Dr. Christopher Vincent
The purpose of my program is to serve Florida perennial fruit crop producers with production methods and biological understanding to improve productivity of citrus crops and additional crops and cropping systems in the traditional citrus region.
I am interested in how plant adaptive and acclimative characteristics impact crop health and productivity in the humid sub-tropics. Examples include:
How citrus shade acclimation and water-acclimation mitigate whole plant carbon allocation, water relations, and tolerance of Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus, the causal agent of greening.
Acclimation of potential new perennial crops to low winter temperatures and high summer temperatures.