Horticultural Sciences

 

Dr. Manjul Dutt

  Dr. Manjul Dutt

   Research Assistant Scientist
   Horticulture 
   Phone: 863.956.8679
   Email: manjul@ufl.edu

Research

My research interests include developing tissue culture and transformation techniques for efficient transformation of all commercially important citrus cultivars with genes that have potential to improve the disease and pest resistance of citrus. I am especially interested in the role of antimicrobial peptides in enhancing disease resistance in susceptible cultivars. [Read More]


Dr. Fred Gmitter

  Dr. Fred Gmitter

  Professor
  Horticulture Science
  Phone: 863.956.8878
  Email: fgmitter@ufl.edu

Research

Citrus breeding and genetics for variety improvement; genomic research to develop efficient ways to select improved plants and to enable cloning and manipulation of important genes; seedless variety development by mutation breeding and tissue culture methods; citrus germplasm acquisition and characterization; applied genetic transformation research. [Read More]


Dr. Jude Grosser

  Dr. Jude Grosser

  Professor
  Plant Cell Genetics
  Phone: 863.956.8680
  Email: jgrosser@ufl.edu

Research

My research program in citrus variety improvement addresses all major citrus production problems in Florida, and also strives to develop new cultivars that will provide growers with new marketing opportunities. [Read More]


Dr. Ahmad Omar

  Dr. Ahmad Omar

  Research Assistant Scientist
  Horticulture Science/Plant Biotechnology
  Phone: 863.956.8678
  Email: omar71@ufl.edu

Research

Our research focuses on citrus scion and rootstock improvement and understands disease resistance mechanism for citrus canker and HLB (Huanglongbing or citrus greening). [Read More]


Dr. Tripti Vashisth

  Dr. Tripti Vashisth

  Assistant Professor
  Horticultural Sciences and Citrus Extension Specialist
  Phone: 863.956.8846
  Email:tvashisth@ufl.edu

Research

Extension responsibilities focus on citrus production needs and implementing horticultural practices to improve citrus production, tree health and fruit quality. Also, the use of integrated crop management and control measures for citrus greening and other exotic diseases.
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Dr. Christopher Vincent

  Dr. Christopher Vincent

  Assistant Professor
  Horticultural Sciences
  Phone: 863.956.8757
  Email:civince@ufl.edu

Research

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. [Read More]