch. S.H. and Zekri, M.
Diaprepes Root Weevil Management Zones
Related to Characteristics of a Sandy Alfisols
in Florida Citrus L.H., Syvertsen, J.P, Stuart,
Pete and Nancy Timmer enjoy the Moroccan
R.J., McCoy, C.W., Schumann, A.W.
RNA Profiling on Trees Affected by Citrus Blight -
Carlos. E.F., Beretta, M.J.G, Barthe, G, Denslow,
N., Larkin, P., Derrick, K.S., and Moore, GA
Evaluation of Harvest Timing, and Geographical
Location of New Grapefruit Cultivars on Suscepti-
bility to Postharvest Pitting and Chilling Injury Inci-
dence Dou H.
Above, left to right:
standing, Fahiem El-
Monday, Steve Futch,
Robin Stuart, James,
Kathy Snyder, Ed
Mukaddes Kayim, Holly
Ai. Rouseff and Natalia
Morocco is on the northwest corner of Africa,
south of Spain. The Congress was held in the city
of Agadir on the Atlantic coast.
Morocco's citrus is grown primarily for fresh
fruit. Majorvarieties include Clementines and
other mandarins, navels, 'Salustiana' oranges and
Sanguinelli blood oranges (www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/
ISC_Citrus_homepage.htm and click onMorocco
Citrus Industry link).
Viewing the countryside: Pete and
Nancy Timmer (second from left),
along with Sachindra Mondal, Robin
Stuart, FahiemEl-borai, Natalia Peres;
seated Holly Chamberlain (left) and
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L to r: Fahiem El-borai, Holly Chamber-
lain, Pete Timmer, Natalia Peres and
State Fair Celebrates
The Florida Stite FauII i TIan.I t T ip
(Feb. 6-17) ccIlblcld its I'" ilb
anniversary. UF IFAS. I.d lici\Iblt
in the agrictililtti buildIiiin
including a display of IFAS
programs (top niiti ccnicli anid a
display on nex\ li'ul diil \ an-d 'ibl \ IniliiS I i ir p'hi I
A "Celebration ol ilK C cni h lso IiionCal \libiL iI -Ilit
featured milestone, and icnoiabilu fln ll ploi ll i I'"l
years. The FD(OC ciceid a c lus hlsloin c\llhibt Itat
focused onthc l'4, -i niic, ii ltil i hil dcadc id al flio/cn
concentrate teclhnoloi \\n as d\ c Ioped b a tican ol FDO)(
andUSDAscicnult IliCs iludinl- Di Ed Nlooic 1i 1 I -'IuI
The FDOC .s ailolmii d cilltl I pccliini-' si stei.nI on
display (nearriil Iil illn lt FlonidAi nl nllII H IIl ol Flai
building. Fresh cltI lilll amiplllc and olai,-_c ILnic \\inC
offered to faii-_ocis TIhe aica in eldcd I sniall oiian-c
"grove" (belo' i i\ inil cic cilliliti lic l',itiicd on
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CompuTip of the Month
When shopping online, buy only from
secure sites those with an address that
starts https: not just http: and sites
that use secure socket layer (SSL)
encryption. Unfortunately, that's not a
fail-safe check. The https: url, security
certificates, logos and icons can be
spoofed to make a site "look" secure.
Tips that pertain to UF/IFAS Business:
Travel: Travel reimbursement vouchers
must be turned in within 10 days after
completion of travel.
Grant Closeout: When closing out a grant, keep in mind the
* All encumbrances must be closed out.
* All merchandise must be receivedby the grant end date it
is not sufficient to merely commit funds by the end date.
* All invoices must be paid.
* The Final Report must be completed and a copy of the first
page submitted to Alta Church in the Business Office.
* Closeout letter issued through the IFAS Sponsored Programs
office must be signed and returned.
* Grant closeout procedures can proceed after completion of
Giadiatc sttldiiint fi lo0n lic Dqcp
of Plant Pathology (right) visited
CREC on Feb. 6. The students visited C R E s plant pathology faculty,
toured the Center and examined citrus diseases. Above left, Dr.
Sachindra Mondal speaks to a group of students. Photos by Dr. Brlansky.
Nicole Buker graduated from UF last fall
with a bachelor's degree in chemical
engineering. She is currently working for the
FDOC in Dr. John Zhang's lab, where she
worked last summer. Nicole is married to Dr.
.cr r ~ ~
Rogers was awarded
a National Science
travel grant to attend
the XXII International
Brisbane, Australia this August. He also
received the 2004 John Henry Comstock
award from the North Central Branch of
the Entomological Society of America and
will receive an all-expense paid trip to the
National Entomological Society of
America Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City
this November to receive the award.
Paul Winniczuk, whose photo was in
last month's Citrus Leaves, is managing a
USDA grant for Dr. Mickey Parish on the
safety and security of foods transported in
tanker trucks. He is uniquely qualified to
manage this 3-year project because of his
knowledge and familiarity of protocols used
to clean and sanitize food-grade tanker
trucks. Paul conducted research for his
M.S. in Food Science in Dr. Parish's lab in
1993-94. Paul works in the Packinghouse,
Room 62. He can be reached at tel. extension
1409, e-mail email@example.com.
retired from UF/IFAS
in Feb. after 34 years
at CREC. Tomworked
in the Packinghouse, and prior to that, in
the entomology group.
Dr. Megh Singh was named 2004
Outstanding Weed Scientist by the
Florida Weed Science Society.
Sanjit Singh, son of Dr. Samunder and Dr. Shila
Singh, was awarded second place in the Polk County
Science and Engineering Fair at the Nora Mayo Hall in
Winter Haven, Feb. 2-4. Sanjit's project title was "The
Possible Allelopathic Effect of Perennial Peanut on
Some Citrus Weeds." He worked with Dr. Joe Noling
on the project. Sanjit will compete at the State Science
and Engineering Fair of Florida in Jacksonville in April.
David Futch (right), son of Dr. Steve and
Debbie Futch, was selected to present his
science fair project, "Destroying Deadly
Diaprepes, Year II" at the Polk County
Regional Science and Engineering Fair in
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and black-and-white photography. Middle: the girls learned about digital video from Gretchen Baut, who helped them make a cool
video about a Girl Scout event. Far right: Shelley Jones (standing far right), troop leader and chemist in Dr. Braddock's lab, with the
troop at one of their meetings, where Dr. Monica Lewandowski gave a presentation on picture-taking tips.
Citrus Disease Hotline
Flower Bud Induction
Shake, Rattle & Load
Citrus growers had an opportunity to learn more
about mechanical harvesting and abscission through
seminars and field trips. A workshop was held on
Feb. 4 in Sebring. Afield trip in the southwest Florida
area gave growers an opportunity to examine the
various mechanical harvesting systems, and a field
trip in Polk County in offered a demonstration of a
canopy shaker system (far right). Dr. Steve Futch
coordinated the event. To view speaker Powerpoint
presentations from the Feb. 4 workshop, visit:
Robin Bryant FDOC Mechanical
David Hurley OPS (Dr. Nigg)
Ayna Salas Visiting student (Dr.
Contact the CREC Switchboard to submit
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Dr. Timmer's lab and friends gathered to bid
Josh and Julie Webb hold farewell to Li Zhang, left to right: Ling
newborn son, Conner Wang, Dr. Jae Wood Hyun (visiting scientist
Douglas, born on Feb. 22 (8 from Korea), Turksen Shilts, Dr. Pete Timmer,
lb. 4 oz). Proud grandparents Li and her husband, Dr. Guangyan Zhong
are Jack Smoot (who works (who works inDr. Burns' lab). Li worked in
in Dr. Rouseff's lab) and his Dr. Timmer's lab for three years. Dr.
wife, Jill. Sachindra Mondal says she was a wonderful
coworker and contributed to several papers.
Li and Guangyan are expecting a baby in the
near future. Photo by Sachindra Mondal.
Alissa Renee Jackson, daughter of Ian and Terry Jack-
son, was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour
Society. Alissa, who is a senior at Florida Atlantic University,
will graduate with aB.A. in elementary education inApril. She
is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
teaches Sunday School and Boca Raton Community Church
and is a member of their College Career Ministry. Alissa's
maternal grandparents are Terry and Jerry Wall of Lakeland
and her paternal grandparents are Marette and Oliver Jackson
of Haines City. Ian works in Dr. McCoy's lab.
Publications Submitted to the Publications Committee in February
S. H. Futch, M. J. Beretta, and K. S. Derrick. Citrus Sudden Death in Brazil. Citrus Industry Magazine.
J. Wei and M. Salyani. Characterizing Tree Foliage Density with a Laser Scanner. Transactions oftheASAE.
L. R Parsons. PrecisionAgriculture for Citrus. Florida Grower
N. J. Matella, R J. Braddock, J. F. Gregory, III, and R. M. Goodrich. Capillary Electrophoresis and High Performance Liquid
Chromatography Determination of Polyglutamyl 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate Forms within Citrus Products. Journal ofAgricultural and
P. K. Russ and L. G Albrigo. The Role of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Collecting Preserving, and Indexing Citrus
Literature. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the International Society of Citriculture.
H. Li, J. P. Syvertsen, R. J. Stuart, C. W. McCoy,A. W. Schumann, and W. S. Castle. Soil Calcium, Magnesium, and IronAssociated
with Root Weevil Distribution and Citrus Tree Decline: A Case Study in Florida. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the
International Society of Citriculture.
March 18 50th Annual Citrus Engineering Conference
Sponsored by the Florida Section -American Society of Mechanical Engineers. CREC.
Registration 8:00 a.m.; program at 9:00 a.m.
Registration $60 after March 11: www.asme.org/sections/florida/citrs.htm
Program speakers and topics:
"Packaging for citrusjuices" Dr. Jean-Pierre Emond, Packaging Science Courtesy Professor, University of Florida
"3-A Sanitary standards applied to juice processing" Tim Rugh, Executive Director, 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc.
"World class standards for ammonia refrigeration systems" Joe DeMarco, PE. Engineering Manager, Tropicana Products, Inc.
23rd Citrus Engineering Award. Jay Oliver, Manager, C.I.G. Accounts, Progress Energy
"Integration of statistical process control" Jim Redifer, Rockwell Automation
"Engineering solutions for lightning and surge protection" Paul Gates, CEO, TEAMWORK
"Successful CIP" Cliff Vaughn, Engineering Project Manager, Johnson Diversey Inc.
March 25 Mini- Symposium: Utilization ofAgricultural Biomass for Ethanol Production
USDAARS Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory, 600 Ave. S, N.W. Winter Haven, FL. www.citrus.usda.gov
Dr. Lonnie Ingram: Engineering Bacteria for Ethanol Production
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
Director, Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels (FCRC)
Dr. Joy Doran Peterson: Pectin-rich Biorefinery for Fuel Ethanol and Specialty Chemicals
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, The University of Georgia
Dr. Karel Grohmann: Production of Ethanol from Citrus Peel
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory (Retired)
A roundtable discussion with Drs. Ingram, Peterson and Grohmann will follow the formal presentations.
March 23-27: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Symposium for Protected Culture in Mild Winter Climate
Orlando Worldgate Hotel, Kissimmee, FL. Hosted by the University of Florida Horticultural Sciences Department,
March 26 Government Day Luncheon and Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Nora Mayo Hall, Winter Haven
The 2004 inductees into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame are Lorin T Bice (deceased) of Haines City; C. Elton Crews of Avon Park; Donak
M. Lins (deceased) of Tampa; Bert E. Roper of Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus and the Florida Citrus
Showcase. For more information, contact Lisa Rath at (863) 293-4171.
June 6-8: Florida State Horticultural SocietyAnnual Meeting
Sheraton World Resort, Orlando
Presentations of applied research pertaining to the production, handling and marketing of horticultural crops and products.
July 24-28: American Society of Plant Biology Annual Meeting, Disney Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL.
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6
Plant Path &
Friends 11 am
Course: Course: Flavor Teaching Lab
Adv Citric II Chemistry
7 Time 8 Seminar: 9 10 11 12 13
Due Dr. Noling Plant Path &
Friends 11 am
Course: Course: Flavor Teaching Lab
Adv Citric II Chemistry
14 15 16 17 Annual 18 19 29
CREC Soccer workshop Citrus Plant Path &
Team Engineering Friends 11 am
Lake Myrtle Park Conference Teaching Lab
1:30 pm Course: Course: Flavor
Adv Citric II Chemistry
21 22 23 24 25 P Path i26 27
Ti me 11 am
CREC Soccer Cards p FCPRAC Teaching Lab
Lak Mrt Park presentations FL Citrus Hall
Lake Myrtle Park Course: Course: Flavor of Fame, Winter
1:30 pm Adv Citric II Chemistry Haven
28 29 30 31
CREC Soccer Seminar: BLOODMOBILE at CREC:
Team June 9, Aug. 12 and Nov. 23
Lake Myrtle Park Alen Mo
3:30 pm Class: Adv
All events subject to change.
16 UF/IFAS Faculty Accountability System
II training workshop, 9 a.m. New FAS II
system. For UF faculty and staff that
compile FAS reports.
18 50th Annual Citrus Engineering
Conference, sponsored by the Florida
Section of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers. BHG 1-2.
Invited speakers to address topics
pertaining to citrus engineering.
23 Florida Citrus Production Research
Advisory Council, "box tax" proposals,
oral presentations. BHG 3-4, all day.
25-26 Technical Committee on Juice and
Juice Products, BHG.
30 Seminar, Allen Morris. BHG Room 1, 11
am 12 pm (Refreshments, 10:45 am)
Classes at CREC this semester:
Flavor Chemistry & Technology, Dr. Rouseff,
Thursday, 4-8 p.m., BHG Teaching Lab.
Advanced Citriculture II, Dr. Albrigo, Mondays, 4-7
p.m. BHG Conf. room.