|Sheeja George - Agricultural Scientist - since 2006
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 850-875-7136 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: Primarily manages the sod-based rotation and Brassica carinata research programs of the Agronomy Department. She oversees other projects as required. She leads soil and plant sampling in the field and laboratory analysis particularly focusing on soil-microbe and plant-microbe interactions using molecular and biochemical methods. She assists the program leaders with multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional proposal development, networking, proposal preparation and submission. She analyzes data and prepares reports for funding agencies as required. She ensures that all personnel in the program are in compliance with respect to workplace safety, manages lab records, inventories, training records and other tasks related to day to day program management.
|Kelly O'Brien - Agricultural Scientist - since 2007
email@example.com | Phone: 850-875-7163 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: Manages the Plant Pathology program under Dr. Ian Small and the Agronomy program under Dr. David Wright. He develops field and greenhouse study designs, maintains greenhouses, collects and analyzes data and prepares reports for clients and funding agencies. Kelly manages soybean rust sentinel plots at multiple locations in Florida and scouts of soybean rust on Soybean and Kudzu. He updates the Pest Information Platform for Extension (PIPE) for soybean rust based on sentinel plot data. Kelly is responsible for personnel management and resourcing for both the Agronomy and Plant Pathology Departments at NFREC. He manages procurement for these departments and ensures that all field supplies, equipment and vehicle parts are ordered and inventoried in a timely manner.
Charles Dickson - Agricultural Assistant - since 2008
Main Duties: Responsible for supervision of the day to day maintenance of research plots, planting, spraying pesticides, harvesting etc. of all Agronomy studies under Dr. David Wright and Dr. Ian Small. He deals with all heavy agricultural field equipment which includes operation as well as maintenance and repair. Chuck is extremely versatile and can improve upon and manipulate existing equipment as the study design or situation demands.
|Ramdeo Seepaul - Postdoctoral Associate - since 2014
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 850-875-7159 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: As a post-doctoral associate at North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy, FL, he worked on a $1.5 million bioenergy grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) where he developed, monitored and evaluated research in Brassica carinata production agronomy and abiotic stress physiology, specifically nitrogen management and drought tolerance using field and greenhouse studies augmented by physiological and biochemical tools and techniques. He also led research related to crop improvement, production and management of Brassica carinata across North Florida in Jay, Quincy and Citra. He is currently investigating management strategies necessary for commercial success of this new biofuel feedstock in the Southeast US. His research interests include developing agronomically, environmentally and economically feasible cropping systems that can sustainably produce food, feed, fuel and fiber.
|Maynard Douglas- Resaearch Assistant - since 2006
email@example.com | Phone: 850-875-7192 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: Manages all field activities for the Agronomy Dept. under Dr. David Wright and Dr. Ian Small. This includes developing study design and preparing plot maps, operating equipment for planting, spraying pesticides, harvesting, and supervising personnel that perform similar activities. He is well versed with latest agricultural equipment involved in precision agriculture. He communicates directly with clients and designs studies to meet their objectives. Maynard is responsible for recording day to day activities of the Agronomy Department, analyzing data, and writing reports.
|Gueorgui Anguelov - Research Assistant - since 2015
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 850-875-7192 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: One of the lead technicians in Dr. Wright and Dr. Small’s on the Brassica carinata biofuel research program. He is responsible for in season field data collection, related to carinata growth, development and genotype screening. Handles instruments related to crop physiology measurements like the LICOR, LAI meter, pH meter, Nitrate analyzer etc. In addition he assists with regular soil and water sampling, processes soil samples to be sent for analyses, and collates data to make them publication worthy.
|Debbie Green- Technician-OPS-Agronomy-since 2006
email@example.com | Phone: 850-875-7190 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: Assists with all types of sampling and data collection in the field as well as in the laboratory related to plant growth and physiology. Assists with getting seeds ready for planting, helps with post-harvest activities like weighing, sub-sampling, grading, shipping samples for analysis etc. Debbie monitors greenhouse studies, scouts for disease and pests both in the field and greenhouse. Debbie also helps with data entry and data organization before getting it publication ready.
Ethan Bolton - Technician - OPS - Agronomy and Plant Pathology - since 2015
|Lydia Bolton - Technician - OPS - Agronomy - since 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 850-875-7192 | Fax: 352-846-6617
Main Duties: Assists with all types of sampling and data collection in the field as well as in the laboratory related to plant growth and physiology. Assists with getting seeds ready for planting, helps with post-harvest activities like weighing, sub-sampling, grading, shipping samples for analysis etc. Lydia assists with soybean rust monitoring in the sentinel plots and updating the Pest Information Platform for Extension (PIPE) for soybean rust. She helps with preparing routine lab reagents, performing lab analysis, cleaning labware etc. Lydia also helps with data entry and data organization before getting it publication ready.