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Berry/Vegetable Times

August/September 2010

Calendar of Events

Nov. 10 2010 Florida Ag Expo at
GCREC. For more information, go
to http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/.

Nov. 16-18 25"' Annual Tomato
Disease Workshop, GCREC.
Registration $120. See website for
details http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/
TomDiseaseWorkshop.htm. See
Page 11 of this newsletter for more.

Feb. 11, 2011. Strawberry Field
Day at GCREC. More details to

Feb. 8-11, 2011 North American
Strawberry Growers Association
and North American Strawberry
Research Symposium Joint
Meeting. Tampa. For more
information go to www.nasga.org.


November 10th
Program now available online
and on Page 10 of this

A University of Florida/IFAS and Florida
Cooperative Extension Service Newsletter
Hillsborough County, 5339 CR 579
Seffner, FL 33584 (813)744-5519
Alicia Whidden, Editor
Gulf Coast Research & Education Center
14625 County Road 672,
Wimauma, FL 33598 (813) 634-0000
Jack Rechcigl, Center Director
Christine Cooley, Layout and Design
James F. Price, Co-Editor

Fromwi Your A genvt
Another Sun Risk- Protecting
Your Eyes!
Living here in Florida we
know about protecting our skin from
the damaging effects of the sun by
wearing protective clothing and the
liberal use of sunscreens. But have
you ever thought about the effects of the sun on your eyes and
the damage that may be occurring? Most of us have not; we
think only about wearing sunglasses to make it more
comfortable for us to see when we are out in the sun. This
past July was designated UV Safety Awareness Month by the
American Academy of Ophthalmology. The goal is to
educate us about the damaging effects of the sun to our eyes
(Continued on page 2)

GCREC Breeding Notes
Vance Whitaker, GCREC

Planting date considerations for 'Florida Radiance'
Over the course of last season I spent time observing
the performance of 'Florida Radiance' in growers' fields.
Many of you asked, "what caused the appearance of bullet-
shaped berries early last season?" Some suggested this was
the fault of the SNSV virus. For more information on this
viral disease, please reference the June edition of the Berry/
Vegetable Times. While this is a possible cause, it is
unlikely. A much more likely cause was environmental
conditions, namely the unusual heat we encountered early last
season in combination with fewer than normal chilling hours
in the nurseries. Craig Chandler shared with me that he has
observed shape problems under this combination of
environmental conditions in the past.

(Continued on page 2)

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and what precautions to take. Florida is
located near the equator so we have a greater
risk of eye damage. Water sports, which are
popular with many of you, and games played
on concrete or sand, increase the risk due to
the exposure to reflected light. With our
work and play we are out in the sun quite
Unlike most of the cells in our body
that can repair or replace themselves, the
cells in the lens of our eyes never are
replaced nor can be repaired so damage to
the lens accumulates over our lifetime. The
damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in
sunlight which is also what causes damage to
our skin. Damage can start in our childhood
but the problem may not show up until we
are adults. Doctors say that retinal damage is
greatest in children younger than 10 years
old, so prevention needs to start very young.
Eye color does not matter when it
comes to sun damage to our eyes. One
problem that can occur after as little as one
day out in the sun is keratitis, which is
sunburn of the eye. Most of the damage to
our eyes is cumulative so as we age several
different problems can develop. One is
cataracts, which are clouding of the eye,
that blur and dim our vision. UV damage is a
major factor in the formation of cataracts.
Pteryguims can block your vision.
This is a condition where tissue grows on the
whites of your eye. Macular degeneration,
which is the deterioration of the eye's macula
in the retina, can severely decrease your
vision. Also your eyelids can develop the
deadly skin cancer, melanoma.
By taking simple steps to protect your
vision, especially when young, you can avert
much of the damage to your eyes. All of us
need to wear proper sunglasses, especially
between 10 AM and 2 PM, when UV rays
are the strongest. It is very important for
children to be taught to wear sunglasses. Not
just any fashionable pair of sunglasses will
do; you need to look for sunglasses that say

they have over 95% UV protection. It can be
even more damaging to your eyes to wear
sunglasses that do not have UV protection
because the dark lenses will let your pupils
dilate and let even more UV radiation enter
your eye than if you need not wear the
Other factors to consider for better
protection, after you check the UV rating, are
large lenses that fit close to the eye and
sunglasses that wrap around your temples and
block the light entering from the sides. Lastly,
wear a hat with at least a three inch brim to
give your eyes all the protection you can.
Remember to not only protect your selves but
your children- wear proper sunglasses and a
hat when you are out in the sun!

AUlcia/ Vhidde. v
813-744-5519 ext. 134

(Continued from page 1)

If the fruit shape issue is indeed heat-
induced, we might expect to see more
misshapen fruit from early-planted 'Florida
Radiance' this coming season. In addition,
since this variety produces a "weak" plant in
the nursery and benefits from extra growth and
hardening-off, I am concerned that this variety
may not perform up to expectations if dug too
early. I recommend planting 'Florida
Radiance' over multiple dates this fall to
examine the effects of planting date on fruit
shape and yield patterns.

New Nursery Practices in Northern California
Natalia Peres and I recently took a trip
to northern California to get a better handle on
how that industry works and how it indirectly
impacts Florida growers. I was surprised to
find that some nurseries have converted to
100% drip irrigation, while others remain at
100% overhead irrigation. I expect that that
(Continued on page 3)

(Continued from page 2)
the use of drip irrigation will reduce the
incidence of disease, particularly angular leaf
spot. Perhaps this change in irrigation
practice will indirectly result in fewer disease
problems for Florida growers in the future.

Trials at FSGA in Dover
While most of our breeding trials take
place at the GCREC in Balm, we will be
planting a small number of advanced
selections at the FSGA. We will also be
conducting other projects in Dover on first-
year seedlings that involve yield, disease
resistance, and fruit quality traits. We
appreciate the support that the FSGA has
provided by allowing us to use this secure
but publicly accessible testing location.

La Nina Conditions Return to the
Pacific Ocean; Low Disease
Pressure Expected for the 2010-11
Clyde Fraisse, Ag and Bio Engineering Gainesville
and Natalia Peres, GCREC

After a winter of moderate to strong
El Nifio conditions, ocean temperatures have
cooled very quickly in the last 2-3 months.
Sea surface temperatures in the eastern
equatorial Pacific Ocean cooled to near
normal in May and June, but then continued
cooling and have now reached thresholds
consistent with the La Nifia phase (sea
surface temperatures more that 0.5 'C colder
than normal averaged over the area) (Fig. 1).
The El Nifio-Southern Oscillation
(ENSO) phenomenon is the strongest driver
of interannual climate variability around the
world and its impact on the climate of
Florida is well documented. When sea-
surface temperature in the eastern equatorial
Pacific Ocean is higher than normal, the
phenomenon is referred to as El Nifio. When

the temperature is lower than normal the
phenomenon is referred to as La Nifia. When
the temperature is normal, the event is referred
to as Neutral.
La Nifia is known to bring a more
active hurricane season to the Atlantic basin,
so we anticipate a hurricane season with more
storms than normal. The most recent NOAA
forecast calls for an 85% chance of an above
normal season with 14-23 named storms, 8-14
hurricanes, and 3-7 major hurricanes.
Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm
surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.
Impacts on agriculture are mainly related to
flooding including loss of livestock, water
contamination, damage to crops, increased
susceptibility of livestock to disease, and
flooded farm machinery. This means it is
important to have a plan that considers all of
these potential hazards.
Additionally, La Nifia also brings drier
and warmer than normal climate patterns to
Florida in the winter and spring. Less cloud
cover leads to above-average temperatures that
may result into a significant decrease in overall
chill accumulation.

EQ. Upper-Ocean Heat Anoms. (deg C) for 180-10OW


Fig. 1. Sea surface temperature anomalies increased sharply
during October 2009 in association with the strengthening of
El Niio. The anomalies decreased beginning in March 2010
becoming negative in late April. The large negative
anomalies during June and July are consistent with a
developing La Nifia.
(Continued on page 4)

Regarding winter strawberries, dry
weather during La Nifia years generally
decreases the severity of fungal and bacterial
diseases and help growers to extend spray
intervals and reduce fungicide applications
without a great risk of compromising disease
control and, consequently, grower profits. In
such years, the Strawberry Advisory System
(SAS) can serve as a great tool to provide
confidence to growers that conditions are not
favorable for anthracnose and Botrytis fruit
rots and, thus, fungicide sprays are not
needed. SAS should be especially effective
in reducing the number of sprays needed in
this climate situation. The system can be
accessed at: http://agroclimate.org/tools/
strawberry/ (Fig.2). More information about
the Strawberry Advisory System can be
found at: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AE/
AE45000.pdf In addition, for more
information about the potential effects of La
Nifia on our agricultural industry and on
rainfall and temperature patterns in your

Shmirb-er Advisoly SVstem (SASi


Fig. 2. Main page of the Strawberry Advisory System
found at http://agroclimate.org/tools/strawberrv/.

Plant Disease Considerations When
Replanting Strawberries on Old
Jim Mertely and Natalia Peres, GCREC

Some strawberry fields were left
undisturbed over the summer, with the
intention of replanting on old plastic-mulched
beds this fall. Most of these fields were
sprayed with herbicides and/or injected with
fumigants to destroy the old crop, leaving dead
strawberry plants on top of the beds (Photo 1).
This new system is a major departure from the
traditional practice of cultivating fields and
reforming beds for each new crop. In the
traditional system, crop residues decompose in
the soil, a process which destroys some
pathogens. Little is known about the survival
of strawberry pathogens on intact plants in a
two-season production system, but recent
research suggests that caution may be

Photo 1. Old beds awaiting a second strawberry crop.
Photographed 8/29/2010.

We have been sampling since April to
determine how long the anthracnose fruit rot
fungus can survive on dead strawberry plants
over the summer. Colletotrichum acutatum
could still be isolated from mummified fruit
and dried petioles collected on August 3.
Apparently, this pathogen can survive over the
summer on intact plants left in the field.
(Continued on page 5)

Please remember...
The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the
purpose of providing specific information. It is not a
guarantee or warranty of the products named and does not
signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others of
suitable composition. Use pesticides safely. Read and
follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

(Continuedfrom page 4)
Replanting such fields with susceptible
cultivars such as Camarosa or Treasure could
be risky. However, if anthracnose fruit rot
was not common in the previous crop, little
inoculum would be available to over-
summer, and planting a susceptible cultivar
this fall should not be a problem.
In 1998 and 1999, Alvaro Urefia
studied the persistence of the anthracnose
crown rot pathogen C. gloeosporioides on
diseased crowns buried in the soil. Dr.
Urefia found that the fungus declined over
time, and by the end of the summer, it could
no longer be isolated from buried crowns.
His research suggests that C. gloeosporioides
does not survive the summer in a traditional
cropping system, but provides little
information about its survival on plants in the
new system. We do know this; when
transplants are killed by anthracnose crown
rot, healthy replants placed in the same holes
can succumb to the disease. Again, planting
a susceptible cultivar could be risky if
anthracnose crown rot was a problem in the
previous crop.
During the recent meeting of the
American Phytopathological Society, a
Driscoll scientist from California presented
an interesting poster on the angular leaf spot
bacterium. Mansun Kong found that
Xanthomonasfragariae survives for years
on dried strawberry leaves stored in the lab.
It is not a stretch to imagine that dead plants
in the field could harbor the pathogen for a
few months over the summer. This
hypothesis has not been proven. In addition,
strawberry runner plants are often infected by
X fragariae in the nursery. Active lesions
on the transplants are probably a much better
source of disease inoculum than old crop
When a new cropping system is
adopted, unexpected problems often occur.
Strawberry production on old plastic limits
the choice of fumigants to a few products
such as KPam and Vapam that are less

volatile and can be injected through the drip
system. Nematodes, weeds, and soil-borne
pathogens that are not adequately controlled by
such products could increase in importance in
the new cropping system. Among the soil-borne
pathogens, Macrophomina phaseolina is
especially well adapted for survival in hot, dry
soils. This fungus causes charcoal rot, a disease
that resembles other crown rots. Plants affected
by charcoal rot develop crown rot symptoms
internally and eventually collapse and die. Little
information is available on the effects of KPam
and Vapam on charcoal rot, but anecdotal reports
from California suggest they may be less
effective than methyl bromide. In theory,
charcoal rot could be more severe in the new
production system.
However, crown rot diseases occur in
both production systems. In the past, crown rots
were caused mainly by Colletotrichum and
Phytophthora. Last season saw a jump in the
number of crown rots caused by Macrophomina.
This could be due to the industry's migration
away from methyl bromide or to the warm
temperatures in October and November, but
seems unrelated to production systems at this
time. When a grower is losing plants to crown
rot, it is important to identify the cause since
control strategies are different for each pathogen.
The GCREC Plant Diagnostic Lab, as always, is
available to assist growers with identifications of
crown rot pathogens and other plant problems.

Red, White and
Bill Braswell, Blueberry
Growers Association

As we all know
America is at war both
at home and
abroad. Soldiers are /
being asked to
fight terrorism on the
other side of the planet. We have a new
generation of disabled veterans returning
home to try and pick up where they left off
Some of our veterans have a difficult time
readjusting to everyday life here in America
when they return.
The purpose of this email is to make
you aware of an organization doing
something for these veterans. They are
establishing a blueberry farm in the
Jacksonville area to help returning service
men and women adjust back to life in
America. It sounds like a great idea to me
and I wanted to make everyone aware of the
farm. Check out their website at http:/
veteransfarm. giving. officelive.com/
default. aspx
If you are in the area I am sure they
would love to hear from some experienced
blueberry farmers.

How to Make and Use Spotted
Wing Drosophila Traps for
Monitoring in Strawberry Fields
James F. Price and Curtis A. Nagle

Making spotted wing drosophila traps
is easy. Operating spotted wing drosophila
traps is time-consuming, something most
growers can accomplish, and can provide
valuable information to guide management
practices. However, the traps probably are
not useful to alert Florida strawberry farmers

to the presence or absence of the new pest in
their area... it probably already is there.
Following is a description on a
variation of the trap and attractant used by the
Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of
Plant Industry.
The trap is a 2-liter, clear plastic, soft
drink bottle provided with two, pencil-diameter
-size fly entry holes, opposite each other, about
halfway between the bottom and neck of the
bottle. A string is tied below the bottle cap
with a loop for hanging the trap on a wire hook
fixed on a tree limb, etc. (Fig. 1).

The trap is baited with a mixture of:
12 ounces water
1/2 packet grocery store yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
2 drops surfactant (Tween 20, TriX, or
even dish detergent)

The trap is hung in shade, about chest
high from a post, tree limb, etc. near the area of
concern. Drosophila flies of various species
are attracted to the trap and sink into the bait
preparation. We leave our traps out for 1 week
At examinations, the two entry holes
are covered with duct tape to prevent spills and
the contents are poured over a waste sink,
through the bottle neck and onto a kitchen
strainer. Trapped insects are retained in the
Fresh water is poured over the insets
and through the strainer to remove any
remaining bait that could cloud the final
mixture of water and insects. The remaining
insects are washed onto a white plate or dish
along with about 0.25 inch of isopropyl
rubbing alcohol.
Drosophilid flies (that include spotted
wing drosophila, the common drosophila fruit
flies, and other species ofDrosophilidae) are
then counted either easily as a whole group or
with more difficulty they are separated and
(Continued on page 7)

(Continued from page 6)
counted as (1) spotted wing drosophila males
or (2) all other drosophilids. The
Drosophilidae can be recognized as those
flies attracted to ripe bananas or abundant on
fallen dooryard fruit.
Pesticidal and some other
management measures are assumed presently
to be about equally effective across the big
group and a measure of reductions across the
big group thus may indicate reductions of the
spotted wing drosophila. If this is true then
growers can plot periodic catches and gain
indications of past management efforts.
Rain, wind, cold weather, and other factors
contribute to trap catches too.
Those interested in plotting male
spotted wing drosophila only, can sort
through the drosophilid flies and record those
that possess the distinctive spot on the male
wings (fig. 2); identification of females to
species requires additional training. There
can be slight variations on the prominence of
the spots and a few non-spotted wing
drosophila flies may possess a differently
appearing spot; normally those seem to be
Western US fruit growers now
frequently use a simpler method of trapping
using vinegar bait alone in clear cup
containers outfitted with two holes. This
method allows observers to record spotted
wing drosophila directly from the trap. We
at GCREC tested this method through the
2010 summer and found that this method
caught only about 22% of the spotted wing
drosophila that were caught by the more
complicated system described above. We
advise Florida strawberry growers to use the
more productive trap at least until the spotted
wing drosophila populations become dense
here. The simpler system may be elected if
our environment begins to carry a
sufficiently greater number of spotted wing
drosophila flies.

Growers who choose to monitor the
drosophilids on their farms can have increased
confidence in their control measures and may be
able to time their management interventions

Fig. 1. Two-liter Bottle Trap Used at GCREC

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Fig. 2. Adult Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Carmine PP 18,261
Earlibrite PP 13,061
Sr A Florida Radiance Patent Applied For
-1 S Rosa Linda PP 9,866
Strawberry Festival PP 14,739
Winter Dawn Patent Applied For
Florida Strawberry Patent Service Corporation Sweet Charlie PP 8,729
P.O. Drawer 2550
Plant City, FL 33564-2550
Office: (813) 752-6822
Fax: (813) 752-2167

August 25, 2010


Our industry is highly dependent on our network of licensed nurseries
to provide true-to-type patented varieties, which produce fruit with
predictable characteristics. The strawberry varieties developed by the
University of Florida are patent protected under U.S. Code Title 35.

Nurseries are licensed by Florida Strawberry Patent Service (FSPS), and
anyone who propagates Florida varieties without a license is illegally
producing plants. Additionally packers, marketers, and sellers of fruit
from illegally propagated plants can also be liable.


Protect yourself from unknowingly purchasing illegal plants or fruit by
requesting your suppliers to include a statement on your invoice that
the plants were produced within the terms of their license agreement
with FSPS. Illegal propagation is a direct threat to the strawberry
industry and the patent rights held by FSPS and the University of

If you need to verify an active licensee for specific varieties, or if you
would like to anonymously report illegal propagation, please contact
anyone at our office.

Florida Strawberry Patent Service
2010 List ofActively Licensed
MlTvriwe PC

Balamore Fam Ltd N N I g
Bard Farms x __
Benit NurswrB N M
CO Keddy Nursery LLC x H x H J x
Cal Nursery Inc N N N N M M K
Crown Nursery LLC M H M M
Dam GCodson Farm n __
Ferme R Labreque Inc nH N H N
G WA"e Nursery Lid N N N n M _
H B Morse & Sons K K K M nm
Kobe Pak Corpoeraite. -
Lassen Canyon Nursery m x m x K m
Lewis Sbawherry Nursery *N x K
Luc LareaultLd x n x N x & m
McIntfsh Berry Farms Inc n a
Michigan Plant NurseryH m m x n
Millen Farms Ltd n N N N n N
N C Foundaion Seed Producers Inc x __
NorCalNursery Inc m N N N
North Face Farms in n1 H H N
Norton Creah Farms a H 1 a -
Pacific Ag Research__ e I
Pepiniere A Masse N aN n w a
R& G Plants
Ru Mountin Nursem M K N M
Saskatchewan Strawberry Plant Preducers K x
SevertTree Farms *
Shingleton Farms Inc
Sierra Cascade Nursery Inc- J M N IB -
Silver Lake Farms LLC N I __ _
Steven McNel N N ___
Strawberry Tyme Farms Inc N H H n
Treeland Nursery __ _
Westech Agriculture Ltd mH I

Ask the question... "Are you Licensed?"

Strawberry varieties developed by the University of
Florida are patent protected under U.S. Code Title 35.
Anyone propagating plants for their own use or for sale
is required to be licensed by Florida Strawberry Patent
Service (FSPS). Additionally, packers, marketers, and
sellers of fruit from the above varieties can be liable for
selling fruit from illegally propagated plants. As of
August 10, 2010, the above entities are the only entities
licensed for legal propagation and sale of plants of the
respective varieties. Protect yourself from
unknowingly purchasing illegal plants or fruit by
asking entities if they are licensed to propagate and if
fruithas come from legal plants.

Illegal propagation is a direct threat to the
strawberry industry and the patent rights held by
FSPS. Royalties generated are critical to the
support of the Florida Strawberry breeding

If you are interested in obtaining a license or
would like to anonymously report illegal
propagation please contact

FSPS, P 0 Drawer 2550, Plant City Fl 33564
Phone: (813) 752-6822



November 10, 2010
UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
Balm, Florida

7:30 8:00 a.m. Registration and Complimentary Breakfast/Vendor booths open

8:00 8:05 a.m.
8:05 8:20 a.m.
8:20 8:40 a.m.

8:40 9:40 a.m.

Welcome/Event Overview
Dr. Jack Rechcigl, Director, UF/IFAS GCREC
Dr. Jack Payne, Sr. Vice President, UF/IFAS
Congressman Adam Putnam (invited) Introduced by Dr. Jack Payne

Growers Roundtable Current Issues Facing the Vegetable Industry
Moderator Gene McAvoy, Regional Vegetable/Horticulture Extension Agent IV
Hendry County Extension
Speakers Mr. Tony DiMare, DiMare Fresh Mr. David Pensebene, Gargiulo
Mr. Jamie Williams, Six L's Mr. Chuck Obern, C&B Farms
Mr. Billy Heller, Pacific Tomatoes Mr. D.C. McClure, West Coast Tomato

9:40 10:10 a.m. Refreshments/Vendor Booths Open

Educational Session I
Moderator Ms. Crystal Snodgrass, County Vegetable Agent, Manatee County Extension

10:10 10:30 a.m.

10:30 10:50 a.m.

10:50 11:10 a.m.

11:10 11:30 a.m.
11:30 11:50 a.m.

Managing Whitefly Adults and TYLCV: Challenges and Possibilities Dr. David
Remedial Control of Foliar Cucurbit Pathogens in Georgia Dr. David Langston, Univ. of
The Challenge of Managing Bacterial Diseases of Tomato and Pepper Dr. Gary Vallad, UF/
Update on Important Labor Issues (Health Care) Mr. Walter Kates, FFVA
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): An Overview Dr. Keith Schneider, UF/IFAS Food Science

11:50 1:20 p.m. Complimentary Lunch/Vendor booths open

Educational Session II
Moderator Ms. Alicia Whidden, County Vegetable Agent, Hillsborough County Extension

1:20 1:40 p.m.
1:40 2:00 p.m.
2:00 2:20 p.m.
2:20 2:40 p.m.

New Regulations for Fumigants Mr. Dan Botts, FFVA
Proper Selection of Methyl Bromide Alternatives Dr. Andrew MacRae, UF/IFAS GCREC
Potential of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops Dr. Jonathan Crane, UF/IFAS Homestead REC
Improving Water Management/Freeze Protection for Strawberries -Dr. Bielinski Santos, UF/IFAS

2:40 3:10 p.m. Refreshments/Vendor Booths Open

3:10 3:30 p.m.

3:30 3:50 p.m.
3:50 4:10 p.m.


Invasive Pests Impacting Florida
Potential Future Pests Impacting Florida Dr. Doug Restom Gaskill, USDA Cooperative
Agricultural Pest Survey
Spotted-Wing Drosophila: Impact on Small Fruits Dr. James Price, UF/IFAS GCREC
Invasive Exotic Viruses of Vegetables Dr. Scott Adkins, USDA

Tours 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. www.floridaagexpo.com

Register today for the 25th Tomato Disease Workshop hosted
UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research Center
November 16-18
Get all the details at http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu.

Who should attend?
Fresh-market and greenhouse tomato producers, processors, crop protection specialists, seed and crop
protection industry personnel, Extension educators, and anyone else involved in the business of growing
tomatoes are invited to attend. Presentations will include recent research results which address disease
etiology, pathogen epidemiology, breeding for disease resistance, and chemical, cultural, and biological
disease management strategies.
In addition to providing a forum for the presentation of new products and recent research results
targeting tomato diseases, this workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for networking among a
diverse group of tomato industry representatives and provides an opportunity for us to address the dis-
ease management issues that are facing the tomato industry. If you are interested in presenting please
contact Christine Cooley (ccooley@ufl.edu) or Gary Vallad (gvallad@ufl.edu).

Tentative Schedule Check http://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu for updates and presentation titles.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tomato Breeder's Roundtable and Workshop
12:00 5:00 pm
(separate registration required)
7:00 10:00 pm Welcome Reception at Crowne Plaza Hotel (cash bar)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:30 am Leave hotel for GCREC (bus transportation provided)
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 am Tomato production updates:
10:00 am Break
10:20 -12: 00 pm Presentations
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 3:00 pm Presentations
3:00 pm Break
3:20 pm Presentations
5:30 pm Adjourn (bus transportation provided)
6:30 pm Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel (provided with cash bar)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:30 am Leave hotel for GCREC (bus transportation provided)

8:00 am

8:30 am
10:35 am
11:00 am
11:50 am
12:00 1:00 pm

1:30 5:30 pm

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Concluding Remarks and Selection of Next Year's Host
Adjourn and Lunch (provided)

Tour of GCREC Field Trials and Tomato Packinghouse
(return bus transportation provided)

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