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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Grove Department


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The main responsibility of the grove department is the routine maintenance of all citrus groves (see link for GIS Maps) in the Citrus Research and Education Foundation. The grove department may have time to assist with research projects on station or for research or maintenance of off-station sites. Grove department equipment may also be available for such occasions. 

Grove Committee 

The Grove Committee consists of CREC faculty members. The committee serves to liase between all faculty members and the grove manager, and assists with strategic planning. Allocation of grove space for research is also determined by the committee.

Members

  • Davie Kadyampakeni (Grove Committee Chair)
  • Michael Rogers (Center Director)
  • Troy Gainey, Member
  • Megan Dewdney, Member
  • Jude Grosser, Member
  • Ariel Singerman, Member
  • Lauren Diepenbrock, Member
  • Fred Gmitter, Member
  • Larry Duncan, Member
  • Arnold Schumann, Member
  • Tripti Vashisth, Member
  • Larry Duncan, Member
  • Arnold Schumann, Member
  • Tripti Vashisth, Member

Grove Department Staff

 Troy Gainey

Troy Gainey
Manager
863.956.8624
tgainey@ufl.edu

Mike Clock

Mike Clock
Grove Staff
863.956.8623
mclock@ufl.edu 

Lioubov Polonik

Lioubov Polonik
Grove Staff
863.956.8623
lpolonik@ufl.edu 

Jonathan Mercado Vega

Jonathan M. Vega
Grove Staff
863.956.8623
jmercadovega@ufl.edu 

Little Joe Villareal

Little Joe Villareal
Grove Staff
863.956.8623
lvillareal@ufl.edu