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U-scout program of the University of Florida

This project is a joint collaboration between North Florida Research and Education Center and the Plant Pathology Department of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. U-scout includes a plant disease DATABASE, plant disease BLOG, plant disease WATCH, plant disease management TUTOR, plant disease ALERT, plant disease MONITOR and a plant disease PUBS section.


The goal of this interactive website is to routinely inform and train Florida extension agents on latest identification of plant pathogens and its management. The seed funding for the U-scout program came from a grant from the office of the Dean for Extension, Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida (2011 - 2012). Subsequent funding for this program came through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (2013 - 2016) in partnership with Florida A & M University.


This website has been designed as part of our research program on vegetable and ornamental crops with support from numerous centers within the University of Florida and other institutions

Conceived and developed by


Dr. Mathews L. Paret

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

University of Florida, Plant Pathology Department

North Florida Research and Education Center

Quincy, FL, USA 32351

+1-850-875-7154

E-mail: paret@ufl.edu


Team Members


Susannah Da Silva, Lab Manager

Dr. Fanny B. Iriarte, Plant Disease Diagnostician

Collaborators


Dr. Joshua H. Freeman, Associate Professor of Horticulture (Vegetable Crops), North Florida Research and Education Center

Dr. Gary W. Knox, Professor of Environmental Horticulture (Ornamental Crops), North Florida Research and Education Center

Dr. Gary E. Vallad, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, Plant Pathology Department

Dr. Xavier Martini, Assistant Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center

Bob Hochmuth, Multi-county Horticulture Agents (Vegetable Crops), North Florida Research and Education Center

Matthew Orwat, Horticulture Agent, Washington County

Libbie Johnson, Agriculture Agent, Escambia County

Erik Lovestrand, Extension Agent, Franklin County

Mary Derrick, Horticulture Agent, Santa Rosa County

Dr. Muhammad Haseeb, Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University

Dr. H. Charles Mellinger, Glades Crop Care Inc.

2018

NFREC and the Plant Pathology Department