Research Projects for 2016


Biological Control

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Toxicity of insecticides to Tamarixia radiata, ectoparasitoid of Asian citrus psyllid Citrus Dr. Jawwad Qureshi

 Disease Management

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Moving towards implementation of the Decision Support System to increase efficacy of management of late blight on tomato and potato in Florida Potato and Tomato

Dr. Pamela Roberts, Dufault, Mellinger

Development of Decision Support System for Managing Foliar Disease on Cucurbits Crops in Florida Cucurbits (Squash, Cucumber,Watermelon)

Dr. Pamela Roberts, Turechek, Mellinger

Management Practices for the Control of Guignardia citricarpa (Kiely) to Slow Spread of Citrus Black Spot Disease. Citrus

Dr. Pamela Roberts, Hendricks

Development of citrus black spot sensing system using multispectral imaging Citrus Lee, Dr. Pamela Roberts
Evaluating rootstock effects on fruit drop Citrus Dr. Ute Albrecht, Dr. Gurreet Brar, Jude Grosser, Fred Gmitter, Kim Bowman (USDA)

Drainage Management

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Enhancing edge-of-the-farm treatment and ecosystem services from vegetable and sugarcane farm detention systems (reservoirs) Pepper, beans, herbs, celery,  and other Asian vegetables; Sugarcane Dr. Sanjay Shukla, Alan Hodges

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) of water storage and treatment

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Quantifying water storage and treatment from working agricultural lands Cow-calf, Citrus Dr. Sanjay Shukla

Pest Management

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Development of Asian citrus psyllid management plan for organic citrus Citrus Dr. Jawwad Qureshi
Insecticidal Control of Vegetable Pests Fruiting Vegetables Dr. Phil Stansly
Predaceous plant bugs for control of whitefly and pinworm Tomato Dr. Phil Stansly
Conventional and Organic Insecticidal control  of Asian citrus psyllid, citrus leafminer and citrus rustmite Citrus Dr. Phil Stansly, Dr. Jawwad Qureshi
Biological control of Asian citrus psyllid with Tamarixia radiata Citrus Dr. Phil Stansly, Dr. Jawwad Qureshi
UV reflective mulch and organic amendments for rapid growth and production of young citrus trees.  Citrus Dr. Phil Stansly, Dr. Monica Ozores-Hampton, Andy Ogram

Plant Physiology/Breeding

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Metabolomic profiling to accelerate development of HLB tolerant rootstocks Citrus Dr. Ute Albrecht, Kim Bowman (USDA)

Plant Physiology/Disease Management

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Effect of rootstock propagation methods on tree performance Citrus

Dr. Ute Albrecht

Sustainable Plasticulture Production Systems (Water, Nutrient, and Pesticide Management)

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Innovative compact bed designs for plasticulture for improved economical and environmental sustainability Tomato, pepper, eggplant

Dr. Sanjay Shukla, Dr. Fritz M Roka, Dr. Monica Ozores-Hampton

 Vegetable Production

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Fertilizer Management and Nutrient Use Efficiency Vegetables  
Vegetable Varieties and New Germplasm Evaluations Vegetables  
Development of Non-Chemical, Sustainable Production Methods for Vegetable Crop Production Vegetables  
UV reflective mulch and organic amendments for rapid growth and production of young citrus trees Citrus , , Andy Ogram

 Watershed Management

Title / DescriptionCommoditiesResearchers
Lake Trafford Watershed Delineation Citrus, tomato, pepper, cattle, nursery