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John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Heather Marie Kelly
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathologist

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising



UT Institute of Agriculture Celebrates Ag Day before Tennessee-Florida Football Game, 9/14/2018

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

New Head for Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, 9/15/2016

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Down to the Short Rows, 11/17/2015


Recent Publications

Population analysis of Erysiphe pulchra, pathogen of Cornus florida.  Boggess, S., C. Wyman, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Rinehart, A. S. Windham, P. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  The American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference.

Frog virus-3 outbreak investigation in Florida box turtles.  Fenton, H., H. Barron, M. Yabsley, S. Hernandez, W. Kistler, J. Ballard, M. Cunningham, D. L. Miller, and M. Forzan.  2018.  67th Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, St Augustine, Florida, USA.

Development of Methods for Testing Alterations in Flight Behavior of Cry1Fa-Resistant and Susceptible Spodoptera frugiperda in Response to Feeding on Cry1Fa Protoxin.  Hietela, L.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Haplotyping of Cornus florida and C. kousa chloroplasts: insights into species-level differences and patterns of plastic DNA variations in cultivars Nowicki, M., S. L. Boggess, A. M. Saxton, Y. Zhao, Q. Y. Xiang, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, T. Molnar, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  PlosOne, 13(10): e0205407.

Productivity and profitability potential for non-native Eucalyptus plantings in the southern USA Stanturf J., T. M. Young, J. H. Perdue, D. Dougherty, M. Pigot, Z. Guo, and X. Huang.  2018.  Forest Policy and Economics, 97:210-222. [Abstract]

Florida’s Natural® and The Supply of Florida Oranges Trejo-Pech, C., T. H. Spreen, and L. A. House.  2018.  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(3):437-454. [Abstract]

Is Growing Oranges in Florida a Good Investment? Trejo-Pech, C., T. H. Spreen, and M. Zansler.  2018.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100(2):625-639. [Abstract]

Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82. [Abstract]

Development of genomic resources for the powdery mildew, Erysiphe pulchra Wadl, P. W., B. M. Mack, S. B. Beltz, R. E. Moore, T. A. Rinehart, M. E. Staton, T. J. Molnar, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease. [Abstract]

Evaluating variable-rate, laser-guided sprayer performance and powdery mildew control in Cornus florida Cherokee Princess.  Fulcher, A., J. McHugh, R. Collier, H. Zhu, W. Yeary, W. C. Wright, S. Xiacun, F. Collier, and D. W. Lockwood.  2017.  HortScience.

Cotton Disease Loss Estimate Committee Report, 2016 Lawrence, K., H. M. Kelly, et al.  2017.  Beltwide Cotton Conference. [Abstract]

Exploring Florida residents' food safety knowledge and behaviors: A generational comparison Leal, A., T. K. Ruth, J. N. Rumble, and A. H. Simonne.  2017.  Food Control, 73: 1195-1202.